Music & Movements / Creative Movements
Movement classes are a fun-filled introduction to the world of dance. Each class is designed to stimulate the child in a whole body approach to learning. While utilizing Ballet based vocabulary, many forms of movement and varieties of dance are explored. Dance lessons naturally incorporate a wide variety of gross and fine motor skills while introducing concepts of musicality, temp, energy, and level. Language and listening skills are enhanced through a variety of poems, stories, and songs. Social skills are encourage by learning to take turns, follow direction, gain an understanding of personal space, and follow the rules of classroom etiquette. Movement classes enhance emotional growth through imaginative exploration and the opportunity to connect with and release emotion through movement.
Other benefits of music and movement include: Releasing Energy in a Positive and Healthy Outlet, Developing Small Motor Skills, Developing Large Motor Skills, Learning to Express Emotions, Improving Balance and Coordination.
Music & Movements | Ages 2-4 | Mondays 5:00-5:30pm
Music & Movements | Ages 4-6 | Tuesdays 5:00-5:30pm
Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms. Body placement, flexibility, balance, alignment, strength and technique are achieved through barre and center floor work. Learning proper vocabulary will also be a focus in this class.
Pointe concentrates on the transference of ballet steps from demi-pointe to pointe and is introduced only when a dancer has developed sufficient strength in the feet and legs necessary for this discipline. Students under the age of 12 are not allowed in this class and permission is needed by the instructor for admission into pointe class.
Pre-Ballet/Tap/Jazz| Ages 6-9 | Wednesdays 5:00-6:00pm
Beginner Ballet/Lyrical | Ages 9+ | Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm
Intermediate Ballet | Ages 12+ | Tuesdays 7:30-8:30pm and Thursdays 4:45-5:45pm
Pre-Pointe/Pointe | Ages 12+ | Thursdays 6:30-7:15pm
Advanced Ballet | Ages 14+ | Tuesdays 7:30-9:00pm and Thursdays 7:15-8:30pm
Lyrical & Contemporary
Lyrical & Contemporary dance explores movement, space, rhythm and the dancer’s own creativity with emphasizes on momentum, shapes and patterns. This form of dance is inspired by nature, music, art, and human emotions.
Intermediate Lyrical/Contemporary | Ages 12+ | Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm
Advanced Lyrical/Contemporary | Ages 14+ | Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm
A rhythmic combination of technical movements and style, tap focuses on the recall of intricate steps of the foot incorporated with upper body grace. Timing, Musicality, and Rhythm are concentrated on during class. Tap can be performed with or without the accompaniment of music while still showcasing technical skills and entertainment.
Intermediate Tap | Ages 10+ | Mondays 6:30-7:30pm
Advanced Tap | Ages 14+ | Mondays 7:30-8:30pm
Beginner Tap/Jazz | Ages 9+ | Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm
Jazz offers the basic steps, vocabulary, and variations of dance in jazz, which is a common form of dance used in commercial and entertainment industries, with its roots in social dance and heavily influenced by African-American traditions. Students learn basic techniques based on ballet and modern dance. Through daily warm-ups and exercises, students gain strength, flexibility, endurance, and coordination. Musicality and performance skills are taught through a series of dance combinations.
Intermediate Jazz | Ages 10+ | Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm
Advanced Jazz | Ages 14+ | Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm
Acro is a combination of classical dance techniques with acrobatic and gynamstic elements. Students will gain strength and focus heavily on flexibility with acrobatic tricks.
Intermediate Acrobatics in Dance | Ages 10+ | Mondays 5:45-7:00pm
Advanced Acrobatics in Dance | Ages 12+ | Mondays 7:30-8:30pm
Advanced Acrobatics in Dance | Ages 14+ | Mondays 6:30-7:30pm
Hip hop offers a trendy workout danced to hip, upbeat dance music. This class focuses on isolation and coordination exercises along with hip hop linking steps. Additionally, floor stretch and conditioning exercises are also studied.
Flip n' Hop | Ages 6-9 | Mondays 5:00-5:45pm
Intermediate Hip Hop | Ages 10+ | Wednesdays 5:00-6:00pm
Advanced Hip Hop | Ages 14+ | Thursdays 4:45-5:45pm
Utilizing vocal training, acting techniques, and improvisation give any theater student a proactive and progressive learning experience; this class will help the beginner and the experienced student to perfect their skills!
Beginner Vocals | Ages 6-9 | Wednesdays 6:00-6:45pm
Intermediate/Advanced Theater | Ages 10+ | Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm
Music, Dance & Theatre | Ages 9-12 | Wednesdays @ 6:30-7:30pm
Private Lessons may be scheduled for Audition Preparation, Vocal, Acting, and Dancing Techniques as well.