Dance Styles Offered (Pending
Hop - Is a popular high energy urban
class that uses the latest music combined with movement and choreography
inspired by today's hottest Hip Hop music videos.
- Focuses on
proper body alignment, flexibility, strength, turnout & extension. The
skills developed in ballet are the foundation for all styles and levels of
Contemporary Modern - Is a form of
dance integrating ballet, jazz and ethnic dance techniques. Classes focus on
developing strong rhythmic connections, isolations, levels and spatial awareness.
& B - Take your Hip Hop moves to a more
controlled and technical level. Using concentrated isolation and various music
rhythms, students will learn a smooth Hip Hop based dancing style.
Ballet - Taking Ballet to the Street!!
Using Ballet, Jazz and a Hip Hop influence you will train using important
techniques and music rhythm. This is an excellent class for choreography &
Introduction to dance concepts with focus on technique, movement
quality, style, emotion & improvisation. You will learn to create a story
by expressing the mood, theme and lyrics of the music.
Liturgical Dance - This style of dance is most closely associated
with lyrical and contemporary dance and is also called praise dance. This class is open to all ages and levels.
- Based on elements of ballet and
modern dance, incorporating syncopation and isolations of the body. Students of
all levels work on gaining strength, flexibility, endurance, coordination,
musicality, and performance skills.
Leaps, Technique & Stretch -
Increase your flexibility and gain important strength and endurance. Dancers
will be challenged weekly to learn the importance of body awareness, increased
range of motion and proper technique.
N Motion- This class is a unique fusion of
dance techniques from around the world.
It can be taught as a beginner creative movement to introduce students to the art form of
dance or as a base for a performance company repertoire where advanced dancers
accepted through audition will learn choreography and utilize dance techniques
from around the world to inspire and engage in character building and citizenship.
Genre, Theme, and Descriptions
TUTUS (18 months - 2.5 years)
toddler dance class is full of stimulation in sight, touch and sound. Your
child will begin to learn terminology and basic dance movements all the while
using puppets, musical instruments, props, bubbles, body movement and gross
motor skill development games. This class is a wildly interactive introduction
to dance for your little one! We keep pace with your child's sense of play as
well as their desire to learn. This class is used as a base for the ballet/tap
classes. **Adult participation required.
(3 & 4 year olds)
this age, dance should be about learning to nurture creativity in movement.
Developing coordination and promoting self-esteem, combined with learning basic
positions and terminology. This class offers the building blocks for a wildly
creative dance curriculum. Through strong dancing, weekly themes, and the use
of hundreds of props and costumes Creation Station Ballet/Tap Classes become a magical
dance experience for every child!
(5-8 years old)
a child has reached this age, we will begin to incorporate more elements of
traditional ballet technique. Developing strength, balance, coordination and
flexibility, your child will start to learn proper body alignment, as well as
barre, and center floor exercises. This class will challenge the students both
mentally and physically, yet still keep that sense of creativity. At this
stage, your child will be asked to wear appropriate ballet attire including
hair tied away from their face. This creates an environment free from
distractions and enables the students to feel like true dancers!
HOP (5-8, 9 -12, and 13 - 18 year olds)
Hop is an explosive, funky dance style that combines memory, coordination,
rhythm games, and loads of energetic FUN! Come learn the latest dance moves by
combining fast paced rhythms and movement exercises. Your child will get an
AWESOME workout without realizing they are breaking a sweat! We will choreograph
routines and learn the fundamentals of this funky dance style without
sacrificing the joy of dance or the thrill of being a "hip" kid!
MODERN (6 -18 years old)
classes are a combination of ballet, jazz, and modern dance in which the
student's primary objective is to tell a story or convey emotions with their
body. These classes begin with an alternating barre/center warm-up and are
followed by technique/turns/jumps, across the floor, Floor work, and choreography.
Children will start to learn how to "story dance" in this wonderfully
creative movement class.
(6-18 years old)
ballet classes begin with training at the barre to practice proper body
placement, warm and strengthen muscles, and build technique that is brought to
the center. In the center, dancers work on adagio (slow, controlled movements
that combine strength and flexibility), petit allegro (small, quick jumps that
build speed and ease of motion), allegro (more dramatic movements that are a
natural extension of petit allegro), and grand allegro (large, spectacular
steps that use a combination of skills learned throughout class). In our
intermediate and advanced level classes, strength and flexibility training are
incorporated to supplement technique.
DANCE (6 - 18 years old)
Various styles of jazz and stage
movement will be explored as well as focus on alignment, turnout, flexibility,
strength, coordination, turns and jumps utilizing traditional ballet