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 to shag. 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.​

**Registration opens early for current 7DC families. Please check your email for your password to register for classes!**

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. 

 

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. 

 

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


BEGINNING BALLET
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.

INTERMEDIATE BALLET
This class is the next step up from Beginning Ballet 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 (ballet skirt optional), pink split-sole ballet shoes.

ADVANCED BALLET
Increasing the difficulty from Intermediate to Advanced, we push our Advanced Ballet 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 (ballet skirt optional), pink split-sole ballet shoes.


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.

ELITE BALLET
This is the highest level of ballet 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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JAZZ

BEGINNING JAZZ
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.

 

INTERMEDIATE JAZZ
This class is the next step up from Beginning Jazz 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.

 

ADVANCED JAZZ
Increasing the difficulty from Intermediate to Advanced, we push our Advanced Jazz 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.

 

ELITE JAZZ
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

 

BEGINNING CONTEMPORARY
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.

INTERMEDIATE CONTEMPORARY
This class is the next step up from Beginning Jazz 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.

ADVANCED CONTEMPORARY
Increasing the difficulty from Intermediate to Advanced, we push our Advanced Contemporary 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. 

ELITE CONTEMPORARY
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

 

BEGINNING TAP
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.

INTERMEDIATE TAP
This class is the next step up from Beginning Tap 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.

 

ADVANCED TAP
Increasing the difficulty from Intermediate to Advanced, we push our Advanced Tap 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. 


CLOG

 

BEGINNING CLOG
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.

 

INTERMEDIATE CLOG
This class is the next step up from Beginning Clog 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.


ADVANCED CLOG
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

 

BEGINNING HIP-HOP
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.

 

INTERMEDIATE HIP-HOP
This class is the next step up from Beginning Hip-Hop 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.

 

ADVANCED HIP-HOP
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

 

BEGINNING, INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED CLASSES
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

 

TINY TUMBLERS, TUMBLE I & TUMBLE II
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 classes will not perform in the 7DC dance recital.

 

Below are required skills students must have prior to registering for Tumble I and Tumble II classes.

 

Tumble I registration requirements:

  • Forward roll to standing

  • Headstand

  • Donkey kicks

Tumble II registration requirements:

  • Cartwheel

  • Round-off

  • One-handed cartwheel

  • Running round-off

  • Back bend

  • Bridge kick-over

  • Handstand

 

Class placement may also be determined based on the instructor’s evaluation of the student.


COMPANY CLASSES


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

  • COMPANY TECHNIQUE (Company Tiers 1-3)

  • COMPANY CHOREOGRAPHY (Company Tiers 1-3)

  • STRETCH & CONDITIONING (Company Tiers 2 & 3)

  • LEAPS & TURNS (Company Tiers 2 & 3)


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!

 

  • CAROLINA SHAG - Beginning/Intermediate & Advanced classes. Drop-in option available. Contact instructor June directly to register at 919-545-1757 or june.keicher@gmail.com.

  • ADULT TAP

  • ADULT BALLET/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 and Tumbling students are required to have specific skills to be placed in intermediate and advanced classes. See requirements listed above.

 

All advanced- and elite-level classes, as well as intermediate and advanced Acro and Tumbling classes, require a unique password to register. This is for our students' safety. Please contact the studio for instructor approval and to receive specific registration instructions. 

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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