This class is a fun introduction to dance specially geared toward our youngest dancer. This class will develop coordination, balance, sense of rhythm and love for dance in a fun and creative learning atmosphere. It will also develop through dance and music socialization skills such as following directions or taking turns.
This class encourage dancers to develop a love of dance through basics steps of Ballet, Tap and Jazz. This energetic class will have your dancer learning basic dance and motor skills in a structured class to reach curriculum goals.
Ballet is the foundation of technical dance training, and is the root of most dance styles studied today. Ballet develops strength and consistency through exercises that incorporate a meticulous level of detail. Ballet trains the dancer’s body lines and control from head to toe. A strong foundation in ballet allows a dancer to successfully train in all other dance styles.
Hip Hop is a grounded, street style form of dance usually performed to hip hop music, or music which emphasizes clear rhythms, beats and/or lyrics. Dancers are encouraged to infuse style and personality into their movement as they train, through executing set combinations and exploring freestyle.
Jazz is a foundational dance style that emphasizes: rhythm, syncopation, grounded movement, isolations, body alignment, core strength, coordination and flexibility. Dancers are encouraged to infuse style and personality into their movement by executing set combinations as well as exploring freestyle movement.
Contemporary stems from modern, jazz and ballet dance techniques. The choreography can contain narrative or be abstract in nature, and will challenge dancers to move, think and explore outside of their comfort zone. Improvisation is used to help dancers explore their movement more deeply and personally.
Tap is a historical dance form that emphasizes rhythm, syncopation and musicality of the feet in tap shoes. Combinations can be performed to music with the feet following the beats provided, or without music (a cappella) where the feet generate the musicality on their own. Tap dancing highly trains a dancer’s musicality, coordination and stamina, and is widely used in many commercial and professional dance arenas.
Leaps & Turns is a jazz technique class which incorporates strengthening and conditioning exercises associated with increasing the clarity and consistency of the dancers’ leaping and turning abilities. Muscle development, alignment, stamina, balance and control are the key elements emphasized in the class through repetitious center and across-the-floor exercises.