The Terpsichorean Dance Studio offers one of the widest range of dance styles in Central Oregon. We strive to provide classes that will appeal to every age, and every dancer. Please click on the links below to find details on each style and specific class schedules.
BALLET/POINTE: TDS is proud to provide the longest-running Ballet program in Central Oregon. Our faculty work together to instruct students on Ceccheti, French School, and Russian School Ballet techniques simultaneously. Our younger ages (Pre-Ballet 5yr., Ballet 6-7 yrs., Ballet I) carry a curriculum of Ballet exercises both at the Barre and in the center to build balance, grace, strength, and coordination. Intermediate levels (Ballet II, Ballet III) bring the students into a more mature view of ballet by adding more difficult combinations and higher extensions. Our advanced levels of Ballet (Ballet IV & V) are purely technique classes, leaving a separate class for their performance on Pointe. TDS is known for our dancers education being both effective and safe. We do not allow dancers to participate on pointe until they are developmentally and physically ready to do so. Our Ballet classes work together to produce a summarized Ballet for our studio-wide Recital in June each year. We are also very proud to be the only studio in Central Oregon to offer Ballet exclusively or boy dancers. Our Boys Ballet program is specifically tailored to the movements that are assigned to male roles in Ballet and is run at an appropriate pace.
TAP: Tap dance is one of the classic western styles of dance. Our Tap instructors focus on both classical Tap dancing, and “new-age” rhythmic tap. Starting at age 5 with our Pre-Tappers all the way through our Adults, TDS can help all to find their passion for Tap dancing!
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CREATIVE MOVEMENT: Creative Movement is for dancers ages 3-5 that want to find joy in the dance. The curriculum features coordination exercises, creation of dance moves, and kind instruction to help young dancers to feel at home and comfortable in the dance studio.
ACRO FUSION: This is a comprehensive beginner’s youth program in which we combine hoop dance, partner acrobatics, and circus yoga to create a dynamic performance-based class that meets weekly for 6 months. This program culminates in a final performance at the Terpsichorean Annual Recital.