Dance Class Descriptions
BALLET: A dance style that promotes grace and poise but requires hard work, strength, flexibility, patience, and dedication. It takes tremendous discipline and lots of practice to learn the proper technique and perform it well. Ballet is an important technical basis for all forms of dance, particularly jazz. Pointe is an advanced form of ballet that requires a student to take a minimum of two classes per week for a number of years before they will be strong enough to advance to Pointe.
TAP: Uses intricate footwork and sound 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: A dance style that is full of leaps, turns, energy, fast-paced moves, and which 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 styles. 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.
PRE-SCHOOL DANCE OR COMBO DANCE CLASSES These classes are for 3-6 year old children who are now ready to begin dancing in earnest. They will learn basic steps and terminology. They will be trained in proper dance class etiquette and behavior. This includes an emphasis on adhering to the dress code, so please make sure your child is appropriately outfitted for class, including proper shoes and hairstyle (bun). The purpose of the dress code is to encourage concentration and minimize distractions. Uniformity in dancewear allows the teachers to assess how well the students are implementing the technique being taught, problems with alignment, and other important aspects of dance training. LEARN MORE
DISCOVER DANCE This non-recital class is intended for 2-4 year old children who are ready to be in a classroom environment. This means they must be able to follow verbal directions and be willing to participate in structured classroom activities. One Adult/Parent/Guardian is required to participate with their child. PLEASE LEARN MORE THROUGH THIS PDF
POM PON: A combination of cheerleading and dance. This faced-paced style focuses on strength, flexibility, and stamina. It is usually set to contemporary music.
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 are explored.
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.
HOOP DANCING: Hoopnotica is a full-body workout that also increases flexibility and body awareness. Students learn waist hooping, hip hooping and other body moves. When it’s all fluid, they work on walking with the hoop and turning. Once comfortable with that, they learn to go from one move to the next.
YOGA: A multi-style yoga evolved from studying & practicing many forms of yoga, meditation & pranayama (breathing), combining those teachings into a personal style.
ZUMBA: Zumba is the trademark name of a wildly popular form of aerobic exercise that is hailed as not only fun and energizing, but highly effective for burning calories. Zumba involves dance moves set to a Latin rhythm in classes that last one hour and are typically taught in a party atmosphere. Classes are fun, energizing and easy to follow, regardless of fitness level.
PILATES: A system of restorative floor exercise. It will work the body within its natural limits without forcing or stressing joints and muscles. It will strengthen the supporting muscles of the abdomen and torso. Students will gain an understanding of how to move efficiently without pain and they will gain energy, grace and control.