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MOVEMENT/BALLET&TAP COMBOS CLASSES
These classes are designed specifically for 2-3 year olds (Movement), 4-5 year olds (Ballet/Tap combo), and 6-8 year olds (Ballet/Tap combo). Students will learn basic but proper ballet and tap technique and vocabulary in a nurturing environment. Creative movement games and activities will be incorporated to strengthen the understanding of technique and terminology, all while helping to develop fine and gross motor skills. Basic tumbling skills and terminology are incorporated in the Movement classes. These classes are structured to teach interpersonal skills and group dynamics while fostering self-confidence.
Contemporary technique strengthens the body and focuses on interpretation and musicality. Exercises include ballet and jazz positions, stretching, coordination movements, turns, jumps, and floor work. Freeing and joyful, the dance style take it's inspiration and moods directly from the music, bringing it's roots and emotions into the choreographed movements.
Ballet technique focuses on placement, ease of movement and musicality. Careful explanations of exercises and theory help students to use the ballet vocabulary in a simple, practical way. Exercises at the barre prepare for more complicated rhythms and combinations in the center.
Pointe technique takes the practices of ballet technique and places them en pointe. Students must have permission of the instructor to be registered for any pointe class. Students must have had previous ballet training and be a minimum of 12 years old to be considered for placement in these classes.
Tap technique explores rhythm, syncopation, and musicality. These classes will consist of warm-ups followed by stylized movements across the floor and aggressive, funky, rhythm oriented combinations.
JAZZ/ACRO COMBO CLASSES
The Jazz portion of class will focus on elements of weight, rhythm, and sharp movement qualities. These classes begin with a center floor warm-up, continue with isolations, and end with across the floor exercises and contemporary combinations. The acro portion of class will focus on agility, coordination, balance, and flexibility. Class actvities will include floor tumbling.
Acrobatics class will focus on agility, coordination, balance, and flexibility. Class activities will include floor tumbling, balancing exercises, and flexibility training. This class is great for those who already have a good level of general fitness but want to work on building solid core strength.
Hip Hop class focuses on a combination of three main elements in hip hop dancing, popping, locking, and break dancing. Class begins with a warm-up in the center, progresses through isolations and end with a combination. Teachers focus on incorporating rhythmic qualities of music into the dancers' body as well as learning to "follow the leader"; as these is no real defined technique for hip hop dancing. The emphasis is on finding a comfort zone for the dancer. The teacher encourages individuality and confidence in movement.
Jazz technique will focus on elements of weight, rhythm, and sharp movement qualities. These classes begin with a center floor warm-up, continue with isolations, and end with across the floor exercises and contemporary combinations. These classes will combine hip hop, fast paced funk, classical jazz, and lyrical movements for a well-rounded jazz dancer.