Carsen Giles, Artistic Director

Our Programs



-- A 45-minute creative dance class for the 3 &4 year old. The basic fundamentals of ballet, along with rhythm, and fun songs to sing and dance with will be taught. This fun class will focus on large motor skill development, skipping, leaping, jumping, and clapping to music.  The dancers will also tumble on mats for approximately 15 minutes of class and learn handstands and cartwheels. These dancers will perform 1 dance in our spring recital.

INTRODUCTION TO DANCE/MOMMY and ME (Only offered in summer) -- This is a toddler/preschool dance class, and one of Studio Dance’s most popular courses. It is an introduction to ballet, song & dance, and tumbling for 3 & 4-year-olds. We ask that an adult take part in class with each dancer while we learn beginning dance and enjoy each other's company and proper spotting techniques.

5,6,7 Year Old BALLET, TAP, TUMBLE COMBO CLASS -- This hour class is for the five, six , and seven year old and expands on more ballet technique. Tap is introduced as well as 15 minutes of tumbling. A continuance of motor skill development and rhythm awareness is included. These dancers will perform 1 dance in our spring recital.

COMBINATION BALLET, TAP, TUMBLING CLASS -- This 90 minutee combo class will be grouped by age & ability level. Ballet and tap technique, intro to jazz, and approximately 15 minutes of tumbling will make up the class time.  The children will begin to memorize combinations of various dance steps they have learned. This is a great way to introduce them to the varieties of dance available to them. In additional to this class, dancers may also add additional 45-minute hip hop and tumbling classes if they desire.


BALLET -- The backbone of a strong dancer, with barre and floor work that incorporate skills from classical to contemporary ballet steps.

POINTE -- for the dancer who has advanced ballet form (must have prior approval from the ballet instructor and be actively taking ballet class).

JAZZ -- Technique, across the floor work, and combinations to jazz music. Different jazz styles are incorporated into our technique such as musical theater and Broadway-style technical skills.

TAP -- Allows us to teach rhythm and timing. Tap technique, with nostalgic to modern music, will be explored. A greater sense of musicality will be developed.

TUMBLING/ACRO -- We strive to work individually during tumbling class as each student develops their tumbling skills at their own pace. Upper body strength, flexibility, coordination, and tricks incorporating handstands and various aerial tricks will be taught.

LYRICAL -- Our lyrical classes combine a variety of techniques. All classes include use of the floor in addition to center and traveling combinations. This contemporary style allows dancers a wide range of motion and emotion.

JUMP, LEAPS, TRICKS & TURNS --  This class will improve turn technique as dancers learn special jumps & tricks. This class is good for the solo dancer to polish technique and improve flexibility for routines. 

HIP HOP -- Our hip hop classes include dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music having roots in urban culture.

PRIVATE DANCE INSTRUCTION -- These sessions are by appointment only. They enable the dancers who enjoy competition on the solo, duet, & trio level or the dancer who wants to strengthen skills and work more than the once a week. Enrollment in Studio Dance September through May curriculum is definitely encouraged as well.

Studio Dance
198 Marketplace Blvd.
Johnson City, TN 37604
(423) 282-2540