DANCE CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

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Tots Classes

For independent preschoolers ready to experience the joy of self-expression through music and movement. Dancers will enter a stimulating learning environment focused on creativity through playful interactions. Dancers will develop a foundation for dance with gross motor movement, body control, simple steps, rhythm, balance, and much more. This class is the first step to learning how to follow directions, count music, and memorize dance steps that become choreographed routines! An introduction to basic ballet moves, jumps, and leaps is incorporated and kids also have the opportunity to creatively freestyle. Most importantly dancers will have fun and enhance their self-confidence!

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Pre-Level Tap

An introduction to tap for young kids. Tap dance steps, vocabulary, and counting will be introduced, as well as foundational technique for the building blocks of future tap dance training.

Pre-Level Ballet

An introduction to ballet for young kids. Positions of the feet and arms will be introduced, ballet vocabulary, and foundational technique for the building blocks of future ballet training.

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Pre-Level Jazz

An introduction to jazz for young kids. Jazz dance steps, movement, and freestyle will be introduced, as well as foundational technique for the building blocks of future jazz dance training.

Pre-Level Breaking

An introduction to breaking & hip hop for young kids who love to move, groove, and spin! Breaking moves, vocabulary, and freestyle concepts will be introduced, as well as foundational technique for the building blocks of breaking and hip-hop styles.

Ballet

Drawing an extensive background of historical ballet technique and training, our ballet program teaches a melting pot of traditional esthetics with a focus on proper alignment, safe execution, graceful carriage, and injury prevention for dancer longevity. In this technical form of dance, traditionally set to classical music, dancers will learn and use a French vocabulary to denote positions and movements. The class format is a combination of a comprehensive barre, center practice, and traveling progressions. Ballet helps to develop good posture, a strong core, flexibility, and body control. Any serious dancer is always encouraged to supplement their training with weekly ballet class. 

Pointe

Pointe Info. Coming Soon

Jazz

Our jazz program focuses primarily on modern jazz dance, but also teaches foundational jazz movement that came from African American vernacular styles of dancing that emerged with jazz music. Today, this dance discipline is practiced in many different styles, drawing on the techniques of ballet and modern, and is oftentimes danced to popular music. Movements focus on controlled turns, leaps, kicks, extensions, and body isolations integrated into choreography that demands energy and personality. Conditioning, progressions, center-work, across the floor, combinations, and freestyle are incorporated into our jazz classes.

Tap

Tap is an American art form that began in the mid-1600s. Since the addition of metal taps to the shoes and the rise of musicals on stage and screen, tap dance soon became part of America's cultural fabric. Our tap classes focus on musicality, rhythmic timing, counter-rhythms, intricate patterns, and syncopation, as well as cultivating dancers' personal styles and learning choreography. Recognized for our clear sounds and unique and fun choreography, our tap program has grown to produce many talented dancers!

Hip-Hop Choreography

It combines intricate moves with different freestyle techniques, using the beats of music to dictate the choreography. A popular dance discipline, hip-hop dance is widely known in pop culture and recognized for its entertainment value.

Contemporary/Lyrical

Combining many elements of dance and expressive dance disciple. For the more seasoned dancer, it focuses on technique, style, and emotion.

Break Dancing

Break dancing is a technical style of street dance that is set to long periods of musical 'breaks.' B-boys or B-girls are the technical terms for dancers who have mastered this discipline. Focused on power moves, freezes, and footwork, break-dancing takes rhythm and athleticism.

Turns/Leaps/Conditioning

This class focuses strictly on  turns, body placement, pointed toes, higher kicks, better leaps, and more flexibility are all core components of this class. This class is the perfect supplement for any ballet, jazz, or contemporary dancer.

 

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Acro/Tumbling

This class teaches fundamental acrobatic and tumbling moves & tricks that are performed on gymnastics mats. The goal for more advanced students is to be able to perform all moves & tricks without the assistance of mats. This class is strickly floor work and does not perform any gymnastics with bars, beams, etc. Class format will focus on building upper-body strength and flexibility, while acquiring valuable skills that will supplement any dance, cheerleading, or gymnastic routines.

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Musical Theater

Based on dancing for the stage, Musical Theater can be seen in many different styles across Broadway. Dance choreography is always set to songs from musicals, and dancers are required to use theatrical skills to 'act out' the dance. it's a really fun class to take as an elective or as a student who is really into musicals and theater, but needs to further develop their dance and movement skills.

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Dance/Drill

Dance/Drill is a class that focuses on technique, tricks, and skills specific to dance/drill team.  Dancers will work to build a strong foundation to improve strength of movement, flexibility, and overall execution needed for dance/drill elements.  A variety of conditioning, exercises, and drills will be given to help dancers to be confident in the world of dance/drill. 

This class is taught by Miss Lynelle, who is currently a nationally award-winning high school drill team coach, dance/drill judge for WIAA, and traveling choreographer for Tribe 99!