Queen Creek Parks & Recreation

Classes are held at the Library Recreation Annex

21802 S. Ellsworth Road

Class Fee and Supply Fee are paid to 8*Count Dance

*Class fees will vary depending on the number of weeks in the session and whether the class is 30, 45 or 60 minutes long.  Supply fees will vary depending on the class/session. Each Session B will end with a Recital/Performance and supply fees will vary to include the cost of costumes.  Click HERE to create a login on the Parent Portal.  Enter your child’s birthday to search for classes that fit your student’s age group!  Prices are listed on each individual class.

To register, click HERE! or anywhere it says 8*Count Dance!

Have questions?  Feel free to contact us with any questions you have regarding classes for your child!

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2019 FALL Session A Schedule

Fall Session A Classes begin the week of August 12 & run thru the week of October 1!  We will end Session B with our 4th annual Holiday Performance n’ Picnic on Dec. 14!

Class Descriptions

(Listed alphabetically)

Acrobatics Arts (ages 4-5, 6-7, 8-10, 11-15) Pre-Acro (ages 3-4): Students will learn the basic and continue to build on skills as they advance, focusing on balance, developing limber bodies, building strength and improving tumbling skills. Boys and girls welcome. Wear clothes that will not restrict movement and pull back long hair. Please bring a water bottle. Please place your student by age, if student needs to move down or up in level, teacher will let you. Students are encouraged (not required) to take two classes for ages 4-7 and three classes for ages 8 yrs and up per week. Please contact us to register in order to receive class discount.

Adult Ballet (ages 17+): Students learn basic to intermediate of ballet technique and a great work out! All Levels of dance are welcome. Ballet Shoes are recommended.

Adult Tap (ages 17+): In this fun, high-energy class, students learn basic to intermediate of rhythmic Tap steps and a great work out! All levels of dance are welcome. Tap Shoes are recommended. Participation in our Holiday Performance n’ Picnic or Spring Recital in Session B is optional.

Ballet-Level 1 (ages 5-8): This class is for the student with a year or less of ballet. Please place your student by age before level. If student needs to move up, teacher will let you know. Time in class will be spent learning ballet terms and technique. Leotard, tights & Ballet shoes and taking both sessions is recommended. In Session B, we will end with our 4th annual Holiday Performance n’ Picnic on Dec. 14!

Ballet-Level 2/3 (ages 8-15): This class is for the student with two to three years of ballet. Please place your student by age before level. If student needs to move down or up in level, teacher will let you know. Time in class will be spent learning ballet terms and technique. Leotard, tights & Ballet shoes and taking both sessions is recommended. In Session B, we will end with our 4th annual Holiday Performance n’ Picnic on Dec. 14!

DEBUT Ruby Dance Company (ages 5-8): This class is for the little dancer who is serious about dance. This class is for the student with no less then one year of dance experience. Students will improve dance technique and strength. Styles of dances will be taught is Jazz & Tap. This is a year program, running Sept 2018-May 2019, once a week. Students are recommended to take (not required) a ballet & acro class. Please register in person if student adds ballet and/or acro to their schedule for class discount. Students will be a part of Holiday Performance N’ Picnic in December, Dance Competition in the spring of 2020, May 2020 Recital & various event throughout the valley.

ShowStars-Hip Hop (ages 7-12): In this fun, high-energy class, students learn basic to intermediate hip hop dance moves. Tennis Shoes and taking both sessions is recommended. In Session B, we will end with our 4th annual Holiday Performance n’ Picnic on Dec. 14!

ShowStars-Tap/Jazz (ages 6-10): This class is perfect for the dancer who has taken at least year or more of consistent dance. Students continue to master Al Gilbert Grade 2 tap and jazz programs. Tap and Jazz shoes and taking both sessions is recommended. In Session B, we will end with our 4th annual Holiday Performance n’ Picnic on Dec. 14!

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! Tap & Ballet Shoes and taking both sessions is recommended. In Session B, we will end with our 4th annual Holiday Performance n’ Picnic on Dec. 14!

Twinkle Stars (ages 4-5), Preschool Twinkle Stars (ages 3-4) Pre-Twinkle Stars (ages 3-5): 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 “plié” 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! Tap & Ballet Shoes and taking both sessions is recommended. In Session B, we will end with our 4th annual Holiday Performance n’ Picnic on Dec. 14!

Ruby Dance Company (ages 7-17): This class is for the student who is serious about dance. This class is not for the student with no experience in dance. Students will improve dance technique and strength. Styles of dances will be taught is Jazz & Tap. This is a year program, running Sept 2018-May 2019, once a week. Students will be required to take a ballet & tumbling class to be in company. Class fee includes Ballet & Tumbling. Students will be a part of Holiday Performance N’ Picnic on December 14, Competitions in Spring of 2020, May 2020 Recital & various event throughout the valley. TRY-OUT Required for placement of level. Note, students will be switched around due to levels of dance.

Policies & Procedures

NEW POLICY:  Payments are accepted online  only!

Tuition: All fees are due to 8*Count Dance through our Parent Portal. You are responsible for all tuition, fees, payments, etc.

Supply Fee/Costumes: Due to 8*Count Dance through our Parent Portal.

Refunds: NO REFUNDS

Procedure: All classes begin with a proper technical warm-up, which is crucial for the prevention of any potential injuries. Therefore, all dancers should be punctual. After an adequate warm up, the appropriate class instruction shall follow. PLEASE USE RESTROOM BEFORE CLASS.

Attire: Girls: Hair must always be pulled back into a ponytail or bun before class. NO bangs in face; please pin and hairspray them back before class. A leotard, tights and skirt or athletic shorts/ jazz pants over the leotard is recommended and preferred. Boys: Comfortable clothes that will not restrict movement. Absolutely NO JEANS allowed! Proper dance shoes must be worn at every dance class. DO NOT WEAR DANCE SHOES OUTSIDE! No shoes for Tumbling Classes.

Attendance: To keep the class progressing each week toward choreographing our recital performances, and to be fair to the other dancers, you are required to attend each & every class.

Observance: NO PARENTS ALLOWED IN ROOM. Parents are to wait in the lobby, unless otherwise invited by instructor. Only registered participates are permitted in the classroom or parents who participate in the Parent/Tot Classes. Please do not disturb classes when in session.

Food/drinks: ONLY bottled water allowed in dance/tumbling room. NO GUM or food! NO LIQUID OR STREET SHOES ALLOW ON DANCE WOOD FLOOR! ALL/ WATER BOTTLES NEED TO BE CLOSED.

Email Communication:  *Please note: All communication will be sent via email from 8*Count Dance to the email address(es) you have listed on your account. Please keep your email address current on the Parent Portal. Thank you!

Questions: Please don’t hesitate to call or email any questions or concerns. Follow us on Instagram @8countdance_az & LIKE our FB page: Dance by Ms. Andrea Owner of 8 Count Dance & visit our website blog: www.8countdancestudio.com for daily updated information about classes.