Philosophy

    • Our mission as a dance center is to prepare students for their whole lives in dance, here at Feet First and beyond.
    • Attending class on a regular basis is important for a student’s advancement.

  • The placement of a student in Creative Dance class is determined by age as of September.  The student continues in that level until the end of the year.
  • Students 8 years and older are advised to attend two classes per week.
  • Students in technique levels 3 and above are advised to attend three classes per week in order to develop a strong technical basis for all dance.
  • Students enrolled in Modern classes are strongly encouraged to attend Ballet classes as well, in order to develop strong dance technique.
  • Dancers are encouraged to study a blend of classical ballet as well as contemporary dance forms in order to develop technique and creativity.  Taking a variety of dance classes develops movement versatility and avoids a limited, one dimensional technical training.  Likewise, training in the artistry of dance–dance expression and performance skills—is important to a comprehensive dance education.
  • It is strongly recommended to take an additional technique class to those taking Hip-Hop
  • Those taking Ballet 1, Tap 1, Modern 1 and Hip-Hop 1 are required to be 6 or older.
  • In order to take pointe a student must take two ballet classes a week