Jazz is a style of dance that finds its roots in ballet, but was enhanced by musical trends, social dances, and the popularization of dance through movies and musicals. It can be percussive with intricate rhythm patterns or fluid with emotional intensity. These classes place an emphasis on isolating body parts, increased flexibility, and exhibition of individual personality. We offer classes for all ages and abilities. The class consists of one 50 minute class per week and performance in the end of the year recital. Recital rehearsal is incorporated into the weekly class.
Get pumped up in Hip Hop learning the hottest new dance moves from your favorite hip hop/rnb/pop music film clips and original choreography. 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. The class includes a basic technique warm-up, basic hip hop moves, steps that travel across the floor, and combinations. While no previous training is required, classes will use basic body isolations found in other technique classes. The class consists of one 50 minute class per week and performance in the end of the year recital. Recital rehearsal is incorporated into the weekly class.
Is an exciting rhythmic exercise and dance form which is enjoyable to both kids and adults. Rooted in African-American History, tap offers a variety of styles and techniques. Students will realize results in dance movement after a minimum of classes. The classes stress the basics of tap and build into combinations which are great to watch and delightful to hear. The class consists of one 50 minute class per week and performance in the end of the year recital. Recital rehearsal is incorporated into the weekly class.
This class and style incorporates ballet, modern and jazz and is interpretive of the music and lyrics. It is a 50 minute class/week with option to perform in the end of the year recital.
Leaps and Turns is a specialty class designed to teach proper technique for turns (chaines, pirouettes, piques, axels, etc.) We recommend this class be taken along with a students regular dance class but not in place of their dance class. The class consists of one 50 minute class per week.
Even the best sense of rhythm, the most careful technical training, and the most astute dance intuition are not enough to make a dancer truly excel; you also need focused strength, balance, and flexibility to execute the movements with power and grace. Conditioning for Dance improves your technique and performance in all dance forms by strengthening the body’s core (abdominal and back muscles) while improving coordination, balance, and alignment and optimizing flexibility. The result is more lift without tension, deeper pliés, higher jumps with less effort, tighter turns, and improved extension and turnout. This class meets for 50 minutes per class.
This class is recommended for students 4th-8th grade interested in cheerleading, are enthusiastic, and full of energy! The instructor teaches children the basic skills needed to advance in the sport of cheerleading. Your child will learn to use basic cheer motions to memorize cheers and master the art of performing them. Students will better their skills of jumping and tumbling, and begin learning stretching techniques. This class consists of a 45 minute class per week.