Class Descriptions

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BALLET

For balance, grace of movement, strength, stamina, flexibility, posture, music interpretation, and appreciation. Excellent training for all disciplines and athletics. We highly encourage ballet study for all students, especially for dancers training seriously in other dance disciplines. All ballet classes offer classical technique at barre and centre.


JAZZ

Musical Theater, street/urban, hip hop, funk, ethnic, and other styles are explored. Dancers will learn syncopation, rhythm, and isolation of body movements resulting in increased physical control and fitness.


TAP

An American dance discipline for rhythm development, aerobic fitness, and focus, providing an infinite range of styles and interpretation. Tap styles have become increasingly varied from classic American to contemporary Rhythm.


 

CREATIVE MOVEMENT

Creative Movement is an introduction to movement. Dancers will explore basic concepts of movement and rhythm while learning spatial awareness, listening skills, group socialization, and class etiquette. Dancers will develop increased coordination, self awareness, confidence and self expression through imaginative exploration and improvisation. Dancers will learn movement vocabulary as they are introduced to basic ballet and tap fundamentals.

 

 

KINDERCOMBO and COMBO I-II

Kindercombo is an extension of creative movement. Dancers will refine their basic concepts of movement and rhythm while continuing to increase spacial awareness, listening skills and group socialization. Dancers will develop increased coordination, self awareness, confidence and self expression through ballet, tap and basic jazz fundamentals while increasing movement vocabulary

 

In Combo I-II, Ballet, Tap and Jazz vocabulary and technique will be taught during the duration of the class. Dancers will increase their strength and flexibility, balance and coordination, musicality and rhythmic awareness while mastering more complex patterns and combinations. Dancers will continue to build self expression, confidence and self awareness.


HIP HOP

Urban, contemporary, street-styled dance; highly energetic with strong rhythm and timing. Involves styles dictated by current culture. Age appropriate music is used for all classes. One of our most popular classes for both boys and girls!


ACRO DANCE

Acrobatic skills are incorporated into dance movement. Please note that we now offer both a beginning and intermediate Acro Dance class. No previous experience in acrobatics necessary!


CONTEMPORARY

Explores contemporary movement and music with a strong technique of Modern Jazz elements. Intermediate+ Levels should request Instructor/Director approval for placement. Students are recommended to have at least 5 yrs consistent and solid training in ballet or modern dance.

Note:
First year Contemporary class students, ages 13+ - please contact us for placement.


Lyrical

Class focuses on musicality, emotion, and fluidity of technique as characterized by lyrical phrasing of music with heavy influence of Contemporary Ballet techniques. Intermediate+ Levels require Instructor/Director approval for placement and students are recommended to have at least 4 yrs (1-2 years for preteens ages 11-13) consistent and solid training in ballet.

Note:
All first year lyrical students - please contact us for placement.


Cardio Dance

A high energy class focused on fitness rather than specific technique. Students will learn simple, easy-to-follow routines to high energy music that will increase your heart rate for a full 45 minutes. No dance experience is required!


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