Ballet and Pointe
Ballet is the foundation from which all dance comes from. Ballet comes highly recommended as it promotes correct body placement, strength and coordination. Each class will consist of barre work, center, petite and grand allegro work. The class will focus on posture, balance, self-discipline, grace, self-confidence, fitness, and individual expression.
Once a student has mastered proper technique, a student may be able to advance to Pointe; which is at the discretion of the teacher.
Tap is one of the most rhythmic of all dance styles. Students will be introduced to numerous steps and progressions that will better concentrate their coordination, musicality, foot articulation, weight transference, and agility. Class consists of center work, progressions across the floor, and combinations.
Jazz dance is an exploration of style and presentation. Jazz class consists of a warm up featuring stretch and strengthening, across the floor progressions, and center combinations. Students will be versed in understanding musicality, rhythm, style and technique.
Lyrical is a more expressive form of dance fusing together aspects of jazz and ballet. It focuses on one's emotions. It will help to strengthen grace and control. Lyrical promotes self-expression. Dancers learn various kicks, leaps and turns as well as center floor combinations set to expressive and lyrical music. Although it is not required, it is beneficial to take ballet and jazz in conjunction with Lyrical class.
Contemporary dance is a deconstruction of ballet and modern even though it draws from the methods of both. The students will be encouraged to push new boundaries, discover versatility, and minimize tension in the search for clarity and fluidity through their dancing.
Contemporary incorporates a variety of techniques that focus on weight transference, fall and recovery, movement on and off center, and slow and fast movement creating dynamics. Students will explore abstraction and pedestrian movements to help develop their performances.
Hip Hop offers students a more relaxed environment to learn combinations and dance moves. Hip Hop introduces students to the latest dance moves as seen on TV, music videos and in the movies! Hip-Hop fuses jazz and street dance forms. Students learn isolations, dynamics and movement unique to Hip Hop culture. Teachers will use upbeat, age appropriate pop and hip hop music. Although it is not required, it is beneficial to study jazz in conjunction with hip-hop.