class descriptions and dress code

At Madison Dance Academy, we serve the Madison & Sun Prairie community and provide age and developmentally appropriate classes to all of our students. Our dance classes accommodate ages 3 to adults.  Below we have listed all of our class descriptions and accompanying dress code(s). 

We pride ourselves in creating a family friendly environment for our dancers to thrive in. We currently offer ballet, ballet/pointe, tap, jazz, acro, hip hop, contemporary/lyrical, toddler and preschool classes (tiny tots classes).  

Not sure in what level your child should be placed?  Send us an email or call us to discuss. 

We cannot wait to dance with you! 

 

Pre-Ballet offers three to four-year old’s opportunity to begin learning about the basics of dance. Fundamentals, dance positions, and techniques are taught while providing a creative and fun atmosphere.

DRESS CODE

Pink tights, leotard – any color, ballet shoes – girls/pink & boys/black

Ballet is the fundamentals of all forms of dance. During ballet class technique, balance and flexibility is practiced. The skills used during ballet class should be exercised is all other genres of dance. It is expected of all ballet dancers to come to class prepared wearing a leotard (skirt is optional) with hair pulled back off their face.

DRESS CODE

Pink or tan tights, leotard – any color, ballet shoes – girls / pink & boys / black, ballet skirts or shorts are acceptable NO BAGGIE CLOTHES!

Pre-Pointe is a class used to strengthen ankles, feet and the core of a dancer in order to allow development for placement in Pointe. Pre-pointe strongly depends on ballet as well as its strong movements and technique. To have placement on pre-pointe it is imperative a dancer have ballet as a prerequisite. Much like ballet, it is expected the dancer wear a leotard (skirt optional) as well as, hair pulled back out of face.

DRESS CODE

Pink or tan tights, leotard – any color, ballet shoes – girls / pink & boys / black, ballet skirts or shorts are acceptable NO BAGGIE CLOTHES!

Pointe is an advanced ballet done with special shoes allowing a dancer to reach their highest relevé to their tips of their toes. Pointe dancing is extremely dependent on the fundamentals of ballet technique and ballet strength therefore ballet in a prerequisite. Pointe class is by teacher placement only once the dancer appears ready.

DRESS CODE

Pink or tan tights, leotard – any color, ballet shoes – girls / pink & boys / black, ballet skirts or shorts are acceptable NO BAGGIE CLOTHES!

Tap is a form of dance in which rhythm, timing, rhythm variations, and musicality is tapped out with the toe or heel by a dancer wearing shoes with hard soles. Dancers will learn increasingly difficult combinations and types of taps.

DRESS CODE

Pink or tan tights, leotard – any color, tap shoes – girls/tan & boys / black, shorts, tank tops or slim-fitting t-shirts are acceptable NO BAGGIE CLOTHES!

Jazz combines technique of classical ballet and modern dance. Jazz has its own movement vocabulary ranging from isolation of a certain body part to the movement of the entire body with the accents of musical rhythms.

DRESS CODE

Pink or tan tights, leotard – any color, sports bra, jazz shoes – girls / tan & boys / black, shorts are acceptable NO BAGGIE CLOTHES!

Lyrical is a merge between ballet and jazz with an emphasis on expression through the lyrics and meaning of the song. Individuality is stressed throughout a lyrical class.

DRESS CODE

Pink or tan tights, leotard – any color, sports bra, jazz shoes – girls / tan & boys / black, shorts are acceptable NO BAGGIE CLOTHES!

Contemporary is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements”

DRESS CODE

Pink or tan tights, leotard – any color, sports bra, jazz shoes – girls / tan & boys / black, shorts are acceptable NO BAGGIE CLOTHES!

Hip Hop is a rigid form of dance developed on the streets from jazz and break dancing. Hip hop focuses on rhythm, beats, and fast movement. Dancers are welcome to come to class with a more laid-back attire; however, no jeans or stiff closing seeing as much movement and flexibility is needed.

DRESS CODE

ANYTHING you can move in! Sweat pants, shorts, t-shirts, tanks, etc. and CLEAN tennis shoes **specific shoes will likely need to be ordered for recital**