Class Descriptions

"Dance is the hidden language of the soul..."

 Combo classes are a combination of Tap/Ballet/Gymnastics. This class is perfect for young dancers, ages 3-6, to learn the basic dance technique, as well as how to take direction and learn coordination. While this class is an hour, each dance style is taught in 20 minute increments. 
Acrobatics/Tumbling is the performance of extraordinary feats of balance, agility and motor coordination.  It can be found in many of the performing arts.

 

Ballet Our Pre-ballet program is designed to teach ballet basics in addition to hand eye coordination and motor skills in a fun, and positive atmosphere.

Beginning levels focus on ballet terminology, proper placement and body awareness. Intermediate levels incorporate basic technique and steps into combinations, and developing into stronger dancers. At all levels, we also focus on dancer health, dance history and choreography.  Advanced levels focus on technique, combinations, stamina and strength.

 

Tap is a rhythmic dance in which the heels and toes of the dancer's shoes make a series of  percussive sounds, and as such the dancers are considered to be musicians.  Tap dancers use their feet like drums to create rhythmic patterns and timely beats. Tap class blends coordination and rhythm into a fun and timeless dance form.

 

Jazz is a form of modern dance which is heavily influenced by the sounds, rhythms, and techniques of popular music.  Jazz is a lively dance style that relies heavily on originality and improvisation. This style often uses bold, dramatic body movements, including body isolation and contraction. Jazz is a rhythmic and upbeat style of dance. Jazz also focuses on proper alignment, leaps, turns, and rhythmic aspects of dancing.
 

Lyrical/Contemporary is a dance style that blends ballet and jazz dance, and uses movements to express strong emotions such as love, joy and anger. Lyrical dance is emotion-based movement that is inspired directly from music lyrics while telling a story. Movement can be fluid or abstract.
 

Hip Hop refers to social or choreographed styles primarily danced to hip hop music or that have evolved as part of hip hop culture. What separates hip hop dance from other forms of dance is that it is often freestyle in nature and heavy influence from pop culture.  


Musical Theater is a combination of dancing, singing and acting  for the Broadway bound dancer, the drama student or any dancer wanting exposure to another important style of dance for their repertoire.
Musical Theater dance is a theatrical dance style that includes dancing and acting to songs from Broadway musicals.  Students will learn basics of acting, character development while dancing, and using movement to tell a story.

Stretching/Conditioning will help dancers increase flexibility and strength by taking this class. An hour of intense stretching and isolated muscle toning.

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