At Duluth Dance Center, we offer classes for students from the age of pre-school to adult. Students are placed in classes according to age and/or ability at the discretion of the instructor. Our classes are designed to give each student personal attention and a sense of responsibility to the group. In addition to our dance curriculum, we offer performing and competition lines which are open by audition for ages 5 through High School. Dancers may also compete with solos, duets, and trios and must audition or be at a competition level.
|1 hour||Combination-creative movement, tumbling, pre-ballet/tap - One costume||Pre-school|
|1 hour||Combination - tumbling ballet/tap - One costume||Age 5 - older|
|1.5 hours||Combination - ballet/tap intro to jazz/hip hop - Two costumes||Age 7 - older|
|1 hour||Ballet (technique class) - One costume||Age 9 - older|
|1.5 hours||Combination - Tap/jazz/hip hop - Two costumes||Age 9 - older|
|30 Minutes||Pre-pointe/pointe||Age 11 - older|
|1 hour||Ballet Technique/Pointe||Age 11 - older|
Competition & Performing Lines
Competition and performance offer students the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skill as dancers with more intensive practice and focus on dancing as a team. We offer seven different Competition and Performing teams: Diamond, Sapphire, Emeralds, Rubies, Pearls, Gems and Sparkles. Tryouts are mandatory for all of these lines.
Diamond & Sapphire
These lines are required to come to class twice a week for a total of three hours of instruction a week; one hour of Ballet technique and two hours of tap and hip-hop. These lines perform at the local dance shows and many of the Duluth Competitions with one or two out of town competitions.
Emeralds & Rubies
These lines are required to come twice a week for a total of two and a half hours a week. One hour of Ballet technique and one and a half hours of tap and jazz/hip-hop. These lines perform at the local dance shows and many of the Duluth Competitions with one or two out of town competitions.
Pearls, Gems, & Sparkles
These dance lines focus more on performance than competition. Dancers should be at least six years old with two years of experience to try-out. These lines will perform at several local dance shows and participate in at least one local competition. Performing line dancers are required to come twice a week for a total of two and a half hours a week. One hour of Ballet technique and one and a half hours of tap and jazz/hip-hop.
Competition lines have the option to take additional classes in jazz, lyrical, pre-pointe and pointe. Solos are also an option.