In this class the dancer will be focusing on: - French terminology and movement vocabulary, coordination, class-styled discipline, balance, strength, and musicality. -Ballet technique and proper body alignment: positions of the arms, direction of the body, and flexibility.
Jazz uses bold, dramatic movements including body isolation's and contractions. This dance class emphasizes musicality and coordination, body alignment, rhythm, and stylization. Our class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement. This teaching method includes a proper warm-up and stretches, isolation's of the body, across-the-floor progressions, as well as choreography with rhythm and pattern combinations.
Lyrical dance is a fusion of ballet, jazz, and modern dance. These classes blend the sustained, controlled movement of ballet with the freedom, power, and dynamics of jazz and modern dance. This combination helps develop a relationship with the dancers emotions and music. They learn to use expressive motions that tell a story through themselves and the music.
Tap is a rhythmic combination of sounds using the toes and heels while wearing shoes fitted with metal taps. It is one of the most fun classes a dancer can take! In tap, the dancer will combine specific moves and techniques to create a deeper connection to the music, all with the sound of their feet!
Musical Theatre is a jazz-based class filled with Broadway style dancing and music. This class incorporates the dance elements that one would typically see on a Broadway stage! We will be emphasizing dance as well as learning performance skills such as connecting with the audience with facial expressions.
Hip-hop dance combines a variety of freestyle movements to create a charismatic and unique piece of art. Dancers will learn the three main styles of popping, locking, and breaking; and understand why hip-hop dance has evolved into one of the most popular and influential styles of dance.
In this class, we combine Acro and Aerial Trapeze for a unique classroom experience. Both techniques will be utilizing movements that increase their strength, balance, and core muscles. - In Acro, students will work on tumbling fundamentals. - In Trapeze, students work on the fundamentals of aerial arts.
PRE-POINTE & POINTE
Pointe classes are designed for students with previous Ballet training. Students will utilize Ballet technique while working in Pointe shoes. Each class includes Barre exercises, center floor work, across the floor combinations, and standard choreography. These exercises focus on strengthening the feet and ankles. (REQUIREMENTS: **Dancers must be evaluated for pointe and selected by specialized instructor. **Dancers must be enrolled in minimum 2 Ballet classes per week not including Pointe, to participate.)
PRAISE & WORSHIP
Praise dancing incorporates music and movement as a form of worship rather than as an expression of art or as entertainment. In this class, praise dancers will learn to use their bodies to express the word and spirit of God.
3-4 year old Combo (Ballet, Jazz, Acro)
This combination class of Ballet, Jazz, and Acro is designed for students to express their individuality through the art of dance. Dancers will be learning the basics of each genre, learning proper technique, class styled discipline, choreography, and flexibility. We have fun with a program called Princess Ballerina. With this curriculum template, we use a reward system for attentiveness and learning.