Creative Movement (2 and 3 year olds) – 30 minute class: A class designed to start our smallest dancers on their dance experience. Classes will focus on basic motor skills necessary for any new dancer. This is a fun and creative way to introduce your child to movement and dance, including ballet and tap.
Combo (4, 5 year olds): A class consisting of beginner ballet and tap. Students will build upon the basic skills taught in creative movement including ballet technique and terminology. Students will learn how to incorporate basic techniques into ballet, tap, and jazz. As student’s advance through the combo classes, jazz techniques will be included to prepare for entry into the progressive classes.
Ballet / Jazz Combo (6, 7, 8 year olds):
Progressing through the dance program, the ballet and jazz class expands on the techniques and principles learned in the earlier classes. Building to two dances, one in each style, for our end of season performance.
Ballet: Ballet is the study of classical movement using classical and lyrical music styles. Ballet is the most fundamental style of dance and is essential for the dancer who wants to progress their dance studies. Students will learn proper placement, technique, terminology, and performance skills using barre work and exercises across the floor.
Pointe (12 and up by audition) : This class is intended to provide the dancer a deeper exploration of ballet technique. Proper technique and ballet experience is required for students to be considered for pointe classes. Pointe must be accompanies by ballet class.
Jazz: This class is a popular and fun form of stylized dance, ranging from musical theatre to funk. Building on ballet techniques it is a class filled with leaps, turns, stretching, and fun.
Tap: This is a fun blend of technique and rhythm. The class teaches students how to create rhythmic sounds and patterns, learning traditional steps, turns, and combinations, to a variety of contemporary and popular music styles.
Hip Hop: This is a fun, physical, and creative style of dance fusing many rhythm, movement, and unique choreography. It is a high energy class consisting of isolations, footwork, and today’s most popular music. Hip hop does incorporate basic dance technique so previous dance experience OR enrollment in at least one other class is required to prevent injury and additional stress on the body.
Contemporary (10 and up): A genre of concert dance that employs systems and methods found in modern dance and postmodern dance. Contemporary dance draws on modern dance techniques as well as newer philosophies of movement that depart from classical dance techniques by omitting structured form and movement. Enrollment in contemporary classes must be accompanied by ballet or strength / conditioning / flexibility.
Company dancers are those dancers that would like to take their dance journey to the next level. Dancers will participate in, at a minimum, ballet, strength / conditioning / flexibility and jazz classes each week. Company dancers will participate in events both in and out of the studio. Groups will be determined for competition purposes. Groups are determined by the Director. Dancers will have competition rehearsals, as well as participate in their regular group classes.
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