Dance Classes

Nardi Dance Studios offers many different types of dance and programs for all ages. For information and class descriptions see below.  For easy access to your class times click on the links below.

OPENINGS FOR PRIVATE LESSONS ARE NOT ON THE SCHEDULE PLEASE CALL TO INQUIRE AND MAKE A REQUEST FOR A SPECIFIC TEACHER


 

PROGRAM CHOICES 2020-2021

Pre-Dance I 
(ages 3-K)

Combo Pre-Dance IIA
(ages 4-6)

A beginner dance class consisting of basic Ballet, Tap & Floor tumbling. Children perform both Ballet & Tap in the annual performance in June. Level II Classes have 1 year of previous training.

Combo Pre-Dance IIB
(ages 4-6)

A beginner dance class consisting of basic Ballet, Tap & Floor tumbling. Children perform both Ballet & Tap in the annual performance in June. Level II Classes have 1 year of previous training.

Combo Level III
(1 1/2 hours)

This is the next level after pre-dance I & II. Students have 2-3 years previous training in Ballet & Tap and are now able to add Jazz to their curriculum. Each subject is 30 minutes long, and the children will learn three choreographed routines for the annual performance.

Children's Beginner Youth Level I
(1 1/2-2 hours) (1st grade and up)

A beginner intro to dance class for the elementary school age child with no previous training. Combination class consists of Ballet, Jazz, and Tap (1 1/4  hour) 

Children's Youth Level II - NOT AVAILABLE THIS YEAR
(1 1/2-2 hours) (2nd grade and up)

Combination class of Ballet, Jazz, and Tap (2 hours). Youth Levels II & III have previous training and are older in age and dance ability.

Combo Level IV

(2 hours)Children may continue to study Ballet, Tap and Jazz as a combination class at increased levels of difficulty and must have four to six years of previous training to be in this level.

Combo Level V
(2 hours) 
Children may continue to study Ballet, Tap and Jazz as a combination class at increased levels of difficulty and must have four to six years of previous training to be in this level.

Teen Intro Beginner
A beginner intro to dance class for teens 11 & Up; no previous training. Combination class consists of Jazz and Hip Hop. (1 hour) 

 

Intermediate Level  I 

Intermediate Level  II

Intermediate Level III 

Intermediate Level IV 

Intermediate Level V 

The above programs are longer and are intended for the serious dance students.Each class becomes a separate program with increased levels of difficulty and children may choose from the following schedule:

  • Classical Ballet - 1 or 1 1/4 hour sessions
  • Rhythm Tap - 45 minutes or 1 hour
  • Jazz - 45 minutes or 1 hour
  • Modern - 1 hour
  • Broadway - 1 hour 
  • Lyrical - 45 minutes or 1 hour
  • Contemporary - 45 mintues or 1 hour
  • Acro- 1 hour

* Pointe is added after 1-2 years of Classical Ballet

Junior Programs

Senior Programs

These intensive training programs have an increased level of difficulty and are intended for the serious & dedicated student. To keep our dancers training and excelling at the same pace all JR/SR dancers are required to take at least THREE technical classes, which does not include tap to stay in this level of dance.

  • Classical Ballet & Pointe - 2 1/2  hours
  • Master Tap Class - 1 hour
  • Jazz - 1 1/2 hours
  • Modern - 1 or 1 1/4 hours
  • Broadway - 1 1/4 or 1 1/2  hours
  • Lyrical - 1 hour
  • Contemporary - 1 hour

Acro Kids

Broadway Kids

Broadway

Hip Hop Kids

Hip Hop

Modern

Lyrical

Contemporary

Pointe (by recommendation)

Acro (by recommendation)

Performance Company (by audition only)

Pixie Ballet

Private & Semi-Private Lessons

Groups of 1 to 6 Dancers

These lessons are 1/2 hr to 45 minutes long and students must be enrolled in a regular weekly class. Please inquire at the main office, openings are not posted on the web site.


DANCE STYLES

Pre-School Dance

Basic ballet and tap movements introduced in a fun manner. Dancers learn rhythm, refine motor skills, and form an educational foundation.

Jazz

Dancers learn a variety of sub-genres under the umbrella term "jazz", including inspirations from poineers such as Fosse, Cole Jackson, Robbins etc. Jazz emphasizes isolations, syncopations, contractions and performance quality. 

Hip-Hop

Focus on presenting hip hop as commercial-style stage dance while keeping true to its social and street origins. Hip Hop emphasizes a competitive nature, isolations, popping, locking, breaking, popular trends and free-style. 

Broadway Kids & Mini Broadway

This class is an add-on program for our youth levels who are training in ballet, tap and jazz.  It focuses on musical theatre education, acting, voice and drama. Students will learn choreography based on original Broadway material that is theatre friendly for younger levels.

Classical Ballet

Classic genre seen in its current form in the 19th century. Characterized by graceful fluid movements through use of specific alignment, positioning and gesture. Dancers perform variations, centre and barre work. 

Pointe*

Advanced branch of ballet only availabe through teacher recommendation and years of ballet training. Dancers must meet strict physical and artistic requirements before condiseration. 

Tap

Style of dance in which musicality is emphasized. Dancers explore cross-rhythms, syncopation, improvisation and call and answer techniques. Studetns will learn original codified choreography and combinations from tap dance pioneers. 

Broadway*

Perfect for the triple -threat dancer: dancing, singing and acting. Performance quality is emphasized along with characterization. Experience the entertaining musical theatre culture former in the United States. 

Modern*

Free expressive movement. Reactionary to ballet and aimed to reject its structure and display. Noted for natural use of breath, floorwork, contract, release, fall and recovery. Dancers study approaces founded by pioneers such as Graham, Horton, Limon, Dunham and Ailey. 

Lyrical*

Marriage of ballet and jazz techniques. Derives inpsiration from the lyrics of the music and uses dance as a narrative medium. Emphasizes emotional connection. 

Contemporary*

Incorporates ballet, modern and jazz movements. Strays from rigidity of other classical dance forms. Defining elements include abstract quality, unpredictability, use of breath, and floorwork. Dancers will learn combinations and explore movement vocabulary through improvisation.

Acro

Marriage of gymnastics and dance. Focuses on flexibility, strength, muscle control. Tricks used in all styles of dance are taught in a safe enviornment. 

Performance Company

Our competitive and performance teams. Dancers take part in a yearly audition for placement. Dancers must meet technical requirements and be enrolled in specific technique classes. Benefits include performance oppurtunities and receivable dance adjudicator critique. 

* Available to extended levels only.

 

 


 

 

Private & Semi-Private Lessons

Groups of 1 to 6 Dancers

These lessons are 1/2 hr to 45 minutes long and students must be enrolled in a regular weekly class. Please inquire at the main office.

 

 


Our dance students will perform in our highly professional production held once a year at the Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University.  This production is presented to help students gain confidence, poise, and educate them in the different styles of dance and music.  Dancing on the stage at the Zoellner Arts Center provides a wonderful performance experience for everyone involved. Many of our students have continued their dance education at various colleges and have gone on to become working professionals. Whether training for a career or just for fun and enjoyment, our students say that these opportunities and experiences are something they will treasure.