Classes

Now enrolling for the 2019-2020 Season!

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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 for info on how to register for the 2019 St. Michael classes taught by Julian Adair.
  • MCR (Montessori Children’s Room) – to register call 402-551-1440
  • Kroc Center – to register call 402-905-3500

General Information

Uniforms: Each dancer will receive with their paid tuition, a color-coded leotard for their level. Lovely colors and additional leotards are available for purchase here.

More classes for our youngest dancers: Pre-Ballet, Primary and Grade 1 dancers, are often very enthusiastic about dance and parents often hear “Is it dance today?!” Young dancers have the option of coming twice or even three times per week. Let us know if your enthusiastic little dancer would like to have more enrichment.

New Classes: Grades II through advanced have stretch and conditioning classes to strengthen and fortify dance technique.

Adult ballet and tap: Adults who have wanted to get into class, or back to class, here is your chance! Casual attire and shoes; punch cards available for the busy adult schedule.

Schedule:
The schedule is subject to change, as the needs of the classes develop. The registration info in this message is as accurate as it stands now. Do know every effort is taken to minimize changes.

Unlimited: Students enrolling as unlimited, Grades 2 and up, must select the classes they plan to attend so there is an accurate count of students in each class. Switching classes week to week is not allowed without permission. Please visit with your instructor or the director about any class changes.

Tuition: Fees include lessons, dance uniform leotard, up to 2 costumes, 2 recital tickets, and a video of the spring recitals. No surprise fees or hidden costs. First installment is due to hold your space in a class. (8 installments total September-April) Each installment is due at the beginning of each calendar month. Late tuition is charged a $10 late fee. Visa is accepted for your convenience.
Register online today!

Tuition installments can be made via the parent portal or via bill pay, credit card, cash, or by check at the studio. Call if you have questions. 402-551-4200

Click here to register for the 2019 St. Michael classes taught by Julian Adair.

Please print the form and mail with payment to Adair Dance Academy, Inc.: 1006 N. 127 Circle, Omaha, NE 68154

Please visit our Policies page for complete tuition information.

Open House: Tour the studio, meet the faculty, pickup dance gear and more!

Tuesday, Aug. 27 - 6-8 p.m. - Camelot Community Center

Wednesday, Aug. 28 - 6-8 p.m. - Camelot Community Center

Thursday, Aug. 29 - 6-8 p.m. - A.V. Sorensen

Grade Levels

Approximate Age Ranges:

Ages 3-5

Description:

A wonderful introduction to ballet with creative movement. This class helps develop balance, coordination, motor skills, introduces ballet movements and vocabulary.​ Option to dance multiple times weekly for dancers who can’t wait for dance just once a week! Bare feet, no shoes required.​​​ For more information on our Pre-Ballet program, click here.

Dance Attire:

Girls: Cerise tank leotard (issued); bare feet or (optional) footless tights.

Boys: 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.
Approximate Age Ranges:

Ages 5-7

Description:

A weekly, one hour class that builds on the foundation of the Pre-ballet classes and introduces tap. As the ballet skills are developing, the dexterity and musicality of tap dancing is helps instill rhythm and agility. ​Option to dance multiple times weekly for dancers who can’t wait for dance just once a week!​​​

Dance Attire:

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

Boys: 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.
Approximate Age Ranges:

Ages 7-9

Description:

Builds on the skills learned in Primary and includes more challenging combinations and new vocabulary in both ballet and tap.​ Longer class and option to dance multiple times weekly for dancers who can’t wait for dance just once a week!​​​

Dance Attire:

Girls: Lavender tank leotard (issued), pink tights, pink ballet slippers, black tap shoes.

Boys: 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.
Approximate Age Ranges:

Ages 9-11

Description:

​In addition to the increased level of ballet technique and tap skills, Grade II dancers will have an introduction to Modern Dance styles. Learning modern dance skills emphasizes strength and flexibility of the spine and freedom of movement while maintaining control of the center. ​Dancers in Grade II are required take a minimum of two ballet plus two additional classes weekly, which is included with the monthly tuition.​​​ Grade II and above dancers are encouraged to take more classes 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.

Dance Attire:

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

Boys: 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.
Approximate Age Ranges:

Pre-teen and teens with intermediate skills

Description:

​Dancers will enjoy the progression of dance technique in ballet, tap modern and have the option of modern pre-pointe, jazz, and musical theater.​ Dancers at this level are required to take a minimum of two ballet and two additional classes per week included in the monthly tuition fee and are encouraged to attend additional.​​

Dance Attire:

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

Boys: 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.
Approximate Age Ranges:

Pre-teen and teens with intermediate skills

Description:

​Grade IV dancers will enjoy the progression of dance technique in all three areas of ballet, tap, modern, Musical Theater class and Repertory Class. ​Grade IV, intermediate, and advanced is where the dancer hones their foundation skills in ballet. Twice per week ballet is now 75-120 minutes for the monthly fee with option of many additional styles. The unlimited fee becomes a great option and includes up to 2 costumes for spring performances.​​​

Dance Attire:

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

Boys: 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.
Approximate Age Ranges:

Teens and older (advanced students)

Description:

Intermediate/Advanced dancers will enjoy the progression of dance technique in all areas of ballet, tap, modern, musical theater, repertory, and jazz. ​The Intermediate/Advanced level is where the dancer hones their foundation skills in ballet. Twice per week ballet is now 75-120 minutes for the monthly fee with option of many additional styles. The unlimited fee becomes a great option and includes up to 2 costumes for spring performances.​​​ Advanced dancers are also allowed the pre-professional class with permission of the instructed.

Dance Attire:

Girls Int: Eggplant leotard (issued), pink tights, pink split-sole ballet slippers, black tap shoes.

Girls Adv: Burgundy leotard (issued), pink tights, pink split-sole ballet slippers, black tap shoes.

Boys: 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.
Description:

Join us for class! Drop in rates for busy adults. No special attire, except ballet slippers and tap shoes, on hand at the studio! 

Dance Attire:

No special attire, except ballet slippers and tap shoes, which are on hand at the studio!

  • No gum.
  • Adair Dance Academy carries ballet slippers, tap shoes, tights and other dance gear. Please call 402-551-4200 for information.

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

Class Descriptions

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.
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.