THE DANCER'S POINTE
Pewee Valley, KY
Nurturing a love for dance.
Our focus and objective in working with our students is to nurture a love for dance and the arts. We offer dance classes for ages three to adults.
At The Dancer’s Pointe, we want our students to attend class because they truly enjoy dancing fully and expressively. As each student’s love of dance grows, so does their self-esteem, confidence and poise, and the ability to “think on their feet” in everyday situations.
While most anyone can learn a dance, our intent is for our students to learn how to dance by melding movement, rhythm, dynamics and self- expression. Only then will they gain full understanding of our core philosophy: Dance is emotion in motion.
Pre-Dance Ages 3-5
Integrates rhythm with large motor skills, using a variety of props, imagination and creative movement. Dancers learn selected ballet positions and sequencing of steps in a challenging and always fun-filled curriculum. An introduction to French dance vocabulary at this level is developed further in the K-1 ballet class.
Ballet Grade K-1
Develops greater knowledge of ballet terminology and technique, while allowing dancers to experience the excitement of jumps, leaps and turns while incorporating a variety of imagination activities.
Ballet Grade 2 & Up
Provides the perfect foundation for all genres of dance by using instruction in proper ballet technique and French terminology to develop body awareness, poise and confidence. Contrary to many pedestrian perceptions, ballet is not always slow, and never boring. Leaps, turns, floor patterns and props help make this class creative and exhilarating.
By instructor recommendation only
Gives the serious ballet student the necessary training for beginning to dance en pointe. Pointe work is performed using specially designed hard-toed, stiff-shanked pointe shoes, and requires great strength and skill. Pre-pointe classes meet twice weekly in order to fully explore proper placement and technique, and to insure strong, supple body development.
1-hour class, twice weekly
Allows advanced students who have completed pre-pointe to further develop the skills, technique and body strength necessary for dancing en pointe.
90-minute class, twice weekly
Jazz, Hip-Hop or Theatre Jazz
Uses technique and placement to teach these very stylized forms of dance, while also incorporating the variety of movements that make each form unique – movements taken from the Broadway stage, from urban street life, even from African tribal dances.
Tap Ages 5+
Helps develop coordination while creating interesting rhythmic sounds with the feet. While ballet often helps tap dancers with balance and weight change, tap also helps ballet and jazz dancers hear rhythms and music more completely.
1-hour class (30 minute class for K-1-2)
Teaches the skills and technique required for this expressive form of dance, which displays “emotion in motion” through opposing forces like contract-and-release or rising-and-falling. Students explore spatial awareness, floor work patterns, and concepts of dynamics in movement.
Adult: Ballet, Tap, Jazz or Yoga
Provides instruction for beginning-level adults, as well as adults with previous training, even those who may have danced for years.
Incorporates the stretch, strength, and relaxation of yoga through fluid, soothing movement.
The Dancer’s Pointe sets the stage for a positive atmosphere of learning for dancers of all ages – from pre-school to pre-professional. We offer a variety of classes for the very young, intermediate, and maturing dancers. We strive to help students realize their goals, whether dance becomes a lifelong profession, a reconnection from previous training, or simply a personal journey to a new level of physical and artistic awareness.
Classes are grouped by age and ability, which allows our specialized staff to help students become the strongest dancers they can be. We believe that a combination of solid technique, fresh ideas and fun provides a balance that inspires our dancers to realize their creative potential. Our performances routinely incorporate some of the students’ own choreography, costuming and staging ideas.
We are fortunate to have a staff of extremely talented teachers who specialize in many different styles of dance. Thanks to them, our curriculum is broad ranging and of exceptionally high quality.
In two spacious studios, with raised floors and expansive viewing windows, our students learn to explore the magical world of dance – perhaps through the eyes of a fairy princess or a swashbuckling pirate. And while some will inevitably become better technicians than others, all are capable of learning to be the best they can be.
After all, even though dance is performed by the body, it emerges first from the soul.
207 LaGrange Road
Pewee Valley, KY 40046