EDUCATIONAL DANCE CLASSES FOR ages 2.5 to 18
Acro teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline & concentration. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique. Acro is not the typical tumbling or gymnastics class. Our instructor is certified in the Acrobatic Arts Program which is based on safe and effective progressions in five divisions of AcroDance: Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering and Tumbling.
Ballet is an important part of a dancer’s overall training as it is the root and foundation of most dance forms. In ballet class, students will be instructed on proper body placement, balance, flexibility, alignment and technique achieved both through barre and floor work.
Evolving from street dance, breaking consists of classic B-boy and B-girl moves such as the top rock, footwork, and freezes. Breaking is a popular dance style that uses a lot of personality. This class requires students to h ave the strength and stamina to successfully perform these moves along with choreography.
Contemporary elements allow dancers to express a unique vision through movement. Dancers are taught choreography to help them learn how to pick up new movements quickly, express themselves, and improve their performance technique. In order to enroll for this class, a dancer must also enroll in a ballet class.
Led by a Physical Therapist, this class is designed to improve a dancer's range of motion, enhance muscle flexibility, and increase the level of core muscle strength. Through a variety of stretches and strengthening exercises, dancers will also increase their awareness of their own body's potential.
Teaching rhythm and coordination, students will be challenged to think on their feet while enjoying a fast-paced dance class. Hip hop allows a dancer to express themselves through a mixture of hard hitting and fluid movements. Learning isolations and being grounded to the floor are just a small taste of what is included in the curriculum.
Jazz is a fun and energetic style that will consist of unique moves, big leaps, and multiple turns. Emphasis is on the importance of energy, rhythmical accuracy, and style. To excel in jazz, dancers need a strong background in ballet as it encourages grace, balance, and muscle control. In order to enroll for this class, the dancer must also enroll in a ballet class.
Dancers begin to learn the basics of Ballet and Jazz while exploring their own creativity. Working on balance, rhythm, musicality, and proper classroom discipline help the dancers into understanding the concentration necessary to grow as a dancer.
This discipline works primarily on building strength, coordination and fine motor skills in the feet and legs, all through fun rhythm exercises and combinations!
TURNS & LEAPS
This class focuses specifically on turns, leaps, and other skills across the floor. Separate emphasis in just turning and leaps will complement the movements and choreography taught in jazz, contemporary and musical theatre class. In order to enroll for this class, the dancer must also enroll in a ballet class. At least one year of jazz and ballet class is also required.