Dance

Individual Classes

The Studio Dance offers professional instruction to dancers of all ages and skill levels.

From ballet to hip hop and high kick to lyrical - our offerings include a full range of class and competition opportunities to help each dancer reach their full potential.

Let's Dance!

The Studio Dance Leap

Not sure what level is best? Below are loose guidelines to help guide your selection of classes. Of course, each dancer is unique, and our instructors are available to offer suggestions and guidance to ensure each dancer receives the best possible experience.

CLASS TYPES

  • Ages 1.5-3: Creative Movement
  • Ages 3-5: Combo Classes
  • Ages 6-7: Junior Classes
  • Ages 8+: Step 1 - Beginner/Intermediate, Step 2 - Intermediate/Advanced (by placement only)

BEGINNER

Level 1: No experience needed
These dancers have little to no experience with dance or dance terminology. We teach these students from the beginning foundation steps to more advanced skills.

Level 2: Approximately 2 years of training
These dancers have some experience in dance and foundation steps and terms. They have a basic understanding of the discipline and general dance terminology.

INTERMEDIATE

Level 1: Approximately 4 years of training
These dancers have a strong understanding and proficiency in the discipline and general dance terminology. They correctly perform foundational skills and are ready to build to more difficult steps.

Level 2: Approximately 6 years of training
These dancers have a strong understanding and proficiency in the discipline and terminology. They correctly perform foundational skills, are able to perform more difficult skills, and are ready to be challenged more.

ADVANCED

Level 1: Approximately 7 years of training
These dancers have a strong understanding and proficiency in the discipline and terminology. They correctly perform foundational skills, are able to perform more difficult skills, and learn choreography with ease.

Level 2: Approximately 8 years of training
These dancers have the highest level of dance training. They learn and perform choreography with ease and great execution.

*The above are suggested guidelines to help guide your selection of classes; however, please contact us to discuss your dancer specifically and ask questions. We are more than happy to have a conversation about the right fit for your dancer - Info@TheStudioMN.com.

Ballet genre classes begin with pre-ballet and ballet 101 where no experience is required. Previous experience or faculty approval is required for all other levels. Dancers at the level three and above should expect to enroll in two ballet classes per week.

Junior Pre-Ballet: Designed to introduce little dancers to the beautiful art of ballet! This class will enhance dancer’s coordination, balance, and flexibility. They will learn basic ballet positions, steps, and terminology through standing barre work and simple center floor exercises. Simple and fun exercises in creative dance and music exploration will also be incorporated.

101: Designed for adult and teen beginners with no (or very limited) previous ballet experience. This class will cover basic ballet positions, steps, and vocabulary with a focus on the student's awareness of proper posture and body alignment. Standing barre work and center floor exercises will be given to enhance coordination, strength, balance, and flexibility.

Level 1: Dancers will use the barre to develop techniques and important foundational ballet skills. The structure is simple and fun with a goal to build a strong foundation for all future genres of dance.

Level 2/3: Dancers will begin pirouette from 5th preparations while incorporating more leaps and jumps. They will enhance their vocabulary of steps and begin preparation for pointe work.

Level 4/5: Dancers will begin pointe and intermediate ballet level instruction. They will start to add in double pirouettes and battu to their jumps. Each class will include at least 30 minutes of pointe work.

Combination classes are available for dancers 4-8 years of age. These classes are the entry point for all new dancers in this age group and will teach children the beginning fundamentals of ballet, tap, jazz, and tumbling.

Dancers will gain flexibility, basic technique, and self-confidence through repetitive motor skills, coordination, and rhythm practice. They will perform two dances in The Studio's end-of-the-year recital.

Following completion of a combo class, instructors will suggest a direction for future instruction.

Contemporary classes are available for dancers with at least one year of ballet training or concurrent enrollment. Contemporary as a dance style is defined, in part, as a fusion of ballet and jazz, demanding technical skill, musicality, and an expression of emotion. Dancers will need a solid, ballet-based technique, proper placement, and body alignment.

Dance with Me and Creative Movement classes are available for dancers ages 1.5-5 years. Each option is a joyful way for children to explore movement through music and dance. Dancers will work on developing physical skills, channeling energy, and stimulating imagination and creativity.

Dance with Me classes involve parents who will learn the dance and perform on stage with their child. Creative Movement are designed for dancers who are ready to practice and perform independently. 

Hip-hop classes are available for children of all ages. Experience is not required to join the beginner/intermediate class. Dancers will learn this contemporary style of dance which can combine elements of funk, popping, locking, break dancing, and more. Dancers will progress as they build their skills and will be eligible for intermediate/advanced with previous experience or when advanced by faculty.

Jazz classes are available for dancers ages 8+. Experience is not required to join the beginner/intermediate class. Dancers will learn to combine classical ballet and modern dance techniques with contemporary influences. A strong emphasis will be placed on energy, rhythmic accuracy, and style. Dancers will progress as they build their skills and will be eligible for intermediate/advanced with one year of previous experience or when advanced by faculty.

Street jazz classes are available for dancers ages 10+ with at least one year of jazz training, concurrent enrollment, or faculty approval. Dancers will learn to combine jazz dance, hip-hop, and funk. Street jazz dance is a term used to describe dance styles that evolved outside dance studios in everyday spaces such as streets, dance parties, block parties, parks, school yards, raves, and nightclubs.

Lyrical classes are available for dancers ages 8+ with at least one year of ballet training, concurrent enrollment, or faculty approval. Dancers will learn this expressive style of dance incorporating classical ballet technique and interpreting lyrics of music through movement. Dancers will progress as they build their skills and will be eligible for intermediate/advanced with one year of previous experience or when advanced by faculty.

Tap classes are available for dancers ages 6+. Experience is not required to join the level one class. Dancers will learn to use metal taps on the heels and toes of their shoes to find the rhythm and beat in the music but in their body. They will progress as they build their skills and will be eligible for level two with one year of previous experience or when advanced by faculty.

Technique and strengthening classes are available for recreational dancers of all ages who wish to spend more time developing their skills. Dancers will work on isolated technique skills and work on beginning combinations. Dancers will progress as they build their skills and will be eligible for the intermediate/advanced class with one year of previous experience or when advanced by faculty.

Competition Company

The Studio Dance also offers competition opportunities for all genres and levels. From competition prep to high-level competing, we have opportunities for all dancers.

If you love your home studio but they do not have a competition team, we invite you to compete with us.

Let's Dance!

The Studio Dance Competition Company

Competition companies are dance teams that represent dance studios around the world. The Studio’s competition company will participate in regional and national competitions and performances. To prepare for competitions, dancers will participate in intensive practices to perfect group and solo routines.

Dancers will spend their class time advancing their technical skills while promoting teamwork, reaching goals, and continually increasing self-esteem. There are several commitment levels available with The Studio’s competition company including group and solo opportunities.

All students who are selected to join the competition line are required to also be enrolled in general classes for the genre they will compete in. Dancers who are enrolled in classes at another studio without a competition company will be exempt from this rule. Dancers who are currently part of a dance team will also be exempt during the dance team season.

Location: The Studio | 121 West Main Street, Kasson, MN

2024 Schedule:
Monday, June 17 | 12:30-2:30 PM
Tuesday, June 18 | 12:30-2:30 PM
Wednesday, June 19 | 1:00-3:00 PM

Eligibility: Our competition company is designed for dedicated dancers who wish to take their dancing to the next level. Eligible dancers should be team players who are serious, dedicated, and excited to improve their technical skills and reach new goals. Competition lines will be categorized by age and skill level according to the following levels: Petite (Ages 5-6), Mini (Ages 7-9), Junior (Ages 10-12), Teen (Ages 13-14), and Senior (Ages 15-18). Dancers may dance in higher age brackets if their skill level is advanced.

RSVP: Please schedule your tryout via email at info@thestudiomn.com. Upon confirmation, you will receive additional details about the tryout process.

Practice: Regardless of the number of routines, dancers should expect to attend several classes per week. Practice will typically take place twice per week (M & Th) for mini/petite and three times per week (M, T, & Th) for intermediate/advanced. These practices are important to advance each dancer and the team further. A calendar will be developed following tryouts. As the competition dates near, rehearsal dates will be set and will be mandatory for all dancers to attend.

Competitions: The season schedule will be established following the selection of the competition company. Generally speaking, the competition season takes place January through May with state and national competitions to follow.

Intensives & Camps

Registration for summer dance classes is open! We welcome dancers of all ages and skill levels to join us.

Together with our stellar crew of instructors, dancers will hone their skills, increase their confidence, and become a part of our new studio family.

Let's Dance!

The Studio Dance Intensives

Ballet Dancing with My Dollie
Dancers will bring their favorite dollie and spend the morning ballet dancing at The Studio. All participants will have the opportunity to showcase what they learned at the fair on Friday afternoon. 

Date: Tuesday & Thursday, July 16 & 18, 2024
Time: 10:00 - 10:30 AM
Level: Tiny Tots

Jazz Dance PAWty
Dancers will bring their favorite stuffed animal and spend the morning having a Jazz Dance PAWty at The Studio. All participants will have the opportunity to showcase what they learned at the fair on Friday afternoon.

Date: Tuesday & Thursday, July 16 & 18, 2024
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Level: Mini

Glitz & Glam 
Dancers will focus on skills for hip-hop and pom. All participants will have the opportunity to showcase what they learned at the fair on Friday afternoon.

Date: Tuesday & Thursday, July 16 & 18, 2024
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Level: Beginner

Shining Star
Dancers will focus on skills for hip-hop and pom. All participants will have the opportunity to showcase what they learned at the fair on Friday afternoon.

Date: Tuesday & Thursday, July 16 & 18, 2024
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Jazz | Contemporary | Lyrical | Hip Hop | Free Movement
We are lucky to announce we have a jam-packed day of dancing coming your way with a few familiar faces plus some exciting new ones. Lunch will be included. We can't wait to share this exciting day with you.

Date: Saturday, August 24, 2024
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Level: Sessions will be offered for Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced
Instructors: 
Move Dance Collective, Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, 3-Year Member of the MN Timberwolves Dancers, 4-Year Member of the MN Vikings Cheerleaders, International Performer & Instructor with Over 20 Years Experience.

The summer is busy, so our sessions will be short bursts of focused work. We will hold two sessions for each focus area. Classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Session Types

Ballet: Levels 1, 2/3, and 4/5
Stretch/Strength/Condition/Technique: Levels 1, 2/3, and 4/5

2024 Schedule
Session 1: July 8-24
Session 2: August 5-21

  • Ballet - Mondays
    • Level 1 - 4:00-5:10 PM 
    • Level 2/3 - 5:10-6:30 PM 
    • Level 4/5 - 2:30-4:00 PM 
  • Technique & Strength - Wednesdays
    • Level 1 - 4:00-5:15 PM
    • Level 2/3 - 5:15-6:45 PM
    • Level 4/5 - 2:00-4:00 PM