This class is for 2-3 year olds and focuses on developing listening skills, obedience skills as well as motor skills. In addition, the dancers will focus on gaining strength and flexibility, while learning how to follow simple directions.
Combo classes are offered for ages 3-4 (Ballet and Tap) and for ages 5-6 (Ballet and Jazz). These class focuses on the basics of ballet. Barre exercises, arm positions, increasing strength and flexibility. For tap, dancers will learn to develop simple rhythm patterns as the basic tap steps. For jazz, dancers will learn the basics of jazz vocabulary, increase strength and flexibilty and gaining a sense of timing.
Classes teach basic jazz dance technique, terminology and movement quality with an emphasis on proper execution of jazz isolations, rhythms and style performed to contemporary music. Jazz is a fun genre of dance that draws on many other styles in forming its technique and expressive styles. Jazz dance uses almost every genre of music, from classic swing and Broadway jazz to current popular music. This is an energetic, dynamic form of dance.
Classes emphasize the development of classical ballet skills with a focus on proper placement and alignment. Students will learn ballet vocabulary through barre and center work while building strength and flexibility. Students will learn and demonstrate basic ballet terminology. Students will gain musical awareness while dancing to classical music and develop attention skills while listening to the teacher's instructions. In addition to ballet technique, students will work with other individuals their age and practice working within a group. Ballet class reviews all basic ballet technique including positions of the feet and arms, proper body alignment, turnout, ballet vocabulary, barre exercises, across the floor, and center work. Classes will provide students with exercises that build muscle strength, increase flexibility, and provide a foundation that can be applied to all dance styles. While in class, the students are expected to constantly focus their bodies on proper carriage of the torso, arms, and back.
This class is designed to prepare the dancer for full Pointe work. Emphasis is stressed on proper body alignment, strengthening of abdominal muscles, and ankles and strengthening of feet in order to execute accurate Pointe work.
This class is designed to advance dancers who have already trained in a pre-pointe class. This is a intermediate to advance level classes and dancers will continue to increase feet and ankle strenght, core and body alignment.
Classes emphasize the development and strengthening of basic tap technique and terminology highlighting the importance of rhythm and sound. These classes work proper technique, sound breakdown and traveling steps. A typical class begins with a leg and ankle warm-up, followed by progression work. We focus heavily on musicality, rhythm and timing, which is an essential part of tap training.
A high-energy class that uses the latest sounds in rap, R&B and pop music together with movements presented in an age appropriate manner. Hip hop encompasses movement that has elements of popping, locking, and breaking as well as freestyle movement to give students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style.
Leaps & Turns
Concentrates on the technical aspects of leaping, jumping and turning by teaching a series of jumps, leaps and turns, weight and direction changes. The student develops balance, strength, elevation and body alignment.
Concentrates on combining ballet, jazz and modern vocabulary, allowing the dancers to express themselves through movement and learn phrasing techniques.