KIO Dance Class Information

Dance class style descriptions for non-competitive and competitive classes:

  • Ballet – Foundation of dance technique focusing on point work, flowing movements and body placement/extensions.
  • Musical Theatre – Dancers will explore the various dance styles used in Broadway shows. Ballet and jazz dance technique will be used in class.  Emphasis will also be placed on learning performance skills such as connecting with the audience and telling a story through dance and facial expressions.
  • Jazz – Strong emphasis on technical execution of leaps, jumps, turns, kicks and motions; there are flowing movements with extension, control and body placement.
  • Jazz/Acro – Strong emphasis on technical execution of leaps, jumps, turns, kicks and motions; there are flowing movements with extension, control and body placement along with acrobatic elements.
  • Hip Hop – Strong emphasis on freestyle/stylized dance movement with tricks incorporated; body isolations, control of movement, rhythm and interpretation of music.
  • Lyrical – Expressive, simultaneously subtle, dynamic, focused on conveying musicality and emotion through movements fused with ballet and contemporary jazz.
  • Contemporary – Expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern jazz, lyrical and classical ballet.   Connection of the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. Contemporary dance stresses versatility and improvisation. This dance genre is often done in bare feet. Contemporary dance can be performed to many different styles of music.
  • Ballet – Foundation of dance technique focusing on point work, flowing movements and body placement/extensions.
  • Tap – A form of step dance tapped out audibly by means of shoes with hard soles or soles and heels to which taps have been added.
  • Tiny Dancers – Through creative dance movement in beginning basic ballet and jazz along with some free dance time students will improve motor skills and enhance social awareness.  This is an instructor led class, Parent(s) must stay on the premises during class and may be in the studio if necessary.  This class will perform in the recital and they will be led by their instructor.  This class is for students 2.5 – 3 years old.
  • Tiny Tap Dancers – Students will learn to tap out sounds with the very beginning steps of tap dance.  This is an instructor led class, Parent(s) must stay on the premises during class and may be in the studio if necessary.  This class will perform in the recital and they will be led by their instructor.  This class is for students 2.5 – 3 years old.

 

General class level guidelines

  • Tiny Dancers = Ages 2.5 –3
  • Pre-mini Dancers = Ages 4 – 5
  • Mini Dancers = Ages 5 – 6
  • Junior Dancers = Ages 7 – 10
  • Pre-Teen Dancers = Ages 11 – 13
  • Teen Dancers = Ages 14-17
  • Adult Dancers = Ages 18+
  • Green level =  Beginning  0 – 3 years of dance training or less
  • Purple level = Intermediate  4 – 6 years of dance training
  • Silver level = Advanced  7+ years of dance training or by recommendation

 

KIO Customer testimonials

Very welcoming. The staff and dancers are all very friendly and helpful.
Kristina Seymour, Kristina Seymour
Love it!!! Friendly environment. Family orientated. Excellent instructors! I highly recommend this studio.
Tracy Heusinkveld, Tracy Heusinkveld
The best dance studio my daughter has ever attended KIO forever she will be !!
Melisa Keck, Melisa Keck
"Excellent place to dance or to have your kids dance!!!!!!" My daughter has learned so much in the 2 years she has been dancing. I'm so greatful to the owner and instructors. She's made a lot of friends and has learned great team work skills.
Derek and Sara Mills, Derek and Sara Mills
I just went to sign Alyce, my 3 year old up for dance and everyone there at Kick It Out was amazingly nice even though we came on a really busy day!!! Both Alyce and I are really excited for her to start!!!
Samantha Fase, Samantha Fase
This dance studio is fantastic and the staff is amazing! I would definitely recommend everyone to check it out!
Rosie Benson, Rosie Benson

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