Classes are held at the Library Recreation Annex
21802 S. Ellsworth Road
There are still some classes with openings so make sure to register today to lock in your spot here.
Face masks will NOT be mandatory for students. If your student is feeling sick, has a fever or is experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, please keep them home. Students are always welcome to makeup a missed class with other classes offered by 8*Count Dance. Disinfecting of the rooms will be done between classes, please allow our teachers time to do so. Parents are discouraged from sitting in the hallways in groups, there is a waiting room offered for parents to sit in at the Annex. Hand sanitizer is on the wall by each classroom.
Andrea Polyak & the 8*Count Dance Staff
*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 will end with a Recital/Performance and supply fees will vary to include the cost of costumes.
Have questions? Feel free to contact us with any questions you have regarding classes for your child!
Sapphire Stars Classes
Age specific classes containing ballet, tap and jazz/creative movement. The purpose of these classes 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.
Tap is always a fun, high-energy class! We have a class for every level. Students learn basic to intermediate rhythmic Tap steps. All levels of dance are welcome. Tap Shoes are recommended.
Ballet for every level! 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 hair in a bun is required for class.
Jazz & Jazz/Lyrical Classes
Time in class will be spent learning jazz or jazz/lyrical terms and technique. Jazz/Lyrical dance is a style that blends ballet and jazz dance. Lyrical dance challenges choreographers and dancers to use motion to interpret music and express emotion. A lyrical dancer’s movements attempt to show the meaning of the music.
Acrobatic Arts Classes
Students will learn the basics 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.
RUBY DANCE COMPANY
for ages 5-18 yrs old
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 August 2022-May 2023. Contact Andrea Polyak for more information.
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 will 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 for 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 ALLOWED 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 updated information about classes.