Class Descriptions

We're excited to tell you a little bit about our amazing classes at 7DC. You will find class descriptions for everything from ballet to hip-hop to acro. We also provide some suggestions on how to place your dancer in specific classes. If you have questions at any time, just get in touch and we can discuss what's best.​

Each class, unless otherwise specified, will perform at the end of the year in our 7DC dance recital. The classes that do not have a recital dance include Ballet II and up, Leaps & Turns, and Company Choreography.

COMBINATION CLASSES

MOMMY & ME (AGES 2-3)
This class is perfect for toddlers who love spinning and dancing at home. Mommies and daddies accompany their little ones to class, to dance, play and move together. This is a great way to spend time with your child, create healthy exercise habits and explore the possibilities of dance.

BALLET/TAP COMBO I (AGES 3-4)
Your little dancer can experience making music with their feet. We start the class with 30 minutes of tap and then have the dancers change shoes to continue with ballet. They will learn different beginning tap and ballet techniques. This class will perform a tap dance and a ballet dance (2 dances) at the end of the year in our 7DC dance recital. Students must wear the following: Leotard and tights (skirt or tight shorts optional), tan buckle tap shoes and pink ballet shoes. Male students must wear the following: Black tights or shorts, white or black T-shirt, black ballet shoes, black socks if needed.

 

BALLET/TAP COMBO II (AGES 5-6)
This class is the second level of combo classes that 7DC offers. This class will expand on the tap and ballet techniques taught in Ballet/Tap Combo I. This class will also begin with 30 minutes of tap and end with 30 minutes of ballet. Ballet/Tap Combo II will prepare them for the next level of beginning tap or ballet classes, which are separate classes. This class will perform a tap dance and a ballet dance (2 dances) at the end of the year in our 7DC dance recital. Students must wear the following: Leotard and tights (skirt or tight shorts optional), tan buckle tap shoes and pink ballet shoes. Male students must wear the following: Black tights or shorts, white or black T-shirt, black ballet shoes, black socks if needed.

 

JAZZ/HIP-HOP COMBO CLASS (AGES 5-6)
This class explores the different styles of jazz, from classical, theatrical, funky and everything in between. This class will also learn the basics of hip-hop and the art of attitude. This is a very upbeat, high-intensity dance class for those that are a little bit sassier. This class will perform a jazz/hip-hop dance at the end of the year in our 7DC dance recital. Students must wear the following: Leotard and tights (jazz pants or tight shorts optional), tan slip-on jazz shoes, sneakers. Recital sneaker will be specified later in the year.

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BALLET

With the exception of combo classes and Ballet I, ballet classes will not perform in the 7DC dance recital. We will offer students the option of participating in a recital dance, with an additional choreography fee and separate rehearsal schedule specifically for those who opt in to participate.


BALLET I
This class introduces the technique of ballet and discipline. Ballet is the core class that will improve all other dance forms and is strongly recommended. This class will start out working on the fundamentals of ballet barre exercises and transition into center floor and across the floor. They will focus on core, balance, turn and strengthening exercises that will increase their strength and technique for their other classes. This class will perform at the end of the year in our 7DC dance recital. Students must wear the following: Leotard and tights (ballet skirt optional), pink split-sole ballet shoes. Male students must wear the following: Black tights or shorts, white or black T-shirt, black ballet shoes, black socks if needed.

BALLET II
This class is the next step up from Ballet I in terms of difficulty. They will continue to work on basic steps and technique while expanding into more challenging steps and combinations. Students must wear the following: Leotard and tights (ballet skirt optional), pink split-sole ballet shoes. Male students must wear the following: Black tights or shorts, white or black T-shirt, black ballet shoes, black socks if needed.

BALLET III
Increasing the difficulty from Ballet II to III, we push our Ballet III dancers to the next level and so they can become the best dancer and performer they can be. Students must wear the following: Leotard and tights (ballet skirt optional), pink split-sole ballet shoes. Male students must wear the following: Black tights or shorts, white or black T-shirt, black ballet shoes, black socks if needed.

 

BALLET IV & V

These are the highest levels of ballet we offer. The instructor will evaluate interested students to determine if their skills and technique will meet the demands of these classes.

POINTE (AGES 14 & UP)

Dancers will be introduced to pointe shoes. They will learn about foot care and how to tie, sew and wear pointe shoes. They will be taught proper technique on pointe shoes along with how to strengthen their entire body. Pointe is only for dancers who have been in Advanced Ballet for a minimum of one year. Please let us know if you have questions regarding pointe. Students must wear the following: Leotard and tights (ballet skirt optional), pointe shoes with correct pads and fittings. Male students must wear the following: Black tights or shorts, white or black T-shirt, black ballet shoes, black socks if needed.

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JAZZ

JAZZ I
This class introduces the technique of jazz in all of its forms, from theatrical to pop to classical and more. This class will touch on all styles and focus on building strength and endurance that dancers need to perform. This class will perform at the end of the year in our 7DC dance recital. Students must wear the following: Leotard and tights (jazz pants or tight shorts optional), tan slip-on jazz shoes.

 

JAZZ II
This class is the next step up from Jazz I in terms of difficulty. They will continue to work on basic steps and technique while expanding into more challenging steps and combinations. This class will perform at the end of the year in our 7DC dance recital. Students must wear the following: Leotard and tights (jazz pants or tight shorts optional), tan slip-on jazz shoes.

 

JAZZ III
Increasing the difficulty from Jazz II to III, we push our Jazz III dancers to the next level and so they can become the best dancer and performer they can be. This class will perform at the end of the year in our 7DC dance recital. Students must wear the following: Leotard and tights (jazz pants, tight shorts, bikers, sports bra optional), tan slip-on jazz shoes.

 

JAZZ IV
This is the highest level of jazz we offer. The instructor will evaluate interested students to determine if their skills and technique will meet the demands of this class.

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CONTEMPORARY

 

CONTEMPORARY I
This class introduces the technique of contemporary, lyrical and improvisation. We will challenge dancers’ movement quality, timing and expression, encouraging them to explore these facets on different levels. This class will perform a contemporary/lyrical piece at the end of the year in our 7DC dance recital. Students must wear the following: Leotard and tights (jazz pants, leggings or tight shorts optional), bare feet unless otherwise specified by teacher.

CONTEMPORARY II
This class is the next step up from Contemporary I in terms of difficulty. They will continue to work on basic steps and technique while expanding into more challenging steps and combinations. This class will perform at the end of the year in our 7DC dance recital. Students must wear the following: Leotard and tights (jazz pants, leggings or tight shorts optional), bare feet unless otherwise specified by teacher.

CONTEMPORARY III
Increasing the difficulty from Contemporary II to III, we push our Contemporary III dancers to the next level and so they can become the best dancer and performer they can be. This class will perform at the end of the year in our 7DC dance recital. Students must wear the following: Leotard and tights (jazz pants, tight shorts, bikers, sports bra optional), bare feet. 

CONTEMPORARY IV
This is the highest level of contemporary we offer. The instructor will evaluate interested students to determine if their skills and technique will meet the demands of this class.

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TAP

 

TAP I
This is an introductory class into the tap world and its different styles. Students will learn the various fundamentals that are so important to becoming a well-rounded tapper. They will learn how to use the different parts of their shoes to make different sounds. This class will perform at the end of the year in our 7DC dance recital. Students must wear the following: Form-fitting clothing (nothing baggy or falling off the body), tan buckle tap shoes.

TAP II
This class is the next step up from Tap I in terms of difficulty. They will continue to work on basic steps and technique while expanding into more challenging steps and combinations. This class will perform at the end of the year in our 7DC dance recital. Students must wear the following: Form-fitting clothing (nothing baggy or falling off the body), black lace-up tap shoes.

 

TAP III
Increasing the difficulty from Tap II to III, we push our Tap III dancers to the next level and so they can become the best dancer and performer they can be. This class will perform at the end of the year in our 7DC dance recital. Students must wear the following: Form-fitting clothing (nothing baggy or falling off the body), black lace-up tap shoes. 

TAP IV

This is the highest level of tap we offer. The instructor will evaluate interested students to determine if their skills and technique will meet the demands of this class.


CLOG

 

CLOG I
In this class, students will learn the fundamentals of clogging basics, concentrating on rhythm and timing. We will also introduce drag/slide. This class will perform at the end of the year in our 7DC dance recital. Students must wear the following: Shorts or leggings (something they can easily move in), snug/fitted shirt, black clogging shoes with buck taps.

 

CLOG II
This class is the next step up from Clog I and includes more intricate rhythms and footwork, including the basics of buck clogging. This class will perform at the end of the year in our 7DC dance recital. Students must wear the following: Shorts or leggings (something they can easily move in), snug/fitted shirt, black split-sole clogging shoes with buck taps.


CLOG III
This is the highest level of clogging we offer and includes even more intricate rhythms and footwork, including buck and Canadian clogging. This class will perform at the end of the year in our 7DC dance recital. Students must wear the following: Shorts or leggings (something they can easily move in), snug/fitted shirt, black split-sole clogging shoes with buck taps.

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HIP-HOP

 

HIP-HOP I
In this high-energy class, students will combine the art of attitude with street-inspired dance and funky jazz. This class will perform at the end of the year in our 7DC dance recital. Students must wear the following: Leotard and tights (jazz pants or tight shorts optional), sneakers. Recital sneaker will be specified later in the year.

 

HIP-HOP II
This class is the next step up from Hip-Hop I and includes more challenging combinations. This class will perform at the end of the year in our 7DC dance recital. Students must wear the following: Leotard and tights (jazz pants or tight shorts optional), sneakers. Recital sneaker will be specified later in the year.

 

HIP-HOP III
This is the highest level of hip-hop we offer and focuses on building challenging combinations, footwork and athleticism. This class will perform at the end of the year in our 7DC dance recital. Students must wear the following: Leotard and tights (jazz pants or tight shorts optional), sneakers. Recital sneaker will be specified later in the year.


ACRO

 

ACRO I-III
Acrobatics is a combination of balance, agility and motor coordination. It involves flexibility through movement. Depending on your child’s level, they will learn a variety of skills, from cartwheels and backbends to aerials and back handsprings and much more. Class placement may be determined based on the instructor’s evaluation of the student.


TUMBLING


Tumbling marries flexibility with athleticism and power. Tumbling involves combinations of flips, jumps, rolls, somersaults and handsprings. Students will learn how to safely tumble, while building strength and stamina, to execute powerful, athletic moves across the stage.

Tumbling will be offered the last Friday of each month on a drop-in basis. 


COMPANY CLASSES


The following are classes included in 7DC Dance Company pricing and open to non-company students, as well. These classes will not perform in the 7DC dance recital. These classes are intended to supplement and enhance what dancers learn in other classes.

  • COMPANY CHOREOGRAPHY

  • LEAPS & TURNS


ADULT CLASSES

We offer a variety of adult classes to appeal to dancers of all styles. Looking to have some fun, meet some friends and burn a few calories? Looking to reacquaint yourself with the dance you grew up doing? We have fun options for you!

  • ADULT TAP

  • ADULT CONTEMPORARY

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ABOUT PLACEMENTS


Unless otherwise stated, 7DC recommends beginning classes for ages 6 and up; intermediate classes for ages 10 and up; and advanced classes ages 13 and up.

 

Acro students are required to have specific skills to be placed in intermediate and advanced classes. See requirements listed above.

NOTE: THE AGES POSTED ARE ONLY SUGGESTIONS. STUDENT PLACEMENT CAN CHANGE BASED ON THE INSTRUCTOR’S EVALUATION OF A DANCER. 

 

Please feel free to contact 7DC to discuss the appropriate level for your dancer.

TESTIMONIALS

"Jenna and the company at 7 Dance Centre instilled a love of dance in our four-year-old daughter during her first year of classes, while at the same time teaching her a great deal about the fundamentals of tap and ballet. When we asked her if she wanted to take dance another year, we received an enthusiastic, 'YES!'"

Mary Tiger

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