Class Descriptions & Attire

We pride ourselves in instilling confidence and individuality in each and every one of our students. To continue our level of professionalism and teach our students appropriate dance etiquette we ask that everyone take part in proper attire.

Music and Movement (age 2)

Join us in this playful class as we engage our youngest students to develop their motor skills, learn to follow direction and exercise their body and mind with the whimsy of song and dance.

2017-18 Session Schedule

Classes are held on Tuesdays from 10:15am - 10:45am & Saturdays from 9:00-9:30am

Spring Session
Tuesday Class - April 10th - May 1st
Saturday Class - April 14th - May 5th

Please stay tuned for upcoming sessions.
Adult accompaniment required. Non-performance recital class

Attire and Shoes (Girls & Boys)

Comfortable clothing suitable for dancing and stretching
Bare feet

Creative Movement (age 3)

Children are introduced to the world of dance in this energetic class. We incorporate core technique and values derived from our Ballet and Jazz program. This imaginative class will seamlessly transition each student to their next level of training.

Attire, Hair and Shoes (Girls)

Leotard and tights (of any color) ballet skirts (if desired)
Pink ballet slippers and clean ponytail

Attire and Shoes (Boys)

Comfortable clothing suitable for dancing and stretching
Black ballet slippers

Kids Ballet/Jazz/Tap (ages 4-8)

One step up from our Creative Movement class, B/J/T gives every student the advantage to experience the three foundations of our school. This class will give each student the background and confidence to transition directly into our core programs.
B/J/T I (4-5 years)
B/J/T II (5-6 years)
B/J/T III (6-7 years)
B/J/T Prep (7-8 years)

Attire, Hair and Shoes (Girls)

Leotard and tights (of any color) ballet skirts (if desired)
Pink ballet slippers, tap shoes (patent leather) and clean ponytail

Attire and Shoes (Boys)

Comfortable clothing suitable for dancing and stretching
Black ballet slippers and tap shoes

Ballet (ages 8 and up)

Beginning during the Italian Renaissance, Ballet is one of the oldest forms of performance dance. It has become a staple in assisting dancers to reach their technical goals in all dance genres. Our ballet program develops our dancers strength and technique along with grace, poise, stage presence and overall passion for this beloved art form.

Attire, Hair and Shoes

Leotard and tights (of any color) ballet skirts or dance shorts (if desired)
Pink ballet slippers and neat bun

Pointe (by invitation only)

Developed to make the dancer appear weightless, pointe shoes extend the body line by allowing them to balance on the tip of their toe rather than on the forced arch. With years of ballet training to develop core strength and proper placement we personally invite our students to enter into this class.

Attire, Hair and Shoes

Leotard and tights (of any color) ballet skirts or dance shorts (if desired)
Pointe shoes and neat bun

Lyrical (advanced levels only)

This advanced class combines the grace of ballet with the rhythm and dynamics of jazz and modern dance. With the appropriate background of our ballet and jazz program students learn to dance with focus and intent. Dancers learn to explore the carefree spirit and release of this sophisticated class.

Attire, Hair and Shoes

Leotard, tights (of any color) with dance shorts or leggings
Bare feet, "Dance Paws" or "FootUndeez" (color: nude) and clean ponytail or bun

Jazz (ages 8 and up)

This dance form comes from a variety of dance styles that incorporates: leaps, turns, jumps, center floor and progressions across the floor. Set to a wide range of music this dance form can be anything from Broadway to Street Funk.

Attire, Hair and Shoes

Leotard or fitted top, tights (of any color) with dance shorts or leggings
Tan tap shoes and clean ponytail or bun

Tap (ages 8 and up)

An American art form where dancers learn coordination, rhythmic variations and tap sequences by creating sounds with their feet. This class is offered in our Kids B/J/T classes where students begin to tap as early as 4 years old and continue into our adult levels.

Attire, Hair and Shoes

Leotard or fitted top, tights (of any color) with dance shorts or leggings
Black tap shoes and clean ponytail or bun

Hip-Hop (ages 6 and up)

Students will build confidence and be encouraged to explore their creativity along with learning strong body placement. With this ever changing style, dancers will use basic body isolations paired with current music and moves. This dance form is what Sherry Martin Dance has been known for!

Attire, Hair and Shoes (Girls)

Comfortable clothes suitable for dancing and stretching
Black and white High Top Converse

Attire, Hair and Shoes (Boys)

Any fitted clothing (tank top/shorts or pants) that is suitable for stretching
All Hip-Hop classes are required to have black and white High Top Converse with ponytail

Competition Team

This class consists of a selected group of dancers chosen each year by Kelly and Yvonne who demonstrate exceptional commitment and a thirst for additional technique and choreography. Depending on the year, a particular genre is selected for the group to perform a dance (outside of their weekly technique classes) at completion along with the June recital.

Mini's Competition Team - Students are selected by Kelly & Yvonne
Sr's Competition Team - By audition only

Attire, Hair and Shoes

Changes according to genre