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Dance & Movement

Dance and Movement is a one hour class for ages 1-2. In this class students will be invited to enjoy the beginning of structured dance and movement through creative warms ups, fun across the floor exercises and mini routines to help with performance memory skills.  Incorporating age appropriate music into classes, students will work on flexibility, balance, coordination, and strength.

 

Pre Dance

Pre Dance is a one hour class for ages 3-5. We will begin to teach technique in this class through a fun and creative process. Pre dance includes a warm-up, across the floor and center floor exercises/games which include short combinations. Incorporating age appropriate music, students will focus on flexibility, balance, coordination, strength, and memory skills.

 

Intro Dance

Intro Dance is a one hour class for ages 6-9. As the precursor class to level 1, this class will complete the foundation of learning  the fundamentals in all dance styles in a fun and safe environment. Classes include a warm up, across the floor exercises and center floor exercises which may include a combination. Incorporating age appropriate music as they focus on flexibility, balance, coordination, strength, memorization, and performance skills.

 

Level 1

Level 1 is a one hour class for ages 10-15. Students will be challenged in a fun, professional and creative environment to learn all basic to intermediate fundamentals of each specific dance style. Classes include warm up, across the floor exercises, and center floor exercises including a combination. Incorporating age appropriate music, students will focus on flexibility, balance, coordination, strength, memory skills, performance skills,  and professionalism.

 

Ballet

Ballet is the foundation of all dance styles. The study of Ballet focuses on proper technique and body alignment and builds coordination, strength, agility and grace. Ballet challenges dancers to find their musicality within the classical music repertoire that ballet is performed to.  Ballet is vital to further any dance or musical theater career.

Attire

Girls: Black leotard, proper undergarments black ballet skirt, pink or black ballet tights and ballet shoes that match the color of tights.

Boys: Black fitted shirt or tank, Proper under garments, Black dance tights/form fitted black pants/jazz pants, ballet slipper that match pant color

 

Tap

Tap dancing is characterized by rhythm, syncopation and improvisation. The heel and toe of the shoe are both made of metal plates that bring the essence of tap to life. Tap dancing builds articulation, musicality, smoothness, and coordination. Tap dancing goes hand in hand with Jazz and Musical Theater dance.

Attire

Girls: Black leotard or Black fitted top, Proper Undergarments, Black bottoms/Jazz pants/ Shorts/skirts at fingertip length/tap shoes

Boys: Black fitted shirt, Black fitted bottoms, Proper Undergarments, black tap shoes

 

Jazz

Jazz is a classification shared by a broad range of dance originating from tribal dancing to partner dancing such as swing, into solo dance modern jazz, which led to musical theater.  Jazz can also be referred to as a Broadway style of dance.  Jazz class includes flexibility, strength, musicality, and technique. Jazz and Tap go hand in hand as dance classes because of their beginnings in the same music genre.

Attire

Girls: Ladies: Black leotard or Black fitted top, Proper Undergarments, Black bottoms/Jazz pants/ Shorts/skirts at fingertip length, jazz shoes

Boys: Black fitted shirt, Black fitted bottoms, Proper Undergarments, black jazz shoes

 

Hip-Hop/Jazz-Funk

Hip-Hop dancing was originally known in its New York roots as Break Dancing. Through the decades many styles have fallen under the umbrella of Hip-Hop such as Popping, House, Wacking and Boogaloo, which are all their own dance styles. Another dance from which emerged from the roots of Hip-Hop is called Jazz-Funk. Jazz-Funk is the fusion of Jazz dance, Hip-Hop and Wacking styles.

In this class our teachers will use the fundamentals of Hip Hop/Jazz-Funk and other closely related styles to expose students to the creative movements in these styles. Coordination, musicality, strength, flexibility, memorization and body isolations will give each dancer the tools they need to grow into their own style of Hip-Hop/Jazz-Funk. Jazz dance class goes hand in hand with hop to help with extra practice in isolations, coordination and musicality exercises.

Attire

Girls: Black leotard or Black fitted top, Proper Undergarments, Black bottoms/Sweats/Jazz pants/ Shorts/skirts at fingertip length, tennis shoes can be any color

Boys: Black fitted shirt, Black bottoms/sweats/basketball shorts, Proper Undergarments, tennis shoes can be any color.

 

Musical Theater

Musical Theater class will combine the fundamentals of Jazz and Tap with the addition of vocal exercises, song choices, and acting into one class. Musical Theater will prep young dancers and vocalists to become what is known as a triple threat. Dancing, singing and acting are the keys to learning musicality, coordination, stamina and performance capability.

Attire

Girls: Black leotard or Black fitted top, Proper Undergarments, Black bottoms/Jazz pants/ Shorts/skirts at finger tip length, jazz shoes

Boys: Black fitted shirt, Black fitted bottoms, Proper Undergarments, black jazz shoes

 

Choreography/Improv

Choreography/Improv is aimed to help dancers understand their own anatomy and gain confidence in expressing themselves freely in the music. Exercises for this class will be about exploration of movement without the limit of technique from other classes. The students will learn choreography based on experimentation and even be asked to help create choreography through a guided process.

Attire

Girls: Black leotard or Black fitted top, Proper Undergarments, Black bottoms/Jazz pants/ Shorts/skirts at fingertip length, jazz shoes

Boys: Black fitted shirt, Black fitted bottoms, Proper Undergarments, black jazz shoes