3. Ages: Geared to 1st – 3rd grade students. There are some 4th and 5t-grade students who may be suited for this program as well.
4. Travel: We will attend one regional competition during the school year. This will be within a four-hour drive of Columbus. We will not attend a national with these lines. After several years of attending many different competitions, our parents have helped us to decide that it is more important to select a competition for its positive qualities than it is to select by location. This is why we often travel outside of Central Ohio for a regional competition. This year we went to Cincinnati, OH. Some families did not spend the night, others spent one/two nights.
5. Performance: We feel performing in front of an audience is one of the greatest benefits of dance. We try to find many venues for our step one and ensemble members to participate and we like to see them take advantage of them. They are not required, but students are encouraged to participate in the Christmas for the Generations. We try to give as much notice of performances as possible, but there are times that they come up at the last minute.
6. We include the Step One students in our big/little sis program where they are given an older ensemble dancer to encourage them and be a support to them throughout the year.
7. Should I do Step One! If your child wants more than just coming to class once or twice a week and loves to perform and be a part of something where they are having fun, learning to be great dancers and experiencing a team activity, this is the perfect opportunity for you.
8. Am I good enough: If you are unsure of your skill level, we would recommend you ask your teacher if they think you are ready or if it might be best for you to spend one more year training before doing Step One. In the area of Tap, it is very important to have your skills at a certain level before coming into Step One and your teacher will be able to help you decide. If you would like us to follow up with your teacher, we would be happy to do that for you!
A. Tap: Students must have taken at least 2 years of tap to be eligible for Step One Tap. 3 years is preferable. You can make up for that by taking 2 classes per week one year
B. Jazz: Students need at least one year of Jazz.
C. Hip hop: Students need at least one year of Jazz or Hip Hop
D. Ballet: Students need at least one year of Ballet, however, 2 years is preferable.
E. Tumbling Students: Student must be able to do a cartwheel and a front or back walkover to participate.
F. Contemporary: Students must be a 2nd year Step One Dancer and participate in both Step One Ballet & Jazz this year as well as last year.
G. Additional Training. Sometimes a student may need some additional training to reach the desired level in a group. We will let you know if we see that need.
9. Please let us know if you have any questions. You may contact us by leaving a message for us at the desk or you may e-mail Angie email@example.com.
Samples: If a students only does one subject, they can do it all in one day. There are also combinations that can be done in one day, but if you were to do all four, you would likely come on Tuesday and Thursday, however it could be 3 days depending upon how you schedule it.
|SO Tap||SO Jazz||SO Ballet||SO Hip Hop||SO Acro|
|Step One Tap Technique||Jazz III or C. Jazz I||Ballet III or C.Ballet I||Ballet or Hip Hop||Acrobatics|
|Ballet III or C. Ballet I||Ballet III or C.Ballet I||Jazz or 2nd Ballet||Jazz III or C. Jazz I||Ballet or Jazz|
|Step One Tap||Step One Jazz||Step One Ballet||Step One Hip Hop||Step One Acro|
Technique classes count for multiple subjects, so if you are doing Step One Tap, Jazz and Ballet, You don’t have to take 3 ballet classes, you take one ballet technique, tap tech, jazz tech and the step one classes. So you would have a total of 6 classes.
I love that you use the older girls as big sis/mentors for the younger girls. The older girls set a positive example and are responsible girls who handle themselves very well.
Favorite thing as a parent...
My favorite thing as a parent about Generations is that you value and teach each girl as an important person, not just a number or one of many dancers in your studio. I truly appreciate how you hold the girls to task, hold them accountable, and make them work hard but you do it in a loving and kind way. Your values as Christians really show through and we love that! I can't think of a better way for my daughter to spend her time. She is learning dance, but also learning valuable life lessons. I had been meaning to send you a note after the Mason competition about this. It was our first experience in a competition and I cannot tell you how impressed I was with our dancers and your choice of costumes, appropriate choreography, and rules of conduct. I was completely shocked to see how some of the other dance studios had their girls dressed, the dance moves they used, and their attire when walking around the hallway. It was quite a contrast to Generations dancers. It made me so happy as a parent. I truly want you to know how much I appreciate you! I will support Rachel dancing with you as much and as long as she desires! You are helping to raise great kids.
Absolutely fantastic place to send your children to learn dance! Very well organized programs for all ages. Our oldest daughter has been going here for a few years and every instructor has been very caring and talented. Can't wait to see our next daughter join in!