These classes are designed specifically for our dancers ages 3 and 4. The classes teach children the beginning fundamentals of ballet and tap. Ballet includes barre work, across the floor and center technique. Tap includes introductory skills.
Ballet classes are offered from a beginner level to advance. Students are taught proper body placement and alignment, barre and center floor work, along with across the floor combinations. Beginner classes introduce vocabulary and classical ballet technique. Advanced classes include adagio and allegro work, and combinations using balance, strength, and style. In addition Pointe is offered to advanced students.
Jazz classes are fun and energetic! They include features such as kicks, leaps, turns, splits, and isolations. Classes include stretch and strengthening exercises, floor work, and across the floor progressions in addition to center floor combinations.
Tap is a style involving rhythm, dynamics, and varying sounds. Tappers will have a graduated warm-up to loosen their ankles and knees for proper execution of skills, across the floor progressions and have center floor work to learn and perfect new skills.
Lyrical is a style of dance that uses the emotion and mood of the music to draw movements from the dancers. Students have a warm up focusing on core strength and flexibility. The class includes floor work, progressions, and center combinations.
Contemporary is a dance style that was developed in the mid-century that combines many genres such as ballet, classical, and modern dance. It focuses on connecting the body and mind throughout movement.
Hip Hop classes combine street dance with funk and jazz. Students will learn the importance of isolations and dynamics to execute funk movements.
Acro teaches strength, flexibility, and tumbling. Skills include but are not limited to front and back walkovers, handsprings, cartwheels/round offs, handstands, and more.