Dance & Tumbling Classes
*Ballet teaches the basic ballet skills using methods designed for young imaginative minds and bodies. Students are given the opportunity to move, stretch, and improve self-confidence while being introduced to basic ballet concepts, body alignment, posture, locomotive skills, as well as develop self-expression through creative movement. Even at young ages, the dancers will learn proper ballet terminology such as “plie” and “releve” as well as proper dance positions.
*Tap dance is performed wearing shoes fitted with metal taps. The dancers will learn how to rhythmically tap their toes and heels to create musical sounds. Tap dance teaches the dancers how to use the taps on their shoes to create sounds with syncopation and improvisation.
Hip-Hop dance is a very popular form of dance that incorporates street style dance with choreographed expressions and is primarily performed to hip-hop music. Because of how it was formed and how it’s practiced, Hip-Hop is considered a street dance, which means it can be done with or without a formal dance background.
Whether or not you have had the resources to be technically trained in dance, you can master this style! Today, many classes practice elements of various Hip-Hop dances, often mixing them with more structured dance styles such as Jazz and various tumbling skills.
Since Hip-Hop is such a broad genre, it gives students room to interpret movements in various ways. Although Hip-Hop classes are fast-paced and challenging, it allows each dancer to emphasize their creative rhythmic talents.
All movement will be modest and age appropriate and all music will be free of questionable lyrics. Hip-Hop is a fast-paced class focused on body isolations, popping, locking, break dance style floor work. Self-confidence, swag/attitude, and musicality are a main focus.
A high energy style of dance that focuses on technique and musicality. Jazz is a versatile dance genre that showcases a dancer’s individual style and originality. Jazz is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, intricate footwork, leaps and quick turns.
Beginning at age 12 months to 2 years old, Mommy and Me is a developmental class focusing on Parent/Guardian and Child participation. The Parent / Guardian plays an integral part in class by providing comfort and modeling participation.
The adult and child will follow along with the instructor of the class learning dances and various skills. This class offers an introduction of valuable lessons and skills such as listening, taking turns, standing in line, following directions and sequential order.
This class offers an environment for children to developmentally grow, both individually and socially in a dance class setting. Additionally, activities will explore gross motor skill development and rhythm activities.
Lyrical dance is a style that combines ballet and jazz dancing techniques. It is performed to music with lyrics so that it inspires expression of strong emotions from the lyrics of the song. This style concentrates on an individual approach and expressiveness of such emotions as love, joy, hurt, or anger. It does not concentrate on the dancer’s precision of movement.
Contemporary dance is a style of interpretive dance that embraces innovation, blending techniques from various genres, including classical ballet, jazz, modern and lyrical dance styles. Contemporary focuses more on floor work over leg work and pointe and isn’t restricted by the rules of traditional dance forms. Contemporary relies on improvisation and versatility and is characterized by freedom of movement and fluidity, letting dancers explore the mind-body connection and ideally evoking emotion in the audience.
This class offers an environment for children to developmentally grow, both individually and socially in a class setting. Additionally, activities will explore gross motor skill development and learning activities.