Yes, we do! We have an annual Recital every June (date TBA) where our students showcase what they have been learning all year. While participation in Recital is NOT mandatory, it is encouraged. The event takes place at a Performing Arts Center, with family and friends invited to attend. Information about tickets sales, purchasing costumes and all things Recital will be made available in January 2024. We understand that not all students can participate in Recital due to a variety of reasons. Even if your child is unable to perform in our annual Recital, we still encourage them to take class, as they can get just as much out of it as someone who would be participating in the Recital.
We offer a variety of OPTIONAL performance opportunities throughout the year. In the Summer, we participate in Homecomings, Fairs & Festivals. In the Fall & Winter, students have the opportunity to perform Holiday dances at local nursing homes and shopping malls. Costume/Uniform purchases are NOT required for these optional performances.
Recreational classes are designed for dancers who want to learn and have fun, while competitive classes are for dancers who are interested in competing in dance competitions. Competitive classes typically require more commitment and training hours. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if your child is interested in auditioning for our High Caliber Competition Team.
We have classes for ALL ages (including adults!). We recommend that all children under the age of 3 take Mommy & Me, until they are ready to participate in class on their own.
First and foremost, this class is not just limited to moms! Dads, older siblings, grandparents and other caregivers/guardians are also permitted to participate in this class with the student. We just ask that you limit it to 1 parent/guardian that comes into the classroom, otherwise it can be a little bit distracting for our youngest dancers. We do have viewing windows where other guests are permitted to watch from, though. This class is recommended for students 3 & under, who still may require a parent/guardian in the classroom with them, in order to follow along and participate. We will explore rhythms, sharing, dance, tumbling, counting, Sing-A-Longs, following directions and so much more! This is A LOT of kids’ first exposure to a classroom setting, and we really enjoy showing them how fun learning can be!
No, there is not. We do, however, ask that all students wear clothing that they can not only safely and comfortably move in, but that we can see their body lines. Male dancers are asked to wear shorts or athletic style pants (no baggy sweatpants, please), t-shirts or tank tops. A lot of our littlest female dancers prefer leotards and tights — and we encourage them to wear those! Any colors, patterns, tutu styles are welcome! As kids get older and their bodies change/develop, we understand they may not be comfortable wearing what they once did without thinking twice. Since we want all kids to be COMFORTABLE and CONFIDENT doing what they love, we allow students to wear shorts, leggings, fitted t-shirts and fitted tank tops in place of leotards. Leotards are of course always permitted and encouraged, but not required. We just ask that students do NOT wear baggy or oversized apparel and activewear.
BTJ - This stands for Ballet, Tap & Jazz. In these classes, we spend the first 15 minutes in tap shoes (For those looking to purchase shoes, any black pair of tap shoes will suffice). We then change into (any brand of) Pink Ballet shoes for girls and Black Ballet shoes for boys, in order to explore both Ballet & Jazz! If you have different colored Ballet or Tap shoes already, that is ok - you can wear those! We just suggest the Black Tap Shoes and Pink Ballet Shoes when buying new shoes, so that you have the proper colors for performances and Recitals. By giving the kids a little bit of each genre/style in class, it allows them to see what piques their interest, when they otherwise may not have an opportunity to try a variety of styles.
TTLC - Technique, Turns, Leaps & Conditioning. These classes are required for Competition Team students, but recreational students ARE permitted to join, as well.
Tap - Tap is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion.
Lyrical - Lyrical embodies different aspects of Ballet, Jazz and Modern dancing. The style combines Ballet technique with the freedom and musicality of Jazz and Contemporary.
Contemporary - Contemporary incorporates aspects of movement from several other genres such as Jazz, Modern and Ballet. A lot of Contemporary choreography is developed through improvisation, and it is not as “soft” or “flowy” as Lyrical. A lot of Contemporary movement is about speed, control, strength, change of direction and inversion.
Modern - Originating in the early 20th century, Modern was created as a revolution and rebellion against classical Ballet. It encompasses total body involvement and creative expression. Modern movement centers around the dancer’s own interpretations instead of standardized movements and structured steps of classical or traditional Ballet.
Tumbling - Tumbling is a gymnastics discipline where the student learns to perform acrobatic moves. We do NOT utilize any gymnastics apparatuses, but instead work on skills and techniques that can be achieved using safe and appropriate floor mats. Please contact Miss Hayley at email@example.com or 440-237-1723 with any questions regarding proper placement of your child in a Tumbling class.
Pre-Pointe/Pointe - Pointe technique is part of classical Ballet involving a technique that concerns Pointe work, in which a Ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet when wearing Pointe shoes. Students must be approved by Caliber Dance Company prior to purchasing/wearing Pointe shoes. It is very important that a dancer understands proper Ballet technique is truly READY to do Pointe prior to proper approval being granted. Students can still take this class without Pointe shoes, as the Pre-Pointe aspects prepares students who have a goal of doing Pointe.
Jazz is a classical style of dance that can incorporate turns, leaps, jumps and Ballet technique in a rhythmically complex and syncopated manner. Hip Hop is a range of street styles primarily performed to Hip Hop music. It borrows elements from a number of different styles like African dance, Tap and Ballet. Hip Hop dance began as a freestyle, and it generally comprised of quick movements.
Yes, they can. Please contact Miss Hayley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 440-237-1723, so that your child can be properly placed in the correct level. Our Competition Team Ballet classes are broken down into Mini, Petite, Jr. (Junior), PT (Pre-Teen), Teen & Senior.
Pre-School aged classes are for children in Kindergarten and younger.
Yes, you can! Zumba is a fitness program that involves cardio and Latin-inspired dance. You are NOT required to have ANY prior dance experience in order to take this class, as moves can be adjusted and adjusted for each and every person’s ability level. This class is pay as you go ($5.00 per class at the door) and does not have any contracts or commitments attached. You can show up as little or as often as you would like! We recommend a comfortable pair of tennis shoes, exercise/athletic clothing and a bottle of water for this FUN and upbeat class.