Jazz is a rhythmic stylized dance conceived in America and influenced by jazz music. Jazz combines an erect spine and formal dance patterns of Europe with rhythmic, flat-footed, bent kneed influences from African cultures. Class starts with a proper warm-up, continues with isolations, balance, flexibility stretches, floor progressions, and choreography. Students should expect a high energy class with upbeat music with a strong emphasis on jazz technique.
Ballet & Pointe
A classic dance form with specific terminology, technique, and choreography. Ballet class is highly structured and regimented due to the classical technique that must be fostered and perfected. Class begins by warming up at the barre and then continues to center floor which is followed by linking together combinations across the floor. Class typically ends with a curtsey or bow to show respect to the teacher.
*Ballet is the prerequisite for every class
Dancers must have reached Intermediate/Advance level and have been taking 2-3 ballet/repertory classes a week for at least one year and be at least 11 years of age. For the safety of the dancer, teacher recommendation is required for pointe shoes and they are looking for dancers with strong cores and ankle strength and dancers who are able to hold their ballet placement at barre and center.
Tap is a form of dance in which the feet create rhythmic sounds. Tap dance was conceived in America but is influenced by cultural dances from Spain, Germany, England, Ireland, and Africa. Class warm-up begins either center floor or at the barre, followed by stationary movements to enhance sound clarity, and recognize rhythm patterns. Students will practice traveling movements across the floor and will continue to build upon single, double, and triple sounds. Class concludes with a combination that reiterates the steps taught previously.
Flamenco is one of the most popular Spanish dance forms in the world. It exudes the charm of the gypsies, their fiery passion, and energy that radiates far beyond the constraints of the body. Be free and join us in setting the dance floor on fire with Flamenco footwork and intricate arm styling.
Castanets are a percussion instrument often used in Flamenco dancing to produce a series of clicks and rattles to accompany the dance, music and song.
Acrobatics involves difficult feats of balance, agility and coordination. Students learn how to do basic tumbling skills from forward rolls & cartwheels all the way up to advanced tricks such as aeriels, back-handsprings, tucks, layouts, contortion, and adagio partnering work. Through out the year, students will be working on improving their flexibility and strength in order to master these tricks. The teachers are saftey certified and expert spotters, and will teach your child based on personal ability. CLASS REQUIREMENTS: Hair must be pulled back and out of the face. No jewelry or baggy clothes permitted for the safety of your child. No shoes required.