Ages 2-4 years45 minute classes:
Creative Dance & Tumbling 
Focuses on the beginning fundamentals of dance, including:
rhythm, dance positions, coordination and creativity.
This class meets once a week and encourages students to be
creative, develop social skills and, most importantly, provide
a super fun learning environment.
1st year of dance.
Ages 4-6 years | 30 to 45 minute classes:
Mini Ballet
Focuses on the beginning fundamentals of ballet, including:
dance positions, balance, coordination and flexibility.
2nd + year of dance.
Mini Tap/Jazz
Focuses on the beginning fundamentals of jazz and tap, including
dance positions, musicality, and energy.
2nd + year of dance
Mini Hip Hop
Allows dancers to have a free range of motion.
Focuses on isolation, sharpness and strength.
 
Mini Tumbling
Focuses on the beginning fundamentals of tumbling; 
including flexibility, strength, coordination and beginner
tumbling movement.
Ages 6-9 years | 30 to 60 minute classes:
Beginner Ballet/Jazz
Focuses on the basic fundamentals of ballet and jazz;
dance positions, balance, strength, flexibility and
coordination.
*Required for competition students.
Beginner Tap
Focuses beat, syncopation, posture and rhythm.
*Required for competition students.
Beginner Hip Hop
Allows dancers to have a free range of motion.
Focuses on isolation, sharpness and strength.
Beginner Tumbling
Focuses on the beginning fundamentals of tumbling;
including flexibility, strength, coordination and
beginner tumbling movement. 
Beginner Technique & Flexibility
Focuses strictly on technique and stretching.
Prerequisite: Ballet & Jazz
*Required for competition students.
Ages 10-13 years | 30 to 60 minute classes:
Intermediate Ballet
Focuses on intense ballet technique and allows the build up
of strength for dancers to begin on pointe. Strong focus on
body placement awareness.
*Required for competition students.
Intermediate Jazz
Focuses on technique, rhythm, style, flexibility, stage
presence and quick paced combinations. 
Prerequisite: Ballet
Intermediate Tap
Focuses beat, syncopation, posture and rhythm.
*Required for competition students.
Intermediate Hip Hop
Aimed at a wider aged audience to create a more energetic
atmosphere. Allows dancers to have a free range of motion.
Focuses on isolation, sharpness and strength.
Intermediate Leaps & Turns (also offered for beginners)
Focuses on ways the dancer can build muscle and
coordination to excel in their leaps and turns.
Prerequisite: Ballet & Jazz
Intermediate Lyrical/Contemporary (also offered for beginners)
Lyrical/Contemporary mixes with the worlds of ballet and
jazz, creating a new and exciting story-telling style of dance.
Prerequisite: Ballet & Jazz
Intermediate Tumbling
Focuses on the intermediate to advanced fundamentals
of tumbling; including flexibility, strength, coordination
and advanced tumbling movement. 
Intermediate Technique & Flexibility
Focuses strictly on technique and stretching.
*Required for competition students.
Ages 14+ years | 30 to 60 minute classes:
Advanced Ballet/Pointe
Focuses on intense ballet technique at the barre, in the
center, and across the floor. Strong focus on body placement
awareness. Focuses on more strengthening of the ankles and
feet, and enters center floor exercises and turns.
*Required for competition students.
Advanced Jazz
Focuses on technique, rhythm, style, flexibility, stage
presence and quick paced combinations. 
Prerequisite: Ballet
 
Advanced Tap
Focuses beat, syncopation, posture and rhythm.
*Required for competition students.
Advanced Tumbling
Focuses on the intermediate to advanced fundamentals
of tumbling; including flexibility, strength, coordination
and advanced tumbling movement. 
Advanced Hip Hop
Aimed at a wider aged audience to create a more energetic
atmosphere. Allows dancers to have a free range of motion.
Focuses on isolation, sharpness and strength.
Advanced Leaps & Turns
Focuses on ways the dancer can build muscle and
coordination to excel in their leaps and turns. 
Prerequisite: Ballet & Jazz
Advanced Lyrical/Contemporary
Lyrical/Contemporary mixes with the worlds of ballet
and jazz, creating a new and exciting story-telling style of dance.
Prerequisite: Ballet & Jazz
Advanced Technique & Flexibility
Focuses strictly on technique and stretching.
Prerequisite: Ballet & Jazz
*Required for competition students.

 

Classes

These classes meet once a week and encourage dancers to be creative, develop social skills and a sense of teamwork and, most importantly, provide a super fun learning environment.

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HTDA Fall 2022 Classes begin Monday, September 12th.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

 June 24: Competition Try-Outs

September 13: Classes Begin

October 31st: Happy Trick or Treating! 

November 22-25:  Thanksgiving Break

December 20-30: Winter Break

February 5: Competition Showcase

March 7-10: Picture Week

March 21-24: Spring Break

April 1: Fall 2020 Registration Open

 May 13: HTDA Recital Dress Rehearsal

 May 14: HTDA 4th Annual Dance Recital

 

Friday, May 13th - Arrive at High School @ 4:30pm. Awards 

& Raffle Drawing @ 5:00. Show @ 5:30-7:30

Saturday, May 14th - Arrive at High School @ 12:00pm. 

Recital from 1:00-3:00 & 5:30-7:30.

 

*2022 Competition Dates*

February 18-20: Revolution in Des Moines 

March 4-6: Symposium in Cedar Rapids 

March 18-20: Bravo in Ames

April 22-24-18: NYLA in Fairfield