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Level 1- This level is designed for the beginner dancer learning fundamentals of dance. It is taught patiently and meticulously to provide a proper foundation to build upon. Dancers coming from a combo class will merge well into this class as it is an introduction to a more strict and disciplined class structure. Students are introduced terminology and technique to carry them confidently into higher levels.
Level 2- This level is designed for a dancer with several years of dance experience still honing their attention to detail but have retained basic technique and terminology. Building upon the basic foundation learned in Level 1, we begin expanding their knowledge with more complex movements. Retaining choreography and details is crucial at this level to advance.
Level 3- This level is designed to challenge the intermediate dancer with a strong foundation by challenging their mind and body with intricate and complex combinations and choreography. At this level, they are expected to retain details and apply correction quickly. This level begins to challenge their learning time, teaching faster and teaching them skills to learn quickly and efficiently.
Level 4- This level is designed for the intermediate dancer ready to be challenged and pushed to the next level by enhancing micro details and enhancing their knowledge through longer and more complex combinations. Dancers at this level are expected to retain choreography quickly, learn quickly, and apply correction quickly.
Level 5- This level is designed for the advanced dancer. These classes are fast paced, and designed to push dancers past their comfort level. They are expected to have mastered technique and sustain through physical and mental exhaustion with a fast paced and challenging class. Dancers at this level are taught techniques to push past their thought limits and brand themselves as artists and masters of their trade.
2 Year Olds- With developmentally appropriate games, movement, and instruction, this energetic and fun class prepares these dancers to graduate with tap and ballet terminology, body awareness, and confidence. Dancers must be 2 by January 1 of the session.
3 Year Olds- Structure, creativity, and confidence is crucial in this class. Keeping these dancers engaged and challenged, this curriculum teaches basic dance fundamentals, giving them a strong foundations for turn out, rhythm, musicality, and body awareness. Dancers must be 3 by January 1 of the session.
4-6 Year Olds- Dancers in these classes will love the satisfaction they receive as they set and achieve goals, learn dance fundamentals and terminology along with enhancing their passion for dance. This class is designed to teach that dance is fun, and it's fun to dance the correct way, too! Sharpening their body awareness and mental focus, this class prepares them for a bright future! Dancers must be 4 by January 1 of the session.
6-8 Year Olds- These classes bring it to the next level for these budding dancers. At this age, dancers are excited about being challenged and being held accountable to try their best! These classes continue to teach and enhance terminology, technique, and introduce choreography retention. Dancers this age work hard, have fun, and grow tremendously. Dancers must be 6 by January 1 of the session.
Dress Code: (female)pink ballet shoes, pink tights, any color leotard, hair in a tight bun out of face and off neck. (male) black ballet shoes, black tights or shorts, tight fitting shirt or leotard.
Dress Code: Any color tight fitting dance wear is permitted. Half tops/sports bras are allowed, but dancers must put on a cover up before leaving the studio into the waiting area. Tights are not suggested. Hair should be pulled out of the face in a bun or ponytail unless asked otherwise by the instructor. No shoes are required, bare feet is preferred.
Dress Code: Any color tight fitting dance wear is permitted. Half tops/sports bras are allowed, but dancers must put on a cover up before leaving the studio into the waiting area. Tights are not suggested. Hair should be pulled out of the face in a bun or ponytail unless asked otherwise by the instructor. No shoes are required, bare feet is preferred, jazz shoes or pirouettes are permitted.
Dress Code: Any comfortable, loose fitted clothes. i.e. sweatpants, tank tops, etc. Black lace up tap shoes are required. NO YOGA PANTS, BOOTY SHORTS, SPORTS BRAS are allowed without something wrapped around their waist.
Dress Code: Any comfortable, loose fitted clothes. i.e. sweatpants, tank tops, etc. Shoes must be closed toe. BOOTY SHORTS, SPORTS BRAS are allowed without something wrapped around their waist.
Dress Code: Hair must be pulled out of the face. Tight fitting dance wear is required. Simple leotard is preferred. Straps must be thick and durable. Baggy clothing, socks and jewelry are strictly prohibited.
Dress Code: Any color tight fitting dance wear is permitted. Tights are not suggested. Hair should be pulled out of the face in a bun or ponytail unless asked otherwise by the instructor. No shoes are required, bare feet is preferred, jazz shoes or pirouettes are permitted. ***Beginning Fall 2017 all dancers will be required to bring 2 yoga blocks and a theraband.***
Dress Code: Any comfortable, loose fitted or tight clothing. i.e. sweatpants, tank tops, etc. Shoes must be closed toe.
Dress Code: Any comfortable, loose fitted clothes. i.e. sweatpants, tank tops, etc. Bare feet is required, bring socks for different exercises.
Dress Code: Any dance wear is permitted. Shoes are optional, barefoot is required but jazz shoes or pirouettes are permitted. Dancers should feel comfortable and confident.
Dress Code: Any dance wear is permitted. Females should have character shoes. Males should have jazz shoes.
5114 Balcones Woods Drive, Suite 304 Austin, TX 78759
We send most of our families to Capezio to purchase shoes, leotards, tights, etc. They have our shoe preferences on file if you tell them you are with EVOLUTION DANCE CENTER!
We allow online registration and in-person registration. Click here to register online! If you would rather come into the studio, you may come Monday-Thursday 4:00-7:00pm to register in person.
It's only too late if the class is full, but we can also get you on the wait list! The only instance in which it would be too late to register is if you are trying register past March 1st for the Fall/Spring session.
Starting Fall 2016, all dancers will be required to have a credit card on file. We will not run these cards until the 5th of the month. Before the 5th of the month, you may log into your account and pay with a card or you may come to the studio and pay by cash or check. If you do not pay by the 5th, we will run your card on file. If your card does not go through, you will be notified via email to handle your account as soon as possible and dancers will not be allowed in class until account is paid in full. We do not add late fees until the 7th of the month.
If nobody is at the front desk, you can drop your cash or check in the green tuition box next to the waiting room door. You may also mail in your cash or check to 1908 S. Bagdad Rd Suite B Leander, Texas 78641. If you would like to pay by credit card, you may log onto your online account to make a payment.
Once a dancer is registered at Evolution Dance Center, they are registered for the FULL SESSION. This is Fall/Spring (school year) or Summer. If your dancer is in several classes and just wants to drop or move to a new class, simply email the office at EvolutionDanceLeander@gmail.com and let us know what class. If your dancer wants to drop their enrollment completely, we need a 30 day notice via email to EvolutionDanceLeander@gmail.com.
Yes! All private lessons are scheduled and paid for through the individual instructor. Shoot us an email to EvolutionDanceLeander@gmail.com with your needs and the instructor if you have a preference and we will start setting up something for your dancer!
Here at Evolution, we are definitely email people! The best way to contact us about your child is through email and then we can go from there. If a private meeting or phone call is needed, we can definitely accommodate you!
No! We follow Leander ISD for holidays and days off. However, LISD takes several Monday's off and we do not always take those off. Please refer to your newsletter to check if we are closed or not. We will always list it there if we are closed!
Yes, dancers who are not potty trained yet are welcomed for weekly classes. However, all dancers attending a camp or anything longer than 45 minutes must be potty trained. We ask that parents of children who are currently in the process of potty training to stay near by for their class in case they need to go!
Yes and in fact, we encourage it! If your dancer misses a class, they may make up the class in any level the same or below their current level. This is a great opportunity to try a new style and meet new friends! Just have your dancer check in at the front desk to sign in and let the instructor know that they are doing a make up class!
All dancers can take their first trial class for free! We would first ask a few questions to make sure the level would be the best to try but in most cases, it is fine to try a class with a friend! If the dancer wants to take more than one classes as a trial, we would get them a class card or have them pay a drop in rate.
Yes, we have everyone's contact and emergency contact info on file. However, if you have a young dancer who frequently needs to go to the restroom, we would encourage you to stay as do not have staff to help them do so.
We send most dancers to Capezio at 5114 Balcones Woods Drive in Austin. Their phone number is 512.502.1150. They are the closest full dance store to our studio. We also send young dancers to Kid to Kid located at off 183 by Lakeline Mall.
We require all dancers to be at least 12 years old before going on pointe and be approved by our ballet director. If your dancer is younger than 12 but has previous dance experience, we would ask that they get cleared by our ballet instructor and by the doctor that we use to make sure a dancer's foot is fully developed before going on pointe, Medicine in Motion.
Here at EDC, we have 4 different competitive companies. EMERGE is a competitive company for dancers ages 6-8 under the direction of Melissa Best. EVOLVE is a pre-professional company directed by Brianna Underwood and Melissa Best for ages 8-18. eStreet Hip Hop Company is for dancers ages 8-18 under the direction of Justin Streeter. EMPOWER Performance Company is a performance based company under the direction of Marissa Forbes for ages 8-18.
Information packets are available each Spring before auditions happen in the Summers. All companies have different requirements. We have something that fits everyone's needs here at EDC! Contact us to get detailed information on which company might be best for you!