At our studio we offer classes for all ages, levels and experience.
Classes at Russell's Studio Include But Not Limitied To:
As the foundation of all dance, ballet is fundamental to all dancers. Our ballet classes for all ages and levels include a floor stretch, the barre as well as center combinations that are both adagio and allegro. All students will learn the proper posture, carriage, and how to be confident about themselves.
Intermediate Ballet (level 2 and 3):
This class offers the complete basics of ballet training and is suitable for the student with prior experience. The techniques found in classical ballet are a framework for many other styles of dance. The importance of strength, flexibility, rhythm, musicality, memorization & self-discipline will be stressed. These classes are designed to enable the dancers to express themselves in this art form with emphasis on traditional classic lines, technical steps and the vocabulary of ballet. Correct body placement and alignment of the body is stressed along with the good performance qualities.
The time a ballet student advances to Pointe is determined by the Instructor and is based on a student's individual strength and ability. Must take ballet in addition to pointe. Brand new pointe class will be offered on Saturdays.
Tap is an exciting, musically based class. We offer throughout our classes both types of tap dancing - Broadway style and rhythm based. Students will learn technique, speed, clarity, tempo, and combinations. We offer beginner tap all the way through advanced and adult tap classes.
Each class consists of stretches, warm-ups, isolations, center work, turns and jumps. Students will learn sequences, several different styles of jazz dancing, strength, flexibility, and discipline. We offer beginner jazz all the way through advanced and adult jazz classes.
Combination Classes (3-4 & 5-6) ballet/jazz and ballet/tap:
Perfect for the younger student, our combination classes are designed as an introduction to dance using imaginative exercises to play and learn. Two different dance techniques are introduced that helps with the development of coordination, musicality, loco motor skills, listening awareness while fostering their natural creativity in a stress free environment and developing their social skills. Classes include basic dance vocabulary, stretching, music, props, games and most of all FUN.
Hip Hop/Breakdancing Classes:
As the signature form of dance of MTV, Hip Hop is based on street dancing and jazz and gives students an aerobic workout that is both fun and invigorating. Students learn rhythm, coordination, isolations and a variety of routines to the most popular songs.
A flowing style, filled with emotion, technique and styles
Modern dance explores movement through space. Students will learn technique and improvisation. A unique class filled with creativity and unique routines.
Our studio offers acro, tumbling and gymnastics. Come and learn gymnastic floor movements, leaps, jumps, and fun. The perfect class to learn flexibity, strenthen muscles and fun.
See private lesson page for details
Competitive Baton Twirling Teams:
Go to All Star Twirling Team for more details
Baton Twirling Classes:
Baton twirling is a sport that we are trying to bring back to Pennsylvania. These classes includes hand eye coordination, learning to toss, twirls, movements, rolls on the body, marching and all while including dance movements and gymnastics. Baton twirling is a unique sport that is great for all types of performers. If you want to wow the crowd, twirl for your school, and do something truly amazing, come twirl with the Russell’s.
So you want to learn cheerleading steps, including tumbling, pom poms, hip hop, dance movements all in a fun, invigorating routine? Then this is the class for you. This is a highenergy, fun, tons of movement class. Learning gymnastics, stretching, fleibility, all while dancing and moving. We offer this for all ages.
Color Guard Classes:
For all of you that want to spin at your high school color guard, with the rifles, flags, sabres…this is the class for you. This is an interesting class learning many different pieces of equipment.
Zumba® Fitness – When participants see a Zumba class in action, they can’t wait to give it a try. Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before participants know it, they’re getting fit and their energy levels are soaring! There’s no other fitness class like a Zumba Fitness-Party. Its easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating, often building a deep-rooted community among returning students.
Zumbatomic® – Designed exclusively for kids (ages 4-12), Zumbatomic classes are rockin’, high-energy fitness-parties packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines and all the music kids love, like hip-hop, reggaeton, cumbia and more. Parents love Zumbatomic because of the effects it has on kids, increasing their focus and self-confidence, boosting metabolism and enhancing coordination. Zumbatomic rounds out family fitness goals by giving parents a great reason to head to the gym – for themselves, for their kids, for a totally fun family experience.
Zumba Sentao – The Zumba Sentao™ workout takes the thrill of the fitness-party and partners it with explosive, chair-based choreography to strengthen, balance and stabilize your core, and step up your cardio work in a whole new way. Grab a chair, feel the beat and learn how to use your own body weight to enhance muscle strength, improve definition and endurance, and tone your physique. Strut, shake and shimmy as you work your core (and work the chair) in a high-energy fitness-party that will keep you on the edge of your seat.