Class Information

Love2Dance has 3 open enrollment dance semesters per year: Spring, Summer and Fall. Classes run in 16 week sessions during the Spring and Fall. The Spring semester runs from late January-May with registration in December, the Summer semester runs 8 weeks during June-August with registration in April and the Fall semester is September-January with registration in July. All students are welcome to participate in the performances at the Marin Civic Center in January and May.  Class payments are due every 4 weeks. It is the parent’s responsibility to ensure that payments are received on time. Monthly statements and invoices will be e-mailed. Late tuition payments will be charged a fee of $25 per month. View Schedule and Register HereView your account balance here

Toddlers, Preschoolers & Kindergartners

Little Feet
Introductory level course that invites children ages 2-4 to explore their love of music and dance through movement exercises, songs and games while increasing awareness of the body through rhythm and creative dance. Designed to give young children a platform for creativity.  Our regular little feet classes include ballet, jazz and hip hop.  We also have a combo jazz and taps class, ballet or acrobatics available. Students should wear comfortable fitted clothing or dance outfits with the appropriate dance shoes.

Mini Ages 5-6

Our mini dancers are ready for new challenges including class warm up, across the floor, dance technique and age-appropriate dance combinations and choreography. Styles of dance include jazz, ballet, tap, acrobatics & hip-hop. We also have many combo classes where dancers learn two genres of dance. Students should wear comfortable fitted clothing or dance outfits with the appropriate dance shoes.

School-Age to Adult

Dress Code

Dress code and expectations will be reviewed during the first week of class. Most students will need kneepads, black leggings, leotards and the appropriate shoes. Please do not buy dance shoes at Payless or Target (they are not made well and do not adjust to the feet). Jeans are not allowed in dance class. Students will not be allowed to participate if they do not adhere to the dress code. Shoes may be purchased at Love2Dance.

 

Class Description Attire
Hip-Hop
Commercial style of street dance using popular dance steps and high-energy movement to upbeat hip-hop, R&B & pop music.

 

(Hip Hop with Desmond) This class will combine exciting fundamental styles of popping, waving, whacking, and contemporary hip hop styles with accents of flair and acrobatics. The class will increase in difficulty by age level BUT all levels are welcome; the challenges will be real, but the growth real(eeerrrrr).

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Wear comfortable clothing and clean tennis shoes that are designated for dance only- no street shoes, knees should be covered.
Jazz
Popular dance style seen in everything from music videos to Broadway musicals. Jazz class will broaden your dance repertoire by incorporating technique such as leaps, kicks, jumps & turns with dynamic and energetic choreography.

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Black leggings or fitted shorts, fitted shirt or tank, tan jazz shoes, hair must be secured in ponytail.

Jazz Shoes May Be Purchased at the Studio

Tap Dance
Students will learn technique and terminology in the famous dance style using their feet as percussive instruments.  Tap helps with rhythm and coordination.

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Wear comfortable fitted clothing. All students must have tap shoes. Please secure hair in a pony tail.

Tap Shoes May Be Purchased at the Studio

Acrobatics
Acrobatic training is a great way to take your dancing to new heights. It teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline and concentration. Dance elements from ballet, jazz, and hip-hop will be incorporated to enhance your performance skills and make the crowd say, “wow.” Students will learn new tricks and choreography set to music.
This class will perform in the show.

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Students must wear short unitards or leotards with fitted shorts and bare feet. No jewelry, loose shirts, pants or street clothes will be allowed. Once they are able to perform off the mat they may wear foot thongs. Hair needs to be up in a ponytail. Please do not come on a full stomach. A light snack is best because a heavy/full tummy may hinder movement & cause possible injury.

Acrobatic Clothing and Foot Thongs May Be Purchased at the Studio

Stretch, Turns, Leaps (STL) 
Stretch Turn Leap (STL): This class is for the dance student wanting to gain more flexibility, while also learning different types of leaps, turns and tricks. This is a non-performing class as its intention is to build strong, technical dancers.

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Wear a leotard and fitted shorts, hair up and out of face, ballet shoes, jazz shoes or lyrical half-soles.

Shoes & Clothing May Be Purchased at the Studio

Broadway Inspired Musical Theater
This class combines dancing, acting, and singing. We will focus on personality and performance.

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Wear comfortable clothing, hair out of the face. Miss Tara will let you know what style of footwear is preferred on the first day of class.

Shoes & Clothing May Be Purchased at the Studio

Lyrical
Lyrical dance is a fusion of ballet and jazz dance techniques. This style of dance challenges dancers to use emotion to interpret the music and express feelings. A lyrical dancer's movements  attempt to show not only the meaning of the music but also tells a story.

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Form fitting attire with footless tights. Students are required to purchase lyrical shoes.  Hair should be pulled back out of the face.

Lyrical shoes & clothing may be purchased at the Studio

Contemporary
Contemporary dance tends to be intricate and physical and the dancers change levels and directions quickly and seamlessly. Contemporary dance may deal with abstract concepts, images, or emotional extremes. The movement is more internal showing the dancers' strength, control and quickness of movement.

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Form fitting attire with footless tights. Students are required to purchase lyrical shoes. Hair should be pulled back out of the face.

Contemporary shoes & clothing may be purchased at the studio

Ballet
The techniques found in classical ballet are the framework for all other styles. Students will learn about head shoulders and hip alignment, turnout, graceful arms, toe pointing, correct body positions, lines and angles.

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Little Feet Ballet, Mini Ballet and Jr Ballet should wear pink leotards, pink tights, pink ballet shoes and hair in a bun.

Ballet I & Ballet II  should wear blue leotards, pink tights, pink split sole ballet shoes and hair in a bun.

Ballet III should wear red leotards, pink tights, pink split sole ballet shoes and hair in a bun.

Ballet IV/V should wear Black leotard and pink ballet tights with black shorts or a black skirt. Split sole leather ballet shoes must be worn. Hair must be in a secure bun.

BOYS: wear black fitted leggings, solid fitted shirt & black ballet shoes.

Ballet shoes & leotards may be purchased at the studio

Urban Street Styles
This class will incorporate street styles of hip hop dance; krumping, popping, waving, grooves, animation, tutting. Bianca's teaching style fuses Latin dancing, fun grooves, power, and technique. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student you will leave class feeling exhilarated! She loves challenging her students while having fun and sharing her dance knowledge.

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Wear comfortable clothing and clean tennis shoes that are designated for dance only- no street shoes, knees should be covered.
Acting For Dance
For dancers today, excellent technique, compelling choreography, and a beautiful smile are not enough, every dancer must bring the ability to demonstrate the range of emotions needed to tell the story the choreographer and the music require in each performance. Body language speaks during and between every movement, on each face, with the relationship between the dancers onstage, and also in the dancer's relationship with the audience. Every dancer needs to be aware what they are feeling onstage. The dancer invites the audience into the story. Every dancer, actor or singer is a story teller. Learning to act teaches your dancer the mind-body connection that he or she needs to move to the next level of performance. The theater games and acting exercises we use are specifically chosen to build physical confidence, strength, awareness, and the ability to use authentic emotions onstage.

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Wear comfortable attire.