Whitney's Academy of Dance, llc

Programs & Classes

Our 2019 - 2020 Class Schedule will be available the end of May 2019. If you have questions on a specific class, age requirement or prerequisite please contact the studio. 


TO REGISTER: Please fill out the registration form below and list the class you would like to enroll in. 

Once your registration form is filled out, you can submit it by:

- mail: 

PO Box 26

Belleville, WI 53508 

- email: whitneysacademyofdance@hotmail.com

- drop off at our Open house/ registration week 

August 19th - 21st 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at 9 West Main Street in Belleville.


If schools are closed due to inclement weather, there will be no classes. We do have 3 'snow day' classes built into our annual dance schedule. If all 'snow days' have been used a make-up class will be scheduled at the end of the year.


Classes & Class Description


We also offer a variety of traditional classes - Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Pointe. For beginning dancers we strongly recommend one to two years of Ballet before enrolling in any other classes. This is to learn and obtain the basic fundamentals of dance technique.


Pre-Ballet: A class for our youngest ballerinas that may be brand new to dance where we teach the basics and fundamentals of ballet.

Attire: Pink ballet shoes, pink tights, pink leotard/ skirt. Boys - white shirt, black pants, black ballet shoes. 


Ballet: Traditional ballet technique and fundamentals taught at different levels. (Core Class)

Attire Pink ballet shoes, pink tights, ballet skirt, black leotard. Boys - white shirt, black pants, black ballet shoes.


Jazz: A broad range of dance styles and the basis for other classes. (Core Class)

Prerequisites: One - two years of ballet required before enrolling.

Attire: Black jazz shoes, tights, black leggings/ shorts, black leotard


Tap: Using sounds of the shoe by striking the floor in rhythmic variations.

Prerequisites: One - two years of ballet required before enrolling.

Attire: Black tap shoes, tights, black leggings/shorts or black ballet skirt, leotard.


Hip Hop: Wide range of dance styles primarily breaking, locking and popping.

Prerequisites: Age requirement 7+ years old.

Attire: Black jazz shoes or black hip hop sneakers, black leggings/shorts, tights, leotard.


Musical Theater: Jazz based dance class that uses popular music from Broadway shows.

Prerequisites: One - two years of ballet required before enrolling. 

Attire: Character shoes (1" heel) or black jazz shoes, tights, black leggings/ shorts, leotard. 


Lyrical: A combination of traditional ballet and jazz curriculum.

Prerequisites: One - two years of ballet and jazz required before enrolling. 

Attire: 1/2 sole lyrical shoe or foot undeez, tights, black leggings/ shorts, leotard. 


Pointe: Pointe technique is part of classical ballet technique in which the dancer supports all their body weight on the tips of their toes.

Prerequisites: 3+ years of ballet. No dancer under the age of 12 is allowed on Pointe shoes (unless approved by an instructor). Dancers can only enroll in pointe classes once approved by an instructor. Proper training and ankle strength is a requirement, no exceptions will be made.

Attire: Pink pointe shoes, pink tights, ballet skirt, black leotard.


Hula: A traditional Hawaiian dance style.

Prerequisites: One - two years of ballet and jazz required before enrolling.

Attire: Bare feet, leotard, tights. 


Senior Solo:

If a dancer has completed three or more consecutive years of dance with 'Whitney's Academy of Dance, LLC' they get a (free of charge) solo their senior year of high school. **Costume fees, registration fee, and other dance expenses (i.e. shoes, tights, etc.) still apply.


Technique: Traditional training in ballet and barre technique. Helping to build a strong foundation and core dance abilities.  

Required class if selected for Performance Company.

 

Performance Company: Competitive group that competes in local/state competitions. 

Super Mini Company - 4 & 5 years old

Mini Non Competitive Company - 5 - 8 years old

Mini Competitive Company - 5 - 8 years old

Junior Company - 9 - 13 years old

Senior Company 14 - 18 years old

Prerequisites: 3+ years of a core class and a current enrollment in Technique class/core class.

Attire: Black jazz shoes, 1/2 sole lyrical shoes, ballet shoes, combat boots, tights (tan and pink), black leggings/ shorts, Performance Company jacket. 

 

 

If you have any questions about a class or are interested in a Solo or Duet please contact the studio. Solos and Duets are available depending on studio and instructor availability (on a first come first serve basis)


www.whitneysacademyofdance@hotmail.com