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, families that want to take class together, slightly older students who want a parent’s presence, and special needs students.  In an environment rich with instruments, props and even costumed characters, students explore movement and music by singing, dancing, and playing percussion instruments.  With parents assisting the students, we are able to teach a variety of skill levels appropriate to the individual student.  Students wear comfortable clothes (dancewear optional), tap shoes and sock feet or ballet shoes.  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 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 (bring socks).

Pre-Ballet/Tap

Ages 3-4 and 4-5.  One hour class combines ballet and tap in an environment rich with props, music and simple instruments.  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 (or stretchy play clothes and socks), black tap shoes, pink ballet shoes.  Boys wear sweat pants or other stretch pants or shorts, T-shirt, black tap shoes, black ballet shoes.

Level I Ballet/Tap

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 (or socks), black tap shoes, pink or black ballet shoes.  Boys wear sweat pants or other stretch pants or shorts, any color T-shirt, black tap shoes, black ballet shoes.

Level II Ballet/Tap

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 any color leotards and tights (or socks), black tap shoes, pink ballet shoes.  Boys wear black sweat pants (or other stretch pants or shorts), solid color T-shirt, black tap shoes, black ballet shoes.

Level III Ballet/Tap/Jazz

Ages 7 and up. This one hour forty five minute  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 leotards (preferably black) and any color tights, optional dance skirt or shorts.  Boys wear solid color stretch pants and T-shirt.  All girls will need pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes and skin tone (tan or similar) jazz shoes.  Boys will need black ballet, tap and jazz shoes.

Level IV Ballet/Tap/Jazz/Contemporary

Ages 8 and up. One hour forty five minute block for older, experienced dancers.  Girls wear black leotards and any color tights, optional dance skirt or shorts.  Boys wear solid color stretch pants and T-shirt.  All girls will need pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes and skin tone (tan or similar) jazz shoes.  Boys will need black ballet, tap and jazz shoes.

 

Ages are as of Sept 1, 2019 and are approximate – the student’s maturity level, knowledge base and previous experience are also considered.  It is appropriate for dancers to repeat levels – even if their mind understands the conepts, their body needs practice to master the skills.  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).