Dancers will learn basic steps and terminology in ballet and explore their creative movement styles through the use of imaginative music and games in a safe, positive environment. Dancers in this class will work on flexibility and coordination through fun, age-appropriate movement and exercises. Our instructors use imagination games, upbeat age-appropriate music, and props to inspire and excite students about dance.
This is a combination class with ~20 minutes of tap training and ~25 minutes of ballet training. Dancers are introduced to more formal dance techniques. This class will lay the foundation for correct, safe, and successful dancing in years to follow. Students will expand on the basic steps and terminology in ballet and tap and continue to explore their creative movement. Along with introducing more skills and techniques, dancers in this class will improve flexibility and coordination.
Students will learn classical ballet techniques and terminology. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work, and across-the-floor combinations.
All pointe classes are designed for students with previous ballet training. Students will utilize previously learned ballet techniques while working in pointe shoes. Each lesson includes barre exercises and center floor work. These exercises focus on strengthening the feet and ankles. Dancers must be enrolled in two weekly ballet classes to be eligible for pointe technique.
Students will focus on building the strength, flexibility, and control needed to execute ballet moves. Each class will emphasize barre exercises and include a combination of center floor work and across-the-floor progressions. This class does not have a year-end performance.
Jazz class will focus on learning proper dance techniques such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality, and developing complex rhythms and patterns. The class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations.
Tap classes are designed to develop musicality and rhythm. Tap exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and movement speed.
Lyrical class is designed for intermediate to advanced students with previous ballet training. Students will incorporate techniques and skills from ballet and jazz. It emphasizes the interpretation of music lyrics while telling a story with movement that can be fluid or abstract.
Hip hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside the box by bringing their style and personality to the movements.
Students will focus on learning proper dance techniques while exploring Broadway shows' various styles. Emphasis will also be placed on learning performance skills such as connecting with the audience and telling a story through dance and facial expressions.
A unique free-flowing form of dance in which emotions and moods create their steps—modern dance rebels against the structure of classical ballet technique. Modern has a deliberate use of gravity, whereas ballet strives to be light and airy. Dancers will learn and execute the fundamentals of modern dance by practicing movement exercises and phrases designed to increase knowledge of modern dance. A ballet class must accompany modern.
Dancers will combine classical dance techniques with fluid and lyrical acrobatic movements. The dance movements in Acro originate in ballet, jazz, modern, and lyrical dance styles. The defining traits of Acro dance choreography are smooth, graceful transitions between a dancer's movements. Acro dance is meant to enhance the art form of dance and provide the dancers with an even more effective means of self-expression.