DANCE CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
For our littlest dancers, this class teaches movement and rhythm to 3 and 4 year olds. Creative Movement sets the foundation for dance by teaching simple ballet steps and how to count.
For our more developed little dancers, this class is a combo of basic ballet and tap dancing principles. With half of the class dedicated to ballet positions and steps and the other to simple tap rhythms, dancers gain the foundations they need to progress onto a single-discipline class.
For our more developed little dancers, this class is a combo of basic jazz and hip hop dancing principles. With half of the class dedicated to jazz technique and steps and the other to simple hip hop rhythms, dancers gain the foundations they need to progress onto a single-discipline class.
A technical form of dance set to classical music, taught using a specific French vocabukary to denote positions and movements; ballet is the foundation for all styles of dance. It helps to develop good posture, a strong core, and body control. Any serious dancer should always supplement their training with weekly ballet class.
Specifically modern jazz, this dance discipline is practiced in many different styles. Movements focus on controlled turns, leaps, and kicks integrated into choreography that demands energy and personality.
Characterized by the tapping sound that tap shoes make, tap is a rhythmic form of dance where dancers use their feet as their music. Tap can be set to music or danced a cappela, and in Rhythm Tap improvisation is often used.
A style of dance that evolved from 'the street,' hip-hop is based on dance that stems from hip-hop music and culture. It combines intricate moves with different freestyle techniques, using the beats of music to dictate the choreography. A popular dance discipline for those with minimal dance training, hip-hop dance is widely known in pop culture and recognized for its entertainment value.
Combining many elements of modern dance and ballet, contemporary/lyrical is an athletic and expressive dance disciple. For the more seasoned dancer, it focuses on technique, style, and emotion. Contemporary has recently become more popular, since being a featured style of dance on the Fox TV show, So You Think You Can Dance.
A popular style of dance that emerged from hip-hop culture, 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 foot work, break-dancing takes rhythm and athleticism. It's a great supplement to hip-hop dance, but is distinctly different with its own style.
This class focuses strictly on dance technique. Proper 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.
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.
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.
P3: Pre-Profession Program
P3 is our Pre-Professional Program at Cornerstone Studio, comprised of high-school aged dancers who exhibit maturity, leadership, technical dance aptitude, collaborative skills, and a strong passion for sharing their love of dance. Participants are selected by invitation only, based upon a set of criterion evaluated alongside Cornerstone alumni and teacher nominations.
P3 dancers are expected to be self-starters and to take initiative at the studio to learn choreography quickly, adapt to choreographic changes, prepare for events and performances, work on assigned projects, volunteer their time, and lead by example. The program encourages dancers to take responsibility for themselves while being supported by professional adults other than their parents.
Outside of dance training, P3 is given the support and space to create their own art through the process of collaborative choreography. They are also provided with numerous opportunities outside of the classroom to attend workshops, master classes, performing arts auditions, apply for scholarships, and more. Guest instructors are also brought in to facilitate workshops on topics of interest, ranging from alternative dance styles to applicable life skills. The purpose of these opportunities is to give them an expansive experience in which they can apply to life in the real world, post graduation.