Class Descriptions

My Munchkin and Me

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 Our “My Munchkin & Me” (parent/child) classes are offered for children between the ages of 15 months to 3 years of age. Each class is designed to help developing children explore their movement abilities through fun activities that simultaneously fine-tune their budding motor skills. With the comfort of having mom or dad by their side, children learn about movement by playing with props, experiencing rhythm and music, and socializing with others their age in a very friendly environment. 

Tiny Tots

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 For those young dancers who are 18 months to 3 years old, this creative movement class offers children the ability to interact with their peers and learn about their bodies by exploring movement. The class will incorporate the basic elements of dance, while encouraging self-expression. Through the use of props, students gain a better understanding of their bodies, while learning valuable skills such as sharing, taking turns, and listening to others.  

Pre-K 3

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 This class is designed for children who are 3 years old, and will incorporate the basic elements of dance, while encouraging self-expression. Through the use of props, students gain a better understanding of their bodies, while learning valuable skills such as sharing, turn taking, and listening to others. 

Tumble Tots

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 For students ​3 to 6 years old.  Tumble Tots classes will focus on acquiring tumbling skills broken down into progressions for every level of learner. Students will gain strength, flexibility, coordination and self-confidence through each session while having fun in an encouraging group setting. We will work on learning new vocabulary, developing series of tumbling passes, improving body conditioning and expressing creativity by setting gymnastics movements to music for an end of the year performance. 

Acro

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For students who are 7+ years old.  Acro classes will focus on acquiring tumbling skills broken down into progressions for every level of learner. Students will gain strength, flexibility, coordination and self-confidence through each session while having fun in an encouraging group setting. We will work on learning new vocabulary, developing series of tumbling passes, improving body conditioning and expressing creativity by setting gymnastics movements to music for an end of the year performance. 

Ballet/Tap

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 Students ages 4 to 5 can participate in this beginner level class that introduces the basic elements of both Ballet and Tap. Students will learn basic ballet technique that will help them strengthen their bodies and become more graceful. Tap steps and combinations will help students recognize patterns as well as encourage rhythm and timing. 

Jazz

Jazz Dance Classes at Rutherford Dance Studio. Toddler and Children's dance classes. Stretching.

Students who are 6+ are eligible to participate.  This class allows dancers to express themselves by creating rhythms and sounds with their feet. Students will learn a warm-up combination, used to stretch their feet and legs. Combinations filled with classical tap steps will be taught to help teach students patterns and timing. 

Tap

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For students that are 7+ years old.  Tap class allows dancers to express themselves by creating rhythms and sounds with their feet. Students will learn a warm-up combination, used to stretch their feet and legs. Combinations filled with classical tap steps will be taught to help teach students patterns and timing. 

Hip Hop

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 This class teaches rhythm, coordination, musicality, and hip hop choreography through the use of current popular music. Students are challenged to think on their feet while enjoying an energetic and fast-paced dance class. Our hip hop dancers develop focus, strength and agility while having fun. This class uses a wide range of movements featured in many music videos today. 

Lyrical

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 Lyrical is a form of dance that is primarily in based in softer, adagio-like movement. This class will allow students to tell a story through dance by being expressive and emotional. Using elements of jazz and ballet technique, lyrical specializes in testing the dancer’s ability to have a strong control over the way in which their bodies move, while improving their flexibility. This lyrical class will incorporate modern and contemporary dance concepts as well. 

Broadway Kids

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 This class will serve as in introduction to all things Musical Theatre for students who are 5 to 8 years old. Students will receive basic vocal training, learn exciting dance moves, and develop acting skills through fun activities that will encourage them to express themselves as individuals. Students will perform a dance routine in the annual recital. 

Song & Dance

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This class is your next level up for Musical Theatre. For ages 6+ years old. Students will strengthen their skills through vocal, dance, and acting training. As well as continuing to be encouraged to express themselves as individuals. Students will perform a dance routine in the annual recital.