At Papermoon, we recognize ballet as the base of ALL dance forms and value it's importance. Therefore, it is studio policy that ALL dancers over the age of 9 who are interested in training in Lyrical, Jazz, and Modern must take a ballet technique class. Ballet basics are essential in order to keep growing and advancing as a dancer and to make sure dancers are executing steps in not only the correct way, but the safe way. Ballet technique allows students to push for the extra turns and properly execute jumps and tricks.
For those students not interested in more advance technical training, we offer Tap, Musical Theatre, Acro-Dance and Hiphop without a ballet requirement.
Papermoon's pedagogy focuses on each and every dancer. Whether you are a recreational or competitive level dancers, you will receive a full, well-rounded dance education to ensure to you are the best dancer YOU can be! All dancers receive technical training. All dancers are made important. All dancers know their routines come recital-time in June.
Papermoon offers a full recreational dance program. (Those dancers interested in Competition Teams try-out for teams each year. Competition Teams are choreography classes taken in additional to their regular recreational/recital classes.) Recreational dance is perfect for students who want to dance just for fun or as a stepping stone for eventual competitive level dance training. All recreational dances perform in our June recital. At the beginning of each season, there may be a some moving around of students, at the studio director's discretion, as we try to place your dancer in their perfect class.