Creative Dance Ages 2 - 3
Creative movement is designed to introduce students to the dance class room using music, movement, imagery and props to teach classroom skills, coordination, balance and strength. Parents are welcome to watch all classes and may be asked to participate to help guide students as needed.
Special Dreamers is our all inclusive dance class for students of all abilities. This class is designed to introduce students to the dance class room using music, movement, and props to teach classroom skills, coordination, balance and strength. Parents are asked to participate to help guide students as needed along with our volunteer teacher assistants.
Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms and will maximize technique and longevity in a career of dance. It provides grace, poise, and technique needed to be proficient in all other areas of dance. Ballet classes will help dancers with posture, flexibility, fitness, balance, self-discipline, and self-confidence.
This class is by invitation only. Students are required to take 2 ballet classes in addition to their pointe class.
Hip Hop incorporates a variety of old and new urban dance styles. The dancing represents body movements that go with the beat and rhythm of hip hop music. Hip hop dancing is very dynamic and helps the dancers improve flexibility develop body balance, and coordination. All classes use age appropriate movement and music.
This class is a combination of ballet and jazz that challenges dancers to use choreography and movement to interpret music and express emotion. Dancers learn to express emotions derived from lyrics to convey the dance’s meaning.
Contemporary combines ballet and modern techniques with musical and emotional expression with a strong focus on modern techniques (contractions and release, off-center balances and suspension) as well as musicality and self-expression.
Jazz dance is an exploration of style and presentation. Classes emphasize musicality and body alignment, conditioning, stretch and strengthening, rhythm and stylization as well as fun and innovative choreography.
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.
Our Acro classes are based off the Acrobatic Arts Curriculum. The program is based on safe and effective progressions with proven results in five divisions of AcroDance: Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering and Tumbling. Developed with input from professionals and experts in ballet, modern dance, jazz, contortion, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, sport acrobatics, yoga, acro yoga, pilates, physiotherapy, hand balancing and more, you will not find a more comprehensive program. Simple thoughtful progressions take the beginner preschool level dancer from log rolls and summersaults to the advanced dancer tumbling effortlessly across the stage!
Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT)
Progressing Ballet Technique is an innovative program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet. This class will help build the strength and flexibility dancers need to be successful in creative ways, using yoga balls, therabands, and more.
This yoga class incorporates breath, stretch and strength along with meditation for a well balanced experience for your health and well being. This class is geared towards adults, but we welcome our teen dancers to also come and enjoy the benefits!
A Latin Fusion class incorporates elements of the favorites of the Dance Studio world and the Social/ Latin Dance world. Latin Fusion combines styles taught at dance studios, such as Jazz, or Hip Hop dance with Latin/ Ballroom styles, such as Salsa, Bachata, Samba, Rumba, Cha Cha Cha, Jive, etc. The class focuses on the technique and syllabus steps of each Latin/Ballroom style, which is then reinforced through fun choreography fusing each with a studio style.
Movement Fundamentals is an extension of the hip hop class- focuses on groove, flow, isolations, popping, ticking, reactivity, movement dynamics, control, and musicality through freestyle movement and drills.