The following is a list of dance class descriptions to give you a better understanding of the different styles of dance that we offer. For more information on our classes, or for class placement assistance for your child, please contact us.
Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms. It is a classical dance form characterized by grace and precision of movement. Graded classes include ballet technique with barre and center floor work.
Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.
Hip Hop is an energetic class that is a combination of different street dance styles usually done to hip hop music. Hip Hop class is incorporated into our jazz classes. Dancers must be enrolled in a combo class in order to take a Jazz or Hip Hop class.
Jazz dance stresses body isolations, coordination, rhythm and syncopation, and the development of strength and flexibility. Classes include lyrical jazz, hip hop, funk, and performance techniques. Dancers must be enrolled in a combo class in order to take a Jazz or Hip Hop class.
Lyrical dance is the fusion of ballet and jazz technique. Expression from the inner emotion is a primary factor in choreographing and interpreting this art form. Lyrical dance interprets music or words, showing the audience the emotion of the particular piece.
This is our special hip hop dance program for kids with Autism, Down Syndrome, sensory processing disorders, ADHD, CP, and many other learning differences and special needs. The class focuses on sensory processing, behavioral analysis, kinesiology, and movement safety. Rhythm Works Integrative Dance benefits cognitive, motor, and social/emotional development.
Tap dance is rhythmical sounds emphasized by the taps on the dancer’s shoes. Graded classes include combinations of simple and complex rhythms, technique and terminology.
Tumbling Tots is an introduction to tumbling for boys and girls 3-6 years old. Children will learn the basic skills and terminology needed for tumbling. In addition to basic skill, children will improve coordination, strength, and balance in a fun atmosphere.
Tumbling and Acro is the artistic use of movements and tricks. Conditioning and control of the muscles are obtained through a balanced exercise program and progressive training from basic through advanced work. Tumbling develops limberness, strength, balance, speed and coordination.