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| Dance | GymnasticsToddlertastics | Parent & Tot Open Gym Adult Classes


 

DANCE!

 

 

 

Tiny Stars Mommy Me Class! 
Little ones ages 18 months to 2 years will begin to develop musicality and self-confidence in this 30 minute "Mommy and Me" dance class! With the security of mommy close by, your child will begin to explore new areas of growth in movement and development. This fun class focuses on dance movements, motor skills, rhythm and timing, listening skills, following directions and so much more! This is also great bonding time for Mommy and her little dancer! A great introduction for your dancer before transitioning into a regular combo class - without mommy!

 

Combo Classes:

*Twinkle Tots 2-3: 

30 minutes of Tap & Ballet plus 30 minutes of Gymnastics

*Twinkle Stars 3-4/4-5: 

45 minutes of Tap & Ballet plus 45 minutes of Gymnastics

*Show Stars 5-6/6-8/7-10:

45 minutes of Tap & Ballet plus 45 minutes of Gymnastics

*Hip Hop/Tumble Premier: 

30 minutes of Beginner Hip Hop plus 30 minutes of Beginner Tumbling

*Hip Hop/Tumble Prime: 

45 minutes of Advanced Beginner Hip Hop plus 45 minutes of Advanced Beginner Tumbling

 

Recreational Classes:

 

Hip Hop:  Hip hop classes are offered in mini, beginner, advanced beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. This high energy class includes basic hip hop technique as well as today's popular dance moves and styles. This class begins with warm-ups followed by across the floor progressions allowing students to perfect moves each week. This style is great for those who just want to have fun as well as the serious dancer! DRESS CODE: Sneakers/tennis shoes or combat boots. No flip flops or sandals.

 

*Our Show Stars classe are prerequisites for our level technique classes

Show Stars Jazz: Recommended for the beginner dancer, this class focuses on learning jazz fundamentals in a fun and energetic way! Class begins with warm ups focusing on body alignment, flexibility, and control followed by across the floor combinations. DRESS CODE: Booty shorts, leggings, leotard or tight fitting top. No baggy clothing such as sweatpants.

Show Stars Ballet: Ballet provides a strong and solid base for all styles of dance! This class is perfect for dancers wanting to improve their technical dancing. Dancers will also focus on learning correct ballet terms and definitions as well. DRESS CODE: Any style black leotard, tights, pink ballet shoes, and hair in bun!

Show Stars Tap: Show Stars Tap will develop the basic tap skills needed for our level tap classes. Dancers will learn the importance of ankle strengths and the dynamics of tap dancing. Skills will be learned at the barre and dancer will progress to center combinations throughout the year. DRESS CODE: Any style leotard, tan tap shoes booty shorts, leggings, tight fitting top. No baggy clothing such as sweatpants.

 

Technique Classes:

Technique classes are offered in various levels. All level dance classes require teacher placement. Descriptions of each class are below:

Tap I-V:Tap helps students develop rhythm, timing, and coordination. The class agenda includes warm-up exercises to develop basic tap skills, drills to help students accountable for material, progressions down the floor and short combinations. DRESS CODE: Booty shorts, Tights, Leggings, Leotard, Cami Tank, etc. No baggy clothing such as hoodies and sweatpants.

Ballet I-V:Students learn this classical dance form branded by grace and precision of movement. The class begins at the barre to warm up the body and improve balance and placement, which leads into center work. Ballet provides a strong and solid base for all styles of dance! DRESS CODE: Any style black leotard, tights, ballet shoes, and hair in bun!

Jazz I-V: This class focuses on a range of jazz styles from classical jazz, lyrical jazz, Broadway and jazz funk! The class starts with proper stretching to build towards better strength and flexibility, followed by progressions across the floor such as jumps, leaps, turns, and kicks. Dancers learn a short combination each class. DRESS CODE: Booty shorts, leggings, leotard or tight fitting top. No baggy clothing such as sweatpants.

Contemporary I-V: Students study the fundamentals of contemporary by exploring their space awareness and expressing different emotions through improv. The class activities include working through deep plie and big motions of the body. DRESS CODE: Booty shorts, Tights, Leggings, Leotard, Cami Tank, etc. No baggy clothing such as hoodies and sweatpants. 

 

**RECITAL: All dance and combo students have the opportunity to perform on a professional stage in our annual dance recital, which is held each year in June.


GYMNASTICS!

Recreational gymnastics classes are offered for beginner through advanced level students age 2-18. These classes include instruction on vault, bars, beam and floor. Classes are 30 minutes to 1.5 hours in length, depending upon the student's age, skill level, and interest in gymnastics.
 

Toddlertastics
In this gymnastic based “Parent and Tot” class you can share in the delight as your child improves his/her gross motor skills, and coordination. Tot and one parent will explore the world of gymnastics and tumbling in our monkey gym. Your toddler will get 30 minutes of instruction while spending quality time with mommy or daddy! This class is for little ones ages 18 months to 2 years. (NOTE: Due to limited space in the monkey gym, only one parent per child)

Parent Tot Open Gym:Parent and Tot fun in the main gym! Parents supervise their own child in the gym. A great time to socialize with other parents too! Each week has a different theme of fun music. View available dates on the Interactive Calendar on the News & Calendar page.


Tumbling
Tumbling classes consist of instruction on floor skills only.


Boy's Tumbling
Boy’s Tumbling classes are offered for beginner through intermediate level students age 4-10. This class will focus on strength building, conditioning, and large motor skills. Students learn the fundamental elements of tumbling skills and passes.

RECITAL: Our recreational gymnasts participate in a fun and exciting end-of-the-year gymnastic exhibition in May to show off skills learned throughout the year.

 

Adult Classes

Zumba
Classes taught by Cindy Grover of Get Fit with Cindy. Zumba is designed for every shape and age. This class is not limited to dancers or fitness fanatics. All participants from beginner to advanced will enjoy this fun and exciting workout!

Zumba classes are held on Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday evenings from 8:00-9:00 PM. Cost is $6 per class. A 10 class punchcard is available for $55. Drop-ins welcome! Footwear with ankle support recommended.

 

 

 

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BYRD'S DANCE AND GYMNASTICS  |  2929 North 103rd Terrace  |  Kansas City, KS 66109  |  (913) 788-9792  |  contactus@byrdsdanceandgym.com

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