Abernethy Performing Arts
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Creative Movement and/or Tumble Bugs(ages 2-4)
This 30 minute class is perfect for a young child looking for ways to express their energy though dance in a creative, nurturing environment.
 Class Description 
This 45 minute class is designed to introduce the ideas and movement specific to ballet. Students begin to apply basic ballet technique in a fun, creative atmosphere.
Pre -Ballet (ages 3-4)
Beginning Ballet Levels 1 – 4 (ages 8-12)
These class levels vary in length from 60 to 90 minutes. At age 8, we start our curriculum program which is an 8 level system design to progress a student from the beginning stages of dance training to pre-professional levels and beyond. Pointe work begins in level 4.

Intermediate Ballet Levels 5 & 6 (ages 13+)
These level classes are 1.5 hours long and continue our curriculum program. Pointe work is taught on a regular basis and advancement in technique and artistry are developed.

Advance Ballet Levels 7 & 8 (ages 15+)
These two levels in our curriculum indicate advance ballet technique and artistry, placement at these levels are strict.

Pre-Pointe & Pointe (ages 11+)
Pointe classes are 30 minutes long and continue our training in ballet. Dancers must commit to a minimum of 3 technique classes a week and pass a pointe examination before allowed to dance on pointe.

Boys Ballet (ages 8+)

Scholarship program for boys who want to learn how to dance and build strength and coordination. Email or call for details.

tiny tots
Musical Theater/Jazz/Hip Hop/Tap
​Jazz/Contemporary (ages 11+)
This 60 minute class fuses jazz and contemporary dance. It introduces movements found in modern, post-modern, jazz, lyrical, and contemporary styles of dance. "So you think you can dance"? Try this classes and you'll learn how!

Hip Hop (ages 11+)
High energy hip hop

Jazz/Hip Hop ages 8+ & (Hip Hopsters 5-7) 
Get funky with us. A great class for students that love to free-style and learn all about Hip Hop and it's different styles.

Beg. Musical Theatre (ages 7-12)
This 60 minute class if fun, fun, fun! If your child loves to sing, dance, and act this class is ready made. Students learn the basic skills needed to perform in musicals.

Int. Musical Theatre (ages 11-13)
This 90 minute class continues the training from our beginning musical theatre class by challenging the student to push their comfort zones.

Beg. Tap 1 & 2 (ages 7+)
These 60 minute classes are great for beginning students. Anyone who loves music and enjoys making a little noise will like these classes.

Other classes and programs:

Senior Fitness ages 50+ 

Yoga (all ages)

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This 60 minute class continues the ideas of Pre ballet with advancement in skill and execution. At the end of this level, students will have gained all the basic techniques needed to progress into our Beginning Ballet Program.
Basic Ballet (ages 5-7)