The art of ballet where dancers appear fluid and light while “en pointe.” Pointe class will teach the student the proper practice of caring for their feet, how to stand correctly in pointe shoes, and the proper placement of their ankles.
*The teacher will assess the readiness of the student if they show a desire to go en pointe, generally around age 12 with a couple of consecutive years of ballet technique. Students are not encouraged to put on pointe shoes until their ankles are strong, have a solid core, and demonstrate good body awareness.
*A student will not be placed in the Pointe class if they are physically and mentally not strong enough for this vigorous art form.
This is strictly for the safety of the student.
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Tumbling helps to gain strength, flexibility, and coincide that will coordinate with dance. The student will learn how to do cartwheels, front rolls, handstands, and walkovers, and for the more advanced student back flips, and handsprings.
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Mandatory for Company dancers. This rigorous class is intended to teach discipline and technique to serious dancers who are willing to work hard inside and outside of the classroom. This class will not have a recital piece. It is an hour of technique, drills and exercises intended to strengthen dancers.
High-energy class with cutting edge Hip Hop choreography, including isolations, floor work and basic breakdancing depending on level. Class is broken up into warm up/across the floor, and time to learn and pick up choreography at an industry pace. Difficulty of class varies depending on age and skill level.
1 hour and 15 minute class split between high-energy Hip Hop and high-tempo Jazz-Funk. Dancers will learn to mesh both styles effortlessly and become more comfortable with each style through across the floor exercises and current combinations. This class will incorporate the best of hip-hop and Jazz-Funk into one compilation for recital.
Epic Teen/Jr/Petite Hip Hop Competition Team: Have a passion for Hip Hop dancing and want to focus on sharpening and strengthening your skills? The Hip Hop Competition Team does just that. Dancers work year round to strengthen their Hip Hop technique and performance, to bring their “A” game at competition. This team is not for recreational dancers and requires commitment to competition dates during competing season.
Strengthen your mind, body and soul during this 45 minute class. Become more flexible and tone/tighten your body!
Starting with a Beginner/Basic level students will learn and distinguish the unique features and techniques, such as turn-out of the legs, and high extensions that ballet is centered upon. Ballet consists of graceful, flowing, precise movements and as dancers grow they will become stronger in executing these movements. Ballet is the foundation for all the other styles of dance and mandatory for all serious dancers. Level of class varies and depends on age and skill level.
Designed to introduce our young dancers to the basic dance forms–Ballet, Tap and Acrobatics. While learning the basics of each movement, the students develop both fine and gross motor skills, coordination, musicality, mental awareness and creative thinking skills. The classes encourage learning and the joy of dance.
(ages 3-5 years) & Kindergarten Hip Hop are high-energy 45min classes where little dancers learn the basics of Hip Hop in fun and easy combos, follow-alongs and across the floor movements. Current pop music and age-appropriate choreography!
We take the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective and fun!!
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Technique based class emphasizing coordination and rhythm. Progress from warm-up , across the floor and combinations while using broadway and rhythm tap. Level of class varies depends on age and skill level.
Jazz is based off a ballet foundation. Jazz dance training develops coordination and articulation of body parts; such as the head, shoulders, ribcage, arms, pelvis, legs and feet. Dancers are encouraged to also express a story with their faces. Any dancers involved in musical theatre are recommended to take Jazz as it is an essential part of performing. Level of class varies depends on age and skill level.
Dancers learn to move in a more literal way to the meaning and lyrics of a song. Since this class is a combination of jazz and ballet, students are encouraged to take ballet classes to better understand and execute the steps properly. Level of class varies depending on age and skill level.