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Creative Movement and Introductory Classes
Tiny Tots (age 3-4) This 45-minute creative movement class allows children to explore their imaginations through the experience of music and movement. Props and activities will be used to create a whole new learning environment. Skills including marching, counting music, and very basic ballet steps will help our tiniest dancers with communication, memory development, and social interaction. Must be potty trained to attend.
Intro To Dance 1 (age 4-5) Intro To Dance 2 (age 5-6) In this one-hour class that combines ballet and tap, students will learn to explore ranges of movement through basic dance steps that help them develop basic rhythm, movement skills, and posture awareness.
Hippety Hop (age 4-6) Packed with specially choreographed routines to the latest age appropriate music like hip-hop and reggaeton, these classes will increase focus and self-confidence, boost metabolism and improve your child's coordination. More than just a great way to stay active and healthy; it's a high energy, rockin' good time!
Jazz/Tap (age 5-8) Students will be introduced to the basics of classic jazz dance and tap in this one-hour class. Learning some basic tap and jazz skills will allow students to experience each style of dance while improving their flexibility, sense of rhythm and overall coordination.
Main Dance Program Levels and Classes
Levels - Age will be used as a starting point if the student's ability is unknown, however, if the student displays the technical ability and aptitude to move into a higher level, it may be done at the instructor's discretion. Students can expect to remain in the same level for 2-3 years.
Level I/Beginner - ages 7-9 - This level is the first hour long class a student will take past the introductory and creative movement level that concentrates on one genre of dance.
Level II/Intermediate - ages 8-12
Level III/Intermediate- ages 11+
Level IV/Intermediate/Advanced- ages 13+
Level V/Advanced - by instructor approval
Classical Ballet Classical ballet is taught through structured exercises at the barre and center, and is the foundation for all forms of dance. Ballet encourages students to increase focus, body awareness, balance, posture, and control while building a graceful and healthy body. All students are encouraged to take ballet.
PrePointe A foot strengthening class that not only strengthens the muscles of the feet and legs, but teaches students correct alignment for better control and balance. Although this class is geared toward the ballet dancer, students of all genres will benefit from taking this class.
Pointe Dancing on pointe is the pinnacle of the classical ballet dancer's journey. It is performed using special shoes designed specifically to dance on the tips of the toes for long periods of time. Dancing on pointe requires strength and skill, so prior permission from instructor is required. PrePointe is a pre-requisite for this class and it must be taken in tandem with pointe. Students interested in taking pointe class must have been in PrePointe for at least 6 months, must be taking a minimum of one ballet technique class per week, and must be at least 13 years old.
Jazz Jazz style is layered over the traditional technique of ballet and uses a low center of gravity to move the body. Students will dance to upbeat, popular songs while working on body isolations, rhythmic awareness and improvisation to express music and movement. In this high energy class, dancers will explore various forms of this type of dancing including Broadway, funk, and fusion.
Hip Hop Hip Hop is a combination of street, jazz, funk, and tribal styles. Using a variety of upbeat music, you’ll work on elements of popping, tutting, locking, & breaking, while having a chance to develop your own freestyle movements. This fun and energetic form of dance is is urban, diverse, and forever changing.
Tap Tap combines study of rhythm, patterns, and syncopation in order to develop rhythm, agility, balance and coordination.
Modern This class puts the emphasis on the torso rather than the feet. Modern dance employs such elements as contact-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation. Dancers will learn a fusion of Horton, Graham, and Duncan techniques.
Lyrical/Contemporary Be prepared to expand your dancing horizons, cultivate your versatility as a dancer and explore your artistry in these genres. Students will learn to combine elements from various forms of dance using song lyrics and music to express a personal narrative, a commentary on society, or relay an emotional journey.
Musical Theater Combining new approaches like the popular TV series "Glee," traditional Broadway style choreography, and show-stopping stage presence with a focus on acting and learning song-and-dance numbers. This class includes singing, speaking, and dancing.