Strength, flexibility, balance, and grace are the focus of our ever-expanding ballet program, which continues to add dancers and challenging classes for dancers at the upper levels. Proper technique, terminology and correct alignment are emphasized at every level. Class structure includes barre work, adagios and allegros in the center. Pointe classes are offered to further challenge the students, developing skills while focusing on safety.
A strong technical foundation, consisting of ballet technique in the center floor and at the barre, forms the base of these classes. Each week, students move across the floor and put steps together in combinations as they explore this unique American dance style, which draws its inspiration from the contemporary music of today and jazz greats of the past. An ever-changing art form, jazz reflects popular culture while helping to build versatile dancers who can leap, turn, balance – and have a great time while doing it!
Fun, upbeat classes that incorporate isolation movements, progressions across the floor, and complex choreography. All aspects of hip hop are explored, including basic breaking, pop n’ lock, smooth r&b jazz, as well as stomp. Strength and flexibility also are important components of each class. And, most importantly, dancers develop confidence as they express themselves while creating their own, personal movement and style.
Our Gymnastics/Tumbling classes are a great way to stretch, strengthen and develop muscle, improve coordination and learn basic tumbling skills. Students should wear a leotard and shorts and have bare feet. Hair should be tied back with soft elastic.
An extension of a jazz dancer's training, lyrical classes combine technique from both the jazz and ballet genres with movement inspired by song lyrics. Perfect classes for developing young dancers who are seeking to enhance their performance abilities as they learn to tell stories through movement, expressing powerful emotions and creativity to reach their audiences. It is highly recommended that the dancer take Ballet as well.
These classes will combine acting, singing, and dancing as students learn excerpts from popular musicals such as “Hairspray’, “Grease”, and “Oliver”. Students are encouraged to “go outside the box” and explore their personality.
Basic tap steps, progressions and terminology are built upon each week. Classes consist of warm-up, tap-technique, progressions and routines. Student’s ability to understand and count music will be enhanced.