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Dance Classes 2013-2014
Beginning Ballet (6-8yrs & 9-11yrs):
Exposes dancers to the building blocks of ballet. The basics of posture, turnout, and movement will be the focus of this class, as well as an introduction to the terminology commonly used in ballet. Beginning ballet also helps students learn to express their creativity through dance and understand the connection between music and movement Register Online Now!
Ballet/Modern Combo (6-10yrs & 11-16yrs)
This class incorporates the fundamentals of ballet with the free flowing movements of lyrical modern, most widely known from Fox network's competition 'So You Think You Can Dance,' in which dancers tell a story with their bodies. Many basics of ballet and modern will be covered to prepare the dancer for their next class in either style.
Ballet Basics for Teens (12-16yrs)
This class is designed to introduce teen students to basic ballet techniques. They will achieve graceful movement, core strength and proper posture. This class welcomes students who have had some ballet, as well those who have never had formal ballet training. Skills learned in this class will greatly enhance a student's experience in all types of dance classes they take in the future.
Ballet Core Workout (16yrs-Adult)
Get ready to sweat! This class will work your core like never before, targeting the abs and back for improving balance and posture. Using basic ballet technique, these exercises will strengthen and lengthen your body. Come in comfy clothes and bare feet, socks or ballet slippers. Register Online Now!
Ballet/Tap Combo (7-12yrs)
The first half of class will expose dancers to the building blocks of ballet. The basics of posture, turnout, and movement will be the focus, as well as an introduction to the terminology commonly used in ballet. The second half will teach students basic tap terms and moves, training muscles for isolated foot moves, and class routine. Emphasis is placed on the importance of rhythm and clear sounds, and students will be exposed to a variety of exercises and combinations that are designed to strengthen core muscles and improve balance.
Ballet/Jazz Combo (7-12yrs)
This class will explore the differences between ballet and jazz, and will introduce the student to improvisation and how to blend the two styles of dance to create something new. Students will learn jazz isolations, mixed with a soft ballet technique. Register Online Now!
Beginning Hip Hop (6-8yrs & 9-12yrs)
In this class, beginning students will explore rhythms and sounds and how they translate in their body. They will learn basic steps to contemporary funk hip-hop music and popular songs heard on the radio, as well as learn how to count to musical beats of the song in the form called "dancers eight." Class will incorporate how to stay grounded, initiate isolations and fluid transitions, and how to string movement together to form a choreographic piece.
Hip Hop (6-8yrs & 9-13yrs)
This class welcomes students who have taken hip hop or any other dance classes before. Students will begin to explore a mixture of fluid movements and isolations. This class will introduce combinations that incorporate suspended movement, fast-paced combinations, and lyrical association to music. Rhythms and sound are emphasized.
Hip Hop/Modern Combo (7-12yrs)
In this class students will combine the basics of hip hop movement with the free expression of beginner, modern dance. They will learn fluid isolations, how to count music, as well as how to work to remember choreography. Students master how to keep rhythm in the body to both slower and faster paced songs. This energetic class will teach combinations to popular hit music as well as R&B styles. This is a great class for students with no prior dance experience; or students who already have taken a beginner hip hop or modern dance class.
Jazz/Hip Hop Combo (7-9yrs)
Class explores jazz dance as seen on TV, stage & in music videos and Hip Hop which introduces basic steps to contemporary funk hip-hop music. Class begins with a warm up to improve strength, flexibility, posture & alignment. Students are taught which muscles dancers us to make movements or create shapes. They will also learn how to count to music beats of the song in the form called "dancers eight.
Jazz/Tap Combo (6-10yrs)
Jazz/Tap Combo (6-10yrs) This class will teach students basic tap terms and moves, training muscles for isolated foot moves, and class routine. Emphasis is placed on the importance of rhythm and clear sounds. Students will also learn the basics of jazz dance and see how dancers create shapes with body movement. Routines are choreographed to show students the relationship between their bodies' alignment and dance movement.
Modern/Lyrical Combo (11-16yrs)
This class will explore a technique called "weighted release", which is more loose and free-flowing than ballet. This class will also practice improvisation and ballet technique, but with a modern twist. This lyrical approach to modern dance showcases the dancer's unique abilities of movement and trains the dancer in techniques used in every form of dance. Register Online Now!
Musical Theatre (6-8yrs & 7-13yrs)
This class teaches stage presence & Broadway-style dance. Students learn combinations that can integrate singing and choreography to prepare them for musical theater productions. Dance numbers will be choreographed to songs from Broadway, Movies & Television Musicals. Register Online Now!
Zumba (Kids, Adults & Families)
Zumba is dance-based fitness class that uses a fusion of Latin and International rhythms with easy-to-follow moves. It includes both cardio and resistance training components designed to tone and sculpt the entire body. Zumba is designed for adults of all ages and fitness levels, class participants at any level can start Zumba right away.