Description of Classes

Trilogy Hill Country offers classes for ages 18 months and up.
Classes for fun, classes to prepare for a career in dance, or classes for adults who enjoy dance are offered.
If you are looking for a day and time we do not offer, please make a request at the Front Desk.

Please note:
– Age is a guideline and does not confirm placement in a class before an evaluation.
– Dancers must be the correct age as of September 1st of the current school year. 
– Dancers remain at the same level for Summer as they were in for the Spring.
– Dancers will be moved up a level if necessary in the following Fall Semester.

For detailed class descriptions, please call or e-mail our Front Desk at (830) 980-3200 or hillcountry@trilogydancecenter.com

Discovery Program

Leveled Program

Developmental Program

Tippy Toe Tots (ages 2-3 years):
Boys and Girls can come into this class to enjoy dance and music activities in order to develop a sense of self, musicality, listening skills, and classroom structure. This is not a Mommy and Me class. The goal is to have the child gain the confidence to enter the class by themselves. The specific protocol will be lead by the Instructor.

Ballet
Level 1, 2, 3:
A classical form of technical dance characterized by grace and precision of movement and by elaborate formal gestures, steps, and poses. Steps are based on turned out positions of the legs. Ballet emphasizes the upbeat of movement.

Ballet A/B:

Dance Basics 1 (ages 3-4 years)
Dance Basics 2 (ages 4-5 years):
A class to explore basic ballet and tap technique. Dancers experience ballet fundamentals and creative movement every week, plus tap or basic tumbling, rotating every other week. Every week the students will stretch and participate in creative movement. Proper vocabulary for dance steps are introduced. Gross motor skills, rhythm, coordination, stretching, listening skills, and class structure knowledge is developed. Students are encouraged to explore their creativity. This class will help develop listening skills, respect, and self-confidence.

Jazz
Level 1, 2, 3:
An evolving form of dance based on technique, using isolations, rhythms, and contrasting movements. Steps are based on mostly parallel positions of the legs. Jazz emphasizes the downbeat of movement. Includes styles such as latin, lyrical, contemporary, funk, and pop.

Jazz A/B:

Intro to Dance 1 Ballet/Tap/Jazz
(ages 5-6 years):
A class to include two parts; ballet and tap, and ballet and jazz, in a rotation. More extensive dance vocabulary is discovered. Movement such as fine motor skills, coordination, rhythm, stretching, and short dance combinations will be taught and performed in a class setting.

Hip Hop
Level 1, 2, 3:
An urban form of dance associated with “street crews” which evolved into a structured class. Movement is low to the ground and influenced by today’s youth culture. Class includes techniques of locking, popping, and krumping.

Hip Hop A/B:

Intro to Dance 2 Ballet/Jazz & Tap/Hip Hop
(ages 7-8 years):
A class which is offered twice a week in Ballet/Jazz and Tap/Hip Hop. Both classes continue to develop dance techniques in each genre of dance. More extensive dance vocabulary is discovered. Movement such as fine motor skills, coordination, rhythm, stretching, and short dance combinations will be taught and performed in a class setting.

Tap
Level 1, 2, 3:
A percussive form of dance based on the use of metal plates on leather shoes. Steps include syncopation and rhythms and can be technical or improvised.  Rhythm Tap: Uses legs to make a louder, more grounded sound. Broadway Style: Uses arms and legs to appear more upright and theatrical.

Acro:
This is a basic gymnastics class. The objective of the class is tumbling skills for dancers. The class includes tumbling, stretching and conditioning.

Contemporary/Lyrical
Level 1, 2, 3:
Experience the many different styles of lyrical choreography, along with cutting-edge turns, and jumps. Students will get a warm-up and learn choreography focusing on memorization skills and style adaptability.

Dance Team:
A combination of stretching, conditioning, and technique geared towards high school dance or drill team students. Includes jazz, lyrical, and hip hop styles along with skills and terminology to include leaps, turns and jumps.

PrePointe
Level 2 & 3:
Students that have been approved to take PrePointe by the ballet director at Trilogy Dance Center in levels Int 2+ are asked to take the Beginner Pointe class.  Students in the class must take 2 ballet classes per week.  The class serves to strengthen and refine as well as introduce the basic technique of pointe work.

Teen/Adult:
Classes for conditioning, stretching, technique and combinations. Dance styles include jazz, hip hop, tap, ballet.