Class Descriptions

Level Descriptions

*Students are placed in the appropriate age/skill level by the Artistic Director

Level I- Beginner: This level is for students who have 0-3 years experience.

Level II-Intermediate:This level is for students who have a general knowledge of dance curriculum’s with several years of dance experience.

Level II/III-Intermediate/Advance:This level is for students who have an overall knowledge of dance curriculum’s with years of dance experience.

Creative Movement

Creative Movement is offered to our youngest dancers, ages 3 and 4. Girls and boys will be introduced to the world of dance and music through movement and rhythmic exercises and games. This class enables the children to develop and enhance their motor skills, flexibility, strength, balance, and much more. Students will learn to use the body and imagination in a creative way to music while being in a positive learning environment.

Combination Classes

The ballet/tap combination class, which is offered to our 5 and 6 year olds, is an exciting class that introduces fundamental techniques of ballet and tap. Students will learn foot control while creating fun rhythms and beginner syncopations in tap. In ballet, students will be introduced to body positions which creates the fundamental foundation for all forms of dance.

Ballet

Ballet is a beautiful, graceful, yet powerful form of dance. It is the “key” to all other forms of dancing. In this class students will be taught barre, center floor, and progressions which will become more complex as the levels increase. We will stress the proper placement of hips, legs, and torso, while coordinating the use of head and arms. We will introduce and emphasize the understanding of the ballet language.

Tap

Tap is a class where boys and girls will develop strong foot and ankle skills and control; as well as, coordination, rhythm, and strength. This class will focus on speed, control, clarity, and unison of syncopated movements and sounds.

Jazz

Jazz is a fun and exciting form of dance. In this high energy class students will learn stretches, flexibility, fundamental jazz techniques, combinations, and body isolations. Classes start with warm-ups and stretches. This class emphasizes turns, leaps, and across the floor progressions. Jazz encourages individual style and expression.

Lyrical

Lyrical is a style of dance that focuses on conveying musicality and emotion through movement. This genre of dance has a primary basis of ballet, combining the technique of classical ball with the freedom and fluidity of jazz. Lyrical is very expressive yet dynamic, it is most commonly set to music with vocals.

Hip-Hop

Hip-Hop originated during the late 1970’s in New York City. It is a free form of street dance. This style of dance allows each instructor/choreographer to posses their individual style. Hip-Hop allows for a mixture of various styles. This high energy class allows students to develop and learn the latest steps and choreography while dancing to their favorite songs.

Musical Theater

Musical Theater combines jazz technique with other varieties to create a “Broadway” style of dance.

Acro

Acro teaches strength, flexibility, and tumbling. Gymnastics skills include but are not limited to walkovers, limbers, handsprings, chest rolls, cartwheels/round offs, handstands, and more.

Jumps/Leaps/Turns

This class is a technique class that is dedicating to learning, improving, and perfecting technique in jumps, kicks, turns, etc. Stretch and strengthening is also combined to improve dancers’ power.