Classes

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Ballet

Ballet is the foundation of all dance styles, and training is essential for any dancer who wants to improve their technique. Ballet classes focus on proper body placement, alignment, grace, posture, and fluidity of movement. Ballet barre and center work are an important part of each class, and dancers will also learn the French terminology used in ballet. Pointe work is also available for dancers who have been evaluated by the instructor. Ballet is a beautiful and elegant art form from which any dancer can benefit, and we are proud to offer classes for all levels at our studio. Join us for a ballet class today and see the difference it can make in your dancing!

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Contemporary

Contemporary dance is a style of dance that combines techniques and elements of both ballet and modern dance. Contemporary dancers strive to express their emotions and ideas through their movements, often using music as inspiration. Contemporary dance classes typically focus on teaching students how to interpret and respond to choreography, as well as how to pick up stylized movements. This class is recommended for those who have some prior dance experience, particularly in ballet or technique. Students will have the opportunity to explore the contemporary style and learn introductory-level Contemporary techniques. The class will also focus on emotional expression and musicality. This includes working on contractions and release, off-center balances, and suspension. If you want to add creative flair and emotion to your dance practice, Contemporary class is for you!

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Hip Hop

Hip Hop is an energetic combination of a very diverse range of street dance styles. Dancers will learn movements influenced by today’s newest music and video choreography and be encouraged to develop their own personal style through freestyle movement and picking up choreography. These classes will help build self-confidence and performance quality in our students and give them the opportunity to self-express. Hip Hop is a great way to get kids moving and grooving to the latest music while developing their own unique style. This class is perfect for those who want to explore their creativity and learn some cool new moves. Hip Hop is all about having fun, so come ready to dance your heart out!

Jazz

Jazz is an exciting, high-energy dance form that develops technique, rhythm, and style while building strength, flexibility, and body awareness. It focuses on clean lines, turns, jumps, and tricks. Jazz dance includes strength, flexibility, and conditioning technique and progressions, including turns, kicks, and leaps. The dancers also learn fun and trendy dance steps and combinations in this class. This a perfect class to start your dance training. Jazz is a great way to get moving and improve your fitness. The dancers will build stamina and cardiovascular endurance while strengthening muscles throughout the entire body. Jazz is also a great workout for the brain! This class requires memorization of dance steps and patterns as well as coordination of the arms and legs. As a result, jazz helps to improve focus, concentration, and cognitive skills. So come on over and join the fun!

Creative Movement

Creative movement is a fun and interactive class designed to introduce young students to dance. The instructor uses fun games, props, stories, and songs to teach balance, rhythm, and coordination. Basic ballet and jazz steps are also taught in this fun class. This is a great class for young students who are interested in dance and want to learn more about it. It’s also a great way for students to get some exercise and have fun at the same time!

Acro

Acrobatics is a gymnastic-based discipline that uses strength and flexibility to perform tricks. In acrobatics class, students undergo conditioning exercises to prepare them for tricks of increasing difficulty. These exercises teach flexibility, balance, strength, and coordination – all key acrobatic skills. Acro instructors are certified by Acrobatic Arts, and classes follow the Acrobatic Arts syllabus. This ensures that students receive a well-rounded acrobatics education and are able to progress through the material safely. Whether you want to join the circus or just have fun flipping around, acrobatics is a great activity for anyone who wants to explore their physical limits.