Classical ballet, which originated in Renaissance Italy and established its present form during the 19th century, is characterized by light, graceful, fluid movements and the use of pointe shoes. Ballet is the foundation for all styles of dance. Your child will learn proper ballet terminology and technique during these classes. He or she will also develop flexibility, poise, strength, and balance. Ballet classes are progressive and encourage children to develop valuable skills.
Pointe is offered under the discretion of the teachers. Requirements include 2 ballet classes per week.
Jazz dance encompasses many varieties and styles. Your child will be challenged in a fun upbeat environment. He or she will be introduced to jumps, turns, leaps, kicks and passion! If your child is full of energy, flare and attitude Jazz class is a perfect choice!
A type of jazz that uses ballet techniques, artistry and emotion to portray a story.
Similar to Lyrical; however, the use of strict ballet technique is not required. Contemporary is a free flowing, free-feeling many times emotional piece of work that tells a story. In contemporary anything goes!
Modern dance is similar to Contemporary. Several pioneers have developed specific techniques for Modern dance, a few are Graham, Limon, Horton and Cunningham.
Hip Hop dance is often referred to as a “street style” of dance. Children learn fast, up beat choreography set to hip hop music. This genre of dance is growing widely more popular and is used often in dance videos, commercials and movies.
Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. Two major variations of tap dance exist: rhythm tap and Broadway tap. Broadway tap focuses on traditional steps and is widely performed in musical theater. Rhythm tap focuses on musicality, and practitioners consider themselves to be a part of the jazz tradition.
In Acro students learn flexibility, balance, strength and basic gymnastics movements. If your child likes to tumble this is a perfect class. Students will learn back-bends, handstands, cartwheels and many other Acro tricks!RegisterQuestions