Class Descriptions 

Below we have listed all of our class descriptions. Our dance classes start at 18 months and go all the way through to adults. At Positions, we serve the Babylon, NY community and provide age and developmentally appropriate classes to all of our students. We pride ourselves in creating a family friendly environement for our dancers to thrive in. We currently offer ballet, tap, jazz, musical theater, acrobatics, hip hop, contemporary, toddler and preschool classes, along with a mommy and me option. Make sure to take advantage of our FREE trial class by contacting us today! We cannot wait to dance with you! 

 

“Dance With Me” (Mommy & Me): A creative movement class suitable for ages 18-36 months. Perfect for the child who still needs a little more time before separating from the parent or caregiver. Parents or caregivers participate actively in the class as children learn basic dance steps and terminology through songs, stories, and play. This class will build their self-confidence to help them blossom into beautiful ballerinas! 

Petite Ballerina: Children will learn basic ballet movement and terminology through fun songs and the use of props. Activities constantly change to hold onto those short attention spans! Dance will allow your two-year-old to build motor skills, grace, and confidence. Student must already be 2.  

Ballet/Tap Combo: Suitable for ages 3-5. Introduces the basic steps of ballet and tap. Combination class is approximately 25 minutes of tap and 25 minutes of ballet, allowing some time to change shoes.  

Ballet/Tap/Jazz Combo: Suitable for ages 5-7. Introduces the basic steps of ballet, tap, and jazz. Shoes for all 3 disciplines are REQUIRED. Each class will either focus on all 3 OR 2 will be focused on according to the instructor’s discretion on a rotating basis. 

Ballet/Lyrical Combo: Suitable for ages 6-9. Continues student’s study of ballet while introducing lyrical, an expressive form of dance. 

Hip Hop/Tumbling Tots: Suitable for ages 3-4. Hip Hop is a street style of dance performed to hip hop music. This class will also involve some tumbling. 

Hip Hop/Acro Combo: Suitable for ages 5-11. Hip Hop is a street style of dance performed to hip hop music. This class will also involve some tumbling. 

Ballet: Positions offers 5 levels of classical ballet, pointe, Ballet Enrichment, and a Teen ballet class for the beginning teen student. Classes focus on ballet technique, proper body alignment, terminology, and musicality.

Jazz: Jazz class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, Street and Contemporary to help develop a well rounded dancer.

Modern: Modern is an expressive form of dance based on the philosophies of Graham, Horton, Hawkins, Brown, and Limon. Classes are designed to encourage a strong foundation in this dance form with an emphasis on individual expression. 

Contemporary/Lyrical: An expressive form of dance performed to contemporary/jazz music. This class may combine the techniques of modern dance, ballet, and jazz.

Broadway Bound Theater: Our acting troupe founded by Miss Jillian in 2014. Students learn acting and singing techniques while preparing for a holiday production and spring musical.

Broadway Jazz/Musical Theater: Founded on jazz technique with a focus on Broadway performances and genres. Classes integrate dancing, singing, and acting.

Acro: Suitable for ages 9-12. Encourages coordination, spatial awareness, and fine and gross motor skills. Students will increase their strength and flexibility and learn a variety of tumbling and gymnastics skills. 

Ballet Enrichment: Program developed for students who have an additional interest in ballet with an emphasis on performance, dance appreciation, and talent enhancement. Entry into class is by teacher recommendation and audition only. 

Dance Abilities: This class offered is for students with Down Syndrome, Autism and other developmental disabilities. The program is a great way for children with special needs to get involved in an extracurricular activity while improving motor skills, confidence, and socialization. Dance can also be a unique and effective way to reach students with special needs because it is nonverbal. This class will allow students to gain balance between the two halves of the body, express emotion, and gain muscle control. Through simple patterns, sequencing, and repetition, students will learn the basics of movement, rhythm, and jazz dance. Some creative movement and yoga are incorporated into class, too.