Mequon Dance Classes


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Baby Bellas (2 and 3 year olds)

This class is designed to teach children ages 2-4 an artistic and physical discipline through imagination and creativity. In our “Baby Bellas” program instructors use a combination of Pre-Ballet and Creative Movement to begin teaching the vary basics of dance. Props are used as tools to enlighten the child’s imagination and practice different movements. Our goal is to create a fun and loving environment where even the youngest of students is excited and encouraged to learn. (Dancers will perform a ballet dance in the recital… and they usually steal the show!)

Class Attire: light pink leotard, white tights, white ballet shoes

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Twinkle Tots (4 and 5 year olds)

This class is designed to teach children ages 4-6 an artistic and physical discipline through imagination and creativity.  Class length increases from the Baby Bellas Program to 1 hour, and Tap is introduced to the class curriculum. Our Twinkle Tots will begin to learn the very basics of dance and build a foundation that will cary them in the future. Teachers will keep up an energetic pace that will have the students excited and encouraged to learn… parents may even get tired of hearing their Twinkle Tot always hopefully asking, “Do I get to go to dance class today?” (Our 4-5yr. old dancers will perform a ballet dance in the recital; 5-6yr. old dancers perform both ballet and tap in the recital.)

Class Attire: light pink leotard, white tights, white ballet shoes, black tap shoes

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Ballet, Jazz, and Tap 6yrs.

This is the first year students are introduced to Jazz! They will learn basic steps and technique that is fun and energetic. (6yr. old dancers will only perform ballet and tap in the recital.)

Class Attire: light pink leotard, white tights, white ballet shoes, black tap shoes (jazz shoes are not required for this level)

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Ballet, Jazz, and Tap 7yrs.

This is the first year students are introduced to Jazz! They will learn basic steps and technique that is fun and energetic. (6yr. old dancers will only perform ballet and tap in the recital.)

Class Attire: light pink leotard, white tights, white ballet shoes, black tap shoes, tan jazz shoes (tan tights will be needed for recital)

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Ballet

In this class, students learn the fundamentals of dance. Ballet is the basis for all dance forms, and is therefore required in order to participate in Jazz, Tap, and Contemporary Modern. Students will learn poise and grace. This class sets the foundation for strong and competent athletes to excel in every genre of dance.

Class Attire 8 & 9yrs: black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes… black dance shorts or ballet skirts are allowed
Class Attire Levels D-A: black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes… black dance shorts or ballet skirts are allowed
Class Attire Teen Ballet: Solid colored leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes… any color dance shorts or ballet skirts

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Pre-Pointe/Pointe

Pre-Pointe: Dancers strengthen their calves and ankles with a strong focus on technique in preparation for Pointe. (students must have the faculty’s permission to enroll)

Pointe: with the faculty’s permission, dancers will begin or continue their pointe training in this classical dance genre

Class Attire Levels D-A: black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes… black dance shorts or ballet skirts are allowed

**Please Note: costumes for this class are $75**

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Jazz

This is a fun and energetic movement form where students learn to dance and perform at a fast pace that is fun and exciting for everyone. Flexibility, jumps and isolations are taught to create a stylized form of dance that draws from a number of different inspirations. (students must be enrolled in Ballet)

Class Attire 8 & 9yrs.: black leotard, pink/tan tights, tan jazz shoes… black dance shorts or pants are allowed
Class Attire Levels D-A: black leotard, pink/tan tights, tan jazz shoes… black dance shorts or pants are allowed

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Tap

An understanding of rhythm and timing is essential for dancers, and this class focuses on just that. Young students will learn traditional tap steps, while learning to stay with the beat of the music. As dancers progress, they are challenged to create new rhythms with a greater understanding of musicality. (students must be enrolled in Ballet)

Class Attire 8 & 9yrs.: black leotard, pink/tan tights, tan tap shoes… black dance shorts or pants are allowed
Class Attire Levels D-A: black leotard, pink/tan tights, tan tap shoes… black dance shorts or pants are allowed

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Contemporary Modern

Modern is a freeing expression of dance. Students will grasp a better understanding of parallel and turned out, with a strong focus on the spine and its relationship to every movement we do. This is an artistically creative class that encourages an exploration of the human condition in relationship to dance. (It is also extremely fun!) ages 10+ (students must be enrolled in Ballet)

Class Attire: solid colored leotard, tan convertible tights, dance shorts or pants… foot undies are optional

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Lyrical New this season!!!

Lyrical dance is a fusion of ballet and jazz dance techniques. This class challenges dancers to use movement to interpret music and express emotion. (Ages 9+) *Tuesdays 6-6:30pm (30 minutes; must be enrolled in ballet and jazz)

Class Attire: solid colored leotard, tan tights, dance shorts or pants, and tan jazz shoes

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Musical Theater

Musical Theatre is designed to develop comprehensive musical theatre skills including theatre dance, partnering, acting, and character development. This class will be an excellent opportunity for students to prepare for school or community theatre auditions as well as developing confidence and stage presence in young dancers.

Class Attire: solid colored leotard, tan tights, dance shorts or pants, and tan jazz shoes

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Hip Hop

This urban dance form was created to contest the formal training done in the studios. It is the only class offered at Bella Via where students who are enrolled do not need to take ballet. This class is fun and energetic while teaching students a style that can be applied in other dance forms.

Class Attire: clothes the dancers can move and feel comfortable in (no jeans or skirts); tennis shoes that have not been worn outside (popular brand for Hip Hop shoes are DCs)

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Leaps & Turns

This class will focus on perfecting the technical execution of turns, leaps, and jumps with a strong focus on flexibility and strength. Dancers must be enrolled in Ballet and Jazz, or on a Dance Team. **This class does not perform in the Spring Recital**

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Technique and Conditioning for Dancers

This class is designed to enhance a dancer’s strength, flexibility and performance of skills. For the first 30 minutes, dancers’ bodies are conditioned and stretched through a variety of fitness forms (yoga, pilates, ballet, etc.) The second half of the class is dedicated to the technical training and perfection of turns, leaps, battlements, jumps, etc. This is a wonderful class for Dance Team members to work on their technique in front of a mirror.

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Via Performance Troupe

This is an exciting and unique opportunity for dancers who are enrolled in Ballet, Jazz and Tap. In Troupe, dancers will learn a number of challenging dances from different genres to be performed throughout the community. This is a team environment where dancers build confidence, technique, and the ability to learn choreography quickly and efficiently. Rehearsals are complimentary. (For more information, please visit the “Via Performance Troupe” tab located in the “About” section of the website.)

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The Bella Company

This is for the serious dancer who is driven to perform and compete. Students are admitted into the Company only through a selective audition held once very year. (For more information, please visit the “Company” tab located in the “About” section of the website.)

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The 2017/2018 Recital Season begins on September 11th, 2017 and ends with our annual Recital the weekend of June 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2018. This performance is a culmination of our students hard work throughout their fall and spring classes. If you will not be participating in the recital, please email the front desk immediately after enrollment.  We are excited for another fun and exciting season! Thank you so much for choosing Bella Via!

Registration for this session is now OPEN

 Click here to register now or call (262) 236-9298 (classes fill up quickly, so do not wait to enroll)

*Please note: we have students from a number of different school districts, and try to offer a variety of class times to accommodate everyone’s varying schedules.

Baby Bellas 2yrs: Class Attire is light pink leotard, white tights, white ballet shoes

Monday 4 – 4:30pm

Tuesday 12-12:30pm 

Tuesday 5:30 – 6pm

Wednesday 10:15 – 10:45am

Saturday 9:30-10am

 

Baby Bellas 3yrs: Class Attire is light pink leotard, white tights, white ballet shoes

Tuesday 12:30 – 1:15pm 

Tuesday 3:45 – 4:30pm (waitlist only)

Wednesday 10:45 – 11:30am

Saturday 9:30 – 10:15am (waitlist only)

 

Twinkle Tots 4yrs: Class Attire is light pink leotard, white tights, white ballet shoes and black tap shoes

Monday 4:30 – 5:30pm (waitlist only)

Tuesday 10:30 – 11:30am

Wednesday 11:30am – 12:30pm

Wednesday 4 – 5pm (waitlist only)

Saturday  10 – 11am 

 

Twinkle Tots 5yrs: Class Attire is light pink leotard, white tights, white ballet shoes and black tap shoes

Monday 4:15 – 5:15pm

Tuesday 4:30 – 5:30pm   (waitlist only)

Saturday 11am – 12pm

 

Ballet/Tap/Jazz Combo Class 6yrs: Class Attire is light pink leotard, white tights, white ballet shoes and black tap shoes (jazz shoes are not required for this level)

Tuesday 4 – 5:30pm (waitlist only)

Thursday 4:30 – 6pm  (waitlist only)

Saturday 10:15 – 11:45am

 

Ballet/Tap/Jazz Combo Class 7yrs: Class Attire is light pink leotard, white tights, white ballet shoes, black tap shoes, and tan jazz shoes (tan tights will be needed for recital)

Wednesday 4 – 5:30pm 

Thursday 4:30 – 6pm (waitlist only)

Saturday 10:15 – 11:45am

 

Ballet, Tap, and Jazz 8 & 9yrs: Class attire is black leotard; pink tights and pink ballet shoes for ballet; tan tights, tan jazz shoes and tan tap shoes for Jazz & Tap… black dance shorts, leggings or ballet skirts are allowed

Wednesday 5 -6pm (Beginning/Intermediate Ballet)

Wednesday 6 -7pm (Beginning/Intermediate Jazz & Tap Combo) *must be enrolled in ballet

Thursday 6 – 7pm (Intermediate/Advanced Ballet)

Thursday 7 – 8pm (Intermediate/Advanced Jazz & Tap Combo) *must be enrolled in ballet

 

Ballet, Tap, and Jazz 10+yrs: Class attire is black leotard; pink tights and pink ballet shoes for ballet; tan tights, tan jazz shoes and tan tap shoes for Jazz & Tap… black dance shorts, leggings or ballet skirts are allowed

*Dancers in this age group are separated by Lettered Levels (D, C, B, A) which is determined by experience and ability. Please call the studio for class placement (262) 236-9298, or to set up a placement audition.*

Monday 5:30 – 7pm (Jazz & Tap Level D/C)

Monday 7 – 8pm (Ballet Level D/C)

Tuesday 6:30 – 7:30pm (Ballet Level C)

Tuesday 7:30 – 9pm (Jazz & Tap Level C)

Wednesday 5:30 – 6:30pm (Ballet Level B/A)

Wednesday 6:30 – 8pm (Jazz & Tap Level B/A)

 

*NEW!!! Lyrical 9+yrs: Class attire is a solid colored leotard, tan tights, tan jazz shoes, and dance shorts or pants

Tuesday 6 – 6:30pm *must be enrolled in ballet and jazz

 

Contemporary Modern 10+yrs: Class attire is a solid colored leotard, tan convertible tights, dance shorts or pants… foot undies are optional

Wednesday 7 – 8pm *Beginning/Intermediate

Tuesday 8 – 9pm *Intermediate/Advanced (must have faculty permission)

 

Leaps & Turns 10+yrs:

*Dancers must be enrolled in Ballet and Jazz, or on a Dance Team*

Wednesday 8 – 9pm *Beginning/Intermediate

Wednesday 8 – 9pm *Intermediate/Advanced

 

Musical Theater: (ages 10+)Class attire is comfortable, form fitting clothing (yoga pants, leotards, booty shorts, etc.) tan tights and tan jazz shoes

Thursday 7:30 – 8:30pm

 

Hip Hop: Class attire is clothes the dancers can move and feel comfortable in (no jeans or skirts); tennis shoes that have not been worn outside (popular brand for Hip Hop shoes are DCs)

Monday 5:15 – 6pm (Lil’ Tot Hip Hop ages 5 and 6)

Monday 6 – 7pm (7 -9yrs.)

Monday 7 – 8pm (10-12yrs.)

Tuesday 5:30 – 6:15pm (Lil’ Tot Hip Hop ages 5 and 6)

Tuesday 6:15 – 7:15pm (7-9yrs.)

Tuesday 7:15 – 8:15pm (Teen Hip Hop)

 

Pre-Pointe/Pointe:        Please Note: the recital costume fee for this class is $75

*Dancers must have faculty permission to enroll*

Monday 8 – 8:30pm (Pointe II)

Monday 8 – 8:30pm (Pointe III/IV)

Thursday 8 – 8:30pm (Pre-Pointe/Beginning Pointe)

Troupe:

Thursday 8-9pm Soul Troupe

Friday 4:15-4:45pm Bitty Troupe

Friday 4:45-5:15pm Mini Troupe

Friday 5:15-6:15pm Pop Troupe

Bitty Company: (must have been recommended by faculty and chosen during the annual audition)

Tuesday 4:15 – 5:45pm (Jazz & Tap)

Thursday 4:15 – 5:15pm (Ballet)

Mini Company: (must have been recommended by faculty and chosen during the annual audition) *these times are subject to change*

Times TBD

Bella Company: 

Times TBD (throughout summer classes and depending on which dances they will be performing); example times can be found through the registration portal

 

** class ** indicates the class is at full capacity; those hoping to take class during those times will be added to a wait list, but it is HIGHLY recommended that students enroll in another class in the event that a spot does not open up

Levels (D, C, B, A) roughly reflect years of dance experience required to be enrolled in a class, while the numbers following them are roughly determined by the age group within the given experience bracket. Bella Via faculty ultimately decides where a student should be placed according to experience, age, talent, and learning ability. 

*Please call or email the studio to find out which class is most appropriate for your daughter/son.

 

 

Welcome to all our students and parents, new and old! We are so pleased you will be spending your summer vacation at Bella Via.. get ready for some fun and exciting dancing!

If you haven’t registered, its not too late! We would love to have you!

This is a 6 week Summer Session that runs from Monday, July 10thWednesday, August 16th, 2017.

Click here to register now or call (262) 236-9298

Baby Bellas 2yrs:

Monday 4 – 4:30pm

Wednesday 4 – 4:30pm

Baby Bellas 3yrs:

Wednesday 3:45 – 4:30pm

Twinkle Tots 4yrs:

Monday 4:30 – 5:30pm

Twinkle Tots 5yrs:

Wednesday 4:30 – 5:30pm

Ballet/Jazz/Tap Combo Class 6 & 7yrs:

Tuesday 4 – 5:30pm

Enroll your little one into a world of imagination with our Summer Dance Camps! (detailed info found under the “Summer Camps 2017” tab above)

  • “Trolls” 1 Day Dance Camp (Ages 3 – 8) Friday, June 9th 9:30-11:30am
  • “Disney Princess” 4 Day Dance Camp (Ages 3 – 8) June 12 – 15th from 9:30-11am 
  • “Zootopia” 4 Day Dance Camp (Ages 3 – 8) June 19 – 22nd from 9:30-11am

Click here to register now or call (262) 236-9298

 

Ballet, Jazz and Tap 8 – 10yrs:

Tuesday 5:30 – 6:30pm (Ballet)

Tuesday 6:30 – 8pm (Jazz and Tap) *Dancers must be enrolled in Ballet*

Contemporary Modern 8 – 10yrs:

Monday 5:45 – 6:30pm

Contemporary Modern 10+yrs:

Wednesday 8 – 9pm

Ballet, Jazz and Tap 12+yrs(11 year olds should contact the studio director for proper class placement)

Monday 5:30 – 7pm (Jazz and Tap) *Dancers must be enrolled in Ballet*

Monday 7 -8pm (Ballet)

Pre-Pointe/Pointe:

*Dancers must have faculty permission to enroll*

Monday 8 -9pm

Hip Hop 7 – 9yrs:

Wednesday 6 -7pm

Hip Hop 10+:

Wednesday 7 -8pm

Leaps & Turns 9+yrs (beginning/intermediate): *Dancers must be enrolled in Ballet and Jazz, or on a Dance Team (This is a great class for dance team members, as you will have the opportunity to perfect your skills in front of a mirror.)*

Wednesday 5 – 6pm

Bitty Company: (must have been recommended by faculty and chosen during the annual audition)

Monday 3 – 4:30pm (Jazz & Tap)

Wednesday 3 -4pm (Ballet)

Mini Company: (must have been recommended by faculty and chosen during the annual audition)

Monday 4 -5pm (Technique and Conditioning)

Monday 5 – 5:45 (Tap)

Tuesday 3 – 4pm (Jazz)

Tuesday 4:30 – 5:30pm (Ballet)

Wednesday 4 – 5pm (Hip Hop)

Bella Company: (must have been recommended by faculty and chosen during the annual audition… hours are increased over the summer while the dancers aren’t in school)

Monday 5:45 – 6:30pm (Tap)

Monday 6:30 – 8pm (Ballet)

Tuesday 5:30 – 7pm (Ballet)

Tuesday 7 – 8pm (Jazz)

Tuesday 8 – 9pm (Contemporary Modern)

Wednesday 5 – 6pm (Hip Hop)

Wednesday 6 – 7pm (Leaps & Turns)

Wednesday 7 – 8pm (Ballet)

Click here to register now or call (262) 236-9298

These summer dance camps are designed for young dancers to explore new and different dance related themes. They can buddy up with friends for a fun filled week of acting, crafts, and of course dancing! This is great to add on to your summer session classes, or to take advantage of for families who travel a lot during the summer! Don’t hesitate to sign-up, as space is limited and these camps fill up fast!

Click here to register now or call (262) 236-9298

♥”Trolls” Dance Camp (ages 3 – 8)♥

June 9th from 9:30am – 11:30am $30

Join our village this summer as we channel boundless energy to music from the Trolls soundtrack, exercise our creative minds through themed crafts, and build lasting friendships like Poppy and Branch. This camp will be an exciting new adventure complete with structured movement, full of high-energy games and activities. Don’t miss out as the Trolls invade Bella Via Dance Studio this summer!

Crafts and dance games will be included in this fun one day camp. (Please send a small snack with the dancers.)

Registration is available online… space is limited so reserve your spot today!

Click here to register now or call (262) 236-9298

 

♥”Disney Princess” Dance Camp (Ages 3 – 8)♥

June 12th – 15th (9:30AM to 11AM every day) $95

Every day begins with a new Disney fairytale! The fairytale read together at the beginning of camp will inspire the movements, dancing and crafts created throughout the day. This is a wonderful tool for teaching children how dance can tell a story. It will guide campers’ performance and acting capabilities above and beyond the normal dance class. And the best part? The campers will actually be able to live out their very own fairytale! The camp culminates with a “Princess Ball,” where dancers are encouraged to attend wearing their favorite princess outfit.

Crafts and dance games will be included in this fun four day camp. (Please send a small snack with the dancers.)

Registration is available online… space is limited so reserve your spot today!

Click here to register now or call (262) 236-9298

 

♥”Zootopia” Dance Camp (Ages 3 – 8)♥

June 19th – 22nd (9:30am to 11am every day) $95

Animals, and music, and dancing oh my! During “Zootopia” camp, the dancers will learn fun choreography to all their favorite songs from the hit movie “Zootopia.” Every day will bring something new and exciting during this very special camp where dancers learn a VERY important lesson… To try everything. Our faculty is thrilled to introduce this new camp to young dancers.

Crafts and dance games will be included in this fun four day camp. (Please send a small snack with the dancers.)

Registration is available online… space is limited so reserve your spot today!

Click here to register now or call (262) 236-9298

 

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BellaBarre

This class is specifically designed to give you the coveted long lean muscles, tight derrières and extended posture of a dancer without ever having to step foot in a leotard. BellaBarre is a combination of ballet technique, yoga and pilates used to target hard to reach muscle groups. It is a fusion of cardio and isometric movements designed to fatigue the muscles before allowing them to be stretched and released. Very similar to the barre classes that are all the rage on the West Coast, BellaBarre will make you aware of muscles you never knew you had! It is a total body transformation that allows you to be the best woman you can be!

If you missed us on Fox6 WakeUp, don’t fret! You can catch all the exciting action by clicking here.

Who knew going to “the barre” could be such a workout? (what to expect)

Please arrive to class a few minutes early to check-in and set up (10 minutes early if it is your first time attending class). Yoga mats are provided for you (1/4 in. thick), but you are more than welcome to bring your own. We will always begin class with our “Bella Salutations” which are used to warm-up the spine. This opens the hips and hamstrings, and protects the back from injury. Warm-up is followed by our arm series used to tone and sculpt our arms, chest and shoulders while continuing to heat the body in preparation for the barre.

The motto in our thigh and booty-work series done at the barre is “the smaller the better.” The strong focus of isolating specific muscle groups is found only when momentum is taken out of the movement. When performed properly, barre patrons often begin to feel their muscles shake and quiver. These are the muscles being fatigued and it is exactly how your body should respond to this new fitness form… it’s a good thing!

As you reach the home stretch, we finish with our abdominal series done at the barre and in the center. Megan uses a special combination of  Pilates, ballet and modern to work your center in ways that are fresh and inspired, producing rapid results. Every BellaBarre session finishes with a rewarding 5-6 minute deep stretch. This is your time to relax and release any stress or tension you carried with you through class. Stretching is extremely important to fitness and health, and absolutely necessary in achieving the dancer’s physique.

We hope to see you at “the barre” very soon!

**Visit the BellaBarre tab on the Home Page for the fall schedule**

Rates: (cash or check only)

  • Drop-In = $20
  • 10 Class Punch Card = $180 (that is a great deal at only $18 per class)
  • 20 Class Punch Card = $320 (our best deal at only $16 per class)

A sign-up sheet for each class will always be available at the front desk. Using this method you may return to the same classes every week, or change days and times to accommodate your busy schedule. Please sign-up in advance as classes are limited to 12 people (this may be done in person, over the phone or through email).

If you are unable to attend a class in which you have already reserved a spot at the barre, please call the studio to cancel no later than 30 minutes before the scheduled class time. This is for the consideration of the teacher and your fellow BellaBarre patrons.