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5 Year Olds  -  9 Different Types of Classes Are Available!!

Ballet, Tap and Jazz Combination Class
This is a one hour per week dance class for 5 Year Olds who want to experience ballet, tap and jazz. Each week your young dancer will be taught beginner ballet steps, such as chasse, pirouette and grand jete as well as ballet barre, (including all 5 ballet positions). At 5 years old, the young dancer is introduced to tap steps such as shuffle-ball-changes, flaps, cramp-rolls, and more at the barre and in center floor. The basics of jazz, including stretching, jumps (saute), isolations and splits (as well as all 5 of the jazz positions) are also presented during this class using popular children's music.

You will be happy to know that our instructors follow an exciting, effective and fun-filled 5 Year Old curriculum that is customized to meet the needs of the 5 year old dancer. Rising Stars' directors and instructors have developed this program over the past 25 years and continually keep it updated and full of fun! This program combines fun and learning based on a 5 year old's attention span, movement and physical abilities, and is kept updated with the newest dance and music trends. Imagine jumping over clouds and wearing a crown! Our youngest dancers may not know it but they are learning the fundamentals and correct terminology as they have fun with creative imagery. Singing, props, routines, short stories, and steps that will help coordination development, are included in this wonderful curriculum.

The dance year culminates with a memorable recital routine at the beautiful State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ!

Hippity-Hop Class 
A Hippity-Hop class is a high-energy ("pop" style) Hip-Hop class for our younger dancers that is both fun and exciting! This class uses the latest steps, age appropriate moves and fundamentals of hip-hop.

One hip-hop routine will be taught per year, per class. The dance year culminates with a memorable recital routine at the beautiful State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ!

Hippity-hop classes at Rising Stars are available for various ages. Please see our current class schedule for class availability and times.
Please note: We also offer another hip-hop style classes that are more "street-style" and include some breakdancing and freezes.

Cheer Funk
A Cheer Funk class at Rising Stars combines all of the fundamentals of hip-hop, cheer and jazz. Pom-poms may or may not be used in conjunction with acrobatics (acro), tumbling, partner-work, lifts, basket tosses and more.

Cheer Funk classes at Rising Stars are available by age and levels of ability. We offer recreational, pre-competition and competition cheer funk classes. Please see our current class schedule for class availability and times.

One routine will be taught per year, per class. The dance year culminates with a memorable recital routine at the beautiful State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ!


Acrobatics with Jazz Class
Acrobatics or as it is more commonly known, Acro, is a type of dance which combines tumbling with jazz technique. It requires balance, agility, and coordination. A defining characteristic of Acro is the smooth transitions between dance and acrobatic movements, combined with intricate body contortions and extreme flexibility.

The jazz portion of this class explores body isolations of the head, shoulders, ribcage, feet and arms. It also encourages individual expression and the development of personal style. Understanding body placement and center are focal points of the acro and jazz class.

One Acro routine will be taught per year, per class. The dance year culminates with a memorable recital routine at the beautiful State Theatre in New Brunswick,

Acrobatics (Acro) classes at Rising Stars are available by age and levels of ability. We offer recreational, pre-competition and competition Acro classes. Please see our current class schedule for class availability and times.

Musical Theater Class
This is a one hour jazz based dance class that focuses on scenes, songs, and choreography from musicals, Disney, and Broadway shows. Musical theater students will be exposed to lip-syncing, bringing characterization to the choreography, defining a character, stage presentation and learning to master the various musical theater techniques and styles. The musical theater's yearly routine may include props and costumes that reflect the characters portrayed in the routine.

Each week students will work on jazz technique and style using bevels, camel walks, pirouettes, extensions, jumps, etc.

One routine will be taught per year, per class. The dance year culminates with a memorable recital routine at the beautiful State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ!

Musical Theater dance classes at Rising Stars are available for various ages. Please see our current class schedule for class availability and times.

Hip-Hop Class ("Street-Style")
A Hip-Hop class is a high-energy class that uses the latest sounds in rap, R&B and pop music together with movements influenced by some of today's hottest video choreographers. At Rising Stars, our Hip-Hop ("street-style") classes encompass movement that has elements of poppin', locking, and breakdancing as well as freestyle movement to give students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style. Hip-Hop is urban, it's street, it's diverse and forever changing.

One Hip-Hop routine will be taught per year, per class. The dance year culminates with a memorable recital routine at the beautiful State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ!

Hip-hop ("street-style") classes at Rising Stars are available by age and levels of ability. We offer recreational, pre-competition and competition hip-hop classes. Please see our current class schedule for class availability and times.

"Twinkles" Class in Ballet, Tap and Jazz
This is a one-hour class that includes the fundamentals of ballet, tap and jazz. Because this is a "stepping-stone" class it does not require a teacher's recommendation. This class will learn one dance routine that will perform at one competition. The style of dance chosen for this routine will be at the teacher's discretion and will be tap, jazz or ballet.

This class is for the student who wants to move to the next level and experience what competitions are all about. As a competition student, "Twinkles" students learn about stage present, prop cues, teamwork and more! The dance year culminates with a memorable recital at the beautiful State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ!

Boys ONLY, Hip-Hop Class ("Street-Style")
A boys only Hip-Hop class is a high-energy class that uses the latest sounds in rap, R&B and pop music together with movements influenced by some of today's hottest video choreographers.

At Rising Stars, our boys only Hip-Hop ("street-style") classes encompass movement that has elements of poppin', locking, and breakdancing as well as freestyle movement to give students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style. Hip-hop is urban, it's street, it's diverse and forever changing.

One boys only hip-hop routine will be taught per year, per class. The dance year culminates with a memorable recital routine at the beautiful State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ!

Boys only Hip-Hop ("street-style") classes at Rising Stars are available by age. Please see our current class schedule for class availability and times.


Daddy/Daughter(s) Class 
This is an exciting, fun-filled dance class that gives Dads a priceless opportunity to bond and dance with their daughters. This class will be ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop or other style of dance depending upon what is chosen for the recital routine that year.

One dance routine will be taught per year, per class. The dance year culminates with a memorable recital routine at the beautiful State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ!

Please see our current class schedule for class day and time.

Come make a memory with your daughter!