Ballet - The basic foundation of all forms of dance. Students will learn the fundamentals, placement, posture, and discipline associated with ballet technique. We encourage every student who wants to improve their overall dance technique to enroll in ballet. This class is for children 2.5 years to adult.
Attire:Black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes. (Students enrolled in a ballet/tap combination class should wear the attire listed for ballet, plus tap shoes)
Jazz - This class focuses on jazz movement, while incorporating flexibility, strength, and proper dance technique. Each class begins with stretching techniques to build strength and flexibility, and then leading into progressions with emphasis on turns, jumps, kicks and leaps. This class is for children 6 years old to adult.
Attire: Black leotard or tank shirt, tan tights, black shorts or jazz pants, and black jazz shoes.
Tap - This class enables students to develop coordination, timing, and rhythm while making music with their feet. Tap is great for improving one's ability to sense rhythm since the ear is such an important part of learning tap. This class is for children 2.5 years to adult.
Attire: Black leotard or tank shirt, tan tights, black shorts or jazz pants, and black tap shoes.
Hip-Hop - A style of jazz movement influenced by today's pop culture. This high-energy dance style has become the most popular expression of today's young artists. This class is for children 6 years old to adult.
Attire:Black leotard or tank shirt, tan tights, black shorts, capris, or jazz pants, and black slip-on jazz shoes or black dance sneakers
Mommy & Me - Join our energetic, educational, and unique mommy & me class! The AAP milestone chart is the foundation of the class and is integrated in the lesson plans of each class. Children will be transported to a world with exciting games to teach basic dance steps in tap and ballet, improve coordination and flexibility stretches, and classroom etiquette in a fun, safe environment with Mom or Dad. This class is a great way to interact with your child in a fun and creative way. This is a class for children 18 months* - 3 years old.
Attire:Children – Black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes. Moms/Dads – comfortable clothes
Drill Team Turns, Leaps, and Technique - Drill Team classes are designed to help students prepare for middle school and high school drill teams. The class covers common turns and leaps students will need to master for drill team and proper stretching, splits, kicks, and technique, as well as several different styles of dance. This class is for children 10 years and up.
Attire: Black leotard, tan tights, black shorts or capri pants, and jazz shoes.
CheerDance - This class will focus on cheers, flexibility, cheer dance (similar to jazz), and strength. This class is for children 5 years and up.
Attire:Black leotard, cotton shorts, and tennis shoes.
Contemporary/Lyrical - This style of dance demonstrates balance, extension, and interpretation of music. Students experience more freedom and expression in movement by a fusion of techniques used in modern, jazz and ballet. This class is for children 8 years to adult.
Attire:Black leotard, tan tights, black shorts or capri pants, and jazz shoes or Capezio FootUndez
Jazzy Hip Hop- A high energy class for 4 and 5 year olds introducing students to hip hop and jazz concepts with a focus on musicality, flexibility, and coordination skills.
Attire: Black leotard or tank shirt, tan tights, black shorts, capris, or jazz pants, and black slip-on jazz shoes.
*Please note that ballet and tap are combined into one 45-minute class for children ages 2.5 years old to 9 years old.
**Please note that jazz and hip hop are combined into one 30-minute class for children 4 and 5 years old. Children must be 4 years old at time of enrollment. Attire is per the attire in the Jazz section above.
***Also, all children enrolled in classes without a parent that are 45 minutes or longer at Houston Dance Works must be potty trained.
Baby Ballet - Increasing cognitive, fine motor, and social skills are at the heart of focus each day! Children will explore a world featuring exciting games to teach basic dance steps and enlighten imaginations through movement. This 30 minute class is for 2 year olds and they do not need to be potty trained. (Beginning January 2016)
Attire: Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, and a teddy bear. Your teddy bear is integrated into class and is your "dance partner!"
Accelerated Dance - Encompasses the study Ballet/Technique, Jazz, Contemporary/Lyrical, Tap,and Flexibility. This class is designed for those who wish to study dance in a more intense manner or have a desire to dance competitively