Class Descriptions

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Tiny Dancers I (Ballet only)  Ages: 18mos.-2yrs

Duration: 45 minutes

This class is for toddlers age 18months – 2 years old. Our main goal is to teach your child to have fun and to have a love for dance. Dancers will learn how to use their movement with props, music, and basic tumbling.  Your child will also learn the basics of Ballet. Dancers will learn a Ballet dance in the recital.

 

Tiny Dancers II (Ballet & Tap)  Ages: 3-5

Duration: 1 hour

This class is for toddlers age 2 – 4 years old who dance on their own. Our main goal is to teach your child to have fun and to have a love for dance. Dancers will learn how to use their movement with props, music, and basic tumbling.  Your child will also learn the basics of Tap and Ballet. Dancers will learn a Ballet & a Tap dance in the recital.

 

Kindercombo  (Ballet & Tap)   Ages: 5.5-6

Duration: 1 Hour

Dancers will learn basic pre-Ballet work and Tap movements. By learning these techniques dancers will learn to use teamwork and have fun with their peers! Dancers will learn a Ballet & a Tap dance in the recital.

 

Ballet  Ages: 18months-Adult

Duration: 45 Mins – 1 hour

Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms.  It teaches discipline, focus and grace to dancers of all ages.  Students in grades 1-6 are offered a 1 hour ballet class that consists of basic barre technique, center work, across the floor and learning ballet terminology.  Students will perform a classical ballet routine in the recital.  Once our dancers reach the teen or Competition Team level, ballet classes are 1 hour and 30 minutes or typically 2 hours.  This allows the advancing dancer to receive the patient and attentive training and technique that is necessary in ballet.

 

Pointe  Ages: (recommendation only)

Duration: 45 minutes

Once a student has mastered proper technique in ballet class, the advanced ballet student will be considered to take their training a step further and dance on pointe. Strong ankle strength, correct placement & proper execution of ballet technique is required. It is the director’s decision to whether or not a student is ready. *Dancers MUST take Ballet*

 

Jazz  Ages: 5 – Adult

Duration: 45 Minutes

A stylized form of American dance using many styles and rhythms to coordinate, stretch and tone the body.  Jazz class consists of center warm-up, strength & conditioning, across the floor progressions, and choreographed combinations.

 

Tap  Ages: 3 – Adult

Duration: 1 hour

An original dance form that emphasizes the beat by making sounds with metal taps fastened to the soles of the shoes.  A 1-hour tap class enhances rhythm and musicality through center warm-up, floor progressions, center combinations and repertory work.

 

Modern  Ages: 10-Adult

Duration: 45 Minutes

A 20th century form of dance that uses a variety of techniques to enhance strength, control, and versatility of the upper body contrasted by a grounded, strong base in the lower half of the body. Class structure includes a center warm-up, traveling progressions, floor work and choreography.  Students learn a variety of styles including African-dance influences, contemporary work and traditional modern technique. *Dancers MUST take ballet*

 

Lyrical/Contemporary   Ages: 10-Adult

Duration: 45 Minutes

An expressive form of dance that incorporates ballet and modern technique, the strength and control of jazz technique, and many expressive elements, interpretive movements emphasize the arms and the release of the upper body contrasted with innovative leaps, jumps, turns and strong lines. Dancers start with stretching and then move to the center/across the floor and learn combos.  Dancers will learn to connect their emotions through the music and to connect to their audience. *Dancers MUST take ballet*

 

Hip Hop  Ages: 4-Adult

Duration: 45 Minutes

Hip Hop is a street-born dance form that incorporates a variety of old and new urban dance styles. Teachers set rhythm-based movement to old-school & modern day hip-hop music. What separates hip-hop dance from other forms of dance is that it is often freestyle (improvisational).  Hip Hop starts with warm ups, then start with across the floor exercises, students will also learn combinations.

 

 

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