Tap class explores dance through the use of rhythm and sound. Dancers will begin with strengthening exercises and fundamental tap techniques that will allow them to move from basic to complex rhythms and steps. Students will explore different styles of tap from Braodway to Jazz to Hip-hop.
Acro develops strength, flexibility, agility, and control necessary to perform dance and acrobatic skills. Classes include conditioning exercises as well as practice of acrobatic skills.
Modern is a base technique that gives students the tools to succeed in all styles of dance. Modern develops strength, flexibility, coordination, and overall body control needed for all dancers. Modern/contemporary class utilizes Graham-based techniques to explore a full range of movement possibilities. Classes begin with work on the floor to build the dancers' foundation in their technique from the ground up. Students will also work at the barre, across the floor, and in center on movements that push the students technique, creativity, and ability to relate to the music as well as the other dancers.
Ballet provides a base technique for all other styles of dance. Ballet develops strength, flexibility, coordination, and overall body control needed for all dancers.This class consists of barre exercises, center work, and combinations that move us across the room. Students will learn ballet technique and vocabulary, as well as practice ballet combinations and learn dances for performance.
Jazz class will focus on learning proper jazz technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing their ability to work with complex rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, Hip-hop and Contemporary to help develop a well- rounded dancer. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations.
Musical Theater allows students to work on acting, dancing, and singing as they prepare to perform short musicals at our in-studio performances. Students begin each class with exercises that improve their acting and dance skills, with a focus on storytelling. They then work on learning lines, lyrics, and choreography that will be performed for parents in our studio. Students perform 2 musicals per year, in December and May.
Creative Movement is a 45 minute class that exposes pre-k children to basic steps from various styles of dance while working on movements that develop a child's coordination/motor skills, strength, balance, and overall body control. Children will also develop their creativity as they improvise movements that express various ideas and themes used in class.
Our Hip Hop class begins with conditioning/stretching that improves our ability to execute hip hop style dance moves. This class focuses on memorizing and performing combinations to kid- appropriate, hip hop style music.
Acro for Dancers
Acro for dancers is an advanced level acro class with a strong focus on blending acrobatics with dance movements in a way that allows the dancers to transition smoothly from tricks to dance in their choreography.
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