TTP Academy is a group of experience, professional dance educators who want to share their passion and talent with people of all ages. The director previously owned To The Pointe in Hartland. She and the faculty wanted to make Academy Level dance more affordable and accessible to more of the community, so they are offering professional level programs, along with some recreational classes, to communities throughout the area. They are already teaching in four locations, and will add a fifth in 2017. Boys are welcome in all classes.
Read more by downloading the information sheet located on the City website. All ages as of September 1 of the current annual term. Private lessons and choreography are available based on space and time availability.
Students in the Academy level classes take class mid-September through mid-May and are eligible to participate in the annual recital at the Oconomowoc Arts Center. A summer session is also offered.
ACADEMY TECHNIQUE CLASSES
Ballet I through V
Beginning at age 7 through teens. Older students are welcome. Class placement is decided by an in-class evaluation and students advance in level after an evaluation by the director. 45 minutes to 1.25 hours, depending on level. Level III and attend at least two classes per week.
Pointe and Pre-Pointe
These classes are available to students who are at least 11 years of age, have had at least 5 years of dance, and are evaluated and approved by the director. Class is held once per week, in addition to the Ballet III to V level classes.
Stay tuned! We hope to offer this again as interest arises.
Jazz & Tap I/II for Ballet I/II
For students age 7 and up also enrolled in ballet. Many styles are explored including; classic jazz, funk, lyrical and tap.
Jazz & Tap III+ for Ballet III+
For students age 10 and up also enrolled in ballet. Many styles are explored including; classic jazz, funk, lyrical and tap.
A blend of Modern, Jazz, Lyrical, and Ballet for age 12 and up.
Musical Theatre Dance
Learn various styles, characterization, and how to show your pizazz in this fun class for age 10 & up. Ideal for students who love to act on stage but limited dance and characterization skills. NOTE: This class will be offered based on interest and time availability.
Conditioning & Stretch We hope to offer this class for dance students, as well as adults.
Primary Dance for 3 & 4 year olds (as of September 1)
A fun introductory class for 3 and 4 year olds. They become familiar with a dance studio, learn basic steps and words, rhythms, listening skills, simple sequences and more. Tap is introduced in December. They are a part of the annual recital, on stage with costume and all. 30 minutes
Primary Dance for 5 & 6 year olds (as of September 1)
The second level of under 7 dance. We work on taking direction, learning right and left, more ballet steps and combinations, and age appropriate tap skills with basic rhythms. They are a part of the annual recital, on stage with costume and all. 45 minutes.
Tiny Tots This class is for 2 year olds and a parent or other adult leader. Music, tempo, dance words, listening skills, and becoming comfortable with the studio environment are the goals of this class. 5 week sessions, 30 minutes
Next Step Dance for 3 & 4 year old Short term basic dance for 3 & 4 year olds. 30 minutes. Offered as interest arises.
Next Step Dance for 5 & 6 year old Short term basic dance for 5 & 6 year olds. 30 minutes. Offered as interest arises.
Lyrical Flow A combination of contemporary, ballet, conditioning and gentle stretch for adults. 45 minutes.
Tap For Adults A beginning-intermediate level tap class for adults. Offered in Oconomowoc beginning Fall 2020. Fun rhythmic choreography which lifts your spirits and strengthens the body and mind. 45 minute.
Floor Barre Do you like Yoga? Pilates? Getting conditioned without the stress? Then this is the class for you! In just 30 minutes, laying on the floor, you will work all major groups using the combined principals of Ballet, Yoga, and Pilates. 30 and 45 minute classes, based on experience and interest.
Brain Dance for Infants
With a parent, introduce movements to develop Proprioception (your position in relation to other things/people), Mirror Imaging, lateral and cross-lateral movements, axial – distal, and unique movement patterns. 30 minutes with a parent
Brain Dance for 50+
Keep your mind sharp and your body in shape. Repetitive and non-repetitive movements, short and long sequences, lateral & cross-lateral, and much more to get your synaptic connections in the brain firing, tap into memory centers, learn and retain movement patterns and have fun! 30 minutes