CREATIVE MOVEMENT

Ages:
2 ½-3
Class length:
30 minutes

A breakdown of primary motor skill movement to fun and exciting activities. Through imagery and play the children learn cooperation, patience, gross motor skills, and self esteem. Includes some mat work

Intro to Dance

INTRO TO DANCE

Ages:
3 – 4
Class length:
45 minutes

A children’s class which incorporates Pre-Ballet and Creative Movement. An introduction of basic ballet steps and vocabulary while continuing primary motor skills to build self-assurance and confidence. Includes some mat work

Childrens-(Creat-Mvmt-to-Combo)

PRE-DANCE

Ages:
4 – 5 (I), 5 – 6 (II)
Class length:
45 minutes – 1 hour

A children’s class which incorporates Pre-Ballet, Beginning Tap and Creative Movement. Class includes development of basic steps, vocabulary and movement, while maintaining a fun and positive atmosphere. Emphasis on cooperation, participation and encouragement.

COMBO

Ages:
6 – 7 (I), 7 – 8 (II)
Class length:
1 hour – 1 1/4 hour

A children’s class which incorporates Ballet, Tap and Jazz. Class includes breakdown of the basic dance steps with an emphasis on proper technique. Careful attention is given to positive encouragement while working on technical corrections.

Mini-Hip-Hop

MINI MOVERS

Ages:
5 – 6 (I), 5 – 8 (I/II), 7 – 8 (II)
Class length:
45 minutes – 1 hour

A high energy, high impact class exploring current styles of movement seen on TV and in music videos. Inspired by urban hip hop music.

Ballet

BALLET

Ages:
8+
Class length:
1 – 1 1/2 hour

The foundation of all dance forms. Body placement, flexibility, alignment, alignment, strength and technique are achieved through barre and center floor work based on a variety of techniques. At the more advanced levels students must take several classes per week. Class will have a strong emphasis on classical technique with advanced levels incorporating contemporary movements. Students will also learn ballet vocabulary and a basic introduction of dance kinesiology. Advanced classes will include optional work en Pointe.

Jazz

JAZZ

Ages:
8+
Class length:
1 – 1 1/4 hour

This popular form of dance incorporates many styles such as contemporary and theatrical. Jazz is the dance style of the stage, screen and music videos. The classes include a warm-up, isolations, across-the-floor work and technique ending with choreography set to contemporary music.

Tap

TAP

Ages:
8+
Class length:
1 hour

This form of dance teaches the student the basic fundamentals of tap sounds and steps leading to advanced rhythms and syncopation. Students develop coordination of mind and body and a more perceptive sense of rhythm, timing and phrasing.

Hip Hop

HIP HOP

Ages:
5+
Class length:
45 minutes – 1 hour

A high energy, high impact class exploring current styles of movement seen on TV and in music videos. Inspired by the urban hip hop music.

Contemporary

CONTEMPORARY

Ages:
8+
Class length:
1 hour

Contemporary dance provokes, expresses, and reflects through movement the point of view of the dancer and/or choreographer. It capitalizes on the universal language of dance by using all types of movements, from stylized to pedestrian. Some “thread elements” visible in contemporary dance include modern, ballet, jazz, gymnastics, and world dance forms. Movement images, ideas, and emotions are set to a variety of sounds, from music to spoken word to the richness of silence. It is dance that crosses frontiers on many levels.

TURNS AND LEAPS

Ages:
12+ (Level II and up)
Class length:
1 hour

A class designated to all turns and leap progressions. A great way to get extra help on advanced skills.

MUSICAL THEATER

Ages:
8+
Class length:
1 hour

Introduces the three basic skills of musical theatre: acting, singing and dancing. Combines those three skills to produce scenes and musical numbers. Emphasis is placed on following stage directions, developing self-confidence and cresting characters for acting. Focus is placed on breath, tone and projection for singing. Also, we begin to understand how to use the body and learn basic movement for dancing.