Class Descriptions

With over 120 classes per week throughout the school year along with summer programs and in house workshops, there is definitely a dance class for you!

We offer dance classes that build confidence in dancers of all ages and prepare them for special performances throughout the year including our recital at the end of the season. We also hold auditions in the fall for our competition team that travels nationally. 

We currently offer ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, tap, hip hop, and more!

BALLET

is an artistic dance form performed to music using precise and highly formalized set steps and gestures. Classical ballet, which originated in Renaissance Italy and established its present form during the 19th century, is characterized by light, graceful, fluid movements and the use of pointe shoes.

JAZZ

is a dance form or dance that is matched to the rhythms and techniques of jazz music.

THEATRE DANCE​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Musical theatre dance is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting and dance. The story and emotional content of a musical – humor, pathos, love, anger – are communicated through the words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole.

ACRO/TUMBLING

Acro dance is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character, its unique choreography, which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics, and its use of acrobatics in a dance context.

TAP

is a dance performed wearing shoes fitted with metal taps, characterized by rhythmical tapping of the toes and heels.

CONTEMPORARY DANCE

Contemporary Dance is all about expressing emotion through organic movements and unrestricted lines. Incorporating elements of lyrical Jazz, Ballet and Modern dance. 

Contemporary is an exciting fusion which allows students to work through powerful and emotional routines.

HIP HOP

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 which were created in the 1970s and made popular by dance 

crews in the United States.

LYRICAL

is a style of dance created by merging ballet and jazz.  The style is usually danced at a faster pace than ballet but not as fast as jazz.  Lyrical dancing focuses on the expression of strong emotion, the style concentrates more on individual approach and expressiveness than the precision of the dancer's movements.

Class Levels

Pre-Primary 

Ages 3-4

Classes Offered Ballet, Tap

Dancers learn the basic technique of both tap and ballet during their class in a fun and exciting learning environment.

Requirements: No experience is needed

DRESS CODE: Leotard, tights, and skirt (optional). Pink ballet shoes (strings must be cut and taped inside of shoe) and black tap shoes. Hair must be pulled back out of the dancer’s face.

Primary 

Ages 5-7

Classes Offered

Ballet, Tap, Jazz,

Hip Hop

PRIMARY 

Class Requirements: Must be between the ages of 5-7.  No prior dance experience needed.

PRIMARY I/II

Class Requirements: Must have 0-2 Years of Dance Experience.

PRIMARY II/III

Class Requirements : 5-7 years olds that have had more than two years of dance and must be teacher recommended.

Preparatory

Ages 7-9 

Classes Offered Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop

PREPARATORY

Class Requirements: Must be between the ages of 7-9 - No Prior Dance Experience Necessary.

 

PREPARATORY I/II

Class Requirements: Must be between the ages of 7-9 and have 0-2 years of dance experience

 

PREPARATORY II/III

Class Requirements:  Must be between the ages of 7-9 and have  had 3 or more years of dance experience. (Must be teacher recommended)

Intermediate

Ages 8+

Classes Offered

Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Pom, Heels

INTERMEDIATE

Class Requirements: Must be at least 12 years of age or older - No Prior Dance Experience Necessary.

INTERMEDIATE I/II

Class Requirements: Must be at least 8 years of age or older and have had 1-2 years of dance experience

INTERMEDIATE II/III

Class Requirements:  Must be at least 8 years of age or older and have had 2-3 years of dance experience. (Must be teacher recommended)

INTERMEDIATE III 

Class Requirements:  Must be 9 years of age or older and have had more than 3 years of dance experience. (Must be teacher recommended)

INTERMEDIATE IV

Class Requirements:  Must be 12 years of age or older and have had more than 3 years of dance experience. (Must be teacher recommended)

Company 

By Invitation/

Audition Only

Plumb Performing Arts Center has a competition team that competes nationally.  If you are interested in auditioning for Company, please inquire at the front desk or via our email: info@plumbpac.com

 
 
 
 
 

CONTACT

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Tel. 480.661.7461

Plumb Performing Arts Center

9153 E. Bell Rd.  
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Email info@plumbpac.com

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