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Class Descriptions

Combo
Dancers will learn how to properly stretch their bodies to prepare for class. They will explore movement through improvisational exercises and will start to learn basic technique in the styles of Ballet, Jazz, and Tumbling.

Beginning Tap
This class is for ages 3-6 who are just starting out in dance and want to learn the basics of Tap dancing.

Pre-Tumbling
Dancers ages 3-6 who want to learn the basics of Tumbling and Gymnastics. Tricks will be practiced on mats.

Ballet/Pointe
“Ballet” is the fundamental, technical form from which all other dance styles stem. It teaches young dancers important terms and techniques to maintain their proper form. “Pointe” is the most advanced form of Ballet and can therefore only be taught to and performed by the more advanced dancers. Our Pointe class includes intensive, large amounts of barre work, ankle strengthening, center turn preparations, and patterns across the floor.

Jazz
“Jazz” combines the basic techniques and encompasses a wide variety of other styles. This class includes strengthening warm ups, stretching exercises, and dance combinations that derive from basic technique.

Lyrical/Contemporary
“Lyrical” expresses feeling with a focus on body lines, balance, and sustained extensions. It is an emotionally driven dance form. Higher level classes will comprise more “Contemporary” styles, which focus on new forms and dynamics.

Tap
“Tap” is a percussive style of dance that focuses on rhythm that is sounded by the feet. The feet become musical instruments with the sound they create. This class will develop a strong sense of music, timing, and discipline.

Hip Hop
“Hip-Hop” comes from an urban, street type of movement. This includes a variety of styles including popping, locking and breaking, as opposed to the fluidity of ballet movement. It is danced primarily to hip-hop music.

Acro/Tumbling
“Tumbling” includes movements where students focus on gymnastic tricks and upper-body strength. These skills can be beneficial in all other types of dance. Tumbling is practiced on mats. “Acro” will focus more on flexibility tricks and movements that could be incorporated in to an acro routine, such as chin and elbow stands.

Turns & Leaps/Technique
This class will help improve the basic technique of turns, leaps, and proper form.

Feet & Legs
This class is designed to improve the strength and flexibility of the dancer’s feet and legs using specific exercises to help achieve this.

Stretch
A class designed to work solely on flexibility and strength.

Pilates for dancers
A system of exercises using special exercises designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, and posture, and enhance mental awareness. Training your dancer the smart way increases their body awareness, to help decrease the risk of injury.

Improv
Improvisational dance explores all types of movement and helps your dancer understand how to interpret music. An excellent way to explore your individual style of movement!

College Prep with Mr. Josh
Josh will go over specific tips and tricks for dancers who plan to pursue dance at the collegiate level. He will answer any questions and prepare you for this next step in your life.

Private Lessons
Private Dance Lessons are offered those who require extra work and want one-on-one attention in their desired area of dance. These lessons can give total concentration to the student in a specific area of weakness. More advanced dancers can use this time to polish and clean their solos, duets, trios, and small groups.