Tamalyn's Dance Centre has a class for every dancer! Students are placed in classes based on age, maturity, and skill level. Need help picking the best class for your dancer? Please email us at TamalynsDanceCentre@gmail.com or message us on FaceBook or or website.
All dance and martial arts students have the opportunity to perform in the school’s annual recital every May. This exciting production features costumes, music, and professional lighting.
Students, age 8 (by December 31) and up, may audition for the Orangeburg Civic Ballet, our local non-profit ballet company.
Students age five and up are invited to participate as an open dancer in the Orangeburg Civic Ballet’s annual winter production of The Nutcracker/The Polar Express. This magical production has been a staple of the Orangeburg community for over 25 years, and features lavish costumes and set design. Auditions are held in the early fall and dancers must attend weekly rehearsals in addition to regular classes. Students age 5 and up may audition for OCB's spring production which changes every year to a new, exciting production.
This is the perfect introduction to dance for the 2.5 -3 year old student! Students wear traditional dance attire with soft ballet shoes for this fun, creative 30 minute class. Ballet and tap style movements are taught, along with basic tumbling. Students also learn basic classroom etiquette like "wait for your turn", " follow directions", "stand in one spot".
This style is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. The sound is made by shoes that have a metal "tap" on the heel and toe. Tap dancers use specialized steps to create rhythmic beats and sounds with their feet. The special plates on the bottom of the shoes amplify the footfalls and create the distinctive sounds associated with tap dancing. At the same time, tap dancers use overall body movement to create a dance that is both a visual and an auditory experience for the audience.
This level provides our 3 and 4 year old students their 1st ballet class! Our young dancers learn beginning ballet movement. It is designed to inspire creativity and instill the love of dance as well as teach cooperation and classroom skills. Ages: 3 to 4 years old
This level of ballet teaches the foundation techniques for dance and choreography, in a fun environment. Students begin learning the French terms used for Ballet, worldwide. Ages: returning 4 year old and beginning 5 year olds.
Ballet 1 A and 1B
Level 1 continues to build on basic technique as our young dancers matures. Dancers learn ballet steps through a combination of floor and barre work for the 1st time. 6 and up
Ballet 2A and 2B
In these levels, students will continue to develop ballet skills, and focus heavily on technique. The class is a combination of floor and barre work. Young students who hope to dance en pointe one day are recommended to take the two ballet classes a week, which is first offered at the 2A Level. Ages: 7 and up. Pointe training is introduced to 2B students who are physically and technically ready.
These levels are for our intermediate and advanced ballet students, with the permission of the instructor. Classes are taken 2-4 times per week.
Pre-pointe teaches the beginning foundation for pointe work. This class must be combined with two ballet classes per week.
Pointe classes are for intermediate and advanced ballet students and require permission from their instructor. To maintain proper training levels, a minimum of two ballet technique classes must be taken each week, in addition to pointe class.