recreational dance

Dance Class Offerings and Registration


Combo Classes

3-5 Combo-Budding dancers will begin to learn the foundations of ballet, tap , jazz and creative movement in a fun and structured class environment. Proper technique and terminology will be formally introduced as dancers gain self-confidence, balance, strength and body awareness.

6-8 Beginner Combo-This class is a beginner combo for ages 6-8. Dancers will be introduced to the basics of  tap jazz and ballet. Proper technique and terminology will be formally introduced as dancers gain self-confidence, balance, strength and body awareness.

9-12 Combo- Older dancers will begin to learn the foundations of ballet, tap , jazz and creative movement in a fun and structured class environment. Proper technique and terminology will be formally introduced as dancers gain self-confidence, balance, strength and body awareness.


 

 

 

 

Ballet Classes

Ballet 1- his class builds upon basic techniques learned in Pre-Ballet or the equivalent. Students will work on flexibility, full barre work and full center work. Students will be given exercises that will develop their coordination, strength, and musicality. They will also work on their technique and be expected to retain steps and combinations. They will understand vocabulary, focusing on turnout and body alignment.

 

Ballet 2- This level of training is designed for students who want to advance their studies and, for girls, to prepare them for pointe. The traditional ballet class format of barre, followed by center exercises is used. Correct placement and turnout continue to be emphasized.

 

Ballet ¾ Pre pointe/Pointe- This level of training is designed for students who want to advance their studies and advance their pointe work. The traditional ballet class format of barre followed by center exercise is used. Correct placement and turnout continue to be emphasized.

Contemporary/Lyrical- Dancers will explore different styles of expressive movement. Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several genres including jazz, lyrical and ballet. Dancers will learn contemporary and lyrical combinations as well as an introduction to improvisational dance.

 


 

 

 

 

Jazz ,Tap, Lyrical & Specialty  Classes

6-8 Jazz, Lyrical and Tumbling-  In this new combo class young dancers with prior dance experience are introduced to lyrical. Lyrical is a dance style that combine jazz and ballet technique. In lyrical dancers will learn to express emotions through the lyrics of songs. Dancers will continue their jazz training with Broadway and jazz funk styles as well as developing technical skills such as leaps, kicks and turns.  Dancers will also develop their tumbling skills in this fun technique based combo class.

 

6-8 Tap & Ballet- Dancers ready to build on basic dance fundamentals will advance their ballet and tap skills in a fun classroom environment. Training is more structured with an increased focus on correct technique and terminology as students prepare to move to the next level of dance. This class is perfect for the young dancer who is preparing to take their training to the next level.

Drill Team-

In this drill team technique class, middle school and High school students who are interested in or currently on their schools dance team will learn fundamentals of jazz, kick and pop techniques while building strength and coordination. Preparing young athletes for middle/high school level dance programs as well as auditions.

 

Tap-

Tap 2/3- These tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm tap. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination and speed of movement. Emphasis is on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds and having fun. As students progress through each level, curriculum will increase in complexity and intricacy.

 

Strength and Conditioning-

In this 30 minute class dancers will focus on building endurance and strength as well as gain flexibility.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hip Hop
Offering levels 1-3 (ages 5+): a fun class incorporating hip hop technique as well as style.  These students will enjoy up to date movement in an upbeat environment.

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