Have you ever noticed that children love to dance?
Creativity and self-expression are vital to your child’s well-being, and dancing is a fun way to get your child to be active.

Dancing is the perfect complement to gymnastics. Even though the practices are different, they both share similar characteristics and benefits. Ballet provides the perfect foundation for the sport of gymnastics.

Gravity Dance Class Descriptions

In class children will learn basic positions and vocabulary, explore free movement and creativity as well as work on concepts such as turning, leaping, and jumping.

Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms and will maximize technique and longevity in a career of dance. It provides grace, poise, and technique needed to be proficient in all other areas of dance. Ballet classes will help dancers with posture, flexibility, fitness, balance, self-discipline, and self-confidence.

Ages 3.5 & 4
45 minute class

Dancers will perform various stretches, utilizing props such as balls, bands, towels, and books to increase flexibility and an understanding of how their muscles coordinate to help them dance.  They will spend time at the ballet barre and in the center of the room learning the positions of the arms and feet, as well as, learning basic ballet steps.  Dancers will also be taught to travel from one corner of the room to the next by way of basic turns, jumps, and leaps.  Dancers will act out various stories like in Creative Movement classes and will learn more pantomime.  Dancers will also learn to count music and dance on the correct musical counts.  By the end of the season, they will know the names of several ballet steps and positions and will maintain proper ballet etiquette in class.

Ages: 5 & 6
45 minute class

Level I dancers will begin class with floor stretches specific to developing strength in their feet.  Dancers will then go to the ballet barre and learn basic steps and positions, which will be combined to create simple combinations.  They will be taught about maintaining correct posture, which in ballet, involves everything from the feet up through the top of the head.  After leaving the barre, dancers will continue stretching, working the hamstrings, calves, quadriceps, and back muscles.  They will learn the names of the steps and what they mean in the French language.  Dancers will attempt new jumps and execute them with more repetition.  They will begin learning waltz and character steps, as well as, more complicated turns.  Dancers will have an opportunity to use pantomime and their ballet steps to act out different classical ballet stories.  Class time will also be spent learning basic floor barre skills.  

Ages 7 & older
55 minute class

Dancers will begin class with stretches in the center specific to strengthening the feet.  They will then go to the ballet barre to work on basic technique, as well as, learn more detailed combinations, involving port de bras (use of upper body, head, and arms).  Dancers will be encouraged to count the music and name the steps.  They will begin learning about turnout and correct body placement.  They will expand their repertoire of jumps in simple form at the barre.  Center work will consist of combining three or more steps and dancers will work to improve their turns through spotting and proper use of the arms.  Corner work will combine two or more steps which travel across the floor. 

Ages: 5-12
55 minute class

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres. These genres include jazz, lyrical, and ballet. In contemporary dance, students will strive to perform fluid dance movements  by connecting the mind and body.

Ages: 5-12
55 minute class

Hip hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements. Hip hop dance requires students to have the strength and stamina to successfully perform moves. Therefore class includes upper and lower body conditioning as well as a rigorous warm-up to help prepare students for more intense movements.

Ages: 5-12
55 minute class

Jazz dance combines techniques of classical ballet and modern dance with current forms of popular dance. Classes include warm up, isolations, stretches, across the floor progressions, and choreography combinations. These classes are for dancers who like precision and rhythm, physical challenges, and personal style and expression.

Ballet
Uniform

  • Pink Leotard
  • Pink or White Tights
  • Pink Ballerina Shoes
  • Hair tied up in a bun

Jazz-Contemporary-Hip Hop
Uniform

  • Hair pulled back away from face 
  • A leotard of any kind
  • Either tights or athletic pants are highly recommended (to cover the knee) 

Benefits

Physical Benefits

  • Improved condition of heart and lungs
  • Increased muscular strength, endurance and aerobic fitness
  • Better coordination
  • Better agility
  • Better flexibility
  • Healthy blood pressure
  • Improved overall balance
  • Improved spatial awareness

Other Health Benefits

  • Increased overall physical confidence
  • Improved general and psychological well-being
  • Greater self-confidence
  • Greater self-esteem
  • Greater self-motivation
  • Improved mental dexterity
  • Better social skills

Safety 

Gravity’s number one priority is the safety of students, families, and staff members. Gravity leadership team has designed and implemented safety protocols based on CDC recommendations and state/local guidelines. Below you can review some basic safety guidelines; however, for complete Safety Protocols please click the link below: 

  • Students, staff, and visitors must wear face-masks at all times. 
  • Sanitizing stations have been placed throughout the facility. 
  • Facility and gymnastics equipment are sanitized daily.  
Safety Page

Important Details

We currently offer dance classes Monday-Saturday.  View the entire schedule here: SCHEDULE

Class Pricing

(45 minute class)
1 class per week: $97.82/month
2 classes per week: $146.73/month
3 classes per week: $205.42/month

(55 minute class)
1 class per week: $125.81/month
2 classes per week: $188.72/month
3 classes per week: $264.00/month

Membership: $55 (one child) $75 (family)
Sibling Discount: 10% off 2nd child’s class

Do a dance and gymnastics class combo! The more classes you add the more you save!

In an effort to promote discipline and unity, Gravity requires uniforms for all Dance classes. What constitutes a “Dance Uniform”?

  • Pink Leotard
  • Pink or White Tights
  • Pink Ballerina Shoes
  • Hair tied up in a bun