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WHY DANCE?
Dance develops the individual physically, artistically, intellectually, emotionally and socially. While having fun, dance students join an artistic family where they develop enduring friendships and nurture a passion for the arts.

 
 

 

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Class Descriptions

BALLET:

ShowStars Ballet class offers a classical dance form that provides strong technical training for all dance forms.  The one hour intermediate and advanced classes consist of barre, center floor, leaps, turns and across the floor progressions.  Ballet classes are offered for beginner through advanced.  Pointe and Pre Pointe classes are offered with teacher’s approval.

Pointe Classes are by teacher recommendation only.  They must be at least 12 years old and have prior ballet training.  The teacher will decide upon the students that are strong enough for pointe and offer them a spot in a Pointe class at the beginning of the season.

Jazz:

ShowStars Jazz class provides a fresh approach to Jazz training.  We use today’s fun and exciting popular music as we teach proper Jazz technique and terminology.  We also offer a combined Jazz/Hip Hop Class for today’s Hip Hop style using tasteful, screened music.

Lyrical:

A technical yet tender style of dance that combines Jazz and Ballet to express feelings and emotions while telling a story through dance.  ShowStars Lyrical class contains both contemporary and modern techniques.

 

TAP:

A true American art form Tap has made a popular come back in today’s studios.  We offer tap classes for ages 3 & up in various levels.  We teach rhythm and coordination skills to today’s upbeat and popular music while focusing on proper tap technique.

 

Musical Theatre:

This training is incorporated into all our classes to help provide the student with a positive stage experience. We teach self- expression, and dance technique together to build a child’s self confidence.

COMBO CLASSES: INCLUDES BALLET TAP & JAZZ

This program is specially designed to provide children with a strong foundation in dance and movement. It teaches the young dancer the basic elements of movement and dance; space and how we relate to it, both as an individual and as a member of a group. We teach basic locomotor movements, beat and time, ballet positions, tap, jazz and tumbling. Physical and Intellectual concepts are  taught in this class, along with creative expression and using their own imagination. These concepts help the young dancer to gain the self confidence to work in a more structured classroom environment.

Through participation in these combo classes students also learn correct ballet positions and how to pronounce and identify each step, the basics of classroom manners and behavior, which remain the same throughout their dancing years. These concepts include learning how to take turns, follow another dancer or lead the way, while having a positive attitude.

As a former Elementary Education teacher, Julie Brooks/Owner, knows that training young children in the concepts of movement, sequencing and patterning, lays a strong foundation for the later development of reading, mathematics, and other educational skills. At the age of 4 most of our students are placed in a Beginner Combo Class which replaces creative movement skills with more Ballet and Jazz technique. Our combo classes include: ballet, tap, jazz, tumbling, gymnastics and baton twirling. This program is geared toward the early childhood and beginner student taught in a nurturing environment making dance a fun experience. It provides the younger dancer and beginner with a strong foundation in dance.

 

COMPETITION DANCE & ACRO TEAMS:  2015 Regional & National Dance Champions

                 

COMPETITIVE DANCE TEAMS:

For the more serious dancer we have 4 levels of competitive dance teams.  This class is by audition only.  Each team is selected according to skill level and age.  We participate in 5 to 6 regional dance competitions and Nationals. Requirements for audition are according to age with a minimum of 2 years Jazz or Ballet.

ALL STAR COMPETITIVE CHEER TEAMS: Grand National All Star Champions since 2010

This All-Star Cheer program is by try-out only. Clinics and try-out camps are held each Spring for the next cheer season.  A private try-out can be scheduled for those that did not make the clinic or have recently moved to the area. Our coaches are degreed, certified UCA cheer Instructors with college level cheer experience with the University of TN, Mississippi State and The University of Memphis.  This staff has produced National Champions for schools and All -Star programs through the Mid-South.  For more information on our Competitive All- Star Program please contact the studio.  Follow our progress on our Newsletter Page.

   

* ASK ABOUT OUR NEW PREP PROGRAM FOR CHEER & DANCE

Tumbling: 

3,000 foot  "Toe touch" room includes  40' "tumble trac"™.

The class combines floor skills used in gymnastics and Cheer.  We focus on backbends, rolls, walkovers, cartwheels, round offs, back handsprings, aerial tricks and stunts.  Classes are available for beginner through advance level.

Gymnastics:

This class is geared toward the beginner to intermediate gymnast. ShowStars offers High and low Balance Beam, Uneven Bars, Tumble Trac, Acro Aerial Hoop  and Spring Board. These classes will provide a solid foundation for the aspiring gymnast. They will learn proper technique on all apparatuses which will also include spring board preparation for vault.

CheerNastics:

The class combines Cheer and Gymnastics to give the student a broader variety of Cheer by learning gymnastic skills, along with proper technique. This program teaches Chants, Pom, Dance, Stunting, and tumbling. This class offers the young student all the proper skills and correct technique used in Cheerleading, to further their interest in the sport.

"NEW" On Schedule - BEGINNER Dance & Tumbling Replaces  Creative Movement

The student will learn a series of beginner level dance and tumbling  to prepare them for  a full hour of dance, gymnastics cheer or tumbling. This is designed for Pre-school level to 4 yrs old and those that have just turned 3 before December of the school year.

Pageant Modeling & Voice:

This class is taught as a private lesson for the student that is interested in becoming involved in local and state pageants. Julie Brooks is a former pageant winner and certified through John Casablanca Modeling School in pageant, runway modeling, stage presentation and interviewing skills which are needed for the Miss Tipton County Scholarship pageant and other local and State level Pageants. We have coached several winners of Miss Tipton County and Miss Collierville.

PRIVATE LESSONS:

ShowStars only offers Private lessons in Dance & Tumbling for enrolled monthly students.  For more information please contact the office.


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Policies 

“To Be A Dancer You Should Dress Like A Dancer.”

Dress Code:

Dance is a discipline. Having a dress code promotes unity and professionalism in the studio. All students are given the same choices, therefore, allowing minimal “competition” in the classroom. No Jeans and t-shirts are allowed in the classroom. We do not allow Tummies to show, baggy clothing or clothing with inappropriate wording. Street clothes are not allowed to be worn to class. Hair must be pulled away from the face and off the shoulders in every class. No jewelry or chewing gum is allowed.  No food or drinks are allowed in the studio. A water cooler is provided for the dancers use. Sports bras are recommended for older dancers. The sports bra should be Hot Pink, Zebra print or Black Only! No shirts or sweaters can be worn over the required leotard.

The dress code is very basic, styles and colors. Please make sure that your child has the appropriate apparel and shoes to participate in their class.  No t-shirts or tops can be worn over a leotard. No street clothes or shoes are allowed on the dance floor for class!

  • Girls (Ages 3-6),  Black or Pink solid Leotard, Pink tights. (Conversion tights are recommended). Dance skirts, dance shorts. Pants are not allowed. No long Jazz pants!
  • Girls (Ages 7 & up), Black leotard ONLY! Pink, Conversion Tights. Ballet skirts, black dance shorts.  No pants or long Jazz pants! 
  • Boys (all ages), should wear black sweat pants or black knee length shorts. Jazz shoes are required for Dance or Black High Tops for Hip Hop Jazz. Tennis shoes for tumbling. Shirts should be form fitting. No Jeans, No baggy or loose clothing is allowed! No Hats, head wraps , no words printed on the back side of shorts, pants or capris, or on any clothing item will be allowed on the dance floor!

*ALL PRE POINTE, POINTE BALLET & LYRICAL CLASSES MUST HAVE HAIR IN A BUN!

Pointe and Pre-Pointe classes have an all black dress code with Theatrical Pink conversion tights, black sports bra, black dance shorts or black ballet skirt.

Shoes are a very important part of dance. SHOES MUST BE BROUGHT TO THE STUDIO TO CHANGE OUT OF YOUR STREET SHOES.  DO NOT WEAR YOUR DANCE OR CHEER SHOES OUTSIDE OF THE STUDIO.  NO STREET SHOES ARE ALLOWED ON THE DANCE  OR TUMBLING FLOORS!  All dancers  and cheerleaders must wear the appropriate dance shoe for the class of instruction. Label all shoes with both first and last name.

Ballet - Pink Leather Ballet Shoe split sole or full sole. No slippers!
Pointe – This is a special order shoe per Instructor only.
 Purchased at Cordova Dancewear

Lyrical – Split Sole Pink Leather or canvas  Ballet Shoe, Lyrical shoe or foot thongs.
Jazz –  Ages 7 & Up, Tan Jazz Boots. COMBO CLASSES WILL NOT REQUIRE JAZZ SHOES.
Tap – Black Tap Shoes can be tie or hook. (ages 3-8)   TAN TAP BOOTS FOR ALL THURSDAY PRE POINTE/JAZZ/TAP CLASSES AND COMPANY MEMBERS
Gymnastic – White Gymnastics shoe.
Tumbling – White Gymnastics shoe or all White Tennis Shoe with support. No Street shoes allowed on the floors, bring your shoes to change!
Power Tumbling – All White Tennis Shoe with support. No Street Shoes allowed.

NO SHOES CAN BE WORN FROM THE OUTSIDE ON THE WOOD FLOORS TUMBLING FLOORS.  ALL SHOES FOR CLASSES "MUST" BE BROUGHT TO CLASS AND THEY MUST CHANGE INTO THOSE SHOES PRIOR TO CLASS AND CHANGE BACK INTO STREET SHOES TO LEAVE!  THIS IS A REQUIREMENT FOR ALL CLASSES INCLUDING THE  CHEER & TUMBLING PROGRAM!

MONDAY
3:40 - 4:30Gymnastics Age 6-9 ROOM 4
3:40 - 4:30Gymnastics Age 3-5 ROOM 3
4:40 - 5:30Ballet, Tap & Jazz Age 3-5 ROOM 4
4:40 - 5:30Ballet, Tap & Jazz Age 6-9 ROOM 3
5:40 - 6:30Hip Hop & Tumble Age 9-12 ROOM 4
5:40 - 6:30Hip Hop & Tumble Age 4-8 ROOM 3
6:40 - 8:00All Star Cheer/Pom/Tumble Age 7-up ROOM 4
6:40 - 7:30Prep Cheer Age 4-8 ROOM 3
7:40 - 8:45Teen/Senior Lyrical Age 11-up ROOM 3
TUESDAY
8:30 - 9:20Dance (All Styles) Age 3-8 ROOM 3
9:30 - 10:20Gymnastics Age 3-8 ROOM 4
10:30 - 11:20Dance (All Styles) Age 9-up ROOM 3
11:30 - 12:20Gymnastics Age 9-up ROOM 4
3:30 - 4:45Mini/Junior Lyrical Age 5-10 ROOM 3
3:30 - 4:20Prep Dance Team Age 5-up ROOM 3
4:45 - 5:30Mini/Junior Tap Age 5-10 ROOM 3
5:30 - 6:30Mini/Junior Dance Team Age 5-10 ROOM 4
5:30 - 6:45Teen/Senior Tap Age 11-up ROOM 3
6:45 - 8:45Teen/Senior Dance Team Age 11-up ROOM 3
WEDNESDAY
3:30 - 4:20Cheernastics Age 8-up ROOM 4
3:30 - 4:20Dance & Tumble Age 3-6 ROOM 3
4:30 - 5:20Gymnastics Age 3-6 ROOM 3
4:30 - 5:20Gymnastics Age 7-10 ROOM 4
5:30 - 6:20Prep Acro Age 5-up ROOM 3/4
5:30 - 7:00All-Star Cheer/Pom/Tumble Age 7-up ROOM 3/4
6:40 - 8:00Acro 2/3 Age 11-up ROOM 3/4
THURSDAY
3:30 - 5:20All Acro Teams (Line) 5-up ROOM 4
5:30 - 6:20Power Tumble Age 7-up ROOM 4
5:30 - 6:20Ballet I Age 5-9 ROOM 3
6:30 - 7:20Gymnastics Age 5-up ROOM 4
6:30 - 7:20Ballet II Age 9-up ROOM 3
7:30 - 8:20Ballet III Age 11-up ROOM 3
7:30 - 8:20Jazz Age 11-up ROOM 4
8:20 - 8:50Pointe* TR* ROOM 3

TUITION COSTS- 1 class=$60  2 classes=$80  3 classes=$110  4 classes=$140

5 classes=$170  unlimited classes=$200 prep dance,cheer,& acro = $75

 *Some gymnastics or tumbling classes are 45 min. in length to 1 hour for combo dance classes that include Tap, Jazz, and Ballet.

                                           Tuition is due Monthly by the 5th

Tuition:

Tuition is on a monthly basis with an average of 4 one hour classes per month. We do not pro-rate classes for absences  or weather closings of any kind. All tuition payments are due by the 5th of each month and will incur a $20.00 late fee if submitted after the 5th. The late fees will be added to your account and must be included in your next payment. NO EXCEPTIONS!  For your convenience payment envelopes are located on the counter in the lobby. These envelopes are clearly marked for each month, class day and time. Please include your child's first and last name. We also  take Credit Card and Debit payments; all returned checks will incur a $35.00 return check fee and must be paid in cash. If we receive more than two returned checks from you during the year you will not be able to pay tuition with a check, only cash or debit payments will be accepted. We also do automatic drafts for monthly tuitition.  Please ask Mrs. Patty for a form to sign up.  Please help us to help keep tuition costs down by submitting your payments on time.

Drop or Withdrawal Policy:  A thirty day paid written notice is required to drop or withdraw from a class.  This notice must be in writing using the forms located on the lobby counter prior to the last month of attendance. You are responsible for tuition up to the last day of enrollment.

All monies paid are non-refundable. 

*Costume recital fees will be collected by October  15. Each costume is $70 per class taken. A credit card must be on file for taking multiply classes. 

Inclement weather:  If the studio is closed due to inclement weather, cancellations will be posted on the studio website, local television channels and on the voicemail by 2:00 pm

If at any time you need to discuss your account you will need to contact our Studio Manager, Mrs. Patty. Our teaching staff does not get involved with tuition payments and therefore cannot answer questions or concerns about your account.  If your payment envelopes include all information needed it will help to make proper  identification  for your payments.

Policy:

Learning to dance is not just a matter of having a qualified teacher, but having an environment that is focused on dance education. In a professional school environment students can not be distracted by ringing phones, siblings, other parents and loud conversations. Parents may view their children from the camera monitors located in our lobby.  We do not allow parents, family and friends in to observe the classes during regular class times. It is very important that instructors have each child’s attention during class time. We ask that all children are dropped off by a parent in the lobby. Please make sure that you NEVER leave your child alone in the lobby. We will open the door on the half hour to change classes and then you may leave the building until class is over. We do not dismiss any child without a parent coming in to pick them up. Please do not park outs


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