Classes

The Studio Star Dance Company

The Star Dance Company is a recreational program open to dancers ages 3 and up. Classes are a combination of tap, jazz, and ballet styles with the focus being on building a strong, well-rounded dance foundation while having fun learning a new talent. Technique, terminology, and routines are learned in each discipline.

Star classes are held once per week through the dance season. Each class will learn and perform three routines at the year-end recital. Class participants are required to have pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes. Class attire should be dance in nature (leotards, tights, skirts, leggings, etc) with hair pulled back off the face. Costume/prop purchases are required for participation in the recital. Classes break down as follows:

  • 45 minutes, once per week $55 per month *see class schedule for available days and times
  • Petite Stars (ages 3-4yrs)
  • Tiny Stars (combined 4-5 yr evening class)
  • All Stars (combine K-2nd grade)
  • 1 hour per week, once per week $65 per month *see class schedule for available days and times
  • Mini Stars (age 5-7 or Kinder/1st grade)
  • Small Stars (age 7-9 or 2nd/3rd grade)
  • Super Stars (ages 9-11 or 4th/5th grade)
  • Nova Stars (ages 11+ and 6th-8th grade)

TSDC Competition Team

The competition dance team works toward performing on stage multiple times throughout the dance season. Dancers spend their class time advancing their technical skills while promoting teamwork, goal reaching, and self esteem. Competitive dance is a great choice for the dancer who loves to dance and is ready for more. The goal of TSDC competition team is to provide a fun and challenging way for kids to take their dancing to the next level. Our competition team will be given opportunities to work hard with guest instructors, master new skills, build strong friendships and be provided a way to excel individually through solos as well as on a dance team.

Our competition team will compete routines in various disciplines that may include lyrical, character, hip hop, jazz, and more. The team will attend a dance convention in the fall and at least two competitions in the spring with the option of more for solos, duos, and small groups. Fusion and Synergy team members attend class two days a week while Eclipse team members attend class three days per week. Class attendance is required and a strong commitment is expected from each dancer. Dancers may not be allowed to perform if classes are missed within 3 weeks of a performance.

Additional costs are incurred with competition team including multiple costumes and shoes, warm up/travel suits, entry fees, choreography fees for solos/duos (optional activity), and travel costs to competitions. Competitions will be in the Seattle, Portland/Vancouver area.

Competition team members vary in age (Fusion ages 6-8, Synergy ages 8-11 and Eclipse 11+) and must be approved by instructors upon expressed interest.

  • Ages: 8 yrs + younger only with instructor approval
  • Classes: 1.5 hours of technique and stretching class
  • 1 hr of choreography (1.5 hrs for ECLIPSE) plus any required additional practices needed to prepare for the competition.
  • **ECLIPSE 1 hour of additional turns and technique 
  • Tuition: Fusion and Synergy Team $90 per month                                              Eclipse Team $110 per month

The Studio Mini, Jr, Teen and Sr Dance Companies

TSDC Dance Companies are recreational classes open to dancers ages 6 and up. Classes will focus on strength, flexibility, technique, and performance skills while incorporating both jazz and lyrical/contemporary styles of dance. Contemporary/Lyrical dance is the fusion of ballet and jazz technique. Expression from inner emotions is a primary factor in choreographing and interpreting this art form. This style of dance interprets music and words, showing the emotion of the contents of the music. Classes are meant to be a fun, safe place to continue growing and learning the art of commercial dance while preparing students to succeed outside of the studio.

Dancers meet once per week through the dance season. Each class will learn two routines an individual company piece as well as participate in a Studio Company production for the year-end recital. Class attire should be dance in nature (tighter fitting, leggings and tops preferred, non-baggy exercise clothing is okay) with hair pulled back off the face. Costume/prop purchases are required for participation in the recital. Classes break down as follows:

  • 1 hr per week, $65 per month
  • TS Mini Company (ages 1st-3rd grade)
  • TS Junior Company (4th-6th grade)
  • TS Teen Company (6th-8th grade)
  • Senior Company (9th grade and up)

The Studio Hip Hop Company

TS Hip Hop Companies are open to dancers starting at age 5. Hip Hop is a loose jazz form sometimes referred to as funk and is often seen in music videos and in dance clubs. At The Studio, instructors work to teach upbeat, high-energy, and rhythmic combinations focusing on body isolations and smooth or sharp movements while allowing each dancer to express themselves as they “feel”.

Dancers meet once per week through the dance season. Each class will learn an individual class routine, varying in style, as well as participate in a Hip Hop company mash-up for the year-end recital. Dancers are required to have clean, non-marking, supportive tennis shoes or dance shoes for class—they should not be your everyday street shoes. Exercise clothing with hair pulled back off the face should be worn to class. Costume/prop purchases are required for participation in the recital. Classes break down as follows:

  • 1 hr per week, $65 per month
  • The Studio Kidz (age 5-7yrs or Kinder-1st grades)
  • TS Tweenz (age 8-10yrs or 2nd-4th grade)
  • TS Juniorz (age 10-12 yrs or 4th-6th grade)
  •  TS Beatz  (age 13+ or by instructor invite)
  • TS Boyz (Only boys age 8+)

TSDC Cheer Company

The Studio Cheer Company is open to cheerleaders age 5 and up. Our cheer program focuses on the fundamentals of cheer and dance in a fun, energetic and safe atmosphere. We strongly encourage being part of a team, making friends and giving your best to learn cheers, dance moves, and team and partner stunts. Currently our cheer program is recreational only—no competitions. NO Tryouts and no cheer or dance experience required – Everyone is welcome!

Squads meet for 1 hr 30 min each week, with 45 minutes spent on cheers/stunts and 45 minutes in a tumbling class. Class attire should consist of good, supportive tennis shoes, shorts or leggings and tighter fitting exercise tops-no baggy t shirts please. Hair needs to be pulled back off the face. Each squad will learn a competition style routine to perform at the year-end recital as well as perform with the tumbling classes. Uniform package purchase is required for recital participation.

  • Mini Cheer (age 5-8 yrs or Kinder-3rd grade) 1 hr 30 min per week, $85 per month
  • Int Cheer (age 9-11 yrs or 4th-5th grade) 1 hr 30 min per week, $85 per month
  • The Squad (age 12+ or 6th grade+ or by instructor invite) 1 hr 30 min per week, $85 per month

TSDC Tumbling

Tumbling classes provide a safe place to learn the basics or work on advancing your skills as each student moves at his/her own pace. The instructor will guide the class towards increased flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline and concentration. This class will focus on fundamental tumbling technique, teaching such skills as forward and back rolls, handstands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, balance tricks, working into power moves such as front and back handsprings and aerial cartwheels all at each student’s individual level of experience. Our focus on each student’s individual level and skill set will help your child gain the basics of tumbling that are necessary for development and growth in dance, cheerleading, and overall fitness.

Classes are held once per week through the dance season and end with a performance in the year-end recital. A tumbling uniform purchase is required for participation in the recital. Class attire should exercise clothing in nature keeping in mind that a lot of time is spent upside down. Leotards or tank tops work perfectly as they are tight fitting and stay down. No shoes on the mats and hair should be pulled back and secured at the base of the neck.

  • Tumble Tots/Tumble and Play (age 2.5-4 yrs) 30 minutes per week, $45 per month
  • 1 hr per week, $65 per month
  • Tumble I (ages 5-8)
  • Tumble II (age 9+ or beg/int level tumblers)
  • Power Tumble (age 10+, inter/adv level tumblers or by instructor invite)
  • Open Tumble-all levels age 5yrs +

TSDC Additional Classes

Adult Ballet, Barre` and Stretching, Tap. or Ballet/Jazz  (ages 16 +)

Our adult classes are the perfect place to start, whether you’re ready for your first ballet class ever or looking for a gentle re-entry to movement. You’ll be guided through the fundamentals of ballet, tap, and jazz technique in a welcoming, lighthearted environment. We laugh and sweat our way through a classical ballet barre, tap sequences, jazz walks, gentle stretching, and build on our progress with movement across the floor. Join us for a dynamic, come-as-you-are classes designed to combine a high-quality technical foundation with the freedom and joy of dance. Adult dance classes can be started at any time. Classes are available during the evenings to fit your schedule. Classes meet 1 hour, once per week with several classes to choose from. Monthly tuition of $45 or drop in rate of $15 per class.

  • Monday ADULT TAP 7:30-8:30pm
  • Tuesday ADULT BALLET and BARRE 7:30-8:30pm
  • Wednesday ADULT BALLET/JAZZ 7:30-8:30pm

Mom and Me Yoga

Mom and me Yoga is a super fun and friendly class. Ages 6-13 yrs welcome. We will incorporate  challenging and strengthening sequences, partner poses, group exercises, core work, breathing techniques, relaxation and meditation. This class will allow you to bond with your child both physically and energetically, leaving you both more calm and connected and ready for the day! Come experience an amazing work out for yourself while giving the gift of fitness and relaxation to your child.

1 hour per week  $45 per month for mom + 1 child, $10 per month each additional child up to 2 children (no additional charge for 3+ children, must be related)  $15 drop in rate, $5 each additional child

  • Saturday 9:30-10:30am