THE SCHOOL OF COMMERCIAL DANCE

Primary

Primary Classic Combo  Ballet/Jazz/Tap
This fun class is filled with dance styles that are classic to children’s dance training and will help them learn which style they enjoy most!
Performing class in the June Show – Tap Dance; Students needs to provide oxford taps shoes, black camisole leotard and black jazz pants

Midstate Musical Theatre Jr  Musical Theatre
A Musical Theatre Group that includes Singing, Dancing & Acting
Performing class in the June Show – Broadway Style Song & Dance or role in a Kids Musical; Student needs to provide black jazz pants, black leotard and black jazz shoes

Hip Hoppin’ Combo
Hip Hop & Jazz combine for an amazing class filled with the joy of dance and movement. This class is definitely for the movers and shakers!
Performing class in the June Show – Hip Hop Dance; Students needs to provide black sneakers, black camisole leotard and black jazz pants

Acro

Our Acro program is based on safe and effective progressions with proven results in five divisions:  Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering and Tumbling. Our instructor is certified in teaching this class.
Non-performing class

Elementary Tap
Elementary Tap Class
Performing class in the June Show – Tap Dance; Student needs to provide black jazz pants, black camisole leotard, black oxford tap shoes

Breakdancing
Performing class in the June Show – Breakdancing or Hip Hop piece in the June Show; Needs TBD

Hip Hop
Performing class in the June Show – Hip Hop piece in the June Show; Needs TBD

Elementary

Elementary Classic Combo  Ballet, Jazz, Tap
Performs a Jazz dance in June Show and student needs to provide black jazz pants, black camisole leotard, and black jazz shoes

Elementary Tap
Performs a Tap dance in June Show and student needs to provide black jazz pants, black camisole leotard and black oxford tap shoes

Elementary Jazz
Performs a Jazz dance in June Show and student needs to provide black jazz pants, black camisole leotard and black jazz shoes

Elementary Hip Hop
Performs a Hip Hop dance in Show and student needs to provide black jazz pants, possibly jeans – TBA, and black sneakers

Elementary Modern
Performs a modern piece in the June Show and student may need to provide a tan bodystocking or black camisole leotard; bare feet

Midstate Musical Theatre  Musical Theatre
A Musical Theatre Group that includes Singing, Dancing & Acting
Performing class in the June Show – Broadway Style Song & Dance or role in a Kids Musical; Student needs to provide black jazz pants, black leotard and black jazz shoes

Acro
Our Acro program is based on safe and effective progressions with proven results in five divisions:  Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering and Tumbling. Our instructor is certified in teaching Acro.
Non-performing class

Lyrical/Acro
Lyrical/Acro is a class where dancers express their movements to the words of songs.  Think “Dance Moms” choreography.
Performs a modern piece in the June Show and student may need to provide a tan bodystocking or black camisole leotard; bare feet

Intermediate

Tap
Performs a Tap dance in June Show and student needs to provide black jazz pants, black camisole leotard, and black oxford tap shoes

Jazz
Performs a Jazz dance in June Show and student needs to provide black jazz pants, black camisole leotard, and black jazz shoes

Hip Hop
Performs a Hip Hop dance in Show and student needs to provide black jazz pants or jeans – TBA and black sneakers

Contemporary/Modern
Performs a modern piece in the June Show and student may need to provide a tan bodystocking or black camisole leotard; bare feet

Midstate Musical Theatre  Musical Theatre
A Musical Theatre Group that includes Singing, Dancing & Acting
Performing class in the June Show – Broadway Style Song & Dance or role in a Kids Musical; Student needs to provide black jazz pants, black leotard and black jazz shoes

Acro
Our Acro program is based on safe and effective progressions with proven results in five divisions:  Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering and Tumbling. Our instructor is certified in teaching Acro.
Non-performing class

Lyrical/Acro
Lyrical/Acro is a class where dancers express their movements to the words of songs.  Think “Dance Moms” choreography.
Performs a modern piece in the June Show and student may need to provide a tan bodystocking or black camisole leotard; bare feet

PBT Conditioning
Non-performing class

Advanced

Tap
Performs a Tap dance in June Show and student needs to provide black jazz pants, black camisole leotard and black oxford tap shoes

Jazz
Performs a Jazz dance in June Show and student needs to provide black jazz pants, black camisole leotard, and black jazz shoes

Hip Hop
Performs a Hip Hop dance in Show and student needs to provide black jazz pants or jeans – TBA and black sneakers

Contemporary/Modern
Performs a modern piece in the June Show and student may need to provide a tan bodystocking or black camisole leotard; bare feet

Midstate Musical Theatre  Musical Theatre
A Musical Theatre Group that includes Singing, Dancing & Acting
Performing class in the June Show – Broadway Style Song & Dance or role in a Kids Musical; Student needs to provide black jazz pants, black leotard and black jazz shoes

Acro
Our Acro program is based on safe and effective progressions with proven results in five divisions:  Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering and Tumbling. Our instructor is certified in teaching Acro.
Non-performing class

Lyrical/Acro
Lyrical/Acro is a class where dancers express their movements to the words of songs.  Think “Dance Moms” choreography.
Performs a modern piece in the June Show and student may need to provide a tan bodystocking or black camisole leotard; bare feet

PBT Conditioning
Non-performing class

Classes are offered in a variety of performing arts subjects with a focus on street and stage performances in the SCHOOL OF COMMERCIAL DANCE. This program is the division for many programs from Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Acro, Breakdancing, and more.

Dancers choose the schedule depending upon their personal schedule and dance priority. The dancer progresses through the program as their interest, vocabulary and ability increase in an environment that builds confidence and development of life tools that extend well beyond the classroom.

Musical Theatre is for students who wish to be Triple Threat Performers or for those who wish to study Jazz, Tap and Broadway Styles – Sing, Dance, Act.  This program is offered as separate classes or combined by joining MIDSTATE MUSICAL THEATRE. Students enjoy many inspiring classes that are designed to provide flexible scheduling opportunities for dancers to reach their fullest potential.

This division presents a Kids Musical as part of the program…in 2016, Disney’s 101 Dalmatians and in 2017 Disney’s Aladdin!

HIP HOP, LYRICAL/ACRO, BREAKDANCING & CONTEMPORARY  CLASSES  are taught with creativity and experienced faculty that is unmatched. There are many versions of classes for these styes of dance. Our Hip Hop style is more new-style than old school which means our classes are more of a choreographed urban party dance and commercial hip hop style. This style is very rhythmic and is often characterized by hard-hitting isolation and flexibility moves combined with grounded feet and the body held loose. Our Breakdancing classes are taught by real BBoys and they are authentic and challenging. By nature, the development of your Breakdance skills can take time and be painful, depending on your body strength. Our Contemporary parallels “So You Think You Can Dance”. Lyrical/Acro is more like “Dance Moms” style. Our choreographers and faculty can take you there!

Both styles allows its dancers to perform with freedom of movement, adding in their own personalities.

We offer Acro as an additional class for students to work on skills that tie in well with Contemporary.

ACROAcro

The program is based on safe and effective progressions with proven results in five divisions of Acro:
-Flexibility   -Strength    -Balancing    -Limbering    -Tumbling

Taught by certified instructor, Niki Zengerle

GYDance Performing Companies

GYDance Crew

GYDance Crew is for dancers who love Hip Hop and Breakdancing. Students will rehearse together and in crews in preparation for shows and battles.
Dancers need to take 1 class/week in Hip Hop or Breakdancing and one other class of choice/week. Rehearses on Friday nights or Saturdays.

Midstate Musical Theatre

Midstate Musical Theatre is a group of performers who enjoy singing, dancing and acting. We present a Kids Musical Production and work on skills needed to be successful in musical theatre. No audition is necessary to join but auditions are held for roles in productions. Students need to be enrolled in one other performing arts class/week to be eligible to perform with this group. Become a TRIPLE THREAT performer!

The Midstate Ballet

The Midstate Ballet, since 1982, is the region’s premiere ballet company. Midstate Ballet members are dedicated to performance training in classical ballet, pointe, contemporary and modern.  More info is under the School of Ballet or Midstate Ballet. Students take a minimum of 3 days per week and most study a variety of styles to enhance their training. All absolutely LOVE to dance! Year-round program.

Students may being their track to company membership starting at age 5 by enrolling in Ballet.