Classes

The following classes are taught at the Pflugerville Recreation Center.

Music & Movement

Ages 2 – 5, our FAMILY PARTICIPATION class! This forty-five minute class is multi-age and perfect for the youngest students, slightly older students who want a parent’s presence, special needs students, and for families that want to take class together. In an environment rich with instruments, props and even costumed characters, students explore movement and music by singing, dancing, and playing simple percussion instruments. With parents assisting the students, we are able to teach appropriate skills to a variety of students. Students wear comfortable clothes (dancewear optional), tap shoes and sock feet or ballet shoes. A few pairs of adult tap shoes are available to borrow, so parents can really join in!

Pre-Ballet/Tap *Short Session*

Ages 3-5.Does your child want dance classes, but you don’t want to commit to the whole school year? Want to offer them the experience of dance class, but not sure if they’re ready? Carnival of the Arts offers short-session dance classes! One hour class combines ballet and tap (with a bit of tumbling), in an environment rich with props, music and even costumed characters. Activities in this fun-filled class teach developmentally appropriate skills, encourage creativity, and help the students develop rhythm and coordination. We will have four short sessions over the course of the school year. The classes change and skills build, just like the regular school year sessions. Students wear black tap shoes and any color ballet shoes. Dancewear encouraged, but not required. Loaner shoes available.

Pre-Ballet/Tap

Ages 3-4 and 4-5. One hour class combines ballet, tap (and a bit of tumbling), in an environment rich with props, music and even costumed characters. Activities in this fun-filled class teach developmentally- and age-appropriate skills, encourage creativity, and help the students develop rhythm and coordination. Girls wear any color leotard and tights, black tap shoes, pink ballet shoes. Boys wear sweat pants or other stretch pants, any color T-shirt, black tap shoes, black ballet shoes.

Ballet/Tap, Level I

Ages 5 – 7. One hour class focuses on ballet and tap, with plenty of fun to keep things exciting. Activities in this class teach real skills, encourage creativity, and help develop rhythm and coordination. Girls wear any color leotard and tights, black tap shoes, pink ballet shoes. Boys wear sweat pants or other stretch pants, any color T-shirt, black tap shoes, black ballet shoes.

Ballet/Tap, Level II

Ages 6 – 8. One hour class for 6 – 7 year olds with previous dance experience, or 8 year olds who are new to dance. We build upon the basics to develop the students’ skills, balance, flexibility and coordination. Girls wear black leotards and any color tights, black tap shoes, pink ballet shoes. Boys wear black sweat pants (or other stretch pants), solid color T-shirt, black tap shoes, black ballet shoes.

Ballet/Tap/Jazz III

Ages 7 and up. This two hour block for those with two or more years previous dance experience (or teacher approval) continues the student’s dance education with progressively more challenging skills and combinations in an engaging class. Girls wear black leotards and any color tights, optional dance skirt or shorts. Boys wear black stretch pants and a solid color T-shirt. All students will need pink (girls) or black (boys) ballet shoes, black tap shoes and black or tan jazz shoes.

Ballet/Tap/Jazz IV

Ages 8 and up. Two hour block for older, experienced dancers. This year, we will build on the student’s ballet and jazz knowledge to explore contemporary dance! Girls wear black leotards and any color tights, optional dance skirt or shorts. Boys wear black stretch pants and a solid color T-shirt. All students will need pink (girls) or black (boys) ballet shoes, black tap shoes and black or tan jazz shoes.

Adult Tap

This high-energy class will bring rhythm to your dancing feet. Previous tap dance experience required. You’ll use the basics and intermediate steps to build increasingly complex rhythms, patterns and steps. One hour class explores eclectic style tap dance and culminates in an optional performance opportunity in spring.

Intermediate Adult Tap

This high-energy class will teach you intermediate moves, then use those to build increasingly complex rhythms, patterns and steps. One hour class explores classic Broadway style tap dance. Previous tap experience strongly suggested.

Ages are as of Sept 1, 2017 and are approximate – the student’s maturity level, knowledge base and previous experience are also considered. If you have questions about placement, text Ms. Ann at (512) 669-5678.

On-line registration via Pflugerville’s ActiveNet site (a convenience fee will be applied) or in-person at the Pflugerville Recreation Center (map).