The Orlando School is recognized as a leader in tap dance training in the Capitol Region. Proficient tap dancers can only be developed when proper attention has been devoted to correct technique. Body placement, the correct way of striking the taps, patterns and balance are essential ingredients for the good dancer to excel. The teachers create original routines for each class that are fun and challenging for the students to perform.

  | JAZZ

Jazz dance takes the basic principles of ballet technique and liberates it, by utilizing various rhythms of music and isolations of the body. Classes consist of center warm up, stretching, across the floor progressions and varied stylistic combinations. Jazz creates a powerful and versatile dancer.


Ballet classes are graded from Pre-Ballet to Advanced Ballet technique. Pre-Ballet - Children ages 6 - 8. Basic barre and floor technique are introduced at this level. In this class children are introduced to the classical form and taught movement to music. Classical Ballet - Children 9 - up. Beginner students are placed in classes according to age. The length of the class and the number of classes per week depends on the student's level of advancement. Class time is devoted to barre and center floor technique. Pointe - intermediate and advanced students who have developed sufficient strength are selected for pointe class. Students are taught to execute ballet technique on full pointe.


An introductory program for children ages 4 - 5 designed to enhance rhythm skills, coordination, and a genuine love for dance. Children in these classes are taught simple tap and ballet exercises, nursery rhymes and a variety of rhythmic activities. Children learn to express themselves by moving to music.


A wonderful introduction for 3 year olds to the world of dance, with age appropriate exercises and activities, varied music styles and an emphasis on fun.


These are offered as schedule permits.

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