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 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 #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.
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.
African Jazz Class
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.
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. Correct posture, leaps, and turns will be a few of the techniques emphasized in this one-hour class
In this class, 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 more sharp moves in jazz.
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.
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.
Hip Hop/Jazz Class
Hip Hop refers to social or choreographed styles primarily danced to hip hop music or that have evolved as part of hip hop culture. This style requires high energy and attention to detail. This class builds stamina, strength, and flexibility, while learning today’s hottest hip hop moves.