Classes emphasize the development of classical ballet skills with a focus on proper placement and alignment. Students will learn ballet vocabulary through barre and center work while building strength and flexibility.
Students will learn movement terminology and historical facts about urban dance culture. This class uses Rap, R&B, and other popular music of today. Dancers are introduced to the elements of freestyle and the styles that influence it such as popping, locking and b-boying/b-girling.
Class introduces dance forms found in musical theatre, incorporating elements of ballet, jazz and modern. Age-appropriate routines will be studied from musicals such as Annie, Oklahoma, Carousel, and Grease. Come join in the fun!
Modern dance is a contemporary dance form that has its roots in ballet. Classes include floor and center work that incorporate the use of gravity and a sense of weightedness in the body, on top of technique work. The movement vocabulary and range of motion used is endless and creative, and draws on each student’s personal expression. Classes may include improvisation and creative exercises.
Tap focuses on rhythms and intricate footwork, creating a percussion instrument out of the dancer’s feet. Just like jazz vocalists who add rhythms to music by scatting, tappers add their voice by “scatting” with their feet. Classes emphasize the development and strengthening of basic tap technique and terminology, highlighting the importance of rhythm and sound.