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Jazz:   Ages 6 & up

Traditional jazz techniques taught with contemporary rock music.  This class uses the style of jazz dance that is used in many Broadway plays such as “Cats”.  A very popular style of dance among our students.  Upbeat and energetic.  Some Hip Hop is also incorporated into the traditional jazz class.

Contemporary

Learn the popular style of Contemporary dance. Dancers currently are taking a large interest in contemporary dance styles. This is a favorite style used in the show "So You Think You Can Dance". Contemporary Dance involves a fusion of ballet, lyrical and/or jazz movement, modern elements, modern technique, movement and choreography.



Hip Hop:  Ages 6 & up

Street dancing style but taught with structure for ease of learning.  Unlike traditional hip hop, steps are given names and progressions are taught.  Dances are choreographed as opposed to freestyle.  Classes will have occasional opportunity for freestyle.  Lots of fun.  The students love it.

Theatre Dance

Learn the basics of Musical Theatre Dance. Dance styles include Latin, Hip Hop, Jazz and more! Discover how to portray and act out a character while performing a dance. This class is for the experienced dancer and at the discretion of the teacher.



Ballet 1

Ages 6 and up:   Students learn fundamental ballet technique and class exercise progression.  Our “Fairytale Ballet” program is included in each of the elementary age ballet classes.  Each child receives a CD with music and story narration to take home and practice what they have learned in class.  This class is for the beginner as well as those who have had creative movement class.   Placement in ballet class is based on a combination of age and experience.

Lyrical

Lyrical dance mimics ballet while incorporating balance, flexibility and control, while utilizing the lyrics or mood of the music.







Creative Movement  

For 3 – 5 year olds.  This class incorporates basic dance concepts in an exciting and energetic format.  Using imaginative music and fun props, this class encourages coordination and flexibility in a structured setting.  Our “Fairytale Ballet” program is included in each of the creative movement classes.  Each child receives a CD with music and story narration to take home and practice what they have learned in class. Basic ballet and jazz skills along with music awareness are the focus of this class.

Tap:  4 & 5 year olds

Traditional tap dancing geared for the younger student.  Lots of stories, games, and songs for ease of learning.

Ballet 2 and Higher Levels

Ages 7 and up:  Continuation of fundamental ballet technique and class progression.  Our “Fairytale Ballet” program is included in each of the elementary age ballet classes.  Each student receives a CD with music and story narration to take home and practice what they have learned in class.   As students progress they will be placed in the next appropriate level class as determined by the teacher.

Tap:  Ages 6 & up

Traditional tap dancing for young and old alike, beginner through advanced.  Placement in classes is based on a combination of age and experience   Older elementary and teen classes also experience more contemporary tap styles such as “Stomp” tap dancing.