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

3-5 & 4-5 Year Old Ballet, Tap and Jazz Combination Class
This is a one hour per week dance class for our young dancers 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 these ages, 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 curriculum that is customized to meet the needs of the young 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 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!

4-5 Year Old 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! 

5-8 Year Old 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.

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!

3-5 Year Old Angelina Ballerina Class
This class is based on the beloved and popular children’s book and PBS TV series character, Angelina Ballerina.  It includes a themed year-long curriculum, which follows a different Angelina Ballerina story each month.  Students wear the optional Angelina Ballerina leotard, skirt and ears. Stories are themed and include ballet technique and lots of fun for your ballerina!  Rising Stars is the only licensed and accredited Angelina Ballerina dance academy studio in this area. 

Image learning all of your ballet steps and terminology along with Angelina Ballerina and sharing in her fun-filled adventures!

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, N.J.

4-5 Year Old 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!

5-6 Year Old "Twinkles" Class in Ballet, Tap and Jazz
This is a one-hour "pre-competition" style 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. Recently our “Twinkles” won 1st runner up for highest score in their division!

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!

 

5-6 Year Old “Twinkles, a Pre-Competition Class in Hip Hop Class
This is a one-hour "pre-competition" style class that is a high energy Hip-Hop class for our younger dancer that is both fun and exciting!  This class is a “stepping stone” class that uses the latest steps, age appropriate moves and fundamentals of hip-hop.  It does not require a teacher’s recommendation.  This class will learn one dance routine that will perform at one competition. 

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 presence, prop cues, teamwork and more!  The dance year culminates with a memorable recital at the beautiful State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ!

 

5-9 Year Old Boys ONLY Hip-Hop Class
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 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!