Department Descriptions

 

Mommy & Me : Experience the world of music and dance with your child through song, rhythm, and movement that will forever give you memories to cherish. Children will develop strength and coordination through a series of stretching, eye hand coordination, and controlled movement exercises that are fun to do with mommy/daddy. Each activity is designed to promote confidence in jumping, climbing, motor skills and balance.

 

Preschool Dance:  In this 45 minute class, students will learn basic skills in tap and ballet. Creative movement and imaginative play will be highly incorporated into every class session. Students will learn floor patterns, class etiquette, procedures, and proper terminology that will provide a strong foundation throughout their years in dance.

 

5’s –Kindergarten Tap and Ballet:  classes are separated at this age and Jazz technique is also introduced. Ballet is an hour class that will begin to emphasize correct body placement as well as building their ballet skills. Creative movement will still be incorporated throughout each lesson. Students will begin barre work at this level. Tap Students add additional sounds to their foundation steps at this level. Focus will also be on dancing as a group and successfully “sounding” like a team! Rhythmic tap foundation steps will be introduced at this level. Students will increase memorization of combinations and vocabulary. Jazz foundations begin at this level. Isolations are a core skill at this level, learning to control individual parts of the body for greater coordination. Popular , upbeat music is used for spins and jumps to get students moving and expressing themselves through dance.

 

Contemporary Dance:  places a heavy emphasis on the connection between mind and body, with dancers being encouraged to explore their emotions through dances which push against traditional boundaries. This style of dance often involves a great deal of playing with balance, floorwork, fall and recovery, and improvisation.

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