Maria Christina's School of Dance

441 Trenton Road, Utica, NY 13502

(315) 335 3787

MCSD.UticaNY@gmail.com

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Dance studio locally owned and operated in Utica, New York since 2004. Offering dance classes for ages 2 to adult  in the styles of ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical contemporary, hip-hop pointe and acro. Fitness classes include zumba, tabata and more!

Classes Offered

PRE-SCHOOL, PRIMARY, BALLET, POINTE, JAZZ, TAP, HIP-HOP, LYRICAL, ACRO & ADULT

A 45 minute class that teaches young starting dancers how to make friends, learn choreography, and small discipline lessons. All students will do tumbling exercises, stretches as well as learn a Ballet and Tap routine.

Attire for class: Leotard and tights (any color) with skirts, shorts etc. Hair must be pulled back. Shoes are required.

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Primary I and II classes are offered to children ages 5-8 years old. This class is 30 minutes of Ballet and 30 minutes of Tap. In this class students experience a more disciplined class that focuses more on technique.

Attire for class: Leotard and tights (any color) with skirts, shorts etc. Hair must be pulled back. Shoes are required.

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Pre-School Classes

Ages (2-4)

Primary Classes

Ages (5-8)

Ballet classes are 30 minutes to 1 hour long and are for dancers of all ages! Ballet dance is a classical dance form demanding grace and precision. It employs formalized steps and gestures set in intricate, flowing patterns to create expression through movement. In these classes students will work on technique as well as strengthening their core and leg muscles.

Attire for class: Leotard and tights (any color) with skirts, shorts etc. Hair must be pulled back. Shoes are required.

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Ballet

Ages 2 1/2 - Adult

Pointe classes are 30 minutes to 1 hour long. Students need to be evaluated before taking this class. They need to meet all requirements and must be physically and technically ready for advancement. Pointe technique is the part of classical ballet that concerns pointe work, in which a ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet.

Attire for class: Leotard and tights (any color) with skirts, shorts etc. Hair must be pulled back. Shoes are required.

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Pointe

All ages - at teacher's disgression

Jazz classes are 30 minutes long and are for dancers ages 5-19 years old. Jazz dance classes use upbeat, age appropriate music. Students learn to move at a quick pace to form different formations and isolations. Jumps, leap and turns are also taught in this class.

Attire for class: Leotard and tights (any color) with skirts, shorts etc. Hair must be pulled back. Shoes are required.

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Tap classes are 30 minutes long and are for dancers 5-19 years old. In this class students learn how to do movements with their heels and toes. Full footed shoes with metal plates on the bottom are used. In these challenging classes, students will learn to move quickly by bending their knees and moving their lower body.

Attire for class: Leotard and tights (any color) with skirts, shorts etc. Hair must be pulled back. Shoes are required.

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Jazz

Ages (5-19)

Tap

Ages (5-19)

Hip-Hop classes are 30 minutes long and are for dancers 5-19 years old. Hip-Hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking and popping.

Attire for class: Leotard and tights (any color) with skirts, shorts etc. Hair must be pulled back. Shoes are required.

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Hip-Hop

Ages (5-19)

In this class students will strengthen their flexibility as well as learn basic tumbling skills. Students DO NOT learn a routine to this class.

Attire for class: Leotard and tights (any color).

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Lyrical classes are 30 minutes long and are for dancers 8-19 years old. Lyrical dance is a style of dance created from the fusion of ballet with jazz and contemporary dance technique. Typically, this style of dance tells a story.

Attire for class: Leotard and tights (any color) with skirts, shorts etc. Hair must be pulled back. Shoes are required.

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Adult classes are 1 hour long per week and are for dancers ages 19 and up. Students will learn the foundations of both Ballet and Tap as well as improve their flexibility and balance.

Attire for class: Cotton fitted clothing. Ex. Tank top and yoga pants

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Acro

Ages (5-18)

Lyrical

Ages (8-19)

Adult Classes

Ages (19+)