For boys and girls, jazz focuses on a combination of musical theater, traditional and modern day styles of dance. Throughout all levels of jazz, students focus on proper body alignment and conditional as well as isolation, quick combinations and rhythms. This class is always taught in a fun friendly environment using various music from Pop to Broadway and so much more.
For boys and girls, this dance form focuses on the current funky street style of dance. The dancer will learn high energy routines demonstrating style and rhythm. All of our hip hop classes are extremely appropriate and music is carefully selected for each class.
Ballet is the most beneficial form of dance for body placement and is the best foundation for all other dance forms. We do not require all students to take ballet; however, we highly recommend this very important instruction if any student wishes to improve technique and move on to more advanced levels of dance.
Pointe technique is the part of classical ballet technique that concerns pointe work, in which a ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet. A dancer is said to be en pointe when the dancer’s body is supported in this manner, and a fully extended foot is said to be en pointe when touching the floor, even when not bearing weight. Pointe work is performed while wearing pointe shoes, which employ structural reinforcing to distribute the dancer’s weight load throughout the foot, thus reducing the load on the toes enough to enable the dancer to support all body weight on fully vertical feet.
For boys and girls, lyrical is an expressive yet technically challenging form of dance that combines ballet, jazz and modern dance styles. Students should have had some experience in dance prior to taking lyrical. Taking ballet while also taking lyrical is extremely beneficial to your growth as a dancer. Lyrical involves an in-depth emotional performance by the dancer. Usually inspired by slow music, this expressive dance form is a growing trend in dance today.
Jumps, Leaps & Turns
This class is offered to boys and girls ages 10 and up. This class is only recommended to dancers taking additional dance or gymnastic training. Focus is on personal development and growth in flexibility, leaps and turns. This class is for the dancer looking to go further with their technique and training. Because of the dedicated nature to growth in technique, this class does not have a recital dance so each student can use the entire class for growth purposes for the entire year.
Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sound of one’s tap shoes hitting the floor as a percussive instrument. As such, it is also commonly considered to be a form of music. Two major variations of tap dance exist: rhythm (Jazz) tap and Broadway tap. Broadway tap focuses more on the dance. It is widely performed as a part of musical theater. Rhythm tap focuses more on musicality. The sound is made by shoes with a metal “tap” on the heel and toe. A fun and rewarding style of dance for all ages.
Acrobatics focuses on tumbling, balancing, hand balancing, developing flexibility and strength training, all of which are absolutely essential to the success of an acrobat. Acrobatics in general commands a ton of poise, strength, flexibility, as well as a very focused mindset. Acrobatics involves aerial tricks and poses, lifts, and tumbling. Acrobatics is a fun, thrilling and rewarding experience.