Orlando Dance School Curriculum

Little Stars

(ages 18 - 36 months) Is a fun-filled play experience packed with skill developing activities. Parents stay with their children, giving them the opportunity to meet an observe other parents and children in a supportive atmosphere where natural development takes place at its own pace. After all, “playing is child’s work.”

Creative Dance

(ages 3 - 5) Prepares the young child for all forms of dance: teaches rhythm, coordination and use of energy; teaches the mind to perceive, understand and remember.
As in all of our classes, but especially Little Stars and Creative Dance, structure is maintained through a consistent class format. The activities within each segment of the class time will change as the year progresses. However, the order in which activities are introduced remains the same. By maintaining a consistent class format, the child’s ability to predict their environment increases. With this increased predictability, the child’s level of anxiety decreases and sense of security increases. This is one basic way to decrease behavior problems in young children...let them know “what comes next.”


(ages 4-6) High energy Hip Hop classes for the younger student who wants to get their groove on! These classes are taught to "squeaky clean" Disney music. Learn how to "raise the roof" , do the "rolley polley", "step on bugs" and many, many more fun Hip Hop Steps!


(ages 6 - Adult) Is a graded system of barre and center techniques in the method of England’s Royal Academy of Dance. This is the largest, most influential public examining body for Classical Ballet in the world, operating in some 70 countries. (www.radusa.org ) Students take yearly examinations designed to measure their progress. Children do not use the barre in their exercises until the age of 8 years. This is done in order to prevent excessive dependence on the strength of the barre in contrast to development of an independent and strong core body.


(ages 11 - Adult) Is offered to ballet students who have attained the necessary development and dance proficiency to undertake the ultimate training of the female classical dancer. Concurrent enrollment in two ballet classes per week is required.


(ages 6 - Adult) Is a graded system of barre, center and progressive techniques emphasizing speed and clarity of sound and rhythm. Tap is the music of rhythmic sound made with the feet.


(ages 6 - Adult) Explodes through space with restless energy! The classes are set to popular music and teach you how to dance a wide range of styles frequently seen on stage, television and film.


(ages 9 - Adult) Puts great emphasis on the study of qualities of torso movement, while Ballet uses the torso in a fixed position. Where Ballet is lofty, Modern is earthy. The Modern Dance Classes consist of Modern barre or floor barre and center barre, torso qualities such as contractions and releases, movement qualities of fall & recovery and rhythms.

Tumbling & Tumblebears

(ages 3 & up) Is a course that progresses from beginners through advanced, teaching the elements of floor exercise and gymnastic tumbling. Also, great for improving cheerleading skills!

Hip Hop

(ages 7 - Adult) Incorporates various elements of dance including style and technique. Hip Hop draws identifiable moves from other styles of dance such as Jazz. It is choreographed to upbeat music where students learn how to add their own “flavor” into their movement.


Characterized by its fluidity, Lyrical combines elements of Ballet, Jazz & Modern dance, and focuses on self-expression. Choreographed to inspirational music, Lyrical dance gives students an opportunity to interpret a wide range of emotions. *Students must be in at least Ballet Level 3 and Jazz Level 3 in order to take this class.


(ages 7 - Adults) Controlled Latin motion of the hips and upper body mainly focusing on footwork and styling. This class teaches the individual the main concept of Salsa as well as the beginning of the Latin Dance itself, Mambo!


( ages 9 - Adult) Just as in the U.S.A, where scenery and culture changes because of the different races settling in the country so does Mexico. Each geographical region nourishes it’s own culture, tradition, food, music, folklore and of course dance. Students attending the Mexican Folklorico dance class at Leggz Dance Academy will gain the skills necessary to dance to the beat of a traditional Mexican dance by learning the foot-work called zapateado which involves percussive stomping, arm-work, posture, choreographies, customs and by learning a little bit about the culture behind the dance.

Throughout the year the students will learn to dance to the beat of various Latin, Caribbean, and old-world rhythms which will be incorporated as part of the warm-up and cool-down sessions.

Mexican Folklorico dance is currently taught in many states throughout the country, as an example since 1991 Princeton University, ranked among the top five Universities in the USA offers their students Mexican Folklorico dance as part of their in-house team activities, seeking to enrich the university’s cultural community by spreading an appreciation for Mexico’s unique folklorico dancing heritage.