Brief Course Descriptions:
Mommy and Me 2-3 yrs
A program designed to give the littlest of dancers the foundation of an early start and the exposure to a class setting. With fun activities, engaging the participants is easy and they'll bond to the parent during the simple exercises.
A program developed for the young dancer that focuses on coordination and rhythm. Students are exposed to ballet terminology, stretching to develop flexibility. While the students are exposed to the technical names, the exercises are explained in terms the young dancers will remember.
A program developed for the young dancer that focuses on coordination and rhythm and execution of simple tasks. The use of terminology becomes more apparent. The class uses movement to explore how ideas become actions. While the students are exposed to the technical names, the exercises are explained in terms the dancers will remember.
A continuation of Level 1 that incorporates more complicated choreography and more use of technical terms. Students in this level act as models for our Level 1 students. More intricate movements are introduced and dancers are expected to build upon knowledge that they have learned previously.
This is a class offered to students who have mastered Level 2 terminology and technique. This class delves into deeper understanding of the finer points of dance. Students learn fine muscle control and advanced techniques and terminology. With Director permission, students may begin pre-pointe or pointe at this level. All students will be evaluated for participation in the Tangible Dance Project.
This is the most advanced level of study. Students have shown a deep commitment to dance and the mastery thereof. Comprehensive understanding of terminology and technique are expected at this level. Students will be challenged to master fine muscle movements as well as show exceptional control and performance of proper technique. Pointe is required at this level. All students will be evaluated for participation in the Tangible Dance Project.
Pointe (Directors Discretion)
All placements into Pre-Pointe and Pointe are subject to director's discretion.
We study a combination of Russian Style and Italian Style classical ballet, which stresses the importance of proper body alignment, balancing and execution of steps that date back to renaissance times.
Modern Dance Technique
Developed as a break from the conventional structure system in Classical Ballet , this genre creates the outlet for the emotional vehicle. It is known for its free-flowing movements and its musicality. Modern is danced barefoot.
Various styles of Jazz will be Ethnic, Hip Hop, Broadway and Modern Jazz. This style of dancing is very popular on Broadway and on shows like America's Best Dance Crew.
Tap and Tap Mamas
The study of making music by tapping the feet on the floor wearing special shoes that have metal plates fastened to the soles.
This is a choreographic style that prepares dancers for movements commonly used in musical theater. They will explore a multitude of techniques in this class, all with the ultimate goal of preparing them to dance in the musical theater genre.