Students start out with soft shoes. Soft shoe dances include reel, light jig, slip jig and single jig. As children master these dances they are introduced to hard shoe. Soft shoes are black leather pumps which are laced up.
Hard shoes are similar to tap but with a fiberglass tip. Hard shoe dances include treble jig, hornpipe and "set" dances.
Our school is a team-oriented School. We offer team classes to all students who are at the Novice level of dancing. Students are are chosen by the teachers to compete at Regional, National and International level. It is an honor and an achievement to be part of a team.
We also offer adult classes at our Scotch Plains location. It is a fun way to keep fit. Our adults also compete at competitions although this is not a requirement.
On occasion, we invite fitness instructor Angela Mohan to run fitness class at the studio. Angela is amazing and has really transformed many of our dancers. Angela works on fitness, flexibility and stamina. Angela also works individually with students.
We also have Certified Yoga Instructor Patty Borzner hold Yoga classes by the session. Patty also offers private group and individual lessons.
School Dress Code
Students must abide by the following dress code:
Loose-fitting shorts - either cotton or Nylon – no sweatpants, jeans, cut-offs etc.
T-Shirt – no sleeveless tops/tanks, halterS, midriffs etc.
T-Shirts should not contain words that may be offensive or inappropriate
Socks must be worn with shoes and proper dance shoes MUST also be worn.
No child will be allowed dance in socks should they forget their shoes
Hair should be tied back and the fringe/bang clipped out of your face