marianns school of dance
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49 E. Midland Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652
(201) 261-1207
info@mariannsdance.com

middle school

Classes for Ages 8-11

(If you are unsure of your level or don't see a class that works for your schedule, email or call us at 201-261-1207 to discuss possible options!) 

Acrobatics
AGES 8 AND UP
Acrobatic training teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, and above all, discipline and concentration. Basic tumbling skills such as cartwheels, walkovers, handsprings as well as more challenging tucks and aerials will be incorporated with strength training and conditioning.

ClassLevelDay and Time 
Acrobatics I Beginner Dancers  
Age 8-12
Sunday 12:00-1:00 PM 
Acrobatics I Beginner Dancers  
Age 8-12
Saturday 2:00-3:00 PM
Acrobatics II/IIIExperienced DancersWednesday 5:00-6:00 PM 


Ballet
AGES 8 AND UP
Classical yet vibrant, traditional yet evolving, the technical training of ballet is the basis and foundation of all dance movement. Ballet training is essential to all other dance styles, and develops strength, grace, poise, posture and musicality. It is our belief and recommendation that ballet should be studied by every dancer at all ages and levels.

ClassLevelDay and Time 
Ballet I Beginner DancersSunday 12:00-1:00 PM 
Ballet IIIExperienced Dancers Wednesday 4:15-5:15 PM 
Ballet/Lyrical I Beginner Dancers Saturday 1:30-2:30 PM 


Boys Only Classes
AGES 8 AND UP
Dance is a great activity for BOTH boys and girls, but it's important to give boys instruction that is tailored specifically for them to keep their interest and make it fun. The studio features Boys Only classes that teach skills from hip-hop to tap with macho moves and steps that boys enjoy. Boys who can dance are in demand at high school proms and dances, so now is the time to learn how to move! Register for our Boys Only classes and, with a little instruction and practice, you can become the star of the dance floor!

ClassLevelDay and Time 
Boys Hip Hop I Beginner Dancers Friday 5:45-6:45 PM 
Boys Hip Hop IIIExperienced Dancers Age 8-12Tuesday 6:30-7:30 PM 


Hip-Hop
AGES 8 AND UP
A funky, contemporary form of jazz with a sharp, street-smart edge that will add another dimension to your level of performance. This high energy class will focus on musicality and style as well as the history and culture of hip hop dance.

ClassLevelDay and Time 
Hip Hop I Beginner Dancers Sunday 12:00-1:00 PM 
Hip Hop I Beginner Dancers Friday 5:45-6:45 PM 
Hip Hop IIExperienced DancersWednesday 6:00-7:00 PM 


Jazz
AGES 8 AND UP
Jazz dance ranges in style from the excitement of funk to the bravura of Broadway. Jazz technique develops strength, coordination, and the controlled movement of each part of the body.

ClassLevelDay and Time 
Jazz IBeginner Dancers Friday 6:45-7:45 PM 
Jazz IIIExperienced Dancers Age 7-9Wednesday 4:00-5:00 PM 
Jazz IV Experienced Dancers Age 9-12Friday 7:00-8:00 PM 


Lyrical/Contemporary
AGES 8 AND UP
A beautiful blend of ballet technique, jazz rhythms, and modern style create dances that reflect the emotions and lyrics of today's contemporary music. Lyrical/ Contemporary dance encourages natural, spontaneous movement and personal interpretation.

ClassLevelDay and Time 
Lyrical I Beginner Dancers Sunday 12:00-1:00 PM 
Lyrical I/IIBeginner and 
Second Year Dancers 
Monday 6:30-7:30 PM 
Lyrical/Ballet Beginner Dancers Saturday 1:30-2:30 PM 


Musical Theatre Dance
AGES 8 AND UP
This is a jazz based dance style that incorporates technique, musicality and acting. Dancers will learn a variety of Broadway choreography from shows like West Side Story, Grease, and Annie, as well as the stylized technique of legendary theater choreographers. Singing or lip-syncing may also be included in the class.

ClassLevelDay and Time 
Musical Theatre Jazz I Beginner Dancers Saturday 12:30-1:30 PM 


Tap
AGES 8 AND UP
Tap works the ears as well as the feet. Rhythm skills are essential to building a solid dance education. Emphasis is placed on precision, speed, and clarity of sound with an upbeat and fun approach to rhythm and dance.

ClassLevelDay and Time 
Tap I Beginner Dancers Friday 6:45-7:45 PM 
Tap II Experienced Dancers Wednesday 6:00-7:00 PM 
Tap IIIExperienced Dancers Wednesday 7:15-8:15 PM 

 

Acrobatics  •  Ballet  •  Boys Only  •  Conditioning  • Contemporary  •  Creative Movement  •  Hip Hop •  Jazz  •  Lyrical  •  Musical Theatre  •  Tap