Classes

 

 

TOTS | Ballet and Tap (ages 3 – 4)

This fun class is designed to introduce TOTS to the art of dance. This is a creative movement class for toddlers and teaches the basics of dance through music, noises and games. They will learn basic ballet technique, tap skills and perform in our annual showcase at the end of the year.


Kinder Dance | Combo Class: Ballet Tap and Jazz

Designed to build upon the TOTS basic dance class. This class focuses on the basics of dance through music, movement and games. Students will learn a basic ballet, tap and jazz dance that will challenge both their mind and body.


Beginner I, II, III and IV; Intermediate I, II and III; Advanced I, II and III | Combo Class: Ballet Tap and Jazz

Ballet: Classes cover the classic ballet technique and terminology through barre exercises, center floor work, strength and core training. Students will work on flexibility and core strength while focusing on the study of classical ballet. As students progress through each level, the curriculum will become increasingly complex and intricate.

Tap: Designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Exercises focus on developing foot coordination and speed of movement. Classes begin with a foot and leg warm-up, followed by tap combinations and skill training across the floor. Each level of class will focus on challenging tap combinations and skills. As students progress through each level, the curriculum will become increasingly complex and intricate.

Jazz: Classes focus on proper dance technique, style and developing complex rhythm with the body. The core components of this class are ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movements, funk and hip hop. The class starts with an intense warm-up to stretch and loosen up the body, followed by jazz combinations and technique training across the floor. As students progress through each level, the curriculum will become increasingly complex and intricate.


Elite Ballet and Jazz

Ballet: This class covers previous ballet training with advanced barre exercises, center floor work, strength and core training. Students will be further challenged through terminology, flexibility and core strength while focusing of the study of classical ballet. This class will focus on the most advanced level of turning, leaps, upper body strength and technique.

Jazz: This class will focus on building proper dance technique, style and complex rhythm with the body. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz to help develop a well-rounded dancer. The class starts with an intense warm-up and conditioning to stretch and strengthen the body, followed by advanced jazz combinations and technique training across the floor. This level focuses on the most advanced leaps, turns and rhythmic style.  


Pointe | Beginner and Advanced

Beginner and advanced pointe class can be taken in flat or pointe shoes at the instructor’s discretion. All pointe classes are designed for students with previous ballet training and must be taken in combination with their regular ballet class. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work and across-the-floor combinations. These exercises focus on strengthening the feet and ankles while enforcing basic ballet training.


Lyrical | Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced

Lyrical class is designed for students with previous training in ballet. Students will explore contemporary combinations with basic techniques and skills from ballet and jazz. This class emphasizes interpretation of music lyrics while telling a story with movement. As students progress through each level, the curriculum will become increasingly complex and intricate. 


Hip Hop | Beginner, Beginner I, Intermediate, Intermediate II, Advanced and Elite

Hip hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping and locking. As students progress through each level, the curriculum will become increasingly complex and intricate.


Acrobatics | Beginner, Intermediate, Intermediate/Advanced, Elite

Our acro classes will guide your child towards increased flexibility, balance, strength, discipline and concentration. This series of classes will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique, teaching skills such as handstands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers and balance. The more advanced classes will focus on front handsprings, back handsprings, tucks, aerials and partner work. As students progress through each level, the curriculum will become increasingly complex. Your child must have certain skills to progress on to the next level.

 

Competition Program

 

 

Established in 1988, the Summit School of Dance has dominated the competitive dance scene for 29 years.  Our Nationally ranked performing team consists of 9 levels of Jazz, Production, Hip Hop and Acrobatics.  Our program is dedicated to creating an intensive, creative and structured program for our dancers to grow and perform at the highest level.  With summer workshops and mandatory dance classes, we are one of the top competitive dance programs in North Jersey.   Competing and performing all over the Tri-State area, the SSOD competition team has taken home countless awards including “Top Score of the Day” and “Best Choreography” throughout the years.  Just this year the SSOD competition team took home a total of 76 awards with 32 Top Category awards! Bravo to our amazing dancers!

*2017-2018 competition evaluations take place during our summer session. 

 

Summer Dance Camp

Mon – Fri: 9a-11:30a

(7/10, 7/17, 7/24)

Summer dance camp is geared towards younger dancers eager to combine dance training with fun. We cover dance of all kinds including acro, jazz, hip hop, lyrical and more. This will be intertwined with activities ranging from arts and crafts to making up dance routines.

July 10th - cake decorating

July 17th - princess parade

July 24th - late night dance party