As the foundation of all dance styles, ballet helps to develop base dance techniques. This class will help students improve posture, flexibility, balance, strength and coordination. Dancers will learn classical ballet technique and terminology through barre exercises, center floor work and across-the-floor combinations. As students progress through each level, curriculum will become more complex and intricate.
Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and song. Students will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to rhythm tap. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knees and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. The class emphasizes developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds and having fun. As students progress, the curriculum becomes more intricate and complex
Jazz classes will focus on learning proper jazz technique such as isolations of the body, rhythms and patterns, strength and performance. Students will be exposed to various jazz styles to develop a well rounded dancer. Curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movements and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations,
across-the-floor progressions and combinations.
This class combines the technical components of ballet with the freedom and fluidity of jazz as well as some contemporary elements The lyrical style is soft and emphasizes storytelling and musicality based on the concepts determined by the song. Dancers will focus on their grace, fluidity and expressiveness through movement, prioritizing proper body alignment, balance, leaps, turns, extensions and floor work.
Hip Hop is a popular, high energy and fast paced style of dance that emphasizes rhythm, isolations, musicality and self expression. Our classes provide the latest hip hop styles, where students will experience a fast paced, upbeat atmosphere while learning a variety of age appropriate movements. Hip Hop is comprised of both rigid and relaxed body movements to create an intense but fun dance that challenges students with a high energy and precise style of dance.
Musical theater class will focus on learning proper dance technique will exploring the various dance styles used in Broadway shows. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with broadway style jazz movements. Dancers will develop their ability to portray characters through music and movement using music from popular broadway and film musicals. Emphasis is placed on facial expressions and nuances in musicality and movement that enhance theatrical dance.
Creative movement teaches our youngest students how to explore music through movement and dance. This class works to develop gross motor skills, rhythm, coordination and balance and simple ballet elements in a fun, creative safe environment! Using props such as hole hula hoops, scarves, mats, bean bags and balance objects, this class introduces young dancers to basic body awareness and problem solving while developing confidence and a long-lasting love for dance.
by teacher recommendation only
A more advanced form of ballet, students will work in pointe shoes which requires foot and ankle strength developed in ballet class. Barre, center and traveling exercises will challenge the dancer while working on strengthening the core and center of balance. Pointe may only be taken when the student's body and feet and feet are strong and physically developed. Registration for this class is and requires previous enrollment in a ballet class
Acrobatics combines classic dance techniques with precision acrobatic and tumbling elements. Acro classes include flexibility, balancing and conditionig exercises mixed with gymnastics elements to create strong, versatile dancers. Our program is based on safe and effective progressions of acrobatic skills, guided by an acrobatic arts certified instructor. Classes focus on proper hand and body placement and will develop dancers' muscle and flexibility required to perform tricks with proper technique.