CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

 

45 minute Combo

This class teaches the fundamentals of Creative Movement, Jazz, and Ballet to many different types of music.  Children will not only learn dance but also how to hear music and apply it with their dancing.  Students will also learn basic social skills like following instruction, taking their turn, helping others, and social interaction with others their own age.  Students should arrive in class with ballet shoes on.

1 Hour Combo

The fundamentals of ballet, tap & jazz.  Students will begin with ballet and finish with tap or jazz.  Students should arrive in class with ballet shoes on.  Teachers will assist young dancers with shoe changes.

Jazz/Hip Hop

Combines the upbeat dancing style of hip hop with the technique of jazz.  All music selections and dance moves are age appropriate.

Tap

A percussive style of dancing.  Its name comes from the tapping sound made when the metal plates on the dancer's shoes touches a hard surface.  (Younger students are encouraged to take a combination class, see Combo)

Ballet

Offered for students 7 to 18 years old.  These classes are divided into 5 levels and students are placed by age and skill level at the faculty’s discretion.  Student’s age 6 participating in these classes must have teacher approval & take a combo class in addition.

Pointe

Pointe is an advanced form of ballet technique, the main difference is that the shoe worn has a hardened toe and reinforced arch which enables a dancer to dance on the tips of their toes. For this very reason, Pointe is not introduced fully until the student has a strong understanding of alignment and body awareness.

Tumbling

For the beginner this class teaches the basics of floor tumbling including forward rolls, back bends, cartwheels and fundamental acrobatic strengthening and coordinating skills.  For the more experienced student this class progresses from forward rolls and cartwheels to advance tumbling, including aerial work, back handsprings, tucks and layouts.  Teachers work with each student on their individual level.  This class also focuses on flexibility, agility, and teamwork.

Teen Jazz

This class is offered to students 11 and up.  Jazz is a style of dance that is structured in technique while taking many shapes and forms.  It can be performed to a vast variety of style of music, from Broadway to pop.

Hip Hop

A 45 minute class offered to students 7 to 18 years old.  Hip Hop is an upbeat style of dance performed to popular music.  Although Hip Hop’s roots came from urban street dancing, it has become increasingly popular in the entertainment world.  Hip Hop takes many forms and is continually changing.

Lyrical

A 45 minute to 1 hour class offered to students 6 and up.  Lyrical dance is a fusion of ballet and jazz dance techniques that uses dramatic motion to interpret music and express emotion.

Modern

Modern dance builds on the fondation of ballet and offers dancers the chance to develop torso articulation, core and distal patterning, as well as head and tail connnectivity. It develops body, action, space, time, and energy awareness and expressiveness.

Mothers Morning Out

This class teaches the fundamentals of Creative Movement, Jazz, and Ballet to many different types of music. Students also participate in a tumbling class where they focus on fundamental acrobatic strengthening and coordinating skills. This 2 1/2 hour class consists of a dance class, tumbling class, snack time, and pre-school activities.

 

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