C L A S S E S
- (Ages 3 thru 5) - Teaches the fundamentals of tap, ballet and basic
tumbling while expanding their imagination through song and
dance. 5 year-olds also get introduced to hip hop.
Ballet - A
classical dance form characterized by grace and precision of movement
and by elaborate formal gestures, steps, and poses. It is recommended
that all students take at least one ballet class a week.
Pointe - An
advanced form of ballet "on the tips of the toes" that is made possible
by specially reinforced shoes called pointe shoes or toe shoes. (Based
on teacher's approval)
Lyrical - A dance
style that combines elements of ballet, modern and jazz dance
techniques. It is commonly set to popular music with vocals or just
Modern - A free,
expressive style of dancing started in the early 20th century as a
reaction to classical ballet.
Jazz - Jazz dancing
is a form of dance that showcases a dancer's individual style and
originality. Every jazz dancer interprets and executes moves and steps
in their own way. Jazz dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of
unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns. To excel in
jazz, dancers need a strong background in ballet, as it encourages
grace and balance.
Hip Hop - An urban
ethnic dance form that has gained popularity in recent days. Hip
Hop dancing is body movements that go with the beat and rhythm of hip
hop music. It helps the dancers improve flexibility to develop
body balance and to coordinate the muscles.
Tap - is an
exciting form of dance in which dancers wear special shoes equipped
with metal taps. Tap dancers use their feet like drums to create
rhythmic patterns and timely beats.
Stretching/Technique - defines
how to move your muscles, and which muscles to use in what way in order
to make your dancing look the way it should. Why do you need it? Proper
technique allows you to perform harder elements because doing it
properly is the only way to do them without falling. Learning technique
for dancing is like learning alphabet, grammar and spelling for proper
Acrobatics - Acro dance is a style of dance that combines
classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. Students
are taught basic tumbling and tricks in the correct form and as they
perfect them they progress onto harder tricks. Our approach is based on
the individual ability of the student.
Troupe - A class filled with specialty numbers that uses props
and different styles of dance. This class is a great confidence
builder as it encourages students to express themselves through lip
synch and character animation.