Show Stoppers - Ages 12+
Becoming a Well Rounded Dancer

Middle & High School is a time to find out who you are, what your interests are, and how to spend your time. Whether just starting out or strengthening your skills, you are free to take the classes you love, or try something new. Each dancer can continue with the standards of ballet and tap for a solid foundation, but they can also add on popular styles of jazz, musical theater, lyrical and pointe. No matter what your goals are, we have classes that will fit.

 

Classical ballet is the foundation for all styles and is required for jazz and lyrical classes. Dancers will be stronger, more flexible and progress more rapidly when they continue Ballet studies.  Age is used as a guideline for placement, but experience is more often considered when selecting a level.

Classical Ballet: Emphasis on technique, stretch, flexibility, terminology, and pointe preparation.

Tap: Emphasis on basics, rhythms, technique, sounds.

Jazz: Emphasis on flexibility, technique, jumps, turns, and performance skills. Ballet enrollment is required.

Lyrical: Emphasis on flexibility, control, expressions along with techniques of ballet and jazz.  Ballet enrollment is required.

Dance Theater: Musical theater with a dance emphasis. Dance, movement, singing, acting, performance skills.

Monthly Tuition: First classes are full prices shown. Save 30% on each additional class taken.

     30 minute class - $49/month

     45 minute class - $66/month

     60 minute class - $79/month

 

Pre-Intermediate Classes: All classes are 45 or 30 minutes.

Schedule:

     Ballet: Thursday 6:00-6:45pm

     Tap: Thursday 6:45-7:15pm

     Jazz: Thursday 7:15-7:45pm

     Lyrical: Thursday 7:45-8:15pm

Ballet Dancewear: Black leotard, classic pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes

Tap/Jazz/Lyrical Dancewear: Black leotard, pink/caramel tights, tan slip-on tap shoes, tan slip-on jazz shoes

Hair: Hair must be pulled back in a pony tail or bun

Optional items: Black dance shorts or fitted leggings (not ballet), dance bag to keep all belongings together

 

Intermediate Classes: All classes are 60 or 45 minutes.

Schedule:

     Ballet: Monday 6:15-7:15pm

     Lyrical: Monday 7:15-8:00pm

     Jazz: Tuesday 7:00-7:30pm

     Tap: Tuesday 7:30-8:15pm

     Dance Theater: Wednesday 7:45-8:30pm

Ballet Dancewear: Black leotard, classic pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes

Tap/Jazz Dancewear: Black leotard, pink/caramel tights, tan slip-on tap shoes, tan slip-on jazz shoes

Hair: Hair must be pulled back in a pony tail or bun

Optional items: Black dance shorts or fitted leggings (not ballet), dance bag to keep all belongings together

Advanced Classes: All classes are 45 minutes (ballet is 60 minutes) and is by teacher evaluation and recommendation.

Schedule:

     Ballet: Monday 8:00-9:00pm

     Pointe/Pre-Pointe: 9:00pm

     Lyrical: Monday 7:15-8:00pm

     Jazz: Thursday 7:15-8:00pm

     Tap: Thursday 8:00-8:45pm

Ballet Dancewear: Black leotard, classic pink tights, pink leather ballet shoes

Tap/Jazz Dancewear: Black leotard, pink/caramel tights, tan slip-on tap shoes, tan slip-on jazz shoes

Hair: Hair must be pulled back in a pony tail or bun

Optional items: Black dance shorts or fitted leggings (not ballet), dance bag to keep all belongings together

"CDMS is our second home, my daughter is going on her 14th year of dance there. They truly care for their students, it's not only about dance. Everyone is professional and have excellent communication with the dancers and families. Even during this pandemic the communication was great and they were able to provide virtual classes. We love our CDMS family."

-Marie (Proud Dance Mom)

“My daughter has danced at CDMS for over 10 years, joining this wonderful family is the best decision we made. Lori and her staff are professional, courteous and give the dancers the foundation they need to excel in all genres of dance. We have made life long friends at this studio and wouldn't have it any other way.”

-Deborah M. (Proud Dance Mom)

“Creative Dance and Music Studio has become our home away from home over the last 6 years. My daughter enjoys attending classes and meeting new friends. I have watched her confidence grow as she progresses through each year with the help of her supportive instructors. This studio is very well organized and communicates often, which helps us to stay on task with important dates and events. The studio quickly adapted to the pandemic stay at home order and offered online classes so that skills and conditioning were not lost. Now that the studio has reopened, they adhere to CDC, state and local guidelines for the safety of all students and staff. Virtual classes were also offered in the event that students were not able to attend in person. I couldn't ask for a more family friendly studio.”

 

-Jada  (Proud Dance Mom)

“I would recommend this dance school because it offers more than other schools do such as advanced classes, music classes, competition team, and NHSDA (National Honor Society of Dance Arts]. The teachers and staff are professional and willing to help out whenever they can.”

-Kelly G.. (Proud Dance Mom)

“We have been involved with the studio for 8 years in both music and dance. The staff is amazing and caring. Our girl loves going to her lessons each week and showcasing her talents at the end of the year.”

-Mary L. (Proud Dance Mom)

“We have been apart of the CD&MS dance family for over 9 years. It’s our home away from home. The staff members, teachers and owner are friendly and very personable. Our daughter truly enjoys going to dance each week. It is a wonderful environment for your dancer and musician. We enjoy watching the amazing dance revue that is held at the end of the year.”

-Maikeli B.  (Proud Dance Mom)

“If you are looking for a place to grow and learn the art of dance and music as well as find friends that become family, then this is the place for you!”

-Valincia C. (Proud Dance Mom)

Dates to Remember:

11/20 - Dance Revue Participation Forms Due

11/24-28 - Thanksgiving Break

716 Belle Meade Blvd., Gretna, LA 70056

504-390-2552

info@creativedanceandmusic.com

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