Dance Class Descriptions

Preschool Dance Preschool Dance

Ages: 3 to 5 years
Class duration: 45 minutes

Preschool dance is the beginning of a lifetime of dance appreciation. Creativity and self-expression, physical exploration and tons of fun are discovered with creative exercises that teach traditional dance concepts of tap and ballet. Children must be completely potty trained to register for this class. We pay special attention to needs and abilities of preschoolers by using theme-based lesson plans full of meaningful play.

Kinderdance

Grades: Kindergarten & First grade
Class duration: 1 hour

Kinderdance is a transition from preschool dance where an introduction to basic tap and ballet is given. This energetic class is for children in Kindergarten and 1st grade. This combination class is 60 minutes in length and offers tap and ballet. The children expand their repertoire through an age appropriate curriculum. Vocabulary is reviewed and expanded from the preschool program. Children will memorize choreographed routines for performances.

Kinder Starlets

Grades: Kindergarten & First grade
Permission required
Class duration: 1 hour

This is a permission class which is designed for the younger skilled dance student with an emphasis on skill, technique and combinations in tap and ballet. Preschool techniques are progressed at this level and the development of the body is encouraged through stretching and strengthening. Additional postures and positions are taught along with increased terminology. Students selected for this class learn at an accelerated pace with numerous opportunities to perform in community venues.

Kinder Hip Hop Kinder Hip Hop

Grades: Kindergarten & First grade
Class duration: 45 minutes

This fun, high-energy class will introduce students to the basics of hip hop techniques. This class teaches rhythm and coordination and is upbeat and great for kids who like to move. We pride ourselves on being a family oriented dance studio and we go out of our way to find clean age-appropriate music.

Dance Stars

Grades: Second to 5th grade
Class duration: 1 hour

Dance stars introduces the beginner students to the basics in tap and ballet. There is an emphasis on creativity and personality in dance, body placement, flexibility and balance. Basic dance terminology with positions of the feet, hands and body are introduced. This is a wonderful way to expand energy and learn to dance at the same time.

Dance Starlets

Grades: Second to 5th grade
Permission required
Class duration: 1 hour

This is a permission class that emphasizes the development and strengthening of basic dance skills and terminology, highlighting the importance of performances. This is a more advanced class combining skills from previous dance classes. Emphasis is on physical discipline and control of all dance forms. Students selected for this class learn at an accelerated pace with numerous opportunities to perform in community venues.

Dance Star Lyrical

Grades: Second to 5th grade
Permission required
Class duration: 1 hour

Dance Star Lyrical is a permission class that introduces the beginner students to the basics in lyrical dance. Lyrical dance is expressive, simultaneously subtle and dynamic, focused on conveying musicality and emotion through movement. It is a combination of intricate, highly technical, and pedestrian/naturalistic moves. It is commonly set to popular music with vocals. There is an emphasis on creativity and personality in dance, body placement, flexibility and balance. Basic dance terminology with positions of the feet, hands and body are introduced. This is a wonderful way to expand energy and learn to dance at the same time.

Dance Star Hip Hop Dance Star Hip Hop

Grades: Second to 5th grade
Class duration: 45 minutes

Fun, high energy class to introduce the basics of hip hop dance technique. Dancers will enjoy this heart pounding, feet stomping, interactive class that builds on basic hip hop movements and includes proper warm-ups and stretches utilizing combinations. We pride ourselves on being a family oriented dance studio and we go out of our way to find clean, age-appropriate music.

Permission Hip Hop

Grades: Second to 12th grade
Permission required Wayne Papy only
Class duration: 1 hour

This is a permission class which is designed as an introduction to hip hop dance technique. This fun, high energy class introduces heart pounding, feet stomping hip hop music and movements. Dancers will enjoy this interactive class that builds on basic movements and includes proper warm-ups and stretches utilizing combinations. We pride ourselves on being a family oriented dance studio and we go out of our way to find clean age-appropriate music.

Pre-Teen Lyrical

Grades: 6th to 8th grade
Permission required
Class duration: 1 hour

Pre Teen Lyrical is a permission class that introduces the intermediate students to the basics in lyrical. Lyrical dance is expressive, simultaneously subtle and dynamic, focused on conveying musicality and emotion through movement. It is a combination of intricate, highly technical, and pedestrian/naturalistic moves. It is commonly set to popular music with vocals. There is an emphasis on creativity and personality in dance, body placement, flexibility and balance. Basic dance terminology with positions of the feet, hands and body are introduced. This is a wonderful way to expand energy and learn to dance at the same time.

Pre-Teen Dance Pre-Teen Dance

Grades: 6th to 8th grade
Class duration: 1 hour

Pre-Teen dance is designed for those students who love to dance. Rhythm and coordination will be taught with dance combinations and choreography. Pre-teen dancers will gain an appreciation of all forms of dance. It’s work, but it’s fun work.

Pre-Teen Hip Hop

Grades: 6th to 8th grade
Class duration: 1 hour

This class is all about the fun and learning the fundamentals of hip hop. The funky hip hop style is infused with the technical side of dance to enhance the learning process. This class will encourage students to dance outside the box and bring their own personality to each movement. We pride ourselves on being a family oriented dance studio and we go out of our way to find clean age-appropriate music.

Teen Lyrical Teen Lyrical

Grades: 9th to 12th grade
Permission required Wayne Papy only
Class duration: 1 hour

Teen Lyrical is a permission class that introduces the advanced students to the basics in lyrical. Lyrical dance is expressive, simultaneously subtle and dynamic, focused on conveying musicality and emotion through movement. It is a combination of intricate, highly technical, and pedestrian/naturalistic moves. It is commonly set to popular music with vocals. There is an emphasis on creativity and personality in dance, body placement, flexibility and balance. Basic dance terminology with positions of the feet, hands and body are introduced. This is a wonderful way to expand energy and learn to dance at the same time.

Teen Dance

Grades: 8th to 12th grade
Class duration: 1 hour

Exciting and fun, our high energy teen dance offers instruction in tap and jazz. Jazz class includes an introduction to proper warm ups with across the floor progressions and combinations. The tap portion of the class will build confidence through mastering more difficult patterns and steps.

Teen Hip Hop

Grades: 9th to 12th grade
Class duration: 1 hour

Come join us for a special high energy hip hop class that will have you up and moving to hip hop music in no time. The class will include a warm-up, technique, as well as choreography that will work for the beginner or intermediate level. We pride ourselves on being a family oriented dance studio and we go out of our way to find clean age-appropriate music.

Showstars Dance Team

We offer a permission only dance team for the experienced dancer that participates in multiple community performances annually. If you are interested in joining our team, please contact us at New Tampa Rec Center or Wayne Papy Center for an appointment to have an evaluation.

Adult Hip Hop

Ages: 18 years and up
Class duration: 1 hour

This class is designed for the adult dance student with an emphasis on skills and combinations in Hip Hop.

Adult Jazz

Ages: 18 years and up
Class duration: 1 hour

This class is designed for the adult dance student with an emphasis on stretching skills, technique and combinations in jazz.

Adult Tap

Ages: 18 years and up
Class duration: 1 hour

Adult tap is designed to develop a keen sense of rhythm and balance. This basic level beginner tap class is geared towards the adult who has had little to no tap training. Come have a blast!