Ozark Dance Academy is dedicated to building talented, well-rounded dancers by providing professional instruction in a variety of styles such as ballet, tap, contemporary, lyrical, modern, jazz, and creative movement. Though we have choreography workshop and competition teams, we are focused on providing foundational technique in an up-beat environment.
Ballet | Class begins with barre work designed to teach body alignment, turn out, and classical ballet technique. Center exercises without barre will develop strength and coordination.
Ballet Variations | In ballet, a variation is a solo. The class will study in depth nuances and technique for classical ballet solos to contemporary ballet technique. Center exercised without the barre develop strength and coordination.
Creative Movement | Instruction is designed to gently introduce children to the dynamics of music and dance through rhythmic movement exercises.
Contemporary | This movement is a more involved, expressive style, of dance, combining technique and other elements from various styles including jazz, lyrical, and modern.
Hip Hop | Locking, poppin' and breakin' classes begin with a warm-up then class will progress with hip hop combinations.
Jazz | This style forms a link between the beat of the street and dance for musical drama.
Lyrical | A cross between ballet technique and jazz quality, with emphasis on grace and precision in leaps, jumps, and turns.
Leaps and Turns | A mandatory class for the competition team. As the name implies, the emphasis is on execution, elevation, and completion of leaps. The turn section will focus on approach, balance, position and finishing turns.
Modern | A theatrical dance that draws on several styles as well as improvisation.
Movement & More | This class provides a disciplined, yet fun environment for toddlers, focusing on basic movement, balance, and an introduction to music. Movement & More does not partake in the annual spring performance; however, parents are invited to a studio showing for this class.
Pre-Pointe/Pointe | Participation upon permission. Must be attending two ballet classes per week and be at least 10 years old.
Tap | This class is an up-beat environment geared toward exploring and creating rhythm.
Choreography Workshop & Competition Team | Designed to prepare dancers age nine and up with additional performance and creative opportunities. As studio ambassadors, the Choreography Workshop dancers will occasionally perform at selected events representing Ozark Dance Academy for educational and community outreach. The Competition Team will prepare to attend two or more dance competition events where they will represent Ozark Dance Academy by performing in ensemble dances. Availability for the events and the ability to travel is required.
Dancers must be enrolled in two dance classes per week; one must be Ballet. Class is held Saturday, 1:00 pm. Additional monthly fee incurred as well as the purchase of costume(s) and competition fees.
*Additional monthly fee is incurred.
Modesty is a a policy. Legs and midriff must be covered. No blue jeans or jewelry. Hair must be pulled securely out of the face.
Ballet/ Ballet Variations/ Leaps and Turns/ Creative Movement
Classical style leotard, tights (black, pink, or tan), and pink ballet shoes. Please no tutus, puffs, or ruffles.
Leotard, camisole or T-shirt, and jazz pants, tights, or leggings and tennis shoes. Please ask your instructor about shoe style preference.
Leotard, camisole or T-shirt, and jazz pants, tights, or leggings. Please ask your instructor about shoe style preference.
Leotard and tights, jazz pants or leggings. Please ask your instructor about shoe style preference.
Leotard, tights or jazz pants, no shoes.
Leotard, camisole or T-shirt, tights, shorts, jazz pants or leggings, black split sole tap shoes.