We believe everyone should dance because the opportunities are endless!
A student’s physical and mental fitness is enhanced by the regular movement created by dance. Strength, flexibility, and overall body awareness is an automatic side effect.
Knowledge of how to move your body is crucial when growing up. It will create a wonderful challenge to synchronize movements within themselves as well as, the other dancers in the room.
Building and instilling self-confidence within the dancer by accomplishing skills and overcoming challenges throughout their dance journey. This can flourish by executing things such as: performing in front of an audience, learning to set goals to meet within specific time frames and being in a positive and productive environment.
A basic understanding of the moods and rhythms of music is developed in learning to dance.
Designed for our youngest dancers, these classes teach basic movement and dance vocabulary. We offer different combo classes such as Ballet/Tap, Hip Hop/Acro, and Ballet/Tap/Jazz. Teaching rhythms and movements by listening to fun-filled music, using props, and incorporating games to learn.
An umbrella term that refers to several related dance styles including roots from African & European techniques. Originating from the African American vernacular dance, jazz dance evolved from several influences including Vaudeville and Broadway. Choreographers and dancers of include Katherine Dunham, Jack Cole, Bob Fosse, and Gus Giordano. Jazz class will focus on learning proper dance techniques such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality, and developing complex rhythms and patterns.
Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, Street, and Contemporary. The class will include a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combos.
Jazz Funk is a new added class that has both Jazz & Hip Hop technique.
A dance performance genre developed during the mid 20th century and has grown to become one of the dominant genres. It is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including (but not limited to) modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Dancers in this genre strive to dance by connecting the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.
Students will learn to use their bodies in a variety of ways. Traditional modern dance, release techniques, unconventional movement, improvisation, and intense athleticism are combined to attain a grounded sense of freedom within the body.
Focuses on fundamental acrobatic technique and conditioning by strengthening the dancer's balance, agility, and coordination with slow-controlled movements using the flexibility of the back, legs, and shoulders. Acro also includes tumbling passes executed with power, strength, and speed.
Classes will focus on increasing flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline, and concentration. Emphasis will be placed on developing fundamental acrobatic techniques, and teaching skills such as core exercises, headstands, handstands, chest stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, rolls, backbends, walkovers, handsprings, tucks, balancing, and contortion tricks, all at each student’s level of experience and ability.
This class is designed to improve a dancer’s range of motion, enhance muscle flexibility, build stamina, and increase their level of core muscle strength. Through a variety of stretches and strengthening exercises, dancers will also increase their awareness of their own body’s potential. Dancers will learn about the anatomy of their bodies and review basic general nutrition.
Short for improvisation, this class gives dancers the opportunity to just move. Dancers need a creative outlet to just let go and put everything out on the dance floor, this class is it. Not only will it be a creative outlet, but dancers will also be learning new ways to think about movement. The class will incorporate games, different genres of music, class assignments for both in and out of class, as well as, partner and group work.
Pom is a highly athletic form of dance that is seen throughout high school, college, and the professional level of sporting events. Our pom training class will focus on kicks, leaps & turns, and dance. The class will work on facial expressions, arm techniques, and precise movements, and will train the dancers for any Pom auditions they are getting ready for.
Ballet / Pointe
Originating in Italy, it is a highly technical form of dance with its vocabulary. It is best known in the form of classical but has transformed into additional forms such as neoclassical and contemporary ballet. There are many teaching styles of ballet starting with the Vaganova method, the Cecchetti method, the Bournonville style, and the Royal Academy of Ballet method.
Each class begins with a ballet barre, moves to a center floor adage, petite and grand allegro, and concludes with a formal grand reverence. The class will focus on flexibility, control, musicality, discipline, strength, and grace. Students will learn the terminology, correct body alignment, how to improve their natural turn-out, and develop a love for ballet.
Pointe, which is an extension of ballet, is the showmanship of how much you have progressed. Students usually progress to pointe work between the ages of 9-12 depending on their muscular and skeletal development, their dedication to practice, and an assessment made by a teacher in the studio.
A fusion of ballet and jazz techniques. Using the strong technical elements & grace of ballet with the freedom, fluidity, and expressiveness of Jazz. Lyrical dance challenges choreographers to use emotion to interpret music and express emotions. The dancer's movements are an attempt to show the meaning of music while telling a story through every movement made. Lyrical dance has a relatively recent history compared to other dance styles.
Classes in lyrical will emphasize one’s interpretation of music while telling a story with movement that can be fluid or abstract. Class with focus with center & across the floor techniques of ballet and jazz.
High-energy, athletic, popular dance styles originated on the streets of New York in the late '80s. Hip hop has come full circle incorporating Capoeira, Martial Arts, Yoga, Tap, Jazz, and Modern dance into this social dance style.
Hip hop classes infuse the latest trends of street dancing, B-boying & B-girling, house, tutting, liquid, popping, dancehall, whacking, vogueing, and locking. Students will be encouraged to step outside the box by exploring freestyling/ improvisation to help with recognizing the beat and tempo of different songs while also building their own groove and confidence. Dancers will have fun as they learn combinations of popular and high-energy music!
Leaps & Turns
Dancers in this class will improve their technical skills and flexibility related to multiple types of leaps & turns. Through a variety of exercises in the center and across the floor, students will strengthen their abilities to raise the height within their leaps in addition to proper turning alignment and strength for multiple rotations.
A highly expressive style of dance that challenges the structured dance technique of classical ballet. Became popular in the late 19th century and became more popular in the 20th century. Studying Techniques created by the wonderful Isadora Duncan, Alvin Ailey, Merce Cunningham, and Martha Graham to name a few. The focus of modern dance is an expression, rather than following a rigid set of postures or technical positions that ballet dancers are trained in.
The only form of dance that incorporates sound throughout all of the dance. Developed in the United States during the nineteenth century it has easily become popular all over the world.
Tap classes will help dancers develop rhythm, timing, texture, and sound. Students will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm tap. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. Class emphasis is on developing proper tap technique, and producing clear tap sounds while having loads of fun!
As the website says ‘Pretty much the most awesome workout ever. Dance to great music, with great people, and burn a ton of calories without even realizing it.’
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