TDA Class Descriptions

TDA offers an array of classes ranging in age from 1-18 years old. We have both recreational as well as competitive classes that run through the Fall/Spring following the Leon County school schedule. Classes perform in an end of the year recital. This years recital is scheduled for May 6, 2023.

Auditions for the competitive classes are held in the spring for the following school year.

TDA classes focus on technique and performance while encouraging a fun, passionate atmosphere.

To register for a recreational class, please create a parent portal and click enroll. If you have any questions, please email contactus@tdadance.com.

TINY TOTS BALLET (Age 1 & 2)

Tiny dancers learn the basic steps of ballet while focusing on fun, creative movements, and music. TDA’s Tiny Tots will be accompanied by Mommy/Daddy for this half hour class. Creative movement dance helps increase fine & gross motor skills while having fun!

Attire: TDA Ballet leotard (tights optional) or TDA Top with spandex shorts or spandex pants/Ballet Slippers

TAP/BALLET (Age 3)

This one-hour class will consist of a half hour of beginner tap skills and a half hour of beginner ballet steps. Tap will include fun activities that lead to a sense of rhythm and timing. Ballet will include basic skills such as ballet arms, splits, relevé, plié, chassé, passé, leaps and more! Interactive props and creative imaginations will encourage a love of dance! Dancers will perform one dance at the end of the year recital.

Attire: TDA Ballet leotard (tights optional)/Tap Shoes (tan) & Ballet Slippers

JAZZ/ACROBATIC (Age 3)

This one-hour class will consist of a half hour of beginner acrobatics and a half hour of beginner jazz steps. Acrobatics will include splits, backbends, forward rolls, baby handstands and more. Jazz will include a fun warm up for flexibility, chassé, leaps, and beginner choreography learning to dance to the beat of the music. Dancers will perform a jazz dance at the end of the year recital.

Attire: TDA Ballet Leotard (tights optional) or TDA Top with spandex shorts or spandex pants/Ballet Slippers or Pirouette Shoes.

BALLET/HIP HOP (Age 3-5)

This one-hour class will consist of a half hour of beginner ballet and a half hour of beginner hip hop.  Ballet will include basic skills such as ballet arms, splits, relevé, plié, chassé, passé, leaps and more! Hip hop includes kid-friendly funk style music and movements with fun choreography and freestyle movements. Dancers will perform one dance at the end of the year recital.

Attire: TDA Ballet Leotard (tights optional) or TDA Top with spandex shorts or spandex pants/Ballet Slippers and Tennis Shoes.

TAP/BALLET (Age 4-5)

This one-hour class will consist of a half hour of beginner tap skills and a half hour of beginner ballet. Tap will include fun activities that lead to a sense of rhythm and timing. Beginner tap skills will include shuffle, ball change, flap, and cramp roll. Ballet will include basic skills such as ballet arms, splits, relevé, plié, chassé, passé, chaîné turns, leaps and more! Dancers will perform one dance at the end of the year recital.

Attire: TDA Ballet Leotard/Ballet Tights/Tap Shoes (tan) & Ballet Slippers

BALLET/HIP HOP (Age 4-5)

This one-hour class will consist of a half hour of beginner ballet and a half hour of beginner hip hop. Ballet will include basic skills such as ballet arms, splits, relevé, plié, chassé, passé, chaîné turns, leaps and more! Hip hop includes kid-friendly funk style music and movements with fun choreography and freestyle movements. Dancers will perform one dance at the end of the year recital.

Attire: TDA Ballet Leotard or TDA Top with spandex shorts or spandex pants/Ballet Slippers and Tennis Shoes.

JAZZ/ACROBATICS (Age 4-5)

This one-house class will consist of a half hour of beginner jazz and a half hour of beginner acrobatics. Jazz will include a fun warm up for flexibility, splits, chassé, leaps, and beginner choreography learning to dance to the beat of the music. Acrobatics will include splits, backbends, forward rolls, backward rolls, handstands, and cartwheels. Dancers will perform a jazz dance at the end of the year recital.

Attire: TDA Ballet Leotard or TDA Top with spandex shorts or spandex pants/Ballet Slippers or Pirouette Shoes.

ACROBATICS K & 1ST (Age 5-7)

This one-hour class will incorporate a blend of acrobatics and floor gymnastics with a focus on dance tricks. The class builds strength, flexibility, body balance and agility while having fun with friends. Skills will include splits, backbends, dance rolls, cartwheels, walkovers, and more.

Attire: TDA Top with spandex shorts or spandex pants/Ballet Slippers or Pirouette Shoes.

BALLET/JAZZ 1st & 2nd Grade (Age 6-8)

This one-hour class will consist of a half hour of jazz and a half hour of ballet. Dancers will focus on fun choreography with jazz skills including splits, chassé, leaps, and pirouettes. During ballet, focus will be on proper alignment, body placement, turn-out of the legs, and terminology.

Attire: TDA Ballet Leotard/Ballet Tights or TDA Top with spandex shorts or spandex pants/Ballet Slippers & Pirouette Shoes.

ACRO/HIP HOP 1ST & 2ND (Age 6-8)

This one-hour class will consist of a half hour of hip hop and a half hour of acro. Hip hop includes kid-friendly funk style music and movements with fun choreography and freestyle movements. Acro builds strength, flexibility, body balance and agility while having fun with friends. Skills will include splits, backbends, dance rolls, cartwheels, walkovers, and more. Dancers will perform a hip hop dance at the end of the year recital.

Attire: TDA Top with spandex shorts or spandex pants/Pirouette Shoes & Tennis Shoes.

ACROBATICS 2ND-3RD (Age 7-9)

This one-hour class will incorporate a blend of acrobatics and floor gymnastics with a focus on dance tricks. The class builds strength, flexibility, body balance and agility while having fun with friends. Skills will include splits, backbends, dance rolls, cartwheels, walkovers, and more.

Attire: TDA Top with spandex shorts or spandex pants/Ballet Slippers or Pirouette Shoes.

ACROBATICS 3RD-5TH (Age 8-11)

This one-hour class will incorporate a blend of acrobatics and floor gymnastics with a focus on dance tricks. The class builds strength, flexibility, body balance and agility while having fun with friends. Skills will include splits, backbends, dance rolls, cartwheels, chin stands, walkovers, handsprings, aerials, and more.

Attire: TDA Top with spandex shorts or spandex pants/Ballet Slippers or Pirouette Shoes.

JAZZ/HIP HOP 3RD-5TH (Age 8-11)

This high energy one-hour class will consist of a half hour of jazz and a half hour of hip hop. The class incorporates traditional jazz and hip-hop movements. Jazz will focus on body alignment in jumps and turns with fun combinations. Hip hop allows students to develop their own sense of style with freestyle dance and exciting combos. Dancers will perform one dance at the end of the year recital.

Attire: TDA Top with spandex shorts or spandex pants/Pirouette Shoes and Tennis Shoes.

ACROBATICS OPEN MAT 6TH GRADE & UP (Age 11-18)

This one-hour class will incorporate a blend of acrobatics and floor gymnastics with a focus on dance tricks. The class builds strength, flexibility, body balance and agility while having fun with friends. Dancers will focus on dance acro tricks and will be separated by skill set. Skills will include walkovers, handsprings, aerials, valdez, tucks and more.

Attire: TDA Top with spandex shorts or spandex pants/Pirouette Shoes.