Twinkle Stars Dance Program
(For students ages 3-6 ½ years old)
Why do we choose to use the Twinkle Stars Dance Program for our studio?
At INSPIRE Dance Studio we have chosen the Twinkle Stars Dance Program for our emerging little dancers because we know how precious and important those first experiences with dance can be. We want to make sure without a doubt that we are entrusting those special moments to dance educators who best know how to create a happy, fun, stimulating, and educational classroom setting. The Twinkle Star Dance Program is a nationally recognized set-syllabus, currently rated the #1 pre-school dance program in the country! To keep our little ones fully engaged and smiling Twinkle Star Dance has a set syllabus that is, not only captivating, imaginative, and magical, but also lays the foundation, (by developing the critical motor skills, coordination, balance, and dance vocabulary), for future success as our dancers grow! We like to say that it's a bit like feeding them vegetables hidden in the dessert. All classes are a mix of ballet, tap, and jazz. All Twinkle Star students are invited to perform in our June Spring Showcase.
(For students ages 6-9 (commercial dance styles) or 6-11 (ballet).)
What is our Basics Program?
At INSPIRE Dance Studio when students "graduate" from our Twinkle Star Dance program, they are promoted to our Basics Program. At this level instead of combo classes, students begin learning at a higher level of training in individual styled classes (Ballet, Tap, Upbeat Jazz, Contemporary, Acro, Hip-Hop, Theatre Dance, and more!) Most students take 2-4 classes/week at this level, but taking just 1 class/week is allowed. Training at the basics level places more traditional focus on technique, dance vocabulary, artistry, and performance. Students are now eligible to audition for both our Winter Nutcracker (ballet) and Commercial Performance Dance Company, as well as perform in our June Spring Showcase. They work with the same elite professional faculty as our advanced students. As always, at INSPIRE Dance Studio we make a peer supportive, self-esteem building environment a CORE VALUE. Therefore all students will always be treated with the same level of importance, respect, and devotion as any other student. Additionally, unlike many recreational studios where the students are jam-packed into classes of 20-50 students, it is our promise to ALWAYS keep our classes small in size (12-14 max). We feel that is the ONLY way to give each and every student the quality dance education they deserve. It is our goal to give all of our students a fun and inspiring dance experience, while teaching them the self-disciplined habits that will give them the skill set to reach any future dance (or life) goal! Our Basics Program preps students for EITHER continuing in the recreation track OR joining our Conservatory Ballet Program and/or more advanced pre teen/teen commercial dance classes. All basics students are invited to perform in our June Spring Showcase, Winter Nutcracker (ballet students only) and Commercial Performance Dance Company (all other styles besides ballet).
Recreational Performance Program
(For students who take only 1-3 classes a week.)
Why choose our studio’s recreational performance program?
At INSPIRE Dance Studio we give our recreational dancers the same individual attention and focus on technique and artistry that we give our pre-professional ballet conservatory and dance company students. They work with the same elite professional faculty and are sometimes training in the same classes with the pre professional students. Unlike some studios where the pre-professional students are treated with a higher level of importance, at INSPIRE Dance Studio we make a peer supportive, self-esteem building environment a CORE VALUE. Therefore recreational students will always be treated with the same level of importance, respect, and devotion as any other student. Additionally, unlike many recreational studios where the students are jam-packed into classes of 20-50 students, it is our promise to ALWAYS keep our classes small in size. We feel that is the ONLY way to give each and every student the quality dance education they deserve. It is our goal to give all of our students a fun and inspiring dance experience, while teaching them the self-disciplined habits that will give them the skill set to reach any future dance (or life) goal! Our recreational program begins with our Basics Program which preps students for EITHER continuing in the recreation track OR joining our Conservatory Ballet Program and/or Dance Companies. All recreational students are invited to perform in our June Spring Showcase & our Basic Ballet students are also eligible to audition for our Winter Nutcracker.
Pre-Professional Performance Programs:
* Ballet Conservatory Training Program (By invite ONLY.)
* Commercial Dance Performance Company Program Coming Winter 2022 (Auditions tentatively November 18th, 2022)
How our studio’s pre-professional training programs are a standout!
At INSPIRE Dance Studio we offer an unparalleled pre-professional experience! Because we have both a NEW elite advanced ballet conservatory training program AND an upcoming commercial dance performance program, students have the ability to focus in on one aspect of the dance industry with precision and diligence OR to cross-train between these programs to become a super star dancer in all aspects of today’s dance industry!
Advanced Ballet Conservatory Training Program:
We have recently revamped our ballet program (as of Fall 2021) to create an even greater distinction between our recreational ballet program and our Ballet Conservatory Program. Over the next few years we intend to create a premiere training center for aspiring ballerinas, whether they are aiming for a professional dance career or simply a high level aptitude in ballet. Students are accepted into this elite training program by invite only and placed in a core ballet level. Students accepted into this program are given specific class requirements based on the core level ballet class they are in, along with weekly company rehearsals and occasional master classes/workshops.
Your child’s training is only as good as their teacher’s training, and at INSPIRE Dance Studio we have a NEW team of the most prestigious professional faculty. Not only were they chosen to be a part of our team because of their exceptional professional experience, but also because they teach from a positive, uplifting and inspiring platform. Unlike many pre-professional programs where the environment is belittling, critical, and sometimes even soul crushing, it is our vow to have our teachers bring out the best in our students through detailed, helpful, and positive corrections that will give our students the skill set to grow as top technicians and artists, and the CONFIDENCE to continue to push themselves to reach higher goals. We DO believe that dance is about learning focused and self-disciplined habits, but we emphasize teaching our students to set up healthy self-disciplined habits for the benefit of the results, rather than a fear of being diminished by a teacher or peer. Since at it’s core, dance is about touching souls, we aim to delve deeper than just technical acuity to create young people who value themselves and those around them, and feel safe enough in our dance environment to take that “leap of faith” to truly excel at their highest possible level!
Students interested in taking part in BOTH our advanced ballet conservatory program AND our commercial dance performance company program will be given more personalized core requirements to make participating in both programs manageable. We will base these requirements on their future goals and what we feel they need most to reach a higher level and to excel in both programs!
Commercial Dance Performance Company Program (Coming Winter 2022): (Auditions tentatively November 18th, 2022)
Since we, at Inspire, believe that dance, in the purest sense, is about touching souls, moving audiences, and connecting rather than comparing and competing; we have made the decision NOT to be a competition studio. We aim to delve deeper to create high level technical acuity and artistic expression that will resonant profoundly within the souls of our dancers and our audience. We want to create young people who value art as an expression of divine connection, story telling, precision of movement, athleticism, and joy. Students are accepted into this exciting new Commercial Dance Performance Program by audition only. As we grow the program, companies will range in styles including: hip-hop, jazz, contemporary/modern, tap and more. Students accepted into a Commercial Dance Performance Company (by style) will be given core class requirements in varying styles (typically 3-5 styles) along with weekly company rehearsals and occasional master classes/workshops. Additionally students accepted into this program will perform at roughly 2-3 local events throughout Southern California and be featured in our June Spring Showcase. We are very excited leave the world of competition behind us and get this new program up and running! We believe it will be an extremely beneficial dance education for our commercial dancers!
Students interested in taking part in BOTH our advanced ballet conservatory program AND our commercial performance dance team program will be given more personalized core requirements to make participating in both programs manageable. We will base these requirements on their future goals and what we feel they need most to reach a higher level and to excel in both programs!
Musical Theatre Program:
Why choose our studio’s musical theatre program?
At INSPIRE Dance Studio we offer a small but super fun and focused musical theatre dance and acting program! We encourage our students to have FUN exploring different characters and emotions in our acting classes and to use their creativity and imaginations; while also offering top-notch improvisation and acting technique skillsets. The dance element of our Musical Theatre program is Theatre Dance/Broadway Jazz training, learning Broadway repertoire, and basic through advanced theatre dance styles and skills. Whether your child is interested in a musical theatre class for the pure joy of it or with a goal of becoming a professional performer, our studio looks forward to welcoming them and helping them reach their musical theatre dreams!