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.
*Modern is a base technique that gives students the tools to succeed in all styles of dance.
Modern/Acro allows dancers to explore a full range of movement possibilities as they connect to the music and learn to express themselves through dance. The acro component teaches dancers to combine acrobatic skills with dance movements. Students will work on mats to learn various acrobatic tricks that are commonly used in modern and contemporary dance, then incorporate those skills into contemporary combinations.
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.
Broadway Dance combines both jazz and tap, while focusing on musical numbers and small acting scenes from Broadway musicals. This is a multi-level class for students ages 5-16. Skills and choreography will be adjusted for the various levels of dancers in the class, building a strong foundation for our beginners and providing a challenge for those more advanced.
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.
Acro/Hip Hop allows students to develop acrobatic skills and tricks that they combine with hip hop rhythms, movements, and combinations.
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