Classes

General Class Information

The Adair Dance Academy fall 2016 – spring 2017 term has been announced! Fall classes start September 12. Click here for complete schedule details.

We offer a variety of classes for students of all ages at our Camelot studio location. ADA also offers additional pre-ballet enrichment opportunities for the young dancer at the following off-site studio locations:

  • St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Omaha
  • AV Sorenson
  • MCR

Click here for specific details about our unique pre-ballet enrichment opportunities, including schedules and rates.

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Although ADA reserves the right to place students in appropriate class levels, the following table provides a general guideline for recommended age ranges per class.

Recommended Age Ranges:
Pre-Ballet Ages 3-5
Primary Ages 5-8
Grade I Ages 7-9
Grade II Ages 9-11
Grade III Ages 11-13 with pre-pointe ability
Grade IV Teens and older with advanced skills
Grade V Teens and older (advanced students)
Grade VI Teens and older (advanced students)

 

Grade II and above dancers are required to take class twice per week, and more classes are encouraged for faster advancement. The unlimited class fees are designed for the dancer who wishes to do more. With instructor permission, dancers may take a class above or below their assigned level. Please visit with the faculty for more information.

Please visit our Policies page for complete tuition information. Click here to download a registration form.

Dance Class Attire

Pre-Ballet: Cerise tank leotard (issued); bare feet or footless tights

Primary: Light blue tank leotard (issued), pink tights, pink ballet slippers, black tap shoes

Grade I: Lavender tank leotard (issued), pink tights, pink ballet slippers, black tap shoes

Grade II: Peacock blue leotard (issued), pink tights, pink split-sole ballet slippers, black tap shoes

Grade III: Navy leotard (issued), pink tights, pink split-sole ballet slippers, black tap shoes

Grade IV: Red leotard (issued), pink tights, pink split-sole ballet slippers, black tap shoes

Grade V: Purple leotard (issued), pink tights, pink split-sole ballet slippers, black tap shoes

Grade VI: Burgundy leotard (issued), pink tights, pink split-sole ballet slippers, black tap shoes

Men: T-shirt, black sweatpants or shorts, black ballet slippers, black tap shoes

  • Hair must be securely pulled back.
  • No gum or jewelry.
  • Please check with your teacher before purchasing shoes.
  • Adair Dance Academy carries ballet slippers, tap shoes, and tights. Please call 551-4200 for information.
  • Please purchase tap shoes through Adair Dance and split sole ballet slippers at Bobby’s Dancewear, 132nd & Center. Ask about our tap shoe trade in program.

Class Description                           

Ballet is a fundamental international dance technique providing a solid foundation for all dancers and complementing all other styles of dance. Based on the Royal Academy of Dancing syllabus, this method helps maintain high standards, sets goals, and provides logical progressions.

Pre-Ballet/Creative Movement is a forerunner to ballet. It includes creative dance techniques and activities to enhance coordination, balance, and motor skills.

Modern Dance/Jazz emphasizes the strength and flexibility of the spine and freedom of movement while maintaining control and precision. Dancers discover personal range of movement and explore composition and choreography through improvisation and creative exercises. Jazz, similar to modern dance, uses technique set to contemporary music.

Tap emphasizes footwork and the expression of rhythm through sound. Students train for control and agility of the feet while using the upper body to help express style.

Parent & Tot is for ages 2-4 and a caregiver. Activities promote movement, strength, flexibility, musicality, balance, confidence, creativity, and fun! Please note that this class is offered only periodically. Call the studio for more information (551-4200).