Classes

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INTRODANCE I & II

Includes Pre-Ballet, Stretching, Motor Coordination, Creative Movement, and Tap.  Intended to develop interests and skills in preparation for further training.  Introdance II is similar to Introdance I, but with movements and steps geared towards the next level.

 

BALLET

Ballet is the foundation of all other types of dance techniques.  Proper training enhances coordination and creates balance and flexibility.  Emphasis is on clarity, precision, correct technique, and body mechanics.  All of these pieces enable the student to develop the polished, classical look of a dancer which will overflow into all other phases of dance and other aspects of life.

 

JAZZ & TAP

Includes stretching, center floor exercises, progressions, and choreographed routines in both styles.  Jazz is an exciting form of dance frequently seen on television, on stage, and in films.  It combines the discipline of correct technique training with the emphasis on conditioning, stamina, and developing different performance styles. Tap is a dance form that expresses an intricate rhythmic pattern to various types of music.  It develops flexibility, coordination, balance, timing and is fun to do!  It is very useful to those interested in musical theater or professional performing.

 

CONTEMPORARY

Contemporary dance is a performance genre that developed during the mid-twentieth century and has since grown to become one of the dominant genres for formally trained dancers throughout the world. It helps students emotionally connect to music, improve technique, and be versatile. 

 

ACRO

Acro dance is a style of dance that combines classical dance techniques with acrobatic elementsAcro teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline & concentration. 

 

MUSICAL THEATRE

Musical theatre dance is the study of Broadway styles.  Students learn Broadway-style choreography and show-stopping stage presence.  The class is based on the fundamentals of acting and theatrical improvisation. Students will learn how to incorporate these skills into their dancing.

 

LYRICAL

This class will combine Ballet and Jazz techniques and focus on emotional expression.  A Ballet and Jazz background will help the dancer succeed in executing the technical requirements of this class.

 

HIP HOP

The popular dance style of the 21st century.  Learn all of the latest video moves while getting a great cardiovascular and aerobic workout.  Hip Hop not only reinforces the basic premise of Jazz (body isolations) but strengthens and tones the entire body.  When added to a dancer’s regular curriculum, Hip Hop improves coordination, endurance and enhances performance skills.  Great exercise and lots of fun for dancers of all ages and levels!

 

GEMSTONE LEVELS

Gemstone Levels were created for those students interested in a more intensified and involved dance experience.  Ballet is required for all gem dancers and solos and duos are offered solely to gem dancers at the teachers' discretion. When dancers reach a high Gemstone Level, they have the amazing opportunity to participate in local, regional competitions.  We are creating lasting friendships and memories while learning proper technique and performance skills.  Our goal is to provide a unique and positive experience for children who truly love to dance.