Classes

Kiptom Dance Centers offers wide variety of programs in a professional and fun atmosphere. Our small classes gives students maximum attention & training experience. To learn more about class types offered, select a class below:

These classes are offered to preschool dancers only. Students are introduced to tap, jazz, ballet, exercise and creative movement. Our curriculum is structured to develop coordination, confidence, rhythm skills and balance through the use of props, age appropriate music, and their own imaginations.
Energetic and expressive, jazz dance focuses on rhythmic movements and various body isolations, while increasing flexibility and muscle tone. Choreography is set to upbeat music that you see in musicals, films and videos of today. These classes are offered to students who are at least 7 years old.
In tap the emphasis is on footwork and expression of rhythm through sound. Students practice control, coordination, and agility. They will learn how to count music correctly and focus on the recall of intricate steps.
The foundation of all dance forms, ballet ensures proper placement of the body and helps to prevent dance injuries. Dedication to the study of ballet over an extended period of time will increase fluidity, grace, strength, and flexibility. This class is required for all students who want to be part of team classes or private lessons. Classes will perform in the annual show.
These classes are a combination of expressive movements and gestures from jazz and ballet, coordinated with basic modern dance concepts. Interpretations of various pieces of music bring emotion and choreography together to form an expressive story using the body. Technique is highly emphasized. Course Prerequisite - Student must be enrolled in ballet class(es).
A style of dance that combines classical technique with the precision of acrobatic elements. Acro improves a dancer’s strength & flexibility.
A high energy class that infuses the latest styles of street and video dancing. Class will encourage students to step outside of the box and bring their own individual style and personality to the movements. This is a recreational class. Course Prerequisite - Student must be enrolled in Jazz class(es).

Attendance

Students are expected to attend all of their scheduled classes. Anyone who misses a class may go into any other class that is at the same appropriate level for a make-up. Frequent tardiness and/or absences interrupt the progress of the class. Therefore, we stress the utmost importance of having good attendance throughout the dance season. There are no make-up classes provided once performance dances are underway. Private lesson will need to be completed if a student misses more than 2 classes within the month. A $30.00 fee for a 1/2 hour lesson will be charge to the account. See the office to set up appointments.

In the event of bad weather, please call 683-4326 to see if classes are canceled. Channel 2 WGRZ will post closing.

Schedule

Lower Studio
  • 5:00 - Lyrical I
  • 6:00- Int. Tap
  • 7:00 - Int. Jazz
  • 8:00 - Lyrical III
Upper Studio
  • 5:00 - Acro V
  • 6:00 - Acro II
  • 7:00 - Acro III
Lower Studio
  • 5:00 - Tap V - Comp. B
  • 6:00 - Jazz V - Comp. B
  • 7:15 - Jazz VI
Upper Studio
  • 6:00 - Tap VI
Lower Studio
  • 5:00 - Ballet V
  • 6:00 - 7:00 - Ballet Int.
  • 7:00 - 8:00 - Ballet VI
Upper Studio
  • 5:00 - Comp A Tap
  • 6:00 - Comp. D Tap
  • 7:00 - Comp. D Jazz
Lower Studio
  • 5:00 - Lyrical II
  • 6:00 - Leaps, Turns & Trick
  • 7:00- Teen Modern
  • 8:00 - Comp. A Jazz
Upper Studio
  • 5:30 Combo I
Lower Studio
  • 5:30 - Tap III
  • 6:30 - Tap IV
Upper Studio
  • 5:30 - Jazz IV
  • 6:30 - Jazz III
  • 7:30 - Hip Hop II
Lower Studio
  • 8:30 - Technique Class - Comp. A, B, C
  • 9:30-10:00 – Tiny Tots (18 mo - 2/12 yr)
  • 10:00 – Combo I
  • 11:00 – Combo II
  • 12:00 – Combo III
  • 1:00 – Tap I
  • 2:00 – Tap II
  • 3:00 – Comp C – Tap
  • 4:00 – Comp C – Jazz
Upper Studio
  • 9:00 - Acro I
  • 10:00 - Ballet I
  • 11:00 – Ballet II
  • 12:00 – Ballet III
  • 1:00 - Ballet IV
  • 2:00 – Jazz I
  • 3:00 – Jazz II
  • 4:00 - Hip Hop I

Additional classes offered for: You can take:
Combo II  Ballet
Combo III Ballet & Acro
Level I  Tap/Jazz/Ballet/Acro
Level II - V Tap/Jazz/Ballet/Acro/Lyrical
Level VI & up Tap/Jazz/Ballet/Acro/Lyrical/Modern
Course Prerequisite
Hip Hop classes Must be enrolled in a Jazz class to participate 
Lyrical Classes Must be enrolled in a Ballet/Technique class to participate 
Competition Teams
 All competition classes are required to take a Ballet class
Level A,B & C (add'l team requirement) Technique class on Sat.  and Leaps, Turns & Trick class on Thurs.)
Hip Hop Classes
Hip Hop I Level 1 & 2
Hip Hop II Level 3,4, 5

Class Attire

All students are required to wear appropriate attire which adheres to the dance studio Dress Code for the class(es) they attend. Dancers, just like athletes have a set uniform to adhere to. This helps in the training of the dance student. Dancers ultimately work harder, are more focused, when dressed uniformly. *Please note, dress code is enforced.

We are a proud supplier for Revolution Dance Wear. Please check with the front desk for the specific style and dress code for each class.

Note: Oversized Clothing Will Not Be Allowed Over Dance Wear. Hair Must Be Combed Away From The Face And Up In Either A Bun Or Pony Tail. No Gum Chewing In Class.