Starsteps provides complete dance/gymnastics instruction that matches the desires and aspirations of each student. We emphasize individual dance/gymnastics needs with correct class placement considering ability as well as age. Starsteps builds strong bodies, poise, good character, self confidence and intellectual ability while encouraging high standards, creative exploration, and positive moral values both inside and outside the studio.
STARSTEPS DANCE AND GYMNASTICS PROGRAMS
Dance Instruction Programs (Ages 2 - Adult)
Children’s Program ( age 2-6 )
The Traditional Children’s Program is designed for young children with little to no dance experience. These are child friendly 45 minute classes introducing the fundamentals of dance and early habits. We help students to develop body awareness, rhythm, flexibility, coordination, listening skills, and confidence through pre-ballet, tap, and creative movement exploration.
Traditional Student Program ( age 7-Adult )
The Traditional Student Program is designed for all students 2nd Grade and up, We offer classes in classical ballet, pointe, lyrical, jazz, tap, and hip hop. Each dancer develops skills, has fun, and exhibits personal progress.
Pre-Professional Company ( age 7-18 )
The Pre-Professional Company is designed to develop the serious dancer and expose them to professional dance experiences through study, competition, and performance. Requirements include yearly audition, registration in 3+ classes per week and Technique twice per month, required attendance policy, mandatory competition participation, and numerous community performances.
Classes vary each week and include exposure to all the above classes and intensive flexibility, abdominal strength, turn and jump exercises. Classes are open to all registered students.
Students follow a traditional and creative exploration of a structured ballet syllabus using correct French vocabulary and including exposure to numerous ballet styles. Classes involve barre work, stretching, adagio, pirouettes, and allegro. Ballet training stimulates focus, grace, self control, poise, and technique in correct body placement. Ballet provides a foundation for all forms of dance.
Students wear Pointe Shoes for classes and must have completed 3 or more years of ballet training, have reached an appropriate level of technical ability, be at least 11 years old and developmentally ready. Students must have a commitment to this advanced level of ballet study and must be enrolled in ballet class.
Students learn fun and free form dance that includes exposure to both traditional and contemporary dance styles. Classes involve warm up, stretching, crossing progressions, and combinations taught to a wide variety of classic and popular music. Students are encouraged to take ballet class.
Students wear tap shoes and learn the rhythmic dances and traditional steps of tap. This style emphasizes timing, balance, musicality, and lower body fine motor skills. Ballet training is recommended for all tap students.
Students learn this new style of ballet/jazz portraying expressions and feelings through movement and music in a 45 minute class format. Students need ballet to participate in and balance this component of dance.
Students learn to move outside their comfort zone with this stylized jazz based form of dance that requires athletic strong body movements and isolated body control. The music is loud and the actions are bold.
Students learn to use dance technique from several dance styles to perform Christian praise and worship choreography.
The tumbling/acro classes at Starsteps are designed to help students gain more strength, flexibility and confidence in performing acro tricks. Our goal is to teach our students technically correct tricks that can be integrated seamlessly into a wide variety of choreography including the areas of dance, cheerleading and gymnastics.
Preschool Gymnastics Program (ages 12 months - 5 years old)
This is where babies begin at Starsteps. Bouncing Babies 1 is designed for those age 12months to 18months. Bouncing Babies 2 is for our 18-months to 2year old’s. This is a 45-minute parent and child focused class. Babies will work on stimulating gross motor skill development through the use of obstacle courses and preschool gymnastics equipment
General motor skills are taught in this 45-minute independent class. In this class tots will learn how to follow the directions and work in a group setting. These tots will experience thrilling moments in the gym from rolling on the mats to playing fun parachute games with their friends. Tots will also experience gymnastics apparatuses in the form of obstacle courses, where tots are encouraged to climb crawl walk and jump from station to station.
Four Year Flippers
This is the last class in our preschool gymnastics program. This class is 45 minutes and will consist of a fun group warm up and focus on learning through repetition. In this class students will learn how to roll on the floor, balance on the beam, swing on the bars and jump on the trampoline. This class will also present skill progressions as well as skill stations, and combinations. The four-year flippers will really shine in this class.
Gymnastics Developmental Program Class Descriptions (Ages 5 years old - Adult)
Introduction to Gymnastics - Ages 5-8 years
This class is the next step for students that have completed the Starsteps Gymnastics Preschool Program or children interested in gymnastics with no previous experience. In this class students will be introduced to all Olympic events, including vault, bars, beam and floor. In addition to the apparatus’s students will use the trampoline, tumble track, foam pit and other specialized gymnastics equipment. Our objectives for your child is to learn proper gymnastics skills in a safe manner, and increase strength, flexibility, coordination, and fitness levels.
Beginner 1 Gymnastics - Ages 6-11
This class follows the introduction to gymnastics class. To enter this class the student must be able to do a cartwheel independently and a front support on the bars. This class will focus on event specific skill progressions, particularly the skills required for USA Gymnastics levels 1 and 2. Our goal for your child is to become a hardworking, self-confident and healthy individual.
Beginner 2 Gymnastics - Ages 8 and up
This class follows the beginner 1 gymnastics class. To enter this class the student must be able to do a cartwheel independently as well as a bridge kick over on the floor. This class will focus on event specific skill progressions, particularly the skills required for USA Gymnastics levels 3 and 4. Once your child reaches this level we recommend coming at least twice a week to build the strength required to continue progressing to the next level which is Intermediate. The student can take 2 beginner gymnastic 2 classes or can take a strength and conditioning class along with their gymnastics class.
Intermediate Gymnastics - Ages 8 and up
This class is the next level up from the beginner class. To join this class gymnasts must have pullovers & back-hip circles on bars, hand-stands & cartwheels on beam, front-handsprings & back-handsprings on floor, & hand-stand flat back on the vault mat. This class will focus on event specific skill progressions, particularly the skills required for USA Gymnastics level 5.
Tumbling (Ages 5 years old - Adult)
Introduction to Tumbling - Ages 5-8
In this 45-minute class students will be introduced to the floor exercise, tumble trak, and trampoline. Students will bounce their hearts out and learn the basic building blocks of tumbling.
Beginner 1 Tumbling - Ages 6-11
This class is the class that follows introduction to tumbling. Students should be able to do a cartwheel before entering this class. At this level students will begin to put sequences of tricks together on the floor exercise, tumble trak, and trampoline. This class would be a great addition for a student that is also taking cheer or dance.
Beginner 2 Tumbling
This class is the class that follows beginner 1 tumbling. Students should be able to do a cartwheel and a bridge kick over before entering this class. In this class students will work toward a round off back hand spring as well as a front hand spring. All of our tumbling classes will spend time on the spring floor, tumble trak, and trampoline.
This class is the class that follows beginner 2 tumbling. Students should be able to do a back-hand spring before entering this class. We also recommend taking strength and conditioning along with this class to build muscles that are necessary for more powerful tumbling. All of our tumbling classes will spend time on the spring floor, tumble trak, and trampoline.
Cheer Program (Ages 3 years old - Adult)
Twinkles - Ages 3-5
Come cheer with Starsteps in this 45-minute introduction to cheerleading! This class will introduce children to all the basics of cheerleading, including voice projection, cheers, chants, jumps, sharp motion technique, dance, stunts, and basic tumbling. Our goal is to increase self-confidence, strength, physical health and teamwork.
Starbursts - Ages 5-8
Come cheer with Starsteps in this 45-minute introduction to cheerleading! This class will follow Twinkles and continue to introduce children to all the basics of cheerleading, including voice projection, cheers, chants, jumps, sharp motion technique, dance, stunts, and basic tumbling. Our goal is to increase self-confidence, strength, physical health and teamwork.
Extreme Stars - Ages 6-11
This is a 45-minute class that focuses on getting students ready for middle school cheerleading try outs. Students will work on voice projection, cheers, chants, jumps sharp motion technique, dance, stunts and basic tumbling. Our goal is to increase self-confidence, strength, physical health and teamwork.
Stars Elite - Ages 8yrs and up
Stars Elite is a 45-minute class that covers every aspect of cheerleading. We will strive to build strong character while teaching cheers, chants, jumps, sharp motion technique, dance choreography, stunting and tumbling. We recommend taking this class along with a tumbling or strength class at Starsteps Gymnastics Center.
Strength and Conditioning Class (Ages 5 years old - Adult)
Starsteps strength and conditioning class is available for any student over the age of 6. This class would be a great addition to any athlete, dancer or gymnast who wants to improve their strength or maximize their performance. This class will focus on building core body strength and upper body strength, and may include cardio exercise, body weight exercise and stretching.
Ninja/Parkour Class (ages 5 years old - Adult)
Can you beat the SGC Ninga challenge! Each week we will test our students with a new sequence of challenging obstacles. These stations will challenge the physical strength and endurance, balance, and agility of the students. Come learn what it takes to be a true ninja!
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