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Class Descriptions

4K & Kindergarten

Creative Movement

Creative Movement focuses on a child’s quick sense of success using games, music, and physical tasks. Dancers, typically ages 4-6 years old, work to stretch, balance, and control their bodies. Creative Movement prepares students for all genres of dance. The class is fun, fast-paced, and full of energy! Perfect for the first time dancer. Ballet shoes are required.

Elementary: Combo & Trio Classes
Our Combo & Trio classes allow dancers to learn a variety of styles and explore outside their comfort zones in a single class (which also means less driving to the studio for grown-ups!). Our Combo & Trio classes perform one dance per style in our show. This means Combo classes perform two pieces, and Trio performs three. Combo & Trio classes are divided based on grade level:
  • Kindergarten & 1st Grade
  • 2nd & 3rd Grade
  • 4th thru 6th Grade


Our goal in Jazz is to learn technique and fundamentals that easily translate to other genres of dance, such as hip hop and tap. Dancers work on flexibility, body awareness, and self-discipline. Jazz is offered as part of a combo or trio class at BRAVO, as it compliments both tap and ballet technique at a beginning level. Black jazz shoes are required.


Beginning Tap is learning basic steps and combinations, focusing on foot isolations and tap terminology. Rhythms are simple and fun as we explore the different sounds that can be made with each part of the footwear. Black tap shoes are required for this class.



This class is for the young dancer who can’t stop twirling in the kitchen while you’re making dinner! Beginning Ballet is a gentle introduction to the world of ballet, including technique, barre work, and across the floor. Never boring, Beginning Ballet is sets a fun, firm foundation for every dancer. Ballet shoes are required.

Upper Elementary & Middle School Combined


4th thru 6th Grade 

Lyrical movement is a cousin to ballet. With more forgiving technique, lyrical is often performed in parallel and has a more emotive style. Students experiment with fluid motions, sustained balance, flexibility, and grace. Lyrical class is a wonderful way to gain experience in the genre. 


Intermediate Hip Hop

4th thru 8th Grade

At BRAVO, we strike the perfect balance between pop culture and the foundations that the art of dance was based upon. Students get the movements they like with the structure they NEED, and our parents are happy to see their students perform fresh, cool movements that are age appropriate. Our Middle School Hip Hop reflects classic movements seen from dance teams to Broadway and brings a street flavor to the art of dance.


Middle School


7th thru 10th Grade Jazz

Our goal for our Intermediate Jazz level is to improve and expand upon the fundamentals learned through our Beginning Jazz class. We stress age-appropriate body isolation, the emotions behind movements, and more complex combinations.  Black jazz shoes are required.


Middle School & High School Combined

Intermediate Musical Theater 

Middle & High School Combined

Formerly called Dance Theater, our Musical Theater class explores dramatized movements with character exploration to better enhance a story. Similar to “Glee” performances, our Musical Theater students take a song and turn it into a production! In addition to learning principal dance movements, this class also delves into character study, scene analysis, and stage presence. Students are encouraged to take risks and push their imaginations to create larger than life characters! Black jazz shoes are required for this class.


Intermediate Contemporary 

Middle & High School Combined

Contemporary dance is much more than just a combination of ballet, lyrical, and jazz styles. This form of dance defies traditional technique by integrating body and mind into fluid motions that project a dancer's emotion. Through breath and torso supported movements, contemporary elements include floor work, fall and recovery, contractions, and releases. This class allows dancers to safely explore these elements and reach outside of their comfort zone.


Advanced Contemporary 

Middle & High School Combined*

*Prerequisite: Minimum 1 Year of Intermediate Contemporary or Placement by Instructor

In this Contemporary class, student's will continue to hone their ability to project an emotional narrative through the foundation of breath and core support. Contemporary dance stresses transferal motions including floor work, contractions, and releases giving a dancer better control of their abilities. Our goal is to work beyond dancer 'tricks' and strengthen the foundation and creativity that shapes unique movements.


High School

High School CO-Ed Combo

9th thru 12th Grade

This is our non-auditioned/non-instructor placement high school class which focuses on strength, body isolations and the technique needed for each dance style. Ladies and gentlemen dancers in this class will learn and perform a hip-hop and jazz routine. This class offers a “y’all come” policy and can also be started mid-year for those of you with a busy schedule! 

*Please note that our auditioned/instructor placement classes are a full-year commitment. 


High School Boys Combo

9th thru 12th Grade

Our top male dancers have always been a crowd favorite. With the unique opportunity to work with professional guest choreographers, our high school All Boys Hip Hop/Modern Combo class requires athleticism, stamina, and a sense of ADVENTURE. Weight training, agility, and circuit exercises help dancers create powerful, masculine movements with the control and flexibility needed to perform in any sport, especially dance.

Instructor Placement: Middle and/or High School

Intermediate Tap

Middle & High School Combined

Instructor Placement

Intermediate Tap builds upon the basic steps and combinations learned in our Beginning Tap class. Syncopated rhythms, more complicated turns, and tougher combinations will be explored. Black tap shoes are required for this class.


​​Advanced Tap

High School 

Instructor Placement

The goal of our Advanced Tap class is to perfect the artistry of tap dancing. Fast-paced and fun, Advanced Tap offers students a more challenging repertoire. Complex rhythms are just the start to the skills that Mr. Michael choreographs for these dancers. Steps learned in Middle School Tap are built upon and perfected. Whether you’re hoofing, soft-shoeing, or “stomp”-ing, making music with your feet at BRAVO has never been so rewarding.


​Advanced Hip-Hop

Grades 6th-8th

Instructor Placement

This class takes our all-boys hip hop class one step forward with focus on strength, core work, and powerful movements. Dancers are introduced to floor work and hip hop tricks (such as stalls and breaking). This class is fast-paced; much like a sports practice, students are pushed to do more than they think they can while working as a team.


Intermediate Ballet with Introduction to Pointe

Middle & High School Combined

Instructor Placement

Our goal for this level is to build on the basic understanding of ballet technique and vocabulary.  Students get an emphasis on barre work and positions of the body.  Focus is placed on correct alignment, strengthening, toning, and flexibility of the muscles. Students learn classical repertoire for the winter show, and contemporary rep for the spring show.


Advanced Ballet with Pointe 

High School

Instructor Placement

Advanced students study full barre exercises as well as center work.  Students work at a high level during their technique class, focusing on continued core and muscle strength, tone, and flexibility.  Pointe work includes barre, center and repertoire.  Students that attend the pointe portion of the class must already be advanced enough to have the ankle strength for pointe, and must be cleared by BRAVO staff.   


Advanced Musical Theater

High School

Instructor Placement

Building on basic character development and dance techniques, our Advanced Musical Theater class pushes students to sharpen their ability to project a story using their emotions and movements. Student's will perform a song similar to how it would be produced in a full musical, without the intimidation that often comes with singing. This allows student to focus on honing their physical abilities as a performer, and encourages exploration of new ideas. Student's will also be taught professionalism in the theater and learn audition techniques in a judgment-free space. 


Narrative Contemporary 

High School

Instructor Placement

Narrative Contemporaryis first and foremost an Ensemble performance group. This group works together to marry skills taught in Advanced Contemporary with storytelling by adding modern elements to create an original piece. Dancers must have strong ballet technique as a foundation which we can explore their contemporary flair. This class works and performs as a group, building trust so we can explore partnering and stunt work. This group works together to lift each other up!

​High School Girls Combo Class

High School

Instructor Placement

One of the many things that separate BRAVO from other studios is our commitment to listening to our students. Years ago, our BRAVO family told us that they wanted an opportunity to "earn" their spot in class instead of relying on teachers to decide where they will best learn, perform, and have fun. BRAVO took what you said to heart and we created a non-threatening, fun, and exciting "audition" process to help students get their feet wet and show us their achievement goals. Our High School Auditioned Hip Hop/Lyrical Combo Classes work on strength, tricks, body isolations, and fast rhythms. Breaking and popping is introduced and improved in each of our auditioned levels. Depending upon the skills and desires of each auditioned class, the lyrical class portion may take a more modern feel.

Senior Ballroom

12th Grade Only

This class is to celebrate the graduating seniors who have danced at BRAVO for their high school careers! Miss Amy leads this class of dancers (with a partner of their choosing) in various styles such as traditional ballroom, salsa, cha-cha and more! This class does not meet for the entire session, and begins in February. Miss Amy and the BRAVO Office will be reaching out to those qualifying Senior students with more information. 

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202 East Street, Suite 600

Baraboo, WI 53913

​ (608) 356-0865




Miss Amy's Corner

Registration is Now Closed

Registration for the 2023 Spring Session Has Concluded

If you missed your chance to enroll this spring, come join us for the Fall 2023 Session!

Don't forget to check out our

spring show Rise Up! at the

Al Ringling Theatre on

June 9th & 10th at 6:00 PM!

Attention High School Dancers

Guest Choreography Dates

These high school classes will be learning their spring show choreography from guest artists on the following dates.  

Rehearsal is mandatory for all dancers enrolled in that class! 

  • M715 Advanced Tap: Sunday, February 12th from 1:00pm-4:00pm

  • M745 HS Girls Combo: Sunday, March 5th from 11:00am-3:00pm

  • W545 HS Boys Combo: 

  • Sunday, March 5th from 11:00am-3:00pm

  • M730 HS Co-Ed Combo: Sunday, March 19th from 11:00am-3:00pm

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