Class and Level Descriptions
We offer students aged 2 ½ – adult exceptional and varied dance programs in a fun, supportive and safe environment. From our professional instructors to our outstanding dance instruction – XPY provides the right environment and opportunity for dancers to grow. XPY is open to dancers of all levels, from beginners to advanced performers…and everyone in-between. No formal dance training or experience is required to attend, students just need to bring a love of dance and a willingness to learn and
Basic movement and coordination skills are learned. Children will learn directions, gross motor skills, rhythm,
flexibility, body awareness, and timing. Dancers will also be introduced to basic Ballet and Jazz terminology at age appropriate levels.
(ages 2 ½ – 8) Students are exposed to simple movements and terminology with an emphasis on spatial directions and reference and coordination. Dancers are taught the basics of Ballet and Jazz. Staff will assess all new students to determine their skill level for placement
This level is used as a transition level from lower school to middle school. These students have mastered or on their way to mastering the required terminology and technique for Lower School (must have 3 years of previous dance training or take a placement test)
Technique at the beginning level is taught through vigorous movement classes that focus on rhythm, songs, and culture as well as dance choreographies that are traditionally performed for rites of passage, courtship, and other cultural occasions. The class emphasizes community building and individual potential.
Elite Performers Program
Our Jr. Elites are working on the skills necessary to become effective performers.
The Jr. Elite Performers Track is designated for students who have demonstrated an enhanced level of skill, enthusiasm, and dedication for the art of dance. Students are trained at a more intense pace and will perform more often to develop their overall performance quality.
These classes are designed with our performance groups in mind, but they are open to anyone who wishes to take their performance quality and dancing to another level.
Jr. Elite classes do not perform in the final production. In order to participate in the final student performance, dancers will need to take General Track Classes.
As part of our Elite Training Track, students are also able to take all General classes with no additional charge. There’s no limit on the number of classes a student may take, however, dancers must meet skill/ age requirements to participate. Private lessons (limited to one 30-minute lesson per session