Recreation Classes

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Ages 7 & up.  The foundation for all types of dance.  Ballet is the classical form of dance which focuses on proper body alignment, technique, coordination, grace, and flexibility.  Students will learn French ballet terminology.  All students are encouraged to enroll in ballet.  Good ballet technique is he core for a successful dancer.  This class will perform in the spring recital.

 

Pnte
Ballet technique performed in hard toe shoes.  Students can only enroll in Pointe per the artistic director's discretion.  Students taking Pointe must be enrolled in ballet.  This class will perform in the spring recital.

 

 

tap
Ages 7 & up.  Students will learn the basic tap steps, combinations and rhythms.  Classes will emphasis clear sound and rhythms.  This class will perform in the spring recital.

 

 

Jazz
Ages 4 & up.  Classes focus on isolations, rhythm and coordination. Students will be taught proper dance technique. Jazz is a form of dance that can be viewed in Broadway productions.  This class will perform in the spring recital.

 

 

 

Hip Hop

 

Ages 4 & up.  Hip Hop is the only form of dance that does not require ballet technique.  It is a fast paced form of dance that combines street styles of dance.  Hip Hop is a very popular style of dance that can be viewed regularly in music videos.  This class will perform in the spring recital.

 

mt
Ages 7 & up.  Jazz blended with acting.  A very fun expressive style of dance that anyone can enjoy performing or watching.  We all love the oldies.  It's Broadway style dance at its best.  This class will perform in the spring recital.

 

 

 

 

Lyrical
Ages 7 & up.  Classes are available for ages 7 & up. Classes combine ballet and jazz technique. Lyrical is a very expressive type of dance. The dancer often tells the mood and story of a song through their movements.  This class will perform in the spring recital.

 

 

Litugical
Ages 7 & up. Classes focus on lyrical technique with the emphasis on dancing for God through contemporary Christian music. The class performs monthly in local churches and other community events. The groups focus is to spread the word of God's love through dance. Prayer is part of each class.  This class will perform in the spring recital.

 

 

cont
Ages 7 & up.  Contemporary is a popular form of dance which developed during the middle portion of the twentieth century and has since grown to become one of the dominating performance genres for formally trained dancers throughout the world, with particularly strong popularity in the U.S. and western Europe. Although originally informed by and borrowing from classical, modern, and jazz styles, it has since come to incorporate elements from many styles of dance, but due to its popularity amongst trained dancers and some overlap in movement type, it is often perceived as being closely related to modern dance, ballet and other classical concert dance styles.  This class will perform in the spring recital.

 

Combo
Students ages 4 to 6 have the option of taking a one hour combination class.  1/2 hour of ballet and 1/2 hour of tap.  They can also choose to take the ballet and tap separately.  However, most students choose to take both to see which one they like.  Once students reach the age of 7 they must enroll in ballet or tap as separate classes.  This class will perform a  ballet and a tap routine in the spring recital.

 

 

 

mini

Ages 3 and 4.  This is our most popular class for this age group and the students are introduced to ballet, tap, and tumbling during the 45 minute class.  Students will explore basic gymnastic and dance skills.  This class offers younger students a chance to decide what type of dance they will like to join once they get older.  This class will perform in the spring recital.

 

 

 

Acro
Ages 4 & up. Students will learn to incorporate gymnastic skills with rhythm and dance.  There are 7 levels established for proper student placement.  This class will perform in the spring recital.

 

 

turns
Students will learn turns, drill technique and combinations.  There are 3 levels from beginner to intermediate.  This is a non-recital class and is meant to improve the dancers technique.

 

 

impr
This class will teach students to interpret music freely with their body.  The will learn to portray shapes, patterns and acting skills needed for a successful dancer in today's dance atmosphere.  This is a non-recital class.