The Massey School of Dance offers an excellent Pre-school program in Pre-Tap and Pre-Ballet. Little Dancers are taught rhythms, counting with music, sharing with other children and co-ordination skills. Each child needs Tap and Ballet shoes, a Massey School of Dance leotard and pink tights.
Ballet classes are offered beginning at the age of 5, in combination with Tap. Students need Ballet and Tap shoes, a Massey School of Dance leotard and pink tights. Young children are started with age-appropriate technique skills in addition to rhythmic and co-ordination development. Older dancers are offered 2 Ballet classes per week with emphasis on technique.
Classes are based on the Al Gilbert graded Technique Course with rhythmic, street dance combination added for older, more advanced dancers.
Second semester, training is applied and transformed into routines for our spring production.
Jazz classes are offered for students at the age of 6 to 7 years old, dependent on previous training. Ballet classes are required in order to take jazz and dancers need jazz shoes in addition to other dance shoes, leotard and tights.
For our more advanced Ballet students, we offer Pointe classes which must be taken in addition to the two Ballet classes per week. Dancers will be evaluated by our Ballet teachers, on an individual bases, and considered for Pointe Shoes when they are strong enough and physically and mentally ready for this big step.
A combination of Jazz, Ballet & Self-Expression - Ballet students, 10 years old and older may also take our lyrical class which is offered to intermediate to advanced dancers.
If fast paced (sometimes country – sometimes pop) – syncopated tap is your “cup of tea” join one of our clogging classes. For children, our classes begin at the age of 9 or 10, dependent upon previous tap training, and continue through adults. Dancers need clogging shoes with special clogging taps.
Fast paced moves, upbeat music – funky street dance styles equals’ hip hop. This style of dance is offered for dancer’s ages 9-10 dependent on availability. This class does not require any previous dance training.
The Massey School of Dance presents a spring production, usually in June, at Louisburg College. At this time, we showcase our dancers and their accomplishments after a year of learning, sharing, growing and working together toward one common goal. Dancers will need to buy costumes and accessories for our recital, which are often used for fall performances and competitions.