Tumble Placement Levels:
Beginner Tumble - No skills and no prior training required.
Advance Beginner Tumble - Must demonstrate without a spot and with correct form - a strong cartwheel, a strong roundoff, a strong handstand. Additional skills to present may be requested by an instructor
Intermediate Tumble - Must demonstrate without a spot and with correct form - A backbend kick over, a strong roundoff, a front limber, and all Advance Beginner Skills. Additional skills to present may be requested by an instructor.
Advance Tumble - Must demonstrate without a spot and with correct form - A back handspring, a back walkover, a front walkover, and all Intermediate Tumble skills.
Our Dance class placement levels are initially based on age. However, it is ALWAYS up to the teacher’s discretion to move a child up or down a level based on ability and technique rather than age. This is for ALL Dance and Tumble classes.
Mommy & Me Dance & Tumble (ages 18 months - 2)
Mommy & Me classes are a fun way for new moms and their babies
or young toddlers to connect with each other in a playful environment
with other moms and their babies. Moms get to shake up daily baby
routines and interact with other moms and their babies. They also get
a chance to get some exercise, and experience first time interactions
with other little ones. These classes are a fun learning environment
for both mother and child. Classes not only stimulate the learning
process in the child, but nurture the existing bond between mother
and child in a way that allows the mom to break away from the stresses of parenthood, while learning how to simultaneously play and grow with your child. Students may graduate to Twinkle Babies (dance) and/or Tiny Tumble (tumble) after Mommy & Me as soon as they are ready to separate and begin on their own.
Twinkle Babies (ages 2-3)
A thirty minute introductory dance class containing
ballet, tap and creative movement. Young dancers
will learn the basic steps while learning how to
follow direction and imitate movement in a positive
environment. Engaging music is used to get these
little guys inspired to dance. The use of props such as Twinkle bears and hula hoops, enables the young dancers to use their imagination, creativity and, most of all, have fun!
Twinkle Stars (ages 3-4, 4-5, 5-6)
An age specific 45 minute class containing ballet, tap and jazz/creative
movement. The purpose of the class is to introduce young dancers to
the three styles of dance and inspire movement and creativity within a
positive environment. Dancers will also learn basic steps and
terminology in all three styles. For example, all dancers will learn what
a “plie” is and how to demonstrate one. The use of fun, age appropriate
music engages the young dancers’ minds and bodies. The use of props
such as hula hoops for the “freeze dance” makes the end of class the most fun! For Twinkle Stars 3 & 4, students must be 3.5 years old by August 1st (unless previously a Twinkle Baby).
Top Hats & Tails (ages 2-6)
Inspired by famous leading men Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly,
Top Hats and Tails is an age specific 45 minute all-boys dance
class containing tap, jazz and hip-hop movement Geared toward
a young boys’ active and physical nature, the purpose of the class
is to introduce young male dancers to the three styles of dance and
inspire movement and creativity through jumps, turns, Dancers
also learn basic steps and terminology. For example, all dancers
will learn what a “shuffle” is and how to demonstrate one.
Star Track Classess (ages 3-6)
Classes offered for students that would like to take 2 or more classes a week.
Students on the Star Track see more progress at a young age, and are
developed at a young age a more versatile performer. Star Track Classes are
recommended in addition to a Twinkle Stars class. Star Track classes are :
Baby Bop (hip hop for ages 3-6)
Contemporary/Lyrical (expressive movement for ages 3-6)
Basic Ballet (ages 7 & up)
Classical technique is taught with an emphasis on posture and poise.
Both barre and center work are taught in this class. Introductory class
to Ballet. All students should take this class before advancing to
Level I Ballet.
Ballet I-IV & Pointe' (ages 7 & up)
Classical technique is taught with an emphasis on posture and poise.
Both barre and center work are learned in this class. Beginner through
advanced levels are offered, with pointe work beginning at the
advanced level. Ballet II-IV meet twice a week.
Tap I & II (ages 7 & up)
Dancers will learn tap, which is a type of dance
that combines timing, rhythm, and coordination.
Jazz I-III (ages 7 & up)
Jazz encompasses many styles of dance. Jazz
uses the language of ballet, but puts the movement
together in a different way. For this reason, ballet
classes are highly recommended for jazz students.
Hip Hop Beginner, Intermediate, and Advance (ages 7 & up)
A recreational class that can be taken. This is a popular style of dance that can be seen on TV, music videos, and other performances.
Contemporary/Lyrical I & II
A class that teaches modern contemporary technique and lyrical elements. Students will utilize balance, isolations, and connect movement to music.
Flexibility & Strength Class (ages 7 & up)
A class designed to improve ones flexibility and increase strength. This
class helps to create a overall better dancer.
Turns & Tricks (ages 7 & up)
A class designed to improve a dancers turns and tricks. We will focus on
different turn sequences, leaps, chin stands, illusions, etc.
Tumble Beginner-Advance (ages 2 & up)
Classes are based on different levels according to strength,
coordination, and ability. Students will start off learning the
basics in tumbling and continue to excel and do tricks such as
back handsprings and aerials. Tiny Tumble is for ages 2 & up
without a parent. Beginner Tumble is separate by ages -
Beginner Tumble I is ages 4-7 & Beginner Tumble II is ages
8 & up. Please read below for our Tumble Placement Levels
to determine which class to enroll in.
Our Adult Dance class is for any one over the age of 18. Come and get in shape while dancing! Our certified Zumba and Hip Hop Cardio Instructor will get you in to shape while on the dance floor.
This class is a theatrical style of performing. It includes dancing, acting, and sometimes singing. Think Broadway style dancing!
LCDC in Local Daycares & Schools
We are currently serving as the dance instructors at Funtime Preschool in Clinton, Early Childhood Development Center in Raymond at RUMC, & Central Hinds Academy in Raymond. We use our Twinkle Star Dance Curriculum in both locations.
WE SUGGEST YOU PURCHASE YOUR DANCE WEAR THROUGH LCDC. HOWEVER, IT IS NOT REQUIRED. WE DO HAVE RESTRICTIONS ON CERTAIN DANCE ATTIRE SO PLEASE READ CLOSELY BELOW.
Mommy & Me (ages 18 months – 2)
Moms and dancers will wear comfortable clothes. No shoes are required.
Twinkle Babies & Twinkle Stars (ages 2-6)
Dancers will wear pink tights, pink leotard, pink ballet shoes, and black tap shoes. Ballet shoes should have no elastic. Our brand carries a style with no elastic. If you purchase ballet shoes outside our studio please make sure there are no elastics or cut them off before coming to class. We prefer tap shoes that velcro or buckle. Please do not purchase tap shoes with ribbon.
Twinkle Stars (ages 5 & 6)
Dancers will wear pink tights, pink or purple leotard, pink ballet shoes, and black tap shoes. Ballet shoes should have no elastic. Our brand carries a style with no elastic. If you purchase ballet shoes outside our studio please make sure there are no elastics or cut them off before coming to class. We prefer tap shoes that velcro or buckle. Please do not purchase tap shoes with ribbon.
Basic Ballet, Ballet I-IV, & Pointe (ages 6 & up)
Dancers will wear black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes. Ballet shoe elastic should be sewn and cut. Please wear your hair in a bun.
Tap I & II (ages 7 & up)
Dancers will wear red leotard, black pants, and black tap shoes.
Jazz I - III (ages 7 & up)
Dancers will wear a burgundy leotard, black pants, and tan jazz shoes.
Hip Hop (Baby Bop & Beg-Advance)
Dancers will wear a red or black LCDC top, black pants, and black hip hop sneakers.
Contemporary/Lyrical (All Ages) & Musical Theatre
Dancers will wear any colored leotard. Shoes are not required. (Shoes may be required for recital) or any LCDC wear may be purchased and worn.
Flexibility & Strength/Turns & Tricks (ages 7 & up)
Dancers will wear any colored leotard or any LCDC wear may be purchased and worn. Shoes not required.
Tumble (All Ages)
Tumblers will wear LCDC wear - booty shorts and sports bra or tank with shorts. If purchasing elsewhere tumblers should wear a solid black leotard with optional solid black shorts over the leotard.
Boys may wear white, red, or black shirts/tanks with black shorts or pants.
Dancers will wear pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes, and something comfortable to move in. Ballet shoes should have no elastic. Our brand carries a style with no elastic. If you purchase ballet shoes outside our studio please make sure there are no elastics or cut them off before coming to class. We prefer tap shoes that velcro and buckle. Please do not purchase tap shoes with ribbon.
Dancers will wear black tap shoes, socks for tumble, and something comfortable to move in. We prefer tap shoes that velcro or buckle. Please do not purchase tap shoes with ribbon.