This class offers alternating weeks of ballet/lyrical and jazz/tap instruction, with an emphasis on artistic expression, stage performance, body placement, strength and flexibility. French terminology will also continue to be an important component of this class. Prerequisite: Students must have 2 years of ballet, tap and/or jazz dance experience. The Spring Recital on May 18 is the highlight of our dance season, and provides students with a live stage performance opportunity. Students must be registered by January 25 to be eligible to perform in the Spring Recital. A separate, non-refundable fee of $80 is payable to Daystar Dance Academy for one costume and a pair of tights, recital tickets and facility charges. Students in more than one class may be required to purchase additional costumes at $50/ea. Fees will be divided into two payments: The first payment of $55 is due the week of January 28. The second payment of $25 is due the week of March 4. Attire: Pink or black leotard, pink or tan tights, pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes, and black jazz shoes (for girls); White t-shirt, black jazz pants, black ballet shoes, black tap shoes, and black jazz shoes for boys. Dance wear is available for purchase through the instructor. Long hair should be worn in a pony tail. Short hair should be pulled away from the face.