Heidi Knight School of Dance
Join us at HKSD this summer!
Please check schedule below for class times, pricing, and requirements:
PUNCH CARDS FOR 1ST GRADE & UP: Purchase a punch card and attend any classes on our Punch Card Open Schedule. No need to pre-register for each class!
*Punch cards cannot be used for the following classes:
- AGES 3-4 AND KINDERGARTEN: Pre-register by the class (See schedule above.)
- LEVELED ACROBATICS FOR 1ST GRADE & UP: Pre-register by the class (See schedule above.)
**NEW SUMMER CLASS ALERT** - "FAM JAM" ON MONDAYS FROM 7-8PM!
FOR YOUNGER DANCERS: HKSD SUMMER DANCE & PLAY PARTIES - DANCING, TUMBLING, CRAFTS, GAMES, & MORE!! $30 PER CHILD
READY TO REGISTER?
Current HKSD Families may purchase punch cards or register for individual classes and Dance & Play Parties in your Customer Portal under "Events".
Click over to June/July calendar. There you will see all of the summer options!
Punch Cards, Dress Code, and other FAQs!
Punch Cards: Please pick punch cards up in the office on the first day you attend a class. Teachers will punch/initial the card for each class your child attends. Dancers/parents will be responsible for keeping up with the punch card, and your child must have the card with them to take a class. Teachers will keep the punch card when it is full. Punch cards are not needed for Ages 3-4, Kindergarten, and Acro classes.
Summer Dress Code:
Ages 3-4 and Kindergarten: Tight-fitting dance attire (any style or color) and bare feet. Ballet and jazz shoes are preferred for ballet and jazz, but not required. Hair must be secured in a bun or ponytail.
1st Grade & Up:
- Ballet, Pre-Pointe Prep, Pointe: Solid-color leotard and pink tights (no skirts), pink split-sole ballet shoes (or pointe shoes for pointe). Hair must be secured in a bun.
- Jazz, Tap, Contemporary & Lyrical, Technique, Acrobatics: Leotard or fitted dance top, leggings or fitted dance shorts. Shoes: Jazz: tan slip-on jazz shoes, Tap: black oxford-style tap shoes, Contemporary/Lyrical, Technique, Acro: bare feet
Hair must be secured in a bun or ponytail in all classes. No baggy t-shirts, loose shorts, or dancing in just socks. Socks are only allowed for high school advanced jazz/contemporary classes if they are dance socks and teacher approved.
- Hip Hop: Comfortable clothing and clean sneakers. Hair must be secured away from the face.
Pre-Pointe Prep Class Description (3rd Grade and Up - Thursdays 4:30-5:15)
Students will be working to meet the criteria and expectations to be approved for pointe shoes. Evaluations will conclude at the end of the summer session. If approved, dancers may enroll in the beginning pointe class or dancers will be recommended to continue pre-pointe class during the 2019-2020 season.
There are many factors involved in readiness for pointe. Some of the most important requirements are core strength in the abdominals, feet and ankles, body alignment, proper rotation of the legs, balance, and both physical and mental maturity.
Class will consist of strengthening exercises at the barre and will move to the center as the dancers’ balance and strength increases. Exercises will focus on working the calf muscles, ankles, and arches of the feet.
Additionally, dancers will be expected to maintain good attendance in their weekly ballet technique classes. As the dancers’ continue to progress, they will be re-evaluated for approval to dance en pointe.