Miss Andrea's Dance Factory
- Miss Andrea's Dance classes are currently only available at Gymnastic Academy of Rockford in Rockford
Classes in baby ballet, ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, stretch and strength, contemporary and continuing education in the GAR Rockford Location.
** MISS ANDREA'S DANCE CLASSES ARE NOT INCLUDED WITH THE PREMIER MEMBERSHIP PRICING**
The art of dancing can be learned at any age. Miss Andrea and her company of teachers start dancers as young as age 2 in Baby Ballet! If you are willing to get your feet moving there is a class for you. Our teachers are the areas finest with many years of teaching and performing experience. Classes are designed to challenge the students and prepare them for recitals that are held twice a year, at Christmas and in the Spring. As your dancer improves new goals will be given to challenge their ability. We have many classes to choose from. Please keep in mind that the number of students in each class is kept low for individual attention.
BABY BALLET - Ages 2 & 3 - Student/Teacher Ratio: 8:1
Young dancers will learn the basic of ballet through creative movement and dramatic play.
BEGINNING BALLET AND TAP - Ages 4 & 5 - Student/Teacher Ratio: 8:1
Building on what the dancer learned in Baby Ballet, they will also incorporate the basics of tap. Dancers will focus on learning right from left as well as basic rhythmic movements.
BEGINNING BALLET - Ages 6 & Older - Student/Teacher Ratio: 8:1
Barre work will begin in this level. Dancers will work through all 5 positions at the barre as well as across the floor and center work.
BALLET 2- Ages 8 & Older - Student/Teacher Ratio 8:1
Continuing with what was taught in Ballet One, dancers will begin the very basics of turns and balancing positions.
BALLET 3 Ages 10 & Older - Student/Teacher Ratio 12:1
Dancers will work on multiple turns and more difficult footwork.
ADVANCED BALLET Ages 13 & Older - Student/Teacher Ratio 12:1
Transitions will become a major focus of class. Dancers can expect increased length and advancement of barre work, a strong emphasis on footwork and presentation.
LITTLE LYRICAL - Ages 6 to 10 - Student/Teacher Ratio 8:1
Little lyrical combines ballet technique with the flow of jazz. Dancers will do basic progressions across the floor individually as well as learning to work/move as a group.
PRE POINTE/POINTE - Ages 12 & Older - Student/Teacher Ratio12:1 - Teacher Approval Needed
Pre Pointe/Pointe a class that will get a dancer prepared to go up on pointe, and then dance on pointe.
BEGINNING TAP 1 - Ages 6 & Older - Student/Teacher Ratio 8:1
Dancers will learn multiple count steps and continue to work through changing rhythms in center floor and traveling across the floor.
TAP 2 - Ages 8 & Older - Student/Teacher Ratio: 8:1
Dancers will review what was learned in Tap 1. Tap steps will increase in difficulty with more sounds and different travel patterns on the floor.
TAP 3- Ages 10 & Older - Student/Teacher Ratio: 12:1
Dancers will review what was learned in Tap 2 as well as beginning the basics of some of the harder "trick steps" in tap such as pull backs and wings.
ADVANCED TAP - Ages 13 & Older - Student/Teacher Ratio: 12:1
Dancers will continue to work on speed and proper technique of all previous years of tap training. Dancers will add on more sounds and intricate footwork.
JAZZ 1 - Ages 6 & Older - Student/Teacher Ratio: 8:1
Dancers will learn the basics of jazz movement such as pivot turns, grapevines and jazz walks. Will also begin proper placement for split training.
JAZZ 2 - Ages 8 & Older - Student/Teacher Ratio: 8:1
Reviewing what was learned in Jazz 1 as well as multiple turns, more intricate transitions as well as floor work.
JAZZ 3 - Ages 10 & Older - Student/Teacher Ratio 12:1
In Jazz 3, dancers will focus on a variety of jumps, turns and movements across the floor.
ADVANCED JAZZ PROGRESSION - Ages 13 & Older - Student/Teacher Ratio: 12:1
This is a class that will further continue strengthening jazz techniques such as turns jumps and across the floor.
HIP-HOP - Ages 6 & Older - Student/Teacher Ratio 8:1
Great beginning class to work on the basics of hip hop. Dancers will learn how to be funky and "into the floor" with their dance moves.
HIP-HOP 2 - Ages 8 & Older - Student/Teacher Ratio: 8:1
Increase in the amount of steps that will be learned as well as further focus on big movements and getting "into the floor".
HIP-HOP 3 - Ages 10 & Older - Student/Teacher Ratio 12:1
Stronger emphasis on dynamics of choreography and proper technique.
ADVANCED HIP-HOP -Ages 13 & Older - Student/Teacher Ratio 12:1
For the serious hip hopper that wants to take their hip hop swag to the next level. Dancers will do floorwork as well as "stalls" and other trick steps
STRETCH & STRENGTH- Student/Teacher Ratio: 12:1
This class is a chance to further push the strength a dancer needs while working on increasing their flexibility as well.
ADVANCED CONTEMPORARY - Student/Teacher Ratio: 12:1 - Teacher Approval Needed
Dancers will focus on their technique as contemporary dance tends to combine the strong and controlled legwork of ballet with modern dance's stress on the torso, and also employs contract-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation characteristic of modern dance. Teacher Approval Needed
CONTINUING EDUCATION -Student/Teacher Ratio: 12:1
Continuing Education is for the dancer that is going to college, is in college or has been to college for dance and wants to continue on with their dance education training. This will be a ballet/contemporary based class.
Gymnastic Academy of Rockford Miss Andrea's Dance Class Schedule
BEGINNER BALLET & TAP LEVEL 2 $69.00
HIP HOP BEGINNERS $45.00
ADVANCED JAZZ/CONTEMPORARY $69.00