Each student is closely evaluated by the faculty and director.  There is a syllabus for each class that the faculty follows. Students do not automatically move up to the next level according to age or the amount of years that they have studied dance.  They must be able to execute proper technique of each movement for that level.  It is extremely important that dancers are placed in a level that is appropriate for them, as frustration and even injury may occur.  As a reference, November 1, 2018 is the age criteria used for class placement for the upcoming dance year.

DD Theater Company: Ages 6+

Our theater program is open to students wishing to participate in stage productions throughout the year. Students audition for roles and prepare rehearsals while developing their ability to perform. Vocal training, dance choreography as well as individual coaching are supplied throughout the months leading up to the performance. Some of our past productions have included our Aladdin, The Wizard of Oz, and Annie. 

Boys Hip Hop: Ages 6 – 9 (New in 2018!!)

Our Hip-Hop classes incorporate old and new urban dance styles and represents body movements that go with the beat and rhythm of hip hop music. Students will learn improvisation, jumps, and rotations with age appropriate choreography.   Competition opportunities available for eligible students.

Girls Hip Hop: Ages 6 – 9

Our Hip-Hop classes incorporate old and new urban dance styles and represents body movements that go with the beat and rhythm of hip hop music. Students will learn improvisation, jumps, and rotations with age appropriate choreography.  Competition opportunities available for eligible students.

Hip Hop Crew (Co-Ed): Ages 9+

Our Hip-Hop classes incorporate old and new urban dance styles and represents body movements that go with the beat and rhythm of hip hop music. Students will learn improvisation, jumps, and rotations with age appropriate choreography.  Students displaying superior ability will be eligible for our Advanced Hip Hop Competition Team.

Storybook Dance Theater: Ages 2+      

Students will be introduced to studio dance and acting in a fun and nurturing environment with an emphasis on gross motor skills, rhythm and controlled movement.  Activities and games based on children's classic stories specifically designed with basic ballet technique and stage presence are introduced.  No potty training requirement. 

Preschool Combo: Ages 3 - 4  

During this 45-minute combo class, students will learn the basic fundamentals of ballet and tap in a fun yet structured environment. Class curriculum is designed to improve coordination, strengthen gross motor skills, and prepare them as stage performers. Proper technique and terminology is used throughout each class.

Beginner Combo: Ages 5 – 6

Students are enrolled in 30 minutes of ballet in addition to a 30-minute tap class and/or a 30-minute jazz class. Those wishing to enroll in all three are encouraged to do so. The class curriculum is designed to prepare them as polished performers and technical dancers. Introductions to traditional combinations will prepare them as they transition from preschool to beginner level.

Primary Combo: Ages 6 – 8

Students are enrolled in 30 minutes of ballet in addition to a 30-minute tap class and/or a 30-minute jazz class. Those wishing to enroll in all three are encouraged to do so. The class curriculum is designed to prepare them as polished performers and technical dancers. Introductions to traditional combinations will prepare them as they transition from beginner to primary level.

Secondary Combo: Ages 8 – 10

Students are enrolled in 30 minutes of ballet in addition to a 30-minute tap class and/or a 30-minute jazz class. Those wishing to enroll in all three are encouraged to do so. The class curriculum is designed to prepare them as polished performers and technical dancers. Introductions to traditional combinations will prepare them as they transition from intermediate to secondary level.

Junior Combo: Ages 10 – 13

Junior level students can enroll in a 45-minute ballet class along with either a 30-minute tap class or a 30-minute jazz class. Those wishing to enroll in both combo classes are encouraged to do so. The class curriculum is designed to prepare them as polished pre-professional dancers and confident performers. Introductions to more complex choreography will prepare them as they gain experience and ability.

Senior Combo: Ages 13+

Senior level students can enroll in a 45-minute ballet class along with either a 30-minute tap class or a 30-minute jazz class. Those wishing to enroll in both combo classes are encouraged to do so. The class curriculum is designed to finalize their preparation as polished pre-professional dancers and confident performers. Complex choreography based on proper dance technique will prepare them as they gain experience and ability.

Classical Ballet I & II

Students who are on pointe must take ballet class in addition to the pointe class. Readiness for pointe work is determined by each student's strength and physical development, not by their age. The instructor will advise parents when a student has the necessary strength and maturity to go on pointe. Pointe class may be taken only with the permission of the instructor. 

Competition Performance Teams: Ages 7+

Any student wishing to further their growth as performers are welcome to train and participate in competitions as well as various local and regional events. Approved studio attire is required at all events. Any fees or costs associated with competitions and events are the responsibility of the student. All team students (ages 8+) must be enrolled in at least 2 ballet classes. Complex choreography will be showcased at performance events.  Advanced level groups will be selected by the choreographer based on the student's ability and stage presence in that particular dance style.  Our dance teams have trained with the Radio City Rockettes in New York City, Belly Queen Dance Theater, Stars Dance Company and renowned professional choreographers throughout the world. We have performed for the Boston Celtics, Providence Bruins, and Brockton Rox as well as several charitable events raising over $10,000 since 2001 for various local food pantries, charities, and causes in our “Dance for a Difference” annual campaign.