VSPAC | CLASSES
VSPAC offers a wide ranging curriculum which can satisfy the interests of any dance student of any age. We cover every aspect of dance education from the classics to the most modern trends.
Mommy & Me - 20 to 36 months
A fun and creative approach to learning the basics of ballet and tap. Ages 2-3 accompanied by a parent or caregiver. These Classes are one hour in length and consist of a half hour of Ballet and a half hour of Tap.
A classical dance form demanding grace and precision and employing formalized steps and gestures set in intricate, flowing patterns to create expression through movement.
A dance performed wearing shoes fitted with metal taps, characterized by rhythmical tapping of the toes and heels.
The movement involves the ease of movement using the body’s natural lines and energy, allowing a greater range and fluidity of movement than conventional dance techniques. It is very versatile since it can be danced to almost any style of music, or united with other dance forms to create new styles of movement. Contemporary Dance seeks to work with the natural alignment of the body and is therefore safe and accessible for beginners.
The often upbeat dance style that has evolved using elements of ballet and modern influenced by rhythms and techniques of jazz music. Each class includes floor work and stretching as well as turns and jumps.
Students learn to express the lyrics and meaning of a piece of music through body movement as well as heart feelings through modern/jazz/ballet/contemporary movement.
Is the part of classical ballet technique that concerns pointe work, in which a ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet within pointe shoes. Instruction in dancing on Pointe in the setting of a formal ballet class. Previous background in ballet training required. Dedicated and serious students only.
High energy dance to popular music. This class is a great strength-building and cardio workout
that includes warm-up, stretching and building a vocabulary of steps and combinations. All music and movement is age appropriate.
This class teaches what is commonly referred to in Gymnastics as the event of the “Floor Exercise.” Emphasis is on developing coordination, strength, flexibility and tumbling skills. Each class is one hour long and is designed to develop strength, balance, control, grace and coordination, as students learn acrobatic gymnastic techniques.
Salsa gets students playing games, singing songs and dancing along to our unique Salsa Beat. Kids experiment with tempo and rhythm, learn the basic steps to popular Latin dances and have fun using their imagination. Knowledge of different cultures and genres of music is explored and an introduction to Spanish vocabulary is encouraged through song, dance and celebration!
Stretch & Strength Class
This class focuses on improving the flexibility of various muscles throughout the legs and torso to increase a more wide range of movement and lessen the risk of injury. This class is a great warm-up when taken in conjunction with classes in other styles of dance. Students are encouraged to take multiple Stretch & Strength classes a week to see the greatest benefit.
Turns, Jumps, Kicks & Tricks
This class emphasizes proper execution of various turns, leaps, jumps and kicks. We offer these classes in all ages and levels. These classes focus on improving existing skills while teaching more difficult turns, leaps and jump combinations. All team students are required to take at least one Turns & Jumps class a week.
Ensemble classes in Musical Theater, incorporating acting, singing, staging and choreography. Students learn and workshop numbers from Broadway productions and receive the opportunity to perform with the Company.
Placement by audition only – career minded students receive intensive training in ballet (Balanchine Technique) free of charge and sponsored by the Vicky Simegiatos Dance Company, Inc., a non-profit organization. Students are coached for roles in the VSDC’s professional performances.
These classes are by invitation only and specific classes are required for certain teams. Students compete in various competitions in the Tri-state area throughout the year. Being on a team requires a high level of commitment and dedication.
Piano, Violin, Guitar Instruction
one on one lessons for all levels include technique, performance, and music theory with emphasis on note reading. Ages 5 and up; must have a piano or keyboard recommended or approved by the teacher.
one on one lessons in voice, including breath control, technique, performance and music theory.
CLASS PLACEMENT – All students are placed according to their age: mommy & me, preschool, mini, petite, junior, teen, senior. Class placement will be carefully reviewed and evaluated by the teacher and director. Previous dance experience may or may not be considered in a placement evaluation. Poor attendance will have a direct result in placement advancement Regular attendance is essential to maintain and/or advance in your designated level.
- Mommy & Me - 20 months to 3 years
- Preschool - ages 3 to 4
- Mini - ages 4 to 6 (all 4 year olds must have a minimum of 1 year of previous training)
- Petite - ages 6 to 8 (all 6 year olds must have a minimum of 1 year of previous training)
- Junior - ages 9 to 11
- Teen - ages 12 & up
- Senior - ages 14 & up
IMPORTANT: Ages are determined by November 1st
Team Students are required to take at least two non-team studio classes in addition to their team classes. Students are selected by the directors and teachers.
Scholarship Students are required to take at least three non-team studio classes
Pointe Students must take at least one hour of ballet technique class in addition to their pointe class
Private Class students must take at least three non-team classes and at least one team class