Class Descriptions

Backbend

ACRO

This class is for students who want to focus on building strength, muscle control, and flexibility, while combining dance with acrobatic movements and technique. ​

  • Female Attire

    • Top: any leotard, tank, dance top, that is form-fitting

    • ​Bottoms: Leggings, cropped pants, or booty shorts

    • Hair: Must be pulled back, off of face, into a ponytail, tight braid, or bun

    • Shoes: Barefoot

  • Gentlemen: Athletic clothing, like basketball shorts and t-shirt, black leather split-sole jazz shoe (no laces)

Zumba Class

ADAPTIVE DANCE

This class is designed for adult students with special needs. It encourages physical movement, social interactions, and mental stimulation. Teachers bring positive energy and upbeat music for a fun time!

  • Clothing: any comfortable clothing that allows for movement

  • Shoes: clean sneakers

Dance Studio

BALLET

Ballet is the foundation to all dance and is highly recommended for all dancers. Students will develop passion and understanding of correct body alignment, balance, grace, discipline, and more, while learning about the classical repertoire.  ​

  • Female Attire

    • Top: any BLACK leotard

    • ​Bottoms: Pink full-length tights. Ballet skirts and sweaters are acceptable

    • Hair: Must be pulled back, off of face into a tight bun

    • Shoes: ​Pink split-sole ballet slippers w/ elastic straps

  • Gentlemen: White shirt, black bottoms, black ballet slippers

Young Ballet Class

CREATIVE MOVEMENT

A great way to introduce a child to the magic of dance! Dancers will be introduced to simple movement exercises and easy ballet terms, while also learning how to be in a room without their caregiver and how to follow basic rules. No dance experience necessary!​

  • Female Attire

    • Top: any color and style of leotard or leotard-dress

    • ​Bottoms: Tights or socks. Skirts and sweaters are acceptable

    • Hair: Must be pulled back, off of face​

    • Shoes: ​Pink leather ballet slippers w/ elastic straps

  • Gentlemen: Anything comfortable (no jeans) and black ballet slippers

Hip Hop Class

HIP HOP

Hip Hop is for those who are captivated by popular music videos and big concert background dance performances. Hip Hop focuses on the dancer’s sense of personal style and creativity, but has it’s roots in jazz, funk, and street dance technique. This is super engaging, high-energy class, focusing on freestyle, isolations, endurance, etc.​

  • Female Attire

    • Top: anything comfortable

    • ​Bottoms: Any shorts or pants that go, at least, to the kneest. No jeans.

    • Hair: Must be pulled back, off of face. Hats can be worn, if they are not played with

    • Shoes: Sneakers that are clean

  • Gentlemen: Any comfortable clothing, but no jeans, sneakers that are clean

Dancer in Studio

JAZZ

A fun, upbeat, and structured dance style. Students will learn and improve on jazz technique and styles. Class will also be focused on facial performace, learning choreography, and musicality.​

  • Female Attire

    • Top: any leotard, tank, dance top, that is form-fitting

    • ​Bottoms: Leggings, cropped pants, or booty shorts

    • Hair: Must be pulled back, off of face, into a ponytail, tight braid, or bun

    • Shoes: Tan leather split-sole jazz shoe (no laces)

  • Gentlemen: Athletic clothing, like basketball shorts and t-shirt, tan leather split-sole jazz shoe (no laces)

LYRICAL/CONTEMPORARY

This is an expressive form of dance, fusing ballet discipline and jazz technique together. There are no limits for choreography, expression, and emotion. The class uses emotion and storytelling from music  and life to develop movement. ​

  • Female Attire

    • Top: any leotard, tank, dance top, that is form-fitting

    • ​Bottoms: Leggings, cropped pants, or booty shorts

    • Hair: Must be pulled back, off of face, into a ponytail, tight braid, or bun

    • Shoes: Foot undies

  • Gentlemen: Athletic clothing, like basketball shorts and t-shirt, barefeet

MUSICAL THEATRE

While mainly focusing on the dance/ movement, this class introduces students to the idea of being a “Triple Threat”; having a solid foundation of dancing, singing, and acting. Students will learn how to develop a character through movement and great performance skills. ​

  • Female Attire

    • Top: any leotard, tank, dance top, that is form-fitting

    • ​Bottoms: Leggings, yoga pants, cropped pants, or booty shorts

    • Hair: Must be pulled back, off of face, into a ponytail, tight braid, or bun

    • Shoes: Tan leather split-sole jazz shoe (no laces)

  • Gentlemen: Athletic clothing, like basketball shorts and t-shirt, black leather split-sole jazz shoe (no laces)

Women Stretching

STRETCH & STRENGTH

This class is a highly recommended additional class for any dancer. Exercises are taught to target muscles that are needed to be strengthened to be a solid dancer. ​

  • Female Attire

    • Top: any leotard, tank, dance top, that is form-fitting

    • ​Bottoms: Leggings, cropped pants, or running shorts

    • Hair: Must be pulled back, off of face, into a ponytail, tight braid, or bun

    • Shoes: Bring tennis shoes, but may go barefeet, at times

  • Gentlemen: Athletic clothing, like basketball shorts and t-shirt, bring tennis shoes, but may go barefeet, at times

Young Ballerinas

TAP/BALLET COMBO

A super fun combination class for young dancers to learn the basics of both tap and ballet, while also learning how to follow basic rules from the instructor. No dance experience necessary!​

  • Female Attire

    • Top: any color and style of leotard or leotard-dress

    • ​Bottoms: Tights. Ballet skirts and sweaters are acceptable

    • Hair: Must be pulled back, off of face​

    • Shoes: ​Black Mary-Jane buckle or velcro tap shoes and pink leather ballet slippers w/ elastic straps

  • Gentlemen: White shirt, black bottoms, black ballet slippers, black NON-split-sole tap shoes with laces

TAP

Tap is great class to take to develop musicality, rhythm, and individual style, all while making music with one’s feet! This class has unique vocabulary, specific to this genre.​

  • Female Attire

    • Top: any top, besides sweatshirts and jackets

    • ​Bottoms: Leggings, yoga pants, or shorts. No jeans.

    • Hair: Must be pulled back, off of face

    • Shoes: ​Black NON-split-sole tap shoes with laces

  • Gentlemen: Anything that’s not too baggy, ​black NON-split-sole tap shoes with laces

Young Ballerinas

TINY TOTS

A great way to introduce a child to the magic of dance! Dancers will be introduced to simple movement exercises and easy ballet terms, while also learning how to be in a room without their caregiver and how to follow basic rules. No dance experience necessary!​

  • Female Attire

    • Top: any color and style of leotard or leotard-dress

    • ​Bottoms: Tights or socks. Skirts and sweaters are acceptable

    • Hair: Must be pulled back, off of face​

    • Shoes: ​Pink leather ballet slippers w/ elastic straps

  • Gentlemen: Anything comfortable (no jeans) and black ballet slippers

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ADDRESS

22500 NE Marketplace Drive, Suite 100. Redmond, WA 98053

PHONE

(425) 549-3434

EMAIL

info@summitdanceco.com

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