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 Carol Ann’s Dance Studio
West Branch,
(989) 345-7055



Advancement may occur at any time, but on average students are expected to remain in a level for a minimum of one year. Your child may not be promoted every year. Our primary concern is that a student be placed in a level that is appropriate to his or her skill level and physical strength. If the child is promoted too soon, then he or she will miss some very valuable training. These children also struggle in the next level, which is unnecessary and could result in injury. A student who carefully develops his or her technique early in the curriculum will find advancement in later years to be smoother and more rewarding.

For beginning students 3-8 years of age.  This 45 minute class combines tap and ballet, and is designed to give the student a chance to explore the basics of each.  It will encourage your child’s creative spirit, introduce rhythm, and begin to foster the love of music and dance.

Ballet I – 30 or 45 minute class
Ballet II – 45 minute class
Ballet III – 60 minute class
For students 7 years of age and older.  Ballet is the foundation of all types of dance.  This class teaches students ballet concepts, terms and disciplines in a fun and creative manner.

Tap I – 30 minute class
Tap II – 45 minute class
Tap III – 45 or 60 minute class
For students 7 years of age and older.  Tap is an original American form of dance, allowing students to make sounds and rhythm with their feet.  This dance style teaches musicality, precision and articulation of the feet.

For students of all ages.  Each session works on a different style of ballroom.  Learn to mambo, cha-cha, waltz, polka, tango, swing and many other styles.  (This class is offered only at certain times.  Please ask the receptionist about availability.)

Jazz I – 30 minute class
Jazz II – 45 minute class
Jazz III – 45 or 60 minute class
For students 7 years of age and older.  Jazz is a stylized form of dance conceived in America with great ethnic influences.  It uses a ballet basis, but stylizes it to fit more contemporary music.  It is popular today in music videos, commercials and movies.  Ballet is strongly suggested to be taken either prior to, or in conjunction with jazz classes.  Students are required to take Ballet I before taking Jazz III.

45 minute class
This class is designed for adults who love dance and music.  It incorporates both Jazz and Tap in a fun and exciting environment.  No previous dance experience is required.  Tap into your own creative self expression and enjoy a great workout at the same time.

Beginner gymnastics–45 minute class
Gymnastics I or II – 45 minute class
Gymnastics  III – 60 minute class
Our gymnastics/tumble program is for students 4 years of age and older.  All skills are taught on gymnastic floor mats.  The program revolves around the strength of the four basic skills; splits, forward and backward rolls, backbend and handstand skills.  All classes are designed to help build strength, avoid injury and develop good technique.  Due to the nature of tumbling and the injures that can occur, all students are required to purchase gymnastics insurance through the studio.

Hip Hop I – 30 minute class
Hip Hop II – 45 minute class
For students 9 years of age and older.  Hip hop is a “funky” form of dance.  It is similar to jazz but carries less structure (technique) and more freedom of movement., and is often danced with today’s “rap” music.  Any student wishing to take this class must also take a core class in conjunction with hip hop.

For students 12 years of age and older who have passed level II ballet and have instructor recommendation.  This class is designed for the disciplined ballet dancer that wishes to take their dancing to the next level.  Passing a pre-pointe class is required.

The Zumba® program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. Our goal is simple: We want you to want to work out, to love working out, to get hooked. Zumba® Fanatics achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life!

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