Description of Classes

Combo Class #1

3- 4 year olds (Ballet & Tap)

Our young dancers receive a taste of two basic styles of dance in this one-hour combination technique and choreography class. Dancers are introduced to the basic in ballet barre and center work, the rhythm and syncopation of tap sounds, and the basic technical skills required of the jazz dancer.

Combo Class #2

5-7 year olds (Ballet, Tap, Jazz)

Ballet: Our ballet classes include barre and center work, progressions and choreographed dances that enrich the movements of classical ballet
Tap: The rhythm and movement of tap, created by the metal taps on the heels and toes of a dancer’s shoes, transforms the dancer into a percussive musician. Tap dance emphasizes the flow of movement by teaching the dancer to find rhythms and beats not only in music but in their own bodies.
Jazz: Jazz dance combines techniques of classical ballet and modern dance with the current forms of popular dance. Jazz also has its own movement vocabulary ranging from the isolation of certain body parts to the movement of the entire body with the accents of musical rhythms. Jazz dance can take on many different characteristics and styles, including Street Jazz, African Jazz, and Lyrical. Jazz classes can be patterned in any of these styles or a combination of them. Emphasis is on the importance of energy, rhythmical accuracy, and style. Each level of jazz is a continuation of the previous level and increases in difficulty.

Combo Class #3

8-11 year olds (Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz)

Ballet: Our ballet classes include barre and center work, progressions and choreographed dances that enrich the movements of classical ballet
Lyrical: Lyrical is a dance style that blends ballet and jazz dance, and uses movements to express strong emotions such as love, joy and anger.
Jazz: Jazz dance combines techniques of classical ballet and modern dance with the current forms of popular dance. Jazz also has its own movement vocabulary ranging from the isolation of certain body parts to the movement of the entire body with the accents of musical rhythms. Jazz dance can take on many different characteristics and styles, including Street Jazz, African Jazz, and Lyrical. Jazz classes can be patterned in any of these styles or a combination of them. Emphasis is on the importance of energy, rhythmical accuracy, and style. Each level of jazz is a continuation of the previous level and increases in difficulty.

Hip Hop/ Jazz Class

5-17 year olds

 

Hip Hop refers to social or choreographed styles primarily danced to hip hop music or that have evolved as part of hip hop culture. Hip Hop is derived from street dance. This style requires high energy and attention to detail. Students will learn complex rhythms and syncopation. This class builds stamina, strength, and flexibility, while learning today’s hottest hip hop moves.

Fellas Only Hip Hop Class

Boys ages 5-12 years old

This one-hour class welcomes boys ages five to twelve years old to come together to learn the basics in street dance and hip-hop from both the East and West coast

Cheernastics

8-17 year olds

Cheernastics is for students eight to fourteen years old. This class teaches fun cheers, chants, and age-appropriate cheerleading style cheer and dance routines. Pom Poms are used. Basic stunts are taught in the tumble room and tumbling is sometimes a part of the class curriculum as needed for stunts and routines.

Liturgical/Mime

8 years - up

Our Liturgical/Mime Class includes genres of dance such as ballet, lyrical, jazz, contemporary, and dramatic interpretation. This class focuses on Dance as a means to worship, uplift, and edify the body of Christ. We strongly encourage students to maintain an active relationship with Jesus Christ ~ one that spills over in their dance ministries and their everyday lives.

Musical Theatre

5-12 year olds

Musical Theatre class will focus on learning proper dance technique while exploring the various dance styles used in Broadway shows. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with Broadway style jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations. Emphasis will also be placed on learning performance skills such as connecting with the audience and telling a story through dance and facial expressions.

Technique 101

5-17 year olds

Technique is the basis of all fundamentals of dance, from holding your body correctly while performing, to executing skills properly in a routine. Strong technique extends across all areas of dance, regardless of the style of your routine. Whether it’s jazz, lyrical or hip hop – there is always an element of technique that can be improved upon. Correct posture, leaps, and turns will be a few of the techniques emphasized in this one-hour class.

African Jazz

8-17 year olds

African Jazz blends together a number of dance styles, including Caribbean, African, South African Marabi, swing, and jazz dance. The style is rooted in traditional African dance and music, but incorporates technical elements such as turns, jumps, and partnered moves.

Dancerobics/Zumba

10 year olds - adults

Zumba is brand name for a fitness program consisting of dance and aerobic exercise routines performed to popular, mainly Latin-American music. Dancerobics exercises the body through dance movements. It’s fun and also helps you keep fit!