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ART from the HEART
Performing Arts Center
CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
Class descriptions are in are in alphabetical order
 Alphabetical Class List
Just CLICK on the Class you want to read about.

-Acro / Tumbling-

Acting 101

-Aerial Silks & Lyra-

- Art From The Heart Dance Companies-

-Adult  Ballet Technique-

 -Adult CORE Conditioning  Class-

-Adult Tap Technique-

-Ballet Garden (Ages 3-5 ) -

-Ballet Young Beginner ( Ages 5-7 ) -

-Ballet / Tumbling Young Beginner (Ages 5-7)-

-Ballet Junior ( Ages 8-9 )-  

-Ballet / Tumbling Junior (Ages 8-9)-

-Ballet Pre-teen & Teen( Ages 10-Teen )-

-Broadway Tap/Jazz(All Levels) -​

-Broadway Bound Theater Group-

-Choreography-​

 -Contemporary-​

-Hip Hop-

-Imagination Station-

-Lyrical-

-Musical Theater-

-Musical Theater Performance Group-

-Modern-

-Mommy & Me- 

-Pointe Technique-


-Vocal Drama-






 Musical Theatre
LEVEL 1 Yng Beginner Ages 5 -7  
LEVEL 2 Intermediate Ages 8-10
Standard Class
Intro class into the Fun world of Musical Theatre.
Class focus will be on SINGING & DANCING & ACTING
If you love musicals, this is the class for you! This class will focus on jazz style dance and performance and showmanship skills. We will refine our skills by working on pieces from musicals such as Annie, The Little Mermaid, Frozen,  and many more.  Come join this soon to be "favorite" class at AFTH!
UNIFORM REQUIRED-See required Uniform Page





BALLET GARDEN (Ages 3-5)
Standard Class
An exciting program designed to plant a great foundation in young dancers. This program teaches proper technique, builds coordination and balance, while at the same time teaches young dancers proper dance terminology.  A creative and fun class that is sure to entertain and teach young ballerinas.
UNIFORM REQUIRED-See required Uniform Page






IMAGINATION STATION (Ages 3-5) 
Standard Class
For the child that always singing ,dancing and acting a little dramatic.. A creative and fun class that is sure to inspire and stimulate their imagination and introduce them to musical theater through dancing,singing and acting!
UNIFORM REQUIRED-See required Uniform Page





    YOUNG BEGINNER BALLET (Ages 5-7)
Standard Class
Designed for the first time young dancers or the dancer with previous who has had previous "pre-ballet" experience . Knowledge of ballet terms and primary technique are emphasized, with a focus on proper technical execution as well as expression and imagination.
 UNIFORM REQUIRED-See required Uniform Page





YOUNG BEGINNER BALLET  WITH TUMBLING (Ages 5-7)
Standard Class
Designed for the  first time young dancers  or the dancer with previous "pre-ballet" experience  Knowledge of ballet terms and primary technique are emphasized, with a focus on proper technical execution as well as expression and imagination.For the Tumbling portion of class students will work on flexibility and basic Tumbling skills...log rolls, forward rolls , bridgs...etc.
 UNIFORM REQUIRED-See required Uniform Page





BEGINNER BALLET 1-2 (Ages 8-9)
Standard Class
These classes are designed for dancers who have had previous ballet experience.  Knowledge of ballet terms, proper technique and ability to focus are essential.  Strong focus on an increased level of technique andexpression, as well as developing barre work skills.
 UNIFORM REQUIRED-See required Uniform Page






BEGINNER BALLET 1-2 WITH TUMBLING {Ages 8-9)
Standard Class
These classes are designed for dancers who have had previous ballet experience. Knowledge of ballet terms, proper technique and ability to focus are essential. Strong focus on an increased level of technique andexpression, as well as developing barre work skills..For the Tumbling portion of class students will work on flexibility and basic Tumbling skills...log rolls, forward rolls , bridgs...etc.
 UNIFORM REQUIRED-See required Uniform Page






INTERMEDIATE BALLET 3 & 4 (Ages 10-12)
Standard Class
These classes are designed for dancers who have had previous ballet experience. Knowledge of ballet terms, proper technique and ability to focus are essential. Strong focus on an increased level of technique and expression, as well as developing barre work skills.
 UNIFORM REQUIRED-See required Uniform Page




POINTE 
Specialty Class
(Placed by Artistic Director only) 
Must be enrolled in Adv ballet 2 & up Technique in order to take Pointe
Beginner/Intermediate/ & Advanced level pointe technique.
 UNIFORM REQUIRED-See required Uniform Page




“COMBO CLASS” 
ADVANCED BALLET / LYRICAL 
(Placed by Artistic Director only)
For those dancers who have mastered Advanced level ballet. Classes will involve a higher degree of technique, combinations, dramatic ability and focus.
 UNIFORM REQUIRED-See required Uniform Page





“COMBO CLASS” 
  BALLET   / TAP 
(Ages 6 and up) 
See Ballet and Tap class descriptions. 
35 minutes each dance style. Only one (1) recital
costume required.  1 dance style will be performed at Christmas, and 1 dance style will be performed at Recital.
 UNIFORM REQUIRED-See required Uniform Page 
*Uniform Reminder: When ordering your Combo Class uniform, please be sure to order your Ballet uniform package and the Tap Combo Class uniform add-on package.






“COMBO CLASS” 
 BROADWAY JAZZ/TAP 
(Ages  9 & up) 
 Classic Tap & Musical Theatre Jazz 
35 minutes each dance style. Only one (1) recital costume required. 1 dance style will be performed at Christmas, and Both dance style will be performed at Recital.
 UNIFORM REQUIRED-See required Uniform Page
*Uniform Reminder: When ordering your Combo Class uniform, please be sure to order your Tap & Jazz shoes add-on package.





“COMBO CLASS” 
BALLET WITH LYRICAL 
TECHNIQUE-work on consistency of body  placement,turnout,gracefulness,& core strength TE
Lyrical- work on flexibility fluidity  of movement /Interpret the Lyrics of the song,,Barrels turns, Fish flops..etc
35 minutes each=Both 
 UNIFORM REQUIRED-See required Uniform Page
*Uniform Reminder: When ordering your Combo Class uniform, please be sure to order your Ballet uniform package and the Lyrical Combo Class uniform add-on package.





“COMBO CLASS” 
HIP HOP & ACRO 
A super combination of 2  popular classes
HIP HOP -Prerequisite..you cant stop moving! 
This class is SUPER FUN energetic class.
Moving to the beat of some of todays hotest Christian R& B,& Hip Hop music.
will WORK ON HIP HOP COMBINATIONS & CHOREOGRAPHY TO CHALLENGE
 your body Mind and Spirit!
ACRO-A super fun class ! focus on increased flexibility,strength and learn Acro / Tumbling skills....Bridges, Back bends, Rolls,Cartwheels,and walk overs to flips... and more
Get Ready to fly!
Better hydrate & Fuel up before class!




“COMBO CLASS” 
TEEN TAP / BROADWAY TAP /JAZZ
101-Ages 6-8 /102-Ages 9-11
TEEN-Ages 12 & up
Classic Tap 101: “Broadway, here I come!” This variety tap is in the classic Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers style. Time steps, wing steps and much, much more are taught in the old school style of Fred Astaire.
 UNIFORM REQUIRED-See required Uniform Page






 ADVANCED TAP TECHNIQUE LEVEL 
Specialty Class
(by placement only)
Prior Tap technique is a must. This tap class will continue with tap technique skills already learned. High degree of difficulty, energy and performing skills required. 
*wear Adv tech uniform and tan Manhattan-Extreme Tap






  BEG -INT MODERN / CONTEMPORARY
Specialty Class
( MUST BE IN ADVANCED TECH) 
The style of dance requires creativity and strength . You must have adv dance skills as well as a strong core and a great understanding and execution of the alignment of the body .All this combined creates creative and moving new dancing experiences. It is a chance to adapt and learn new movement as well as allow creativity to emerge from each student. This class has a deliberate and structured design that is only for the dedicated and motivated dancer.
*wear Adv tech uniform and foot undeez




  ADV CONTEMPORARY/MODERN 
Specialty Class
( MUST BE IN ADVANCED ADORARE OR FORTE TECH) 
The style of dance requires creativity and strength . You must have  HIGH level adv dance skills as well as a strong core and a great understanding and execution of the alignment of the body .All this combined creates creative and moving new dancing experiences. It is a chance to adapt and learn new movement as well as allow creativity to emerge from each student. This class has a deliberate and structured design that is only for the dedicated and motivated dancer.
*wear Adv tech uniform and foot undeez
NO UNIFORM REQUIRED TO GUEST DANCERS
MODEST DANCE ATTIRE PLEASE!




 CHOREOGRAPHY  
Specialty Class
                                   ( MUST BE  TAKEN WITH A TECHNIQUE CLASS )
STUDENT FAVORITE* This is a UNIQUE & EXCITING  class in which the STUDENTS will learn from teachers the Dynamics of Choreography - Staging,  Styles of  dance , use of levels, Symmetry and  Asymmetry and so much .....
       Then they will use their new found knowledge & creativity to  create their own MASTERPEICES!
 Students in this class will be responsible for creating choreography for the CHRISTMAS & RECITAL PERFORMANCES.





ADULT TECH / LYRICAL CLASSES 
Standard Class
TECHNIQUE-work on consistency of body placement,turnout,gracefulness,& core strength 
Lyrical- work on flexibility fluidity of movement /Interpret the Lyrics of the song,,
Barrels turns, Fish flops..etc
35 minutes each
Dance clothes Required-Leotard,Convertible tights, Dance shorts, 
 Black Ballet shoes
MODEST DANCE ATTIRE PLEASE!





ADULT CORE CONDITIONING FITNESS
Standard Class
Designed to strengthen & tone your CORE !
Resistance Band program with body strengthening exercises.
Push Ups, Crunches, flexibility exercises and more.
Work-out clothes required 
MODEST DANCE ATTIRE PLEASE!
* you will also need a workout (Yoga) mat.




ADULT TAP CLASSES
Specialty Class
“Broadway, here I come!” 
This variety tap is in the classic Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers style.  Designed for the person who might have taken danceas a child, or may have simply dreamed of it. This class will concentrate on 
Classic Tap 101skills .  Shuffle, Ball-Changes, Time steps, wing steps and much, much more are taught in the old school style of Fred Astaire.
Dance clothes Required-Leotard. Tan Convertible tights, Dance shorts,  
Tan Capezio Tap Shoes 2-1/2 Heel
MODEST DANCE ATTIRE PLEASE!
UNIFORM REQUIRED-See required Uniform Page







ART FROM THE HEART DANCE COMPANIES
By Audition Only
Revelations-Forte - Adorare(Teen) - Belleza ( Junior Av)
& Repetoire Group
Note: Required Classes  are Dance Company, Technique, Turns & leaps, Contemporary &  Acro.
Forte or Revelations- must take Technique 2x  a week & Pointe Class
Repetoire Members must take Technique 2 x a week.




Musical Theatre Performance Groups
JUNIOR- By Audition or invitation 
TEEN- By Audition or invitation 
ALL THE WORLD IS YOUR STAGE !
For the student desiring to take it out of the classroom and take it to the streets! These groups will get the opportunity to improve and refine their skills by performing more and participating in a Regional Competition.
If you love musicals, this is the class for you!  This class will focus on jazz style dance and performance and showmanship skills. We will refine our skills by working on pieces from musicals such as Annie, The Little Mermaid, Frozen, Joesph & the technicolor dreamcoat and many more. Come join this soon to be "favorite" class at AFTH!
*2nd  included class required is -Broadway Jazz/Tap
Performance Group Requirements​
* Only 2 classes a week commitment
*Performance groups will particpate in 1 Competition this season
(additional rehearsals may be required before competition)
Price includes -any additional rehearsal or classes

*Various Community Performances 
* Also Get the opportunity to Participate in workshops with local professional Artists

 UNIFORM REQUIRED-See required Uniform Page





-Vocal / Drama Performance Groups-
JUNIOR - by Audition or invitation only
TEEN -by Audition or invitation only

For the student desiring to take it out of the classroom and take it to the streets! These groups will get the opportunity to improve and refine their skills by performing more and participating in a Regional Competition.​
CALLING ALL SINGERS! If you love to sing and perform for an audience and you ready to take your  vocal skills to the next level ,this is your class. Auditioning skills, proper vocal technique, and how to dramatically communicaite your song and draw the audience in!
*2nd  included class required is  a -Broadway Jazz/Tap, 

Performance Group Requirements​
* Only 2 classes a week commitment 

*Performance groups will particpate in 1 Competition this season
(additional rehearsals may be required before competition)
Price includes -any additional rehearsal or classes

*Various Community Performances 
Also Get the opportunity to Participatworkshops with local professional Artists





ACTING 101
Introduction to ACTING
Do you want to become an Actor? Not sure where to start?
 You may not be sure what is meant by upstage- Downstage-Objectives-Scene Partners- Voice work- Character study - Blocking?
This class will give you the proper foundation!
Taught by Gemma Victoria Waldon 
(The American Academy of Dramatics Arts, NYC Alumni), Introduction to ACTING answers those questions and more. We start at the very beginning (a very good place to start) and by the end of your training you will have been fully introduced to the art of acting. We will follow a drama program focussing on your acting training utilizing theatre games to help connect you to your imagination; an actors most precious skill. You will be introduced to the world of the stage; encouraged to develop your talent whilst learning what it truly means to be an ACTOR.

Ages: 9+ (Entry for younger students will be audition based)






HIP HOP
Prerequisite..you cant stop moving! This class is SUPER FUN energetic class.
Moving to the beat of some of todays hotest Christian R& B,& Hip Hop music.
will WORK ON HIP HOP COMBINATIONS  & CHOREOGRAPHY TO CHALLENGE 
 your body Mind and Spirit!
Better  hydrate & Fuel up before class!






ACRO/TUMBLING
A super fun class ! focus on increased flexibility,strength and learn Acro / Tumbling skills....Bridges, Back bends, Rolls,Cartwheels,and walk overs to flips... and more
Get Ready to fly!



AERIEL SILKS & LYRA
You will be working with the silk & lyra.The Classes will begin with a warm up, strength training, conditioning , and stretching. You'll learn at your own pace .Beginners will focus on proper body position, muscle usage, basic positions, and basic balances. More advanced students will learn more difficult skills, choreography and artistry. This is not a recital class. CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO 6 PER HOUR CLASS, Note: Aeriel Classes are not included in unlimited tuition & must be accompanied  with a Technique class.


PRIVATE DANCE / VOICE CLASSES / AERIEL SILKS & LYRA
Private classes are available for both dance and voice as well as Aeriel
If you are interested, please contact our office. We will put you in touch with the requested instructor.
See the private class rates on our tuition and fees page.