Next Steps… for an older beginner, intermediate dancer, adults or younger competitive level …
Ballet (7 & up): A disciplined technique emphasizing proper body placement, basic positions of the body and ballet vocabulary. The class includes barre, center, adagio, allegro, elevation and balance. The class builds from one level to the next and the progress can be seen as grace, poise & confidence is built!
Jazz (7 & up): This class helps develop a sense of rhythm and style. It consists of isolation warm-ups, major muscle warm-ups, stretch, floor progressions and combinations. The styles include Funk, Broadway, Lyrical and Contemporary. The class builds from one level to the next and the progress can be seen as jumps and turns are completed.
Tap (7 & up): The class consists of foot and ankle warm-ups, floor progressions, combinations and routines. The fundamentals are stressed including rhythm, timing and precision. Soft-shoe, musical theatre, rhythm and jazz are styles of this class. You’ll hear the clarity of shuffles, flaps and other sounds as the dancers progress into more intricate pick up work. A sure show stopper!
Contemporary (11 & up): A fusion of a lyric and a modern class. Please see below. It’s one of today’s hottest subjects!
Lyric (11 & up): A style of jazz but balletic in nature. It interprets the feeling and lyrics of the music through motion and facial expression. The class includes center barre, floor stretches, progressions and combinations. Technique is emphasized working from both jazz and ballet. A visually moving class.
Modern (11 & up): Based on ballet, but containing aspects of jazz, drama, and Native American Dance. Based on Graham and Limon techniques. These techniques involve a lot of contracting, releasing and fall recovery. The class also consists of combinations, core strength and floor progressions.
Hip Hop (6 & up): Dance inspired by today’s hit songs and hip hop music. Its style is commonly seen in music videos. Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers and get ready to move and groove. Stretching, isolations, floor progressions and combinations will get you ready to show your stuff.
Musical Theatre (10 & up): A fun and uplifting class combining aspects of jazz with stage presentation and facial expressions. The dancers not only dance, they get the opportunity to do some non-vocalized acting. This style is commonly seen in Broadway productions and will have you snapping, jumping and turning right out the door.
Boys (6 & up): An energizing combination of jazz, hip hop and tap for boys only. The boys will stretch, jump, kick, turn and then tap in a girl free zone (teachers are an exception).
Acro Gymnastics (5 & up): Floor gymnastics. This class involves conditioning, stretching, balancing and flexibility skills in addition to gymnastics moves. Forward and backward rolls progress to cartwheels, round-offs, walk overs, aerials and tucks. A thrilling class!
Fitness - Zumba & Boot Camp (adults): The Zumba program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves created a one of a kind fitness program. Fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Boot Camp includes exercises and the use of light weights to help strengthen and tone the body. A great combination for an all- around workout that is fun! Don't forget to bring a towel or exercise mat and light hand weights (if you have them).