BALLET: An art-form that expresses our feelings or tells a story. It promotes
grace and poise but requires hard work, strength, flexibility, patience, and dedication.
It takes discipline and practice to learn the proper technique to perform it well.
An important technical basis for all forms of dance, particularly jazz.
TAP: Uses intricate footwork and sounds to create rhythmic variations to
accompany a variety of musical styles. Can also be performed acapella. Metal taps
on the shoes create variety in tones and beats.
JAZZ: Uses contemporary dance style that is full of energy, fast-paced,
and uses all the muscles in the body. This ballet based technique encompasses strength,
flexibility, endurance, extension, and placement. Can be set to a variety of musical
HIP-HOP: A free-form, street-style of jazz frequently seen in music videos
and at clubs. This less technical jazz form is usually set to contemporary music.
LYRICAL: A blend of ballet and jazz is used to interpret the lyrics or emotion
of a piece of music. Frequently set to ballads, classical, or alternative music.
COMBO CLASSES: Offer an introduction to two dance styles and are a good choice
for young dancers who wish to experience a variety of dance forms while learning
coordination and motor skills.
CREATIVE MOVEMENT: A pre-dance, non-recital class for 2-3 year olds, introducing
the concepts of movement to music, following directions, interacting with other
students, and developing balance and coordination.
POM PON: A combination of cheerleading and dance. This faced-paced style
focuses on strength, flexibility, and stamina. It is usually set to contemporary
MODERN: A dance technique designed to develop the mind, body and spirit to
be an expressive communicator through movement. Structured technical exercises that
condition the body for strength, coordination and flexibility are developed. Physical
activities which focus on the aspects of space, time, shape, and movement dynamics
ACRO DANCE: Acro is a style of dance that incorporates both strength and flexibility.
Students begin by learning basic skill progressions such as forward rolls, back bends, cartwheels
and handstands - then gradually progress to learn skills such as front ad back walk overs, back
handsprings, and aerials. Acro is a great fundamental class that can be incorporated into all
dance forms, and is very beneficial to those interested in cheerleading or dance team.