Programs: Dance Classes

Classes include: (select one below for more information)

Combo 1 - (age 3 - 4 1/2) - 55 min.

Combo 2 - (age 4 1/2 - 5) - 55 min.

Combo 3 - (ages 6 & 7) - 1 hour
Ballet - (ages 8 & up) - 1 hour

Tap - (ages 8 & up) - 30 min or 1 hour
Jazz - (ages 8 & up) - 1 hour
Hip Hop - (ages 8 & up) - 1 hour
Lyrical (ages 8 & up) - 1 hour

Adult Combo (ages 18 & up) - 1 hour



Dance Class Rules

  • Hair pulled back out of face for all dance classes.
  • Leotard and/or tights are highly recommended for most dance classes. Ballet tutus, skirts and shorts are allowed to be worn over leotards.
  • No street shoes in Dance rooms.
  • No food/drinks in Dance rooms. Water Only Please!
  • No gum chewing.

Recital Information

Yes, we will be having a recital! The recital will be a combined show of dance and gymnastic performances at Power in Motion. Each dance class will have a dance routine to perform in front of family and friends. More information coming soon!


NEED DANCE ATTIRE?
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(Select correct PIM Dance Class from drop down box)

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DANCE CLASS SCHEDULE
Vist our dance schedule page.

Our Dance director: Sydney Harner
Dance instructor

Sydney Harner is a resident of Berrien County, residing in Eau Claire, Michigan. Sydney received an Associate of Arts degree and a Dance Education certificate from Southwestern Michigan College. She then attended Columbia College in Chicago, graduating in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance, with a focus in teaching.

For the past 20 years, Sydney has been taking dance classes. She began at Miss Kathy's School of Dance, where she also was a part of the Positively Dance Troupe and the competitive team, Impressions. Sydney also danced for Berrien County Dancers and the Lake Michigan Admirals.

While at Columbia, Sydney studied many modern dance forms as well as ballet and West African dance. She had the amazing opportunity to work with numerous professional dance teachers, choreographers and dance companies while in Chicago. She was able to perform on Columbia's Dance Center stage as faculty and student works. Sydney also choreographed her own work that was performed on the Dance Center stage.

Sydney has been teaching dance and choreographing dances for many years. She has choreographed routines for numerous local pageants, and this past year she choreographed the Miss Blossomtime pageant’s opening number. She taught for Otis Wilson Charitable Association, Design Dance and Dance to Evolve while in Chicago, Illinois.

As Sydney enjoys taking dance classes and performing, what she truly loves is to spread her passion of dance to the youth. She was able to begin getting the youth excited in 2013 when she was crowned Miss Southwest Michigan. Sydney platform as Miss Southwest Michigan was "Dance can build confidence in young children's lives as it did for her."

Sydney is looking forward and excited to start teaching dance in Southwest Michigan at Power in Motion!


Combo 1 - (age 3 - 4 1/2) - 55 min.

This combo class is designed to introduce Ballet and Tap to the beginner dancer. Students spend half the class in ballet shoes and the other half in tap shoes. Students learn pre-ballet skills, coordination, fluidity, body positions, ballet terminology and the beginning basics of tap.

 

REQUIRED DANCE ATTIRE:
leotard
tights
ballet shoes

tap shoes
Visit Discount Dance Supply to buy dance attire for class.
(Select PIM Preschool Dance Class Attire from drop down box)




Combo 2 - (age 4 1/2 - 5) - 55 min.
This class continues to build skills and advance students in Ballet and Tap. It also introduces students to the basics of Jazz. Focusing on isolations, stretching, turns and leaps. (For the dancer who has completed Combo I or who is 5yrs old.)

 

REQUIRED DANCE ATTIRE:
leotard
tights
ballet shoes

tap shoes
Visit Discount Dance Supply to buy dance attire for class.
(Select PIM Preschool Dance Class Attire from drop down box)




Recreational Classes

The Recreational classes have 3 Levels and are for dancers 6 years and older. Dancers start in Beginner level and progress to the Junior level and then on to Intermediate/Advanced. Classes are designed for students to stay in each level for one year or more. Placement for the dance classes is based on the dancer’s age, their previous experience and an evaluation of the skills and ability.



Combo 3 - (ages 6 & 7) - 1 hour

This class continues to build skills and advance students in Ballet, Tap and Jazz. This class is an hour long and will focus on two genres of dance per week. In Combo III dancers will do more skills at the ballet barre and continue to learn more tap and jazz skills as well. (For the dancer who has completed Combo II or who is 6 & 7yrs old.)

 

REQUIRED DANCE ATTIRE:
leotard
pink tights
pink

tap shoes
ballet shoes
Visit Discount Dance Supply to buy dance attire for class.
(Select PIM Beginner/ Junior Dance Class Shoes from drop down box)


Ballet - (ages 8 & up) - 1 hour

Ballet is a highly formulized style of dance that focuses on body alignment, abdominal control, proper placement, strengthening, and flexibility. All classes start at the ballet barre then move to the center to do skills in combinations without the barre. Students then work on moving across the floor with turns and leaps. Students also learn discipline, structure of the class and ballet terminology. Ballet is the foundation of all dance and is strongly encouraged. (For Junior and Intermediate/Advanced levels dancer must complete Beginner level or have an evaluation.)

 

REQUIRED DANCE ATTIRE:
leotard
pink tights
pink

ballet shoes
Visit Discount Dance Supply to buy dance attire for class.
(Select PIM Beginner/ Junior Dance Class Shoes from drop down box)


Tap - (ages 8 & up) - 30 min. or 1 hour

Tap is a fun, fast paced style of dance that teaches rhythm, counting and coordination. Tap class will consist of a warm-up of the feet and ankles, working on traveling steps across the floor, steps in the center and combinations toward the end of class. (For Junior and Intermediate/Advanced levels dancer must complete Beginner level or have an evaluation.)

 

REQUIRED DANCE ATTIRE:
leotard
tights or pants
tap shoes
Visit Discount Dance Supply to buy dance attire for class.
(Select PIM Beginner/ Junior Dance Class Shoes from drop down box)


Jazz - (ages 8 & up) - 1 hour

Based on ballet technique, Jazz incorporates the whole body with sharp and fluid movements to create a visually technical dance style. Class starts with a warm-up focusing on body isolations, technique and stretching. Students then train in transition steps, turns and leaps across the floor. Toward the end of class students will work on memory and performance qualities during the end combination. (For Junior and Intermediate/Advanced levels dancer must complete Beginner level or have an evaluation.)

 

REQUIRED DANCE ATTIRE:
leotard
tights or pants
jazz shoes
Visit Discount Dance Supply to buy dance attire for class.
(Select PIM Beginner/ Junior Dance Class Shoes from drop down box)

Lyrical - (ages 8 & up) - 1 hour

Lyrical class uses the principals from Ballet and Jazz dance techniques. Dancers focus on showing emotions through dance as it is generally choreographed to lyrics of a song.

 

REQUIRED DANCE ATTIRE:
leotard
tights or pants
jazz shoes
Visit Discount Dance Supply to buy dance attire for class.
(Select PIM Beginner/ Junior Dance Class Shoes from drop down box)

Hip Hop - (ages 8 & up) - 1 hour

Hip Hop is an energetic dance style that is usually performed to hip hop music that evolved from hip hop culture. Students learn the elements of hip hop dance, including popping, locking and breaking.

 

REQUIRED DANCE ATTIRE:
Comfortable clothes dancers can move in and dance sneakers or jazz shoes.
(Street shoes are not allowed.)

Adult Combo - (ages 18 & up) - 1 hour

This class is for designed for adults who want to learn a variety of dance styles. This combo class focuses on three types of dance, Ballet, Tap and Jazz. Each class will focus on one or two types of dance each class, alternating between styles.

 

REQUIRED DANCE ATTIRE:
Comfortable clothes dancers can move in.