Intro to Dance
Students 3-5 years of age will enjoy 30 minute classes in which they will learn basic skills such as balancing, jumping, counting, coordination, and creative movement. Students will learn basic ballet, tap, jazz and tumble technique and terminology along with classroom etiquette.
Recreational level classes are first determined by age. Students will be evaluated during the first month of the dance year. If the instructor feels the student needs to be moved up or down a level, the parents will be notified. At this level the students will begin to develop technique and workable dance combinations while applying their own style and creativity.
Competition level classes are for the more serious dancer. Becoming a competitive dancer is an honor. We take great pride in our Competition Company. Company members must take all subjects of dance. Entry on to the team is by audition or if recommended by an instructor.
Ballet serves as a backbone for many other styles of dance. Other dance genres are based on ballet. Ballet is built on techniques that have been developed over centuries. Ballet uses music and dance to tell stories. Ballet dancers have the ability to transport an audience to another world.
Jazz is a fun dance style that relies heavily on originality and improvisation. Many jazz dancers mix different styles into their dancing, incorporating their own expression. Jazz dancing often uses bold, dramatic body movements, including body isolations and contractions.
Tap dancing is an exciting form of dance in which dancers wear special shoes equipped with metal taps. Tap dancers use their feet like drums to create rhythmic patterns and timely beats.
Lyrical dance is very similar to ballet, combining the many technical elements of classical ballet with the freedom, fluidity, expressiveness and airier aspects of jazz, contemporary and modern dance. Lyrical dance is expressive, simultaneously subtle and dynamic, focused on conveying musicality and emotion through movement.
Hip-hop is a dance style, usually danced to hip-hop music, which evolved from the hip-hop culture. Hip-hop includes various moves such as breaking, popping, locking, and even house dance. Improvisation and personal interpretation are essential to hip-hop dancing.
Acro dance is a combination of dance technique and precision acrobatic tricks. It is defined by its athletic character, as is requires strength in both the upper and lower body.