Toddler Fairy Dance
In this class, the children will learn creative dances that will teach them basic coordination and rhythm. To prepare them for their next steps in dance they will learn elementary ballet positions and skills. This is an excellent stepping stone for a student to experience being in a classroom and interacting with other children. From princess walk to plies, your ballerina will gain confidence and the love of dance in a warm, fun and creative environment.
In this class we will begin to incorporate more elements of traditional ballet technique. Developing strength, balance, coordination and flexibility. Your child will start to learn proper body alignment as well as barre and center floor exercises. Our classes will challenge the students both mentally and physically, while maintaining a fun and creative atmosphere.
In this class students learn a full ballet barre with a focus on the fundamental exercises. Students learn step combinations, both traveling and in place, while expanding their ballet vocabulary. As age and levels progress, the ballet barre and step combinations become faster and more complicated while students learn to combine technique and artistry. Students master a variety of movements in a non-competitive but challenging environment. Advanced students are prepared for working on pointe.
Ballet On Pointe
These classes are devoted solely to the technique of performing ballet movements "En Pointe". It takes years of preparation to achieve this level. Students are able to take pointe only after age 11 or when the growth plates in their feet have stopped growing. Teachers will evaluate each student and decide when they are ready for pointe. There is a minimum requirement of 2 classes per week in ballet for a student to take pointe.
Classes teach basic jazz dance technique, terminology and movement quality with an emphasis on proper execution of jazz isolations of the head, shoulders, ribcage, feet and arms and encourage individual expression and the development of personal style. Jazz can be powerful and percussive or expressive and lyrical.
A high-energy class that uses the latest sounds in rap, R&B and pop music together with movements influenced by some of today’s hottest video choreographers. Hip Hop encompasses movement that has elements of poppin', locking, and breaking as well as freestyle movement to give students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style.
Classes emphasize the development and strengthening of basic tap technique and terminology highlighting the importance of rhythm and sound. Tap focuses on rhythms and intricate footwork, creating a percussion instrument out of the dancers feet.
Musical Theatre is designed to develop comprehensive musical theatre skills including theatre dance, partnering, acting, character development and chorus singing. This class will be an excellent opportunity for students to prepare for school or community theatre auditions as well as developing confidence and stage presence in young dancers.