As the foundation of dance, it is highly recommended for all students prior to taking other dance classes. Students will learn beginner level classical elements, proper alignment of the body, strength, flexibility, vocabulary, proper technique and grace. Class levels offered for beginner, intermediate and advance ballet students. Instructor will determine eligibility for Ballet II class based on previous dance experience and demonstrated skill level.
You will be introduced to a free form style of contemporary dance that allows you to freely express your emotions and inner feelings. The class will focus on creative movement, improvisation and versatility of combined dance genres which will be used to enhance various elements of dance.
This class is available to intermediate and advanced students. Contemporary Lyrical dance emphasizes emotional expressiveness. Students use an interpretive style of dance that combines ballet and jazz techniques to enhance balance, extension, flexibility and grace.
Jazz is offered to beginning, intermediate and advanced students. It is one of the most popular forms of fast-paced and energetic dance. Jazz dance techniques include ballet and rhythmic movements that include various forms of dance Students will learn various creative dance combinations and routines that will improve flexibility, agility, endurance and proper leaps and turns technique.
Mexican Folklorico Dance provides of a mix of culturally rich folk dances representing several regions of Mexico. Students will learn a variety of regional dances which include Chiapas, Jalisco, Norteno and many others. The dance movement and footwork learned is detailed and intricate and imitates dance genres including ballet, polka and waltz influences. Costumes worn during performances are colorful and each represent the traditional customs of each state represented. Students will enjoy the instruction provided by an award winning instructor who expresses a deep appreciation for the art of traditional Mexican Folklorico Dance.
Tap dance is a fun and energetic style of dance. Students will become familiar with tap vocabulary and basic techniques that will improve rhythm, musicality and coordination. Tap dance combinations and choreography learned will help to improve endurance and fast-paced movement.
Leaps & Turns Technique
This class prepares studio, high school and pre-professional dance team students for tryouts. Skills learned include basic and intermediate leaps and turns. Ballet skills, proper placement, turnout and other techniques are emphasized to improve coordination and precision. This class is offered to beginning and intermediate dance students.
Baton Twirl Basics
Baton twirling is in a league of its own. Learning to twirl requires learning a great deal of intricate movements with hands, fingers, wrists, elbows and combining basic dance skills and tricks learned to creative rhythmic dance movements. Students will work on basic twirling skills and use in combination with dance skills learned.
Pom dance is a great introductory class for dancers who are interested in learning jazz technique while incorporating sharp synchronized movements with dance choreography. Dancers will learn fun dance choreography and learn how to project visual effects using poms and creative dance formations. Students interested in cheer, drill-team or pom squads will love this class!
This class is offered to beginner, intermediate and advanced dancers looking for a fun, energetic, challenging and fast past dance instruction. Hip Hop combines jazz and funk dance techniques. Hip Hop has evolved into a trendy and popular dance class for boys, girls, teens and adults around the globe. This genre of dance is often seen in pop dance music videos, dance shows, and at various dance competitions.
There are a variety of factors that must be taken into consideration before a dancer begins training en Pointe. Age, years of classical ballet study, number of classes per week, physical strength, and kinesthetic awareness (a sensory skill that your body uses to know where it is in space) must be assessed before a dancer may be allowed to begin pointe work. per week for a minimum of two years (usualy longer), and have sufficient core, ankle and foot strength and the ability to engage and hold their turnout without sickling to allow for safe work en pointe. A great way to prepare for pointe is to take extra ballet classes.
Musical Theatre class combines a number of genres of dance to include ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, song & dance. Most music theatre classes will teach students how to entertain on stage with expressive movements, lip sinking, acting and dancing to songs from a variety of musical dances using various props and dance choreography.