Littles (3-6)  Ballet & Creative Movement classes teach movement and music. This is a very basic introduction to ballet FUNdamentals.  Students will learn ballet etiquette and vocabulary, while also having the opportunity to dance in the end of year recital.

Dance Attire: Girls – Pink tights, pink leotard, pink ballet slippers. Boys – Black tights, white t-shirt, black ballet shoes.


Ballet classes will focus on a strong Balanchine foundation. Priorities being placed on movement, musicality and overall technique with emphasis on beautiful Port de Bras.  We offer three levels of Ballet at David Matthew Studios

  • Beginner ballet technique class is for students who are new and quick to learn or looking to review the basics of ballet.
  • Intermediate ballet technique class is for a serious student with focus on the fundamentals and placement.  Clean technique and focus on weight transfers and executing the step correctly.
  • Advanced ballet technique class is for serious ballet students who have shown promise, dedication and commitment. This comes with years of training with multiple ballet classes a week.


Jazz is a high-energy form of dance. It combines kicks,leaps, turns, and most important STYLE! Learn body placement, movement, expression, and proper techniques in jazz class

Jazz Funk

An expressive and innovative form of dance that combines hip hop and groove with solid jazz technique. Students will learn fast paced movements while learning their own personal style.

Hip Hop

Hip Hop dance contains a wide range of dance styles to current music and high energy beats. Hip hop focuses on energetic footwork and foundation-based dance including edgy movements with an urban vibe.


Lyrical dance is a style that combines ballet and jazz techniques. It is performed to music with lyrics so that it inspires expression of strong emotion and connection to the music.


Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.


Pilates class will focus on strength, proper rotation from the hip, stretching, breathing and placement.  All the while lengthening the body. When executed accurately the body will have a strong core with improved coordination and balance with long lean lines.  Please bring your own mats!

Choreography & Improv

Choreography & Improv class will guide students in creating a smooth piece, teach them about angles and what to stay away from.  We will also be playing around with improvisation.  Free dance is a really great way to start with choreography and helps get your mind and body in the music.  There are many exercises to challenge the student in improv and we will try them all!

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre Dance is a form of theatrical performance and character performance.  Usually but not always right from a musical or play.  You must become the character and make your audience believe it.

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