Students of all ages, beginner through advanced, will be assigned by director to class level where they will make the greatest progress.
All classes are exposed to classical ballet as a serious and disciplined, but very freeing dance form. The basic principal taught at all levels are proper turnout, correct head and arm placement, along with proper body alignment. Dancers develop self-discipline and beautiful posture. With its meticulous attention to technical detail, ballet is invaluable for any dancer including the social dancer.
Tap dancing is a technique consisting of footwork and the expression of rhythm through sound. Our classes consist of rhythm and Broadway tap. Technique, clarity, combinations and terminology are covered in this class. Besides being a great deal of fun, tap is an excellent way to promote cardiovascular health.
A stylistic, energetic form of dance. Its roots come from ballet and modern technique with a twist. This class is popular with all ages and provides an added benefit of cardiovascular exercise due to the high level of energy exerted. Dancers will work on traditional elements of the technique including leaps, turns, kicks, weight and directional changes. Additionally, dancers will be challenged with a variety of styles of choreography in combinations offered weekly.
Contemporary: Ages 12 and up
This class begins with a warm-up which focuses on stretching, extensions, and isolations. The class continues with center work, including different types of turns and across the floor work. Focus is on connecting movements, and making the transitions between steps appear seamless. Each class ends with a choreographed combination, which will challenge the student to use all the elements together with a sense of style and presentation.
Lyrical: Ages 12 and up
A blend between ballet, jazz and modern. This style of dance focuses on story telling by linking choreography to the lyrics of selected music. Class will focus on the development of ballet technique as well as artistry and expression.
Pointe: Placement based upon the director's evaluation
Female dancers who are aspiring to dance en pointe should understand that a dancer is placed on pointe according to age/previous training. Dancers need to take a minimum of two ballet classes per week for consideration to begin pointe.
Acro: Ages 8 and up
Acro focuses on the development and mastery of tumbling skills that have become an integral part of dance and choreography. Tumbling classes include a warm up, strength training, & across the floor acrobatic tricks.
Hip Hop: Ages 5 and up
This form of dance originated in NYC in the1970s and encompasses many styles including (but not limited to) breaking, popping and locking, and krumping. Class will incorporates a focus on rhythm, groove and style while exploring these styles of choreography.
Competition Teams: Ages 6 and up
By invitation and audition only. Students are required to take additional classes, commit to traveling on weekends, and additional fees do apply. Please see director if interested in auditioning. Auditions typically are held late June.