Class Descriptions

Creative Movement

Creative Movement is the perfect outlet for the young student who likes to dance but is not quite old enough for a more structured dance type.  Students will explore how their body moves, enjoyment of music, game playing, body awareness and how to share the space with others.  This class will introduce young students to dance, and will prepare them to enjoy a more structured class in the future.  This class begins with ballet, then moves on to tap, and finishes with some tumble time.

Mommy and Me Yoga

Mommy and Me Yoga is a class that focuses on a Yoga practice for mom while incorporating Yoga poses, stretching and massage for baby too.  Babies 6 weeks – 1 year old welcome and the baby yoga practice is geared towards each baby’s developmental age/level.  Mom’s yoga practice focuses on abdominal core strengthening, flexibility and creating a peaceful unity with their baby through movement.

Ballet/Tap Combo

Ballet/Tap has a portion of each class is dedicated to first ballet then tap.  This is a great class for younger dancers who want to try out different styles of dance and work on improving in these techniques.  It is a Level I class, more advanced than a Creative Movement class.

Jazz/Acro Combo

Jazz/Acro class introduces jazz techniques to the beginning dancer and finishes each class with acro.  It is a Level I class, the perfect transition after Creative Movement.

Ballet

Ballet is a highly technical form of dance with its own vocabulary based on French terminology.  It defines the foundational techniques used in many other dance forms.  This method develops the essential skills of dance that are applied in all other dance styles.

TLJ (Turns, Leaps, and Jumps)

This is a technique based class for both jazz and lyrical styles.  Dancers learn all kinds of turns, leaps, and jumps that are used in choreography.  This class will choose either a jazz or lyrical dance for recital.

Jazz

Jazz is a high energy and fast paced class taught to popular music.  It introduces various dance steps in a traditional Jazz style.

Lyrical

Lyrical is a style of dance that fuses ballet with jazz and contemporary dance.  Lyrical dance is performed to music with lyrics to inspire movements to express strong emotions the choreographer feels from the lyrics in the song.

Tap

Tap is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion.

Acro

Acro is a style of dance that combines dance technique with gymnastics tumbling.  You will learn skills such as cartwheels, bridges, rolls, limbers, and walkovers.

Hip Hop

Hip hop will focus on teaching the latest hip hop styles and techniques.  Classes will learn the different coordinations and skills that hip hop requires.

Contemporary

Contemporary is a style similar to lyrical and is closely related to modern dance.  It combines strong and controlled legwork of ballet with contact-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation.

Musical Theater

Musical theater is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, acting and dance.  The story of a musical is communicated through expression, music, movement and technical aspects of entertainment.  It uses mostly jazz technique and is similar to what you may see on Broadway.

Pre-Pointe/Pointe

Pre-pointe and pointe classes are offered to ballet students to further develop and strengthen the muscles necessary to go en pointe.  They stress correct alignment and correct classical ballet technique.  These classes require teacher reccommendation or approval.