Class  Descriptions

Class Descriptions

*indicates a class participating in recital​

Acro:  Learn the basics of tumbling or work on advancing your skills in this exciting class! This is not a typical tumbling or gymnastics class. Our dance-educated, experienced Acro instructors will guide the class towards increased flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline, and concentration. Instructors follow the Acrobatic Arts Curriculum which is based on safe and effective progressions with proven results. Students will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique, learning skills such as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, and balance and contortion tricks. The class will progress from forward rolls and cartwheels to advanced tumbling, including aerial work. Teachers work with each student on their individual level.
  

Ballet*:  This class is the basic foundation of all dance forms. It teaches proper placement, carriage, grace, and poise. Barre exercises develop strength and flexibility, while center work allows students to practice classic dance principles. Students will learn classical ballet techniques and terminology. The class is divided into several different levels where students are placed by the artistic director based on skill level.

Combo Classes*:  In these combination classes, Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Acro movements are taught to give students a well-rounded base and a chance to explore all dance forms. The improved coordination and attention span of the older child allows for a more concentrated class and the introduction to proper dance technique. These classes are fun and focus on creative approaches to movement working toward structure and technical proficiency which will prepare the student for the independent classes.

 

Hip-Hop*:  An upbeat style of dance performed to popular music that takes on many forms and is continually changing. Although Hip-Hop’s roots come from urban street dancing, it has become increasingly popular in the entertainment world. The class will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements.

 

Jazz*:  An American dance form which evolves and changes with the latest popular   music styles. Jazz is a style that is structured in technique while taking on many shapes and forms. It can be performed to a vast variety of music styles from Broadway to Pop.

 

Lyrical*:  This class is a blend of Jazz, Ballet, and Modern which uses movement to interpret the lyrics of popular songs. Dramatic content and beautiful lines make the dancer more aware of body control and projection.

Modern/Contemporary*:  This form of dance emphasizes grounded movement and is an expression of emotion which lends itself to creative and innovative choreography. Dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.

 

Tap*:  This dance form combines rhythmic foot patterns with coordinating body movements. Tap dance has historical roots which are integrated into all Tap classes. This is a recital class.

 

TechCon:  (Technique and Conditioning) In this class, students will focus on enhancing their endurance, style, and form while exploring a variety of dance genres. It is designed to improve the dancer’s range of motion through stretching and enhance muscle flexibility. Through a variety of stretches and strengthening exercises, dancers will increase their awareness of their own body’s potential as it connects to expression through movement.