Classes

Class Descriptions

Ballet – Classes emphasize the development of classical ballet skills with a focus on proper placement and alignment. Students learn ballet vocabulary by using the barre and center work while building strength, flexibility, and technique.

Hip-Hop – Classes cover various hip-hop movements. Students will learn movement combinations in each class. The class will serve to connect students’ images of music video “hip hop” and underground trends in contemporary hip-hop.

Jazz – Classes cover basic jazz dance techniques, terminology and movement quality with an emphasis on proper execution of jazz isolations, rhythms, and style performed to contemporary music.

Lyrical – This hour focuses on teaching dancers about creative expression. Our teachers achieve this by instructing students to tell the story of a piece of music through their movements. This class should be taken in conjunction with Ballet.

Stretching & Conditioning – This course provides an intense workout and body conditioning experience concentrating on flexibility and toning.

Tap/Tumbling/Acro – currently offered to our tot classes. This course teaches basic execution of technique in tap dance. Tumbling prepares tots for cartwheels and basic tumbling passes.

Miscellaneous Information

  1. Classroom attire
  2. Class Placement: Instructors determines class placement by the age and ability. During the year, students may be transferred to other classes based on the recommendation of the instructor if it necessary and in the best interest of the student. Many factors are considered in determining placement of students into other classes. The instructors will place students in the next level based on ability, attitude,  consistency in work, musicality, and physical/emotional readiness.  Instructors recommend ballet classes for all students since jazz and tap are based on understanding the steps and terms introduced through the ballet curriculum.