Petite A Classes: This class is focused to introduce our youngest dancers ages 2 to 3 to the dance world in a way that is fun and educational. The children work on basic Ballet technique, large motor skills, and gymnastics. They will learn simple dance combination in the hope they find their love of dance and look forward to attending their weekly class.
Petite B & C Classes: These combination classes are designed for our students ages 4 to 5 in an effort to spark and maintain their interest, while exposing them to the technique of dance. The children are encouraged to dance using simple movements in an environment that provides fun and enrichment while developing coordination skills and overall dance fitness.
Ballet: Beauty, flow and elegance are inherent in the elements of ballet. Ballet is the classical dance form that can be mastered by itself or used as a technical base or supplement to other dance forms. Classes focus on overall body alignment and awareness with emphasis on proper usage of feet and legs and execution of turnout. Carriage and usage of upper torso and arms are also stressed. Traditional barre work, center work and combinations are included in all classes.
Hip Hop: A high-energy class that uses the latest sounds in rap, R&B and pop music together with movements. Hip Hop encompasses movement that has elements of poppin', locking, and breaking as well as freestyle movement to give students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style. Hip hop is urban, it’s street, it’s diverse and forever changing.
Jazz: Classes explore body isolations of the head, shoulders, ribcage, feet and arms and encourage individual expression and the development of personal style. Classes teach basic jazz dance technique, terminology and movement quality with an emphasis on proper execution of jazz isolations, rhythms and style.
Tap: Classes emphasize the development and strengthening of basic tap technique and terminology highlighting the importance of rhythm and sound. Tap focuses on rhythms and intricate footwork, creating a percussion instrument out of the dancer’s feet.
Modern: Modern dance is a contemporary dance form that has its roots in ballet. It emphasizes the use of the floor for centering and grounding oneself in movement. This class focuses on the breath (inhale/exhale), which brings quality to one’s movement. Another characteristic of modern dance in opposition to ballet is the deliberate use of gravity. Whereas classical ballet dancers strive to be light and airy on their feet, modern dancers often use their body weight to enhance movement.
Lyrical: is the fusion of ballet and jazz technique. Expression from inner emotions is a primary factor in choreographing and interpreting this art form. Lyrical dance interprets music and words, showing the emotion of the contents of the music.
Technique Classes: are offered to our competitive dancers. The focus on improving balance, flexibility, body alignment, and strength through both center floor and barre work as well as across the floor combinations. There is a strong emphasis on proper execution of various turns, leaps and jumps.
Contemporary: The focus of its technique, contemporary dance tends to utilize both the strong and controlled legwork of ballet and modern dance's stress on the torso, and also employs contract-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation characteristic of modern dance. Unpredictable changes in rhythm, speed, and direction are often used, as well.
Gymnastics A class that works on flexibility, balance, control and strength. The children will work on basic gymnastic floor skills and gradually move up to be able to master gymnastic tricks including a back walkover, aerials, cartwheels, etc