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6-8 Year Olds - 13 Different Types Of Classes Available!!

6-8 Year Old Ballet/Lyrical Dance Class
Ballet lyrical/contemporary dance is a hybrid of ballet, lyrical and modern dance styles. It is a ballet-based technique that allows a greater range of movement than the strict bodylines and footwork found in traditional ballet. A ballet lyrical dance class exposes dancers to a wide range of techniques that fosters versatility.

Our ballet lyrical dance classes focus on centring, strengthening the body, increasing flexibility, improving balance, proper placement, body alignment, fluidity and emotion. A Rising Stars' ballet lyrical dancer learns to let the music and their own passion guide the movement. Each class consists of a warm up with stretching, centre work, barre work, classical ballet technique and combinations using contemporary and classical music. This class will let you express yourself through dance and music, and often times the choreography tells the story of the music.

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!

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

6-8 Year Old Jazz Class
A Jazz class at Rising Stars is an exciting and ever evolving dance class full of rhythm, syncopation, passion and life. Steeped in the rhythm of jazz music, a true American art form, our jazz classes bring energy and life to all those who take it. Classes explore body isolations of the head, shoulders, ribcage, feet and arms and encourage individual expression and the development of personal style. Understanding body placement and centre are focal points of our jazz class.

Throughout the year an emphasis will be placed on the explanation of terminology, warm-up, isolations, barre, and centre floor work with an emphasis on strengthening turns, jumps, flexibility, technical execution, and combinations. Jazz students will be taught basic jazz dance technique, terminology and movement with an emphasis on proper execution of jazz isolations, rhythms and style.

One jazz routine will be taught per year and will be powerful and percussive or expressive and lyrical. Ever evolving, our jazz classes are taught with the music of today as well as with the classical jazz of yesterday. The dance year culminates with a memorable recital routine at the beautiful State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ!

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

6-8 Year Old Tap Class
Tap dance is a timeless art where dancers wear special shoes equipped with metal taps. Using their feet like drums, tap dancers create rhythmic patterns and timely beats. Tap dancers are popular in musicals, television, movies, and commercials. At Rising Stars, we offer three different types of tap dance classes: rhythm tap (also known as hoofing), funky tap, and Broadway tap. Rhythm tap or hoofing is when tap dancers use a flat tap shoe and use every part of their shoes to make their feet sound like drums. Broadway tap is used with a heeled tap shoe and is where tap dancers use their arms and upper bodies to blend movements of ballet and/or jazz into their tap routines. Funky tap is a combination of hoofing, jazz and hip-hop. 

Tap class work combines control, coordination, and rhythm. The curriculum encompasses across the floor and centre floor exercises that teach dynamics, shading, phrasing, and musicality. 

One tap 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!

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

6-8 Year Old Hip-Hop Class
A Hip-Hop class is a high-energy class that uses the latest sounds in rap and pop music together with movements influenced by some of today's hottest video choreographers. At Rising Stars, our Hip-Hop classes are a fusion of street-style, with elements of poppin’ locking, tutting, waving, b-boying and breakdancing as well as freestyle movement to give students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style and music video style hip-hop. 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 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.

6-8 Year Old and 7-11 Year Old Acrobatics 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. This class builds on our younger program curriculum and introduces more difficult skills such as back walk overs, hand stands, back hand springs and connecting these skills together into tumbling passes.

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 centre are focal points of this 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.

5-8 Year Old Cheer Funk Class
A Cheer Funk class at Rising Stars combines all of the fundamentals of hip-hop, cheer and jazz. Pom-poms will 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!

6-8 Year Old Musical Theatre Class
This is a one-hour jazz based dance class that focuses on scenes, songs, and choreography from musicals, Disney, and Broadway shows. Musical theatre students will be exposed to lip-syncing, bringing characterization to the choreography, defining a character, stage presentation and learning to master the various musical theatre techniques and styles. The musical theatre’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 Theatre dance classes at Rising Stars are available for various ages. Please see our current class schedule for class availability and times.

5-6 Year Old "Twinkles", a Pre-Competition Class in Ballet, Tap and Jazz Class
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!

7-9 Year Old "Starlites", a Pre-Competition Class in BalletJazz Class
This is a 1 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. 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, "Starlites" 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!

7-9 Year Old “Starlites”, 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 “Starlites” 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!

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