TTP Academy is a group of experienced, professional dance educators who want to share their passion for dance education with people of all ages. Previously known as To The Pointe Performing Arts, former Director, Nina Gaydos – Fedak, and her faculty, rebranded and relocated their professional level programs in 2016 to local community centers and recreational programs, making dance more accessible to all age levels. Today, dance educators are teaching academy leveled courses in Oconomowoc and Hartland and recreational courses in Brookfield, Pewaukee, Hartland and Oconomowoc.
Our Hartland and Oconomowoc Academy level classes are held 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 for both locations with classes for Academy students as well as more recreational options for those looking to get a gentle introduction to dance.
Our Pewaukee and Brookfield Recreational programs consist of shorter sessions and dance camps for the more short-term introduction to dance.
Read more by downloading the information sheet located on the City or Village websites. All ages as of September 1 of the current annual term. Private lessons and choreography are available based on space and time availability.
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 instructor. 45 minutes to 1.25 hours, depending on level. Level III and up 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 instructor. Class is held once per week, in addition to the Ballet III to V level classes. 1 hour.
Jazz & Tap I/II
For students age 7 and up also enrolled in Ballet I/II. Many styles are explored including; classic jazz, funk, lyrical and tap. 1 hour.
Jazz & Tap III+
For students age 10 and up also enrolled in Ballet III, IV and/or V. Many styles are explored including; classic jazz, funk, lyrical and tap. 1 hour.
Contemporary I & Contemporary II
A blend of Modern, Jazz, Lyrical, and Ballet for age 9 and up. 1 hour.
Hip Hop & Rhythms Combo
This popular movement class is for students ages 6 to 9 years old. This dance crew explores tap dance, hip hop as well as basic dance and rhythm concepts using fun, age appropriate music genres. 45 minutes.
PETITE FEET CLASSES
Petite Feet I for 3 & 4 year olds
A fun introductory class for 3 and 4 year olds. Students become familiar with a dance studio, learn basic steps and words, rhythms, listening skills, simple sequences and more. Tap is introduced in December. Students may choose to be a part of the annual recital, on stage with costume and all. 45 minutes
Petite Feet II for 5 & 6 year olds
This is our second level of foundational dance for our younger students. We work on taking direction, learning right and left, more ballet steps and combinations, and developmentally appropriate tap skills with basic rhythms. Students also get introduced to the ballet barre in preparation for Ballet I. Students may choose to be a part of the annual recital, on stage with costume and all. 45 minutes.
Tiny Toes Movement This class is for 2 year olds and a parent or guardian. Music, tempo, dance words, listening skills, and becoming comfortable with the studio environment are the goals of this class. 8 week sessions. 30 minutes
Dance Mix For Adults An adults only dance class where students try different dance genres such as ballet, contemporary, lyrical, musical theater, stretch & conditioning; exploring a variety of styles throughout the session dates. No experience necessary. 8 week sessions. 45 minutes.
Rhythmic Tap For Adults A beginning-intermediate level tap class for adults. Fun rhythmic choreography which lifts your spirits and strengthens the body and mind. 8 week sessions. 45 minutes.