COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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 I is TTP’s introductory Contemporary Class where students will begin to learn the basics. Contemporary dance is a style of dance that combines ballet, modern, jazz, lyrical, and various other forms. Dancers will be learning how to dance safely and effectively while also improving their performance quality and musicality. Standard dress code. Available to students enrolled in Ballet II+. 1 Hour

Contemporary II
Contemporary II is TTP’s second level of Contemporary Dance. Students will continue to apply what they learned in Contemporary I to more advanced movement, and continue learning at a more advanced level. Dancers will be learning how to dance safely and effectively while also improving their performance quality and musicality. Standard dress code. Available to students enrolled in Ballet III+. 1 Hour

Hip Hop & Rhythms Combo
This popular movement class is for guys & girls 6-9 years! This dance crew explores tap dance, hip hop, basic jazz & rhythmic concepts using fun, age-appropriate music. Students who participate in the yearly session have the opportunity to perform in the year-end recital at the Oconomowoc Arts Center. Standard dress code: White t-shirt, black sweats or leggings, clean black sneakers, matte black tap shoes. (Summer session needs white t-shirt, black sweats or leggings & clean black sneakers only.) Hair pulled into a ponytail off of the face. 45 minutes.

PETITE FEET CLASSES

Petite Feet I for 3 & 4 year olds

The first level of primary dance for students under the age of 5. A fun introductory class where students become familiar with the dance studio setting, learn basic steps & vocabulary, as well as social & listening skills. Students who participate in the yearly session have the opportunity to perform in the year-end recital at the Oconomowoc Arts Center. Standard dress code: Pink leotard (no skirt), pink tights, pink leather ballet slippers, patent leather tap shoes. (Tap shoes for this level are optional until the month of December). Hair in a bun. 45 minutes

Petite Feet II for 5 & 6 year olds

The second level of primary dance for students under the age of 7. Students focus on taking direction, learning more coordination and combinations of ballet steps. Rhythmic skills and concepts are explored as well. Students who participate in the yearly session have the opportunity to perform in the year-end recital at the Oconomowoc Arts Center. Standard dress code: Light blue leotard (no skirt), pink tights, pink leather ballet slippers, patent leather tap shoes. Hair in bun. 45 minutes.

 

RECREATIONAL CLASSES

CHILDREN

Tiny Toes Movement Fabulous fun for these little movers & groovers! Tots will get acquainted with the studio setting while exploring the world of creative movement. Tot & caregiver are encouraged to wear clothing that is easy to move in as well as gripper socks (ballet slippers are optional). 8 week sessions. 30 minutes

ADULTS

Ageless Ballet & Stretching A classical & contemporary ballet class with gentle & mindful stretching and conditioning for adults. No experience necessary. Standard dress of athletic wear and ballet slippers. 8 week sessions. 45 minutes.

Rhythmic Tap For Adults  A fun & rhythm based class with hints of short choreography routines, as well as optional performance opportunities. All levels welcome! Standard dress of athletic wear or clothing that’s easy to move in & tap shoes. 8 week sessions. 45 minutes.

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