Professional Classroom Placement: Please consult with Miss Amy to help determine appropriate classroom placement.
Our level classes group students by age, and are the core of our dance curriculum. Level classes are offered in Tap, Jazz and Ballet. Though each are not required, these classes are highly recommended as the center of all dance technique taught at Amy's School of Dance.
Ballet is an artistic dance and often characterized as light, graceful and with fluid movement.
Jazz is a form of dance that showcases a dancer's individual style and originality. This type of dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns.
A dance performed wearing shoes fitted with metal taps, characterized by rhythmical tapping of the toes and heels.
Incorporating ballet, jazz and modern dance, this dance blends movement with acting and singing, as well. Music used is often popular show tunes.
Funk is a type of dance that incorporates street dance, and performed to funk music.
Hip hop refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip hop music or culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking and popping.
Lyrical is a style that blends elements of ballet and jazz dance. It's often performed to music with lyrics to inspire movements to express strong emotion.
Modern is a contemporary, theatrical and expressive style of dancing.
This dance is performed by a pair of dancers, in which the pair strives tot achieve a harmony of coordinated movements.
An alternative dance class infusing modern techniques with jazz dance style, inviting for all to join.
Elite classes are offered in Tap, Jazz and Ballet, and students must be invited to participate. These classes are offered to dedicated dancer who wishes to expand her/his technique. For those who qualify, Elite classes are taken in addition to level classes.
Professional Classroom Placement: Please consult with Miss Mackenzie to help determine appropriate classroom placement.
Tumbling is a form of gymnastics performed without props or equipment. Common moves in tumbling include flips, somersaults, tucks, handstands, cartwheels, aerials and more.
Amy's School of Dance competes in regional events in central Iowa. Competition students must audition each summer and are then placed in small groups based by age. In addition to solo and duet entries, we also have the Sparkle Team (ages 9-10), Diamond Team (ages 11-12) and Dazzle Tumbling Team (ages 14-15).
Theater is for ages 8 and up. The goal is to build skills not only in acting, but overall performance for both dancers and public speakers. Students do not have to be enrolled in a dance class to be in theater. Meets Wednesday, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm. Registration periods for theatre are June and January.
"My daughters have had an excellent experience with Amy's School of Dance. The instructors are caring and competent and assist the students in learning the skills necessary to continue their dance education well beyond high school. Thanks to Amy's School of Dance for their efforts!" - LeAnn H, Huxley, IA.