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.
Ballet is the core of all dance styles. It has technique, grace and poise, focus and discipline which will enhance dancers in all styles. Classes are offered beginning at the age of 5, in combination with Tap. 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. This class is strongly recommended for all of our dancers.
Classes are based on the Al Gilbert graded Technique Course with rhythmic, street dance combination added for older, more advanced dancers. Students will learn correct terminology, steps and musicality, while improving their co-ordination.
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. Jazz is a fast paced, style focusing on flexibility, leaps, turns and moving across the floor. Ballet classes are strongly encouraged for our jazz dancers.
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 - Students will use technique and their own artistry to grow and become creative dancers in class and in their choreography. Ballet is strongly encouraged for this class.
Clogging is a style of dance with fast footwork! This class is full of fun and energy and incorporates the traditional with the modern! Lots of fun for all!
Hip Hop is a fun class for boys and girls. It uses the upbeat songs of today with a mixture of street and freestyle moves. It's freestyle moves and dynamic music, make this a very popular class!!
This Class is full of energy ! Filled with flips, somersaults, cartwheels, tucks, handstands and handsprings! This class will also work on flexibility and strength!
We have Four competition teams and two clogging teams which range from age 5 - 18. This is an audition based group. The troupe is designed for dancers who want to take the next step in their dance training. It is comprised of dedicated, serious and devoted dancers who attend extra classes during the year. These members are also required to attend competitions, conventions, master classes, community events and volunteer in events that give back to our community.
Our Competition teams are chosen by audition process in the Spring. Members are comprised of three to four levels and separated into age and skill level. These dancers take summer classes as well, to keep training and to begin numbers for competition.
This is a great opportunity to introduce your little one to the world of dance! This class allows children and adults to begin interacting with others and to expose little ones to new friends! We learn mobility, co-ordination skills,motor and non motor movements, sounds and rhythms! This is a great beginner class for children ages 18 months - 2 1/2 year olds.