Classes

General Class Information

The Adair Dance Academy fall 2017 – spring 2018 term has been announced! Fall classes start September 11. Click here for complete schedule details.

We offer a variety of classes for students of all ages at our Camelot and AV Sorenson Community Center studio locations. ADA also offers additional pre-ballet, primary and grade I enrichment opportunities for the young dancer at the following off-site studio locations:

  • St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Omaha – Click here to register
  • MCR (Montessori Children’s Room) – to register call 402-551-1440
  • Kroc Center – to register call 402-905-3520

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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.

Approximate Age Ranges:
Pre-Ballet Ages 3-5
Primary Ages 5-7
Grade I Ages 7-9
Grade II Ages 9-11
Grade III Pre-teen and teens with intermediate skills
Grade IV Pre-teen and teens with intermediate 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.

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 see your teacher to purchase shoes.
  • Adair Dance Academy carries ballet slippers, tap shoes, tights and other dance gear. Please call 402-551-4200 for information.
  • Please purchase tap shoes through Adair Dance and split sole ballet slippers at Adair Dance or 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/Contemporary 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! Bare feet and comfortable attire. Call the studio for more information (402-551-4200).

Musical Theater is danced based on Broadway-style musical choreography.

Conditioning stretching and strengthening techniques based on pilates, Vagonova barre method, and more to fortify dancer’s technical skills.

Adult classes, ballet and tap geared for the busy adult schedule, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced student. Drop in fees allow you to come as you are able. Casual workout attire with ballet or tap shoes is all that is required.