INTRO TO DANCE
A class designed to introduce different forms of movement in a creative, fun way. Students explore space and rhythm through a variety of play-like excercises and dance steps. Coordination and confidence are achieved as a result of this instruction.
This class offers the child a sample of 4 different dance styles. Basic ballet positions and movements are taught. Tap rhythms and steps are introduced. Flexibility and strengthening skills are learned in the jazz and tumbling sections. Fun is a key ingredient in this beginning dance class. Exercise builds confidence and coordination for these young students.
All dance movements come from the positions and body placement taught in classical ballet. The students learn discipline and respect while improving their grace and coordination. Vocabulary and terminology are taught. Proper technique strengthens and helps to prevent injuries. Ballet provides an excellent foundation and is recommended for all serious dance students.
Broadway and rhythm tap styles are taught in our program. Beginning with basic exercises, tap dancing can be enjoyed and appreciated through the adult years. Improving a dancer's musical timing as well as learning interesting patterns and steps are achieved while learning the proper terminology.
Popular music in a variety of styles accompanies the exercises and movements taught in this class. Building on technical positions, students enjoy gaining strength and flexibility from the warm-ups. Progressions across the floor help the students explore space and build confidence. Choreography learned in combinations showcases the student's talent from modern to Broadway styles.
The latest street-style movements and steps are taught in this high-energy class. After warm-up and strengthening exercises, popular combinations from current commercial and entertainment industries are taught. Individual style and improvisation are highly encouraged in this class.
CONTEMPORARY (Levels 2-7)
Contemporary jazz and ballet techniques are combined in this creative dance form. The dancer's movements interpret the lyrics and mood of the music and allow for individual expression. It is necessary to be enrolled in a ballet class to study contemporary. The level of the ballet class corresponds to the level of the contemporary class.
Dancing on pointe is offered to our more advanced dancers in their ballet technique class. A teacher's recommendation is necessary in addition to taking at least two ballet classes per week in our upper levels. Strengthening exercises are taught as well as specific steps.
CONDITIONING (Levels 2-7)
This intense class increases core strength, flexibility, and stamina. Leaps, turns, and extensions will be the primary focus of this class. It is necessary to be in enrolled in ballet to take conditioning. The level of the ballet class corresponds to the level of the conditioning class.
Tap and exercise classes are available exclusively for adults.