Supplementary Classes

Supplementary Classes

Mankato Ballet Company offers a variety of dance forms. While our focus is on Ballet, we feel strongly that our dancers are better and more adaptable if they also participate and gain appreciation for other forms of dance. For this reason we offer Modern, Jazz and Tap. Dancers that are registered as full time ballet students with the Mankato Ballet Company will receive 20% off of their supplementary classes.  Dancers in 3B and higher are required to take a Supplementary Class of their choice.

Modern

  • Ages 7 +
  • (1) 45 minute class for Modern 1 and (1) 60 minute classes per week for Modern 2 and 3.
  • Dress Code: Solid color leotard, black leggings, shorts or tights (no midriffs showing please)
  • Hair: Pulled back in a pony or bun

Modern dance attempts to unify the body instead of as separate parts. Modern dance technique explores strength and flexibility development, movement expression and improvisation skills.

 Jazz

  • Ages 5+ (Must be in Kindergarten or higher to enroll for Pre-Jazz)
  • (1) 30 minute class for Pre-Jazz (1) 45 minute class for Jazz 1 and 2. (1) 60 minute class per week fir Jazz 3, 4, 5
  • Dress Code: Solid color leotard, black leggings, shorts or tights (no midriffs showing please)
  • Hair: Pulled back in a pony or bun

Jazz is the study of dance and music of popular culture emphasizing strength, style and flexibility. Jazz shoes are required. We offer 5 levels.  Jazz 2 and 3 are by instructor placement. Jazz 5 is by invite only.

Tap

  • Ages 5+ (Must be in Kindergarten or higher to enroll for Pre-Tap)
  • (1) 30 minute class for Pre-Tap (1) 45 minute class per week for Tap 1 and 2. (1) 60 minute class per week for Tap 3, 4, 5
  • Dress Code: Solid color leotard, black leggings, shorts or tights (no midriffs showing please)
  • Hair: Pulled back in a pony or bun

Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sound of one’s tap shoes hitting the floor as a percussive instrument and can also be considered a form of music. Tap Shoes are required. We offer 5 levels.  Tap 2, 3 and 4 are by instructor placement. Tap 5 is by invite only