ATTENTION!! DUE TO COVID-19 QUARANTINE AND SUBSEQUENT LIMITATATIONS ON IN-PERSON CLASSES WE HAVE IMPLEMENTED ONLINE METHODS OF TEACHING.
Every class can be taken online. Registration is required to take classes in-person and only limited number of students can currently be present in the studio at the same time. We are putting out best effort to keep our programs as close to the original NIKA method as possible.
We have Competitive Ballroom/DanceSport programs, oriented on a different ages and levels of dancers:
- Pre-Ballroom (3-5 years old) - through exersises, games and simple dances children learn to tell left, from right, study how different body parts work. Learn to turn, twist, hop, sit, stand and most importantly make dance friends and get their first stage experience by participating in studio showcases and open classes. Class meets once a week. Additional private instruction may be added, but not necessary at all.
- Newcomers (5-7 and 8-11 years old) - first competitive level. Works best after competing the pre-ballroom program, although early experices in other sports can also count. Dancers learn their first patterns in dances Waltz and Cha cha cha to perform at their first competitions solo and in couple. The progress to the next level depends on the individual ability to learn steps and patterns, involvement into regular competitive experience. This class meets twice a week. Includes both dance and dance conditioning training (mandatory program) and requires 1 private lesson a week in addition to group class experience.
- Pre-teen and Junior Syllabus (6-8 and 9-12 years old) - after successful completion of the Newcomer level program, dancers progress into Syllabus levels (Bronze, then Silver and then Gold). The number of dances increases to 10. Regular competitive experience is the must. Successful completion of a syllabus program by the age of 12 is a key factor to reach Open competitive level (Elite league) and compete at the National Championship level in Juniors. Otherwise dancers stay in Syllabus up until they reach required level of dance and compete at the School league competitions. Class meets twice a week for techincal studies, additional conditioning class is required, as well as competitive rounds class. 2-6 private lessons a week are required to accompany the class program&
- Open Seminar (Junior to Seniors) - this class is suitable for all experienced competitors age 12 and up. Class meets once a week for Ballroom and once a week for Latin programs. Private instruction is added depending on personal needs of a dancer. Competitive rounds class and self-practice time is a great addition to this class.