A sampling of dance forms, including creative, rhythmic and ballet basics, song and dance. Improves coordination, balance and large motor skills. Students are introduced to popular children's music which enables their creativity. Tap is introduced the second year of this experience.
Tap, a great rhythm builder, develops quickness of step and precision in movement while learning the basics and combinations for a dance. Ballet provides the essential technique-required form in all types of dance. The class includes barre, centre, and simple progressions and combinations.
All styles of Jazz technique including Hip-Hop & Funk, Latin & Broadway. Students develop flexibility and rhythm while learning leaps, turns and fun dance routines. Younger jazz classes' concentration is basic jazz technique and steps. In older classes, turns, leaps, progressions and showmanship are emphasized.
Body lines, correct form, turnout, and body placement are all emphasized. This class encompasses more intensive barre, concentrating on posture, balance and strength. Advanced combinations, progressions, leaps, turns and terminology are studied
Students who have achieved the physical development and strength of foot, ankle, and legs from years of ballet instruction are eligible for Pointe work. Ballet Technique class is a co-requisite and knowledge of terminology is necessary. Students learn to translate all movement in slippers into en-pointe and progress from barre to centre.
Students study individual sounds involving intricate rhythms. Progressions and turns are included as students learn all tap styles - Broadway, the new style "hittin" is combined with come classic "hoofin".
Students learn Irish hard-sole dance basics incorporating Irish stance and rhythmic Celtic sounds. Clogging and Tap rhythm routines are taught to a variety of music.
Classes are 45 to 90 minutes, depending on level
Requirements for shoes in each class vary and will be communicated.
Pre-School and Ballet/Tap classes, leotard and tights are required in any color and style.
Jazz, Dance Team and Hip-Hop, dance pants are permitted with leotards.
Advanced Tap, Clogging and Celtic students are permitted to wear short skirts and Tap shorts.
In all classes, hair must be pulled away from the face.
*ages ranges listed above are general and class placement is determined based on individual student ability and competency after staff's careful evaluation and decision