Twinkle Toes A thirty minute introductory dance class containing ballet, tap and creative movement. Young dancers will learn the basic steps while learning how to follow direction and imitate movement in a positive environment. Engaging music is used to get these little guys inspired to dance. The use of props such as Twinkle bears and hula hoops, enables the young dancers to use their imagination, creativity and, most of all, have fun!

Budding Ballerinas (3yrs-4yrs), Ballet I (5yrs-7yrs) The Pre-Ballet program fosters musicality, body awareness and movement potential in a format that encourages individual artistry. The class explores the elements of dance; Body, Space, Force, and Time, through creative exercises that are movement focused rather than story focused. The knowledge gained in these classes prepares the student for the attention to detail required in the study of formal ballet training. Research shows that children who begin training with informed creative movement classes are more successful when placed in a traditional technique class.

Ballet II (8yrs-10yrs) *Prerequisite: Ballet I This level emphasizes correct postural alignment, principles of turn-out, balance, control and elementary barre exercises. Center work consists of a repetition of barre work, carriage of the arms, and positions of the body in relationship to the eight points of focus of the stage.

Combo I Ages 3-4 An age specific 45 minute class containing ballet, tap and jazz. The purpose of the class is to introduce young dancers to the three styles of dance and inspire movement and creativity within a positive environment. Dancers will also learn basic steps and terminology in all three styles. For example, all dancers will learn what a 'plie' is and how to demonstrate one. The use of fun, age appropriate music engages the young dancers' minds and bodies. Placement Notes: Combo I 3-4 students must be at least 3.5 years old.

Combo II Ages 5-7 An age specific 55 minute class containing ballet, tap and jazz. The purpose of the class is to introduce young dancers to the three styles of dance and inspire movement and creativity within a positive environment. Dancers will also learn basic steps and terminology in all three styles. For example, all dancers will learn what a 'Pivot Turn' is and how to demonstrate one. The use of fun, age appropriate music engages the young dancers' minds and bodies.

Boys Hip Hop/Tap Combo Ages 6-8 A class specifically designed for Boys 6-8 years old. It's a fact that boys learn at different rates then girls, and in this class boys get to be in an environment with other boys learning age appropriate Hip Hop skills, moves and structure of Tap rythyms and steps and overall class discipline.

Combo III Ages 8-10, Combo III Ages 10-12 Hour basic skills are now accomplished and now expanding to progressions, higher skills, taking chances, working on individual progess and pressing to stretch.

Elementary Hip Hop Ages 8-10 & Jrs. Hip Hop Ages 10-12 Age specific class that provides a structured method of learning various Hip Hop dance movements in a fun filled and vibrant class environment. From R & B and House to Club and Pop, Hip Hop classes utilize upbeat music from various genres , in addition to the latest Hip Hop hits. The resulting outcome is an energetic class that not only teaches you Hip Hop movements and technique, but also instills rhythym and precision in your muscle memory.

Acting I Ages 8-12 will offer students the opportunity to learn acting and movement techniques that will give tools for effective story telling as an ensemble or individual. This class will cover character development, improv, voice and movement as a performer on stage, and scene work.

Vocal Tempos will offer students the opportunity to learn harmony, and musical numbers from a variety of genres. Students will be expected to sing and dance. This class will cover basics of singing, singing harmony, reading music, and performing. This will be a high energy fun class with a lot of opportunities for students to learn a broad range of music, and to strengthen their voices while having A LOT of fun!

**Select classes are closed for online registration. Please call 406-652-3539 or visit CDS The Edge, 1645 Montana Avenue to register.**

Tap All levels, beginning to Advanced appropriated by age and skill level.
Jazz All levels, beginning/Intermediate to Advanced appropriated by age and skill level.
Hip Hop All levels. Fun Fun Fun and popular. Building blocks of true Hip Hop.
Modern/Contemporary Creative movement for the intelligent thoughtful dancer
Acting II Ages 13+ will offer students the opportunity to learn acting and movement techniques that will give tools for effective story telling as an ensemble or individual. This class will cover character development, improv, voice and movement as a performer on stage, and scene work.
Select Class Students hand picked by Teachers to attend. Serious students in Jazz, Tap, and Hip Hop. Difficult physical and commitment requirements. Advanced skills. **These classes are closed for online registration. Please call 406-652-3539 or visit CDS The Edge, 1645 Montana Avenue to register.**

Private Like having a personal trainer. One on one. Pick your teacher and style of dance. Punch cards purchase two or more privates to book at your convenience.