Dance Classes2020-07-02T14:30:22-07:00

Dance Classes

Twistin’Tots (18-36 month-olds, 45 Minutes) – Parent participation required. A class designed for the busy toddler who loves to dance, tumble, move and play. This action packed class will encourage your child to explore movement through the use of basic gymnastics and dance skills. With help from both their coach and parent, children will develop balance, coordination, and many other gross motor skills, all while having a fantastic time! This class will prepare your child for the class structure and skills that go along with both sports!

Combo (3-4 yrs old, 45 Minutes) – Students will need Ballet and Tap Shoes. A fun and exciting way for your child to explore music and dance with an introduction to the basics of tap and ballet. Children dance and sing along, using lots of props and their own imagination.

Ballet/Tap Combo (4-5yrs old, 45 Minutes) Students will need Ballet and Tap Shoes. Introduction to the basics of tap and ballet through creative movement. Students will use exciting props as they develop their creativity, musicality, and body and spatial awareness.   

Ballet/Tap/Jazz Combo (5-6yrs old, 1 hour) Students will need Tap and Ballet Shoes. This class includes instruction in tap, ballet, and jazz. Students will participate in fun dance activities that build on the basics, including right and left discrimination, counting music, recognition and memorization of dance steps, and the exploration of rhythm through the use of the body.

Aerial Arts (8-15yrs old, 1 Hour) In this class students will focus on safe practices, basic wraps, and proper alignment while using Aerial fabric and the Lyra (Aerial Hoop). Aerial arts offer students an unconventional way to build strength and conditioning.

Aerial Arts (16yrs+, 1 Hour) – See description above.

Ballet- Adds beauty, poise, and grace. This class shows technique with graceful, coordinated movements. Ballet is the foundation for all other dance styles.

Pre Pointe- *Teacher Recommendation Only* This class works to build strength in the feet and ankles in preparation for pointé work. Carriage and poise is also developed further, as well as knowledge of various dance types.

Pointe – *Teacher Recommendation Only* Is the part of classical ballet technique that concerns pointe work, in which a ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet. A minimum of three years Ballet experience required.

Hip Hop – Refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking, and popping which were created in the 1970s and made popular by dance crews in the United States.

Jazz – Beginning through advanced concepts of jazz dance such as isolations, flexibility, leaps and contemporary combinations across the floor. This high energy class is perfect for the dancers who can’t sit still!

Leaps and Turns – Learn the technique used to perfect the turns, leaps and jumps seen in Jazz, Ballet and Lyrical. This class will build balance, coordination, flexibility and muscle memory. Great in addition to any other class.

Lyrical – Level 2/3 and above require current enrollment in a Ballet class.  A dance style that has its primary basis in ballet, combining the many technical elements of classical Ballet with the freedom, fluidity, expressiveness and airier aspects of Jazz, Contemporary and Modern. Great as an addition to any Ballet or Jazz class. Level 2/3 and above require current enrollment in a Ballet class.

Modern/Contemporary – A form of contemporary theatrical dance and concert dance employing a special technique for developing the use of the entire body in movements expressive of abstract ideas. Modern dance is the release of the ballet body into a full bodied form of movement around the core’s center.

Musical Theatre – Based off musicals, dancers learn popular songs from Broadway. Musical Theatre combines dance, acting and singing. Lots of fun! Dancers of all levels are encouraged to try this class.

Stretch and Strength – A full body stretch, strength and core conditioning class. The class will target every muscle group while maintaining proper posture and technique. Great addition to any other class.

Tap –  The essential movements of tap are concentrated on your feet and ankles. Tap shoes are worn with metal tap plates under the toes and heels, which create the sounds required for tap dancing. Great for developing gross motor skills, rhythm and coordination. MOST importantly, it’s an opportunity to make lots of noise!!

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or call 602-992-5790