Missoula

Studio M

Studio M Classes 20-21

Dance. Excel. Perform.

Tots

45min

2-3yrs

This class is an energetic, creative movement program designed for our youngest dancers. They will dance, stretch, sing & love all 40 minutes. The use of props and developmental movement games will instill rhythm, musicality and turn taking. Dancers taking this class must be potty-trained. Parents/Guardians must remain on premises throughout class.

Dancers can wear any clothing that allows comfortable movement while covering the midriff & bottom. Ballet shoes with leather soles are required.

Littles

45min

4-6yrs

Littles will learn core ballet vocabulary. Movement foundations such as stage directions, technique and alignment, choreography and life skills will also be implemented. This 40-minute class fully encompasses turn taking, listening skills, movement, and fun.

Dancers can wear any clothing that allows comfortable movement while covering the midriff & bottom. Ballet shoes with leather soles & tap shoes are required.

Combo

1hr

6-10yrs

Our Combo classes are a great way for any young dancer to find their favorite dance style. We combine Ballet, Jazz, and Hip Hop each week to expose children to various movement styles. Ballet provides structure and overall body awareness, while Jazz and Hip Hop allow for more freedom of expression.

Dancers can wear any clothing that allows comfortable movement while covering the midriff & bottom. Ballet shoes with leather soles or Jazz shoes are required.

Ballet 1

1hr

7-11yrs

Ballet is the foundation for all styles of dance. Dancers will learn basic technique and vocabulary, body alignment, and appropriate feet and arm positions. Students will enhance their skills by completing barre and center combinations, as well as progressions across the floor. The level 1 class is designed for beginner level dancers ages 7-11yrs.

Dancers need to be in a plum colored leotard with pink tights. Black skirts may be worn over leotard. Pink ballet shoes are required. Hair must be pulled back in a bun off the neck.

Ballet 2/3

1.5hrs

12+

Ballet is the foundation for all styles of dance. Dancers will learn basic technique and vocabulary, body alignment, and appropriate feet and arm positions. Students will enhance their skills by completing barre and center combinations, as well as progressions across the floor. The level 2/3 class is designed for intermediate level dancers. Enrollment will be decided at the discretion of the Director and/or teacher.

This class must be taken 2 times per week.

Dancers need to be in a teal colored leotard with pink tights. Black skirts may be worn over leotard. Pink ballet shoes are required. Hair must be pulled back in a bun off the neck.

Ballet 4

1.5hrs

By Level

Ballet is the foundation for all styles of dance. Dancers will learn basic technique and vocabulary, body alignment, and appropriate feet and arm positions. Students will enhance their skills by completing barre and center combinations, as well as progressions across the floor. The level 4 class is designed for advanced level dancers. Enrollment will be decided at the discretion of the Director and/or teacher.

This class must be taken 2 times per week.

Dancers need to be in a black colored leotard with pink tights. Black skirts may be worn over leotard. Pink ballet shoes are required. Hair must be pulled back in a bun off the neck.

Pointe

45min

By Level

Pointe class is for the most advanced Ballet dancers. This class will teach strength and proper form as well as technique. Dancers must be evaluated by a physical therapist before taking this class. The Pointe class is designed for advanced level dancers only. Enrollment will be decided at the discretion of the Director and/or teacher. Dancer must be enrolled in Ballet 4 to be eligible for enrollment in the Pointe class.

Dancers need to be in a black colored leotard with pink tights. Black skirts may be worn over leotard. Pink ballet shoes are required. Hair must be pulled back in a bun off the neck.

Jazz 1

1hr

7-11yrs

Jazz classes build on the basic technique that is taught in the Combo class. Dancers will warm up, stretch, condition, work on progressions across the floor and choreography. The level 1 class is designed for beginner level dancers age 7-11yrs.

Dancers can wear any clothing that allows comfortable movement while covering the midriff & bottom. Jazz shoes are required. Hair must be pulled back.

Jazz 2/3

1hr

12+

Jazz classes build on the basic technique that is taught in the Combo class. Dancers will warmup, stretch, condition, work on progressions across the floor and choreography. The level 3/4 class is designed for intermediate/advanced level dancers. Enrollment will be decided at the discretion of the Director and/or teacher.

Jazz 4

1.5hrs

By Level

Jazz classes build on the basic technique that is taught in the Combo class. Dancers will warm up, stretch, condition, work on progressions across the floor and choreography. The level 4 class is designed for advanced level dancers. Enrollment will be decided at the discretion of the Director and/or teacher.

Dancers can wear any clothing that allows comfortable movement while covering the midriff & bottom. Jazz shoes are required. Hair must be pulled back.

Contemporary

1hr

11yrs+

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines many other dance genres. This class is designed to facilitate a connection between the dancer, the music & emotional expression. The Contemporary class is designed for all levels of dancers. Dancer must be enrolled in a Ballet class to be eligible for enrollment in the Contemporary class.

Dancers can wear any clothing that allows comfortable movement while covering the midriff & bottom. Toe paws or bare feet are required. Hair must be pulled back.

Tap 1

1hr

7yrs+

Tap classes teach basic to advanced terminology, technique & choreography. Students will work on various rhythms, traditional timesteps, progressions across the floor & contemporary tap tricks. The level 1 class is designed for beginner level dancers age 7-11yrs.

Dancers can wear any clothing that allows comfortable movement while covering the midriff & bottom. Tap shoes are required. Hair must be pulled back.

Tap 2/3

1hr

12yrs+

Tap classes teach basic to advanced terminology, technique & choreography. Students will work on various rhythms, traditional timesteps, progressions across the floor & contemporary tap tricks. The level 2/3 class is designed for intermediate level dancers. Enrollment will be decided at the discretion of the Director and/or teacher.

Dancers can wear any clothing that allows comfortable movement while covering the midriff & bottom. Tap shoes are required. Hair must be pulled back.

Tap 4

1hr

By Level

Tap classes teach basic to advanced terminology, technique & choreography. Students will work on various rhythms, traditional timesteps, progressions across the floor & contemporary tap tricks. The level 4 class is designed for advanced level dancers. Enrollment will be decided at the discretion of the Director and/or teacher.

Dancers can wear any clothing that allows comfortable movement while covering the midriff & bottom. Tap shoes are required. Hair must be pulled back.

Hip Hop 1

1hr

7-11yrs

Hip Hop is a high energy, fast paced class that teaches contemporary dance movement. Students will learn the newest dance moves to current, appropriate music. Everything from old school Hip Hop moves to basic Break Dancing will be explored. The level 1 class is designed for beginner level dancers age 7-11yrs.

Dancers can wear any clothing that allows comfortable movement while covering the midriff & bottom. Hip Hop sneakers are required. Hair must be pulled back.

Hip Hop 2/3

1hr

By Level

Hip Hop is a high energy, fast paced class that teaches contemporary dance movement. Students will learn the newest dance moves to current, appropriate music. Everything from old school Hip Hop moves to basic Break Dancing will be explored. The level 2/3 class is designed for intermediate level dancers. Enrollment will be decided at the discretion of the Director and/or teacher.

Dancers can wear any clothing that allows comfortable movement while covering the midriff & bottom. Hip Hop sneakers are required. Hair must be pulled back.

Hip Hop 4

1hr

By Level

Hip Hop is a high energy, fast paced class that teaches contemporary dance movement. Students will learn the newest dance moves to current, appropriate music. Everything from old school Hip Hop moves to basic Break Dancing will be explored. The level 4 class is designed for advanced level dancers. Enrollment will be decided at the discretion of the Director and/or teacher.

Dancers can wear any clothing that allows comfortable movement while covering the midriff & bottom. Hip Hop sneakers are required. Hair must be pulled back.

Private Lessons

30min/1hr

10yrs+

Private Lessons are designed for the serious dancer that wants personalized instruction in any genre of dance, acting or voice. They can be arranged for 30min or 55min lessons. Private Lessons can be purchased as a package of 4 – if time permits – or arranged as a weekly lesson. Choreography fee may apply.

Dancers can wear any clothing that allows comfortable movement while covering the midriff & bottom. Required shoes are dependent upon the style of dance. Hair must be pulled back.

Triple Threat

1hr

10yrs+

Triple Threat is a musical theatre class that focuses on Broadway style dance and performance genres. Acting and voice lessons will rotate among movement lessons. Students will learn choreography and music from past and present Broadway musicals.

Dancers can wear any clothing that allows comfortable movement while covering the midriff & bottom. Required shoes are dependent upon the style of dance. Hair must be pulled back.

Performance Company

1.5-2hrs (as needed)

10yrs+

Performance Company will provide focused dancers with an opportunity to perform around the community. Dancers will meet on Fridays to learn and perfect choreography in preparation for various events – Griz games, parades, fairs & other events. Dancers must be enrolled in Ballet & Triple Threat. Voice and Acting lessons are strongly recommended. Company fee TBD. Enrollment will be decided at the discretion of the Director.

Dancers can wear any clothing that allows comfortable movement while covering the midriff & bottom. Required shoes are dependent upon the style of dance. Hair must be pulled back.

Competition Company

1.5-2hrs (as needed)

By Level

Competition Company will provide the most focused and advanced dancers with an opportunity to compete at local, regional & national levels. Dancers will meet on Tuesdays to learn and perfect choreography in preparation for various competitions & events. Performance Company membership is mandatory. Dancers must be enrolled in Ballet, Jazz, Tap & Triple Threat. Contemporary, Hip Hop, Voice and Acting lessons are strongly recommended. Company fee TBD. Enrollment will be decided at the discretion of the Director.

Dancers can wear any clothing that allows comfortable movement while covering the midriff & bottom. Required shoes are dependent upon the style of dance. Hair must be pulled back.