Classes

Ballet

Ages 5 years and up

St. Augustine Ballet is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 8 level program that combines high-quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. All ballet levels are determined by age first, skill level placements are determined by the director.

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Creative Movement

3 - 5 years

Creative Movement, the very beginning of dance education, teaches young children to better understand themselves and the world around them; inspiring the inner self in conjunction with the physical body. Through imaginative lessons, children will be inspired to move in ways that build balance, rhythm, and reflexes, as well as creativity and art and music appreciation. A cultural experience for the young explored through movement. Students must be potty-trained and able to dress/undress (teacher cannot leave others to help in the restroom).

Jazz

Ages 5 years and up

An intense focus on jazz technique that consists of parallel positioning, isolations, progressions, and staccato movement. This class develops strength, flexibility, and correct body placement knowledge while improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, Street, Commercial and Contemporary to help develop a well-rounded dancer. Jazz classes are fun and energetic and they include such elements as kicks, leaps, turns, and splits.

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Tap

Ages 5 years and up

Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. Students are taught rhythms, timing, and coordination done to various types of music. The class emphasis is on developing proper tap techniques and producing clear tap sounds.

Contemporary

Ages 10 years and up

A mixture of “modern” or current movement and lyrical dance, which requires an understanding of ballet and jazz technique. Movement is set to music that promotes storytelling through lyrics and emotional response. Contemporary dance uses music to evoke emotion and movement. 

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Young Gymnasts
Tumbling (Acro)

Ages 5 years and up

This class is designed to improve a dancer's range of motion, enhance muscle flexibility and increase their level of core muscle strength. No matter what your preferred style of dance is, tumbling can add depth, dimension, height transitions, and demonstrate a dancer’s sense of control in a routine. In many lyrical and contemporary routines, back walkovers, aerial cartwheels, and front aerials are used for creative movement and the overall presentation of choreography.

Musical Theatre

Ages 10 years and up

Theatrical dance expresses a story and emotion such as humor, love, or anger. It's a combination of ballet, tap, and jazz that is typically Broadway-style with Broadway music.  This class trains more than just the basic dance techniques by giving them a foundation in showmanship and stage choreography.

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Conditioning

Ages 12 years and up

Our Conditioning class is designed to build stamina and condition the body for advanced dancing while improving a dancer's range of motion, enhance muscle flexibility and increase their level of core muscle strength. Strength training is important for a dancer's overall ability, strengthening the body’s opposing muscles is vital to avoid injury. Flexibility work is important so that the dancer’s movement seems effortless and light.

Competition Team

Ages 10 years and up

The competition team includes both ballet solo/group competitions and dance team competitions for the 21-22 season. Team rehearsals are required and you must also take a ballet class(es) and a musical theater class. 

Planned ballet competitions for 21-22 Season:
-YAGP: Atlanta January 27-29 
-UBC: Miramar/Ft. Lauderdale February 17-20
-Shake the Ground: April 22-April 24
-UBC Finals: Jacksonville May 27-May 29 (to be determined by placement at the regional competition)

Planned dance competitions for the 21-22 Season:
-Showstoppers: Jacksonville February 25-27
-Shake the Ground: Jacksonville April 22-24
*Showstoppers Nationals: 7/4-7/8 (to be determined by placement at the regional competition)

 

*If interested please see the director. The deadline to audition is Nov. 1st. *

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Flamenco

Ages 12 years and up

Flamenco starts on Oct. 25th! We are so excited to have Jennifer Villalon as an instructor. 

This class will focus on percussive footwork, turns, hand-clapping, intricate hand, arm, and body movements as well as posture, and ultimately choreography that expresses a deeply musical dancer. Our goal is to take the student beyond the steps to incorporate the expression of the music and their own style.

Private Lessons

Ages 10 years and up

See Director for details.

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