classes

ballet- ages 5-adult

 

tap- ages 5-adult

Classes in this original American dance form consists of barre, center and flow exercises. Emphasis is placed on precision, speed, rhythm and clarity of sound.

 

jazz- ages 7-adult

Jazz is an exciting and ever evolving dance form. Classes explore body isolations of the head, shoulders, ribcage, feet and arms and encourage individual expression and the development of personal style. Jazz can be powerful, expressive and lyrical. Jazz dance is taught with the music of today together with the classical jazz of yesterday.

 

hip hop- ages 5-adult

A high energy class that uses the latest sounds in rap, R&B and pop music together with movement influenced by some of today's hottest video choreographers. Hip hop encompasses movement that has elements of poppin', locking and breaking as well as freestyle movement to give students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style.

 

lyrical- ages 8-adult

Lyrical is a fusion of ballet and jazz dance styles. Lyrical dance aims to interpret the accompanying music in an emotionally expressive way. The dancers' movement attempt to illustrate the actual meaning and emotion communicated in the song. It is a very passionate dance style.

 

modern- ages 10-adult

Modern emphasizes the use of the floor for centering and grounding oneself in movement. Concepts of overcurve/undercurve, contraction/release, musicality and rhythm are explored. Teachers incorporate a blend of contemporary and modern movement into their class.

 

pointe

Each student is carefully evaluated before starting study on pointe. Sufficient understanding of correct placement and alignment must be demonstrated before pointe instruction begins thus decreasing the possible risk of injury.

 

tumbling

The skill & practice of executing tumbling feats without the use of apparatus.

 

twinkle star- age 2

A first dance experience designed to be fun and engaging for two year olds. Activities in ballet and tap will improve both fine and gross motor skills and offer opportunities for self- expression as well as memorization of movement patterns. Concepts of rhythm and basic tap steps lay the basis for later extensive study of tap dance. Twinkle Star Dance allows the opportunity for the young dancer to build independence and social skills while having fun in a safe environment.

 

creative movement & rhythm 3- age 3

A class that builds upon concepts studied in the Twinkle Star class, Creative Movement for three year olds is designed to encourage independence and exploration of different movement qualities. Activities in ballet and tap include continuing to build both fine and gross motor skills. New dance phrases and steps will be introduced to encourage movement growth.

 

creative movement & rhythm 4- age 4

This class builds off the activities performed in the Creative Movement and Rhythm 3 program. Ballet terminology and steps are introduced and rhythm study for tap becomes more complex. Students will be challenged to become more expressive in their movement and will begin to memorize choreography. As always our goal is to provide a fun and educational experience to inspire each dancer to love the art of dance.

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