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Styles Offered

Creative Movement

This class is for children 2-4 years of age. It is a program developed to help younger children begin to enjoy the benefits of a fitness program at an early age. The class promotes the development of a child’s motor, cognitive, and coordination skills, as well as assists in the development of social interaction. This fun-filled class uses music, implements, mat work, and the introduction of basic dance movement to teach rhythm skills.

Ballet

Ballet is the foundation of all dance. Depending on the level of the dancer, ballet involves barre work, center exercises and moving combinations. Students will focus on technique, flexibility, strength and body placement, while emphasizing musicality. Disciplined and precise, ballet focuses on the dancers turnout and center body placement. It develops strength, stamina, coordination and grace. Combining proper alignment and body placement, seamless transitions through standard arm, leg and feet positions, and astute sense of timing, it trains dancers to be clean, versatile performers.

Contemporary

Contemporary dance is a new interpretation of many dance styles including modern, ballet and jazz.  Creative freedom is a major focus of contemporary dance, all the while holding firm to classical techniques learned in ballet. This style places a heavy emphasis on the connection between mind and body, with dancers being encouraged to explore their emotions through dances that push against traditional boundaries. 

Hip Hop

A structured form of street dance and funk. This energetic and popular dance style involves the whole body, and is all about self expression – It’s vibrant and right on the beat. Hip Hop is a high-energy dance class that finds it origins from street dance styles

Jazz

Dancers learn skills to execute contemporary and stylized jazz technique, while developing coordination, and musicality. It incorporates isolations and stretching with a combination of kicks, leaps, and turns.

Lyrical

Focuses on teaching dancers about creative expression. Maintains many of the same rhythmic characteristics that define jazz, but incorporates elements of ballet and modern for a smooth and lengthened quality.

Tap

Focuses on different musical phrasing, rhythms, and timings. Tap is percussive style of dance where dancers use their feet as an instrument.The name comes from the tapping sound made when the small metal plates, or “taps”, on the dancer’s shoes, touch a hard floor. 

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