DESCRIPTION OF CLASSES

COMBO #1 & #2 (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 basics in ballet barre and center work, the rhythm and syncopation of tap sounds, and the basic technical skills required of the jazz dancer.

COMBO #3 & #4 (BALLET, LYRICAL, JAZZ)

This class includes barre and center work, progressions, and choreographed dances that enrich the movements of classical ballet. Lyrical is a dance style that blends ballet and jazz dance & uses movements to express emotions. 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.

LITURGICAL/MIME CLASS

Our Liturgical/Mime Class includes genres of dance such as ballet, lyrical, jazz, contemporary, and dramatic interpretation. This class focuses on Dance to worship.

AFRICAN JAZZ/CONTEMPORARY CLASS

African Jazz blends together several 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. Contemporary dancers are taught to interpret his or her movement with feeling, motion, and style. Dancers will learn to tell a story or create the picture of the song. This style combines the fluid beauty of ballet with the sharper moves in jazz.

HBCYOU CLASS

A high-energy dance class that will teach the different styles of popular HBCU dance teams. Technique and performance quality will be other skills highlighted in this class.

CHEERNASTICS CLASS

This class teaches fun cheers, chants, and age-appropriate cheerleading style cheer and dance (mixed)routines. Pom Poms are occasionally used. Basic stunts are taught, and tumbling is sometimes a part of the class curriculum as needed for stunts and routines.

MOMMY AND ME CLASS

A creative movement class for ages 12-35 months. Parents or caregivers participate actively in the class as students learn basic dance steps and skills (balance, coordination, etc.) through songs, stories, and play.

Cheernastics/Step Class

This class teaches fun cheers, chants, and age-appropriate cheerleading style cheer and dance (mixed)routines. Pom Poms are ocassionally used. Basic stunts are taught and tumbling is sometimes a part of the class curriculum as needed for stunts and routines. In addition, basic stomp techniques and routines are incorporated.

Mommy and Me Class

A creative movement class for ages 12-36 months. Parents or caregivers participate actively in the class as students learn basic dance steps and skills (balance, coordination, etc.) through songs, stories, and play.

BALLET/LYRICAL CLASS

Ballet is the “backbone” of all dance training. In ballet the student will learn grace, elegance, technique, discipline, flexibility, stamina, and endurance. We strongly feel that ballet is the most important dance form that a child or adult can study. In lyrical dance, the dancer is taught to interpret his or her movement with feeling, motion, and style. They will learn to tell a story or create the picture of the song. This style combines the fluid beauty of ballet with the sharper moves in jazz.