"I do not try to dance better than anyone else,
I try to dance better than myself"

Mikhail Baryshnikov

OUR CLASSES

BALLET

  • Ballet classes are offered from a beginner level to advanced. Students are taught proper body placement, body alignment, barre and center floor work, along with across the floor combinations. Beginner classes introduce vocabulary, proper alignment, and classical ballet technique. Advanced classes include adagio and allegro work, and combinations using balance, strength, and style. All students are urged to study ballet, as it is the foundation of all other dance styles and facilitates further success in these disciplines.

  • DRESS CODE Ladies/Pink shoes, pink tights, black leotard, hair in a slick bun with hairnet.

  • DRESS CODE Gents/Black shoes, black tights or shorts.

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JAZZ

  • Jazz class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, Street and Contemporary to help develop a well rounded dancer. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate. 

  • DRESS CODE: Fitted clothing (bike shorts, leggings, etc.); jazz half soles in skin tone color or your choice; hair in ponytail or bun.

Contemporary/Lyrical

  • Contemporary/Lyrical is a mixture of dance genres like classical ballet, modern, & jazz styles. Unlike other dance forms, it isn’t a rigid choreographic style and is open to many possibilities of creating new variations. The dance form focuses on unexpected movements, self-expression, and freedom – while simultaneously maintaining a strong focus on technique. Students have a warm up focusing on core strength, flexibility, and movement of the back. The class includes floor work, progressions, and center combinations.

  • DRESS CODE: Fitted Clothing (jazz shorts, leggings, etc.); jazz shoes or jazz half soles; hair in Ponytail or Bun.

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HIP HOP

  • Hip hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of choreography, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements. This class will cover the basics of what we call the foundation of hip hop as well as learning new and exciting dance trends 

  • DRESS CODE: Clean tennis shoes (no flip flops please); comfortable pants and top

TAP

  • Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm tap. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. The class emphasis is on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun. 

  • DRESS CODE: Black tap shoes, leggings or sweats and a comfortable top

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Jumps/Turns

  • This class focuses on developing the strength, power, flexibility, and technique necessary for more advanced jumps and turns. An emphasis will be placed on proper body alignment, spotting, and turnout. Students will be taught combinations that will enhance their dance repertoire for multiple dance styles.

  • DRESS CODE: Fitted Clothing (jazz shorts, leggings, etc.); jazz half soles in skin tone color of your choice; hair in Ponytail or Bun.

Combo

  • Combos are recommended for entry level dancers ages 3-6. Each combo class will spend equal amounts of time working on each of the styles in the class title (IE: ballet/tap will spend half the time on ballet, and half on tap). Dancers will learn classroom etiquette and improve coordination and flexibility. In February, class will begin focusing on a special dance that will be performed in our June recital. 

  • DRESS CODE: Combo classes require two sets of shoes indicated by style and attire will depend upon which styles make up the class (the schedule will list styles for each combo class). Please ask the office for more info.

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Acro

  • Acro, short for acrobatics, is similar to a gymnastics or tumbling class. Our experienced Acro instructor will guide the class towards increased flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline and concentration. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique, teaching such skills as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, balance and contortion tricks, all within each student's individual level of experience. 

  • DRESS CODE: Fitted Clothing (jazz shorts, leggings, etc.); jazz half soles; hair in ponytail or bun.

Parkour

  • Parkour is the art of mastering movement, learning to traverse one's environment, and overcoming obstacles (both physical and mental) with efficiency, grace, and precision through running, jumping, climbing, vaulting, quadripedal movements, swinging, flipping, etc. This class is an introduction to fundamentals of the sport such as improved confidence, strength, flexibility, balance, and refined proprioception. Fun for all ages and levels our class is taught by a certified Parkour Generations Level 3 Coach.

  • DRESS CODE: comfortable athletic/dance clothing; hair pulled back in pony or off of face; tennis shoes with thin, flexible sole preferred

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