(Ages 3 thru 5 years) This program teaches muscle control, concentration, rhythm, discipline coordination, balance, agility and poise. It consists of tap, ballet, drama, and the use of props such as the balance beam, balls, hoops, ribbon and rhythm sticks and costume accessories. Our goal is to instill self-confidence and creativity.
This class will include one half hour of tap and one half hour of ballet. Students will learn ballet vocabulary and technique including barre, center floor, and progressions (across the floor). The tap curriculum teaches students to count music, develop rhythm, memorize terminology and learn proper execution of beginner techniques. This class begins focusing on technique more seriously to prepare students for the individualized one-hour classes.
Tap classes work to develop a keen sense of rhythm and coordination. Students will master basic tap
steps and rhythms, and then progress to more complicated combinations and patterns as their skills
increase. The emphasis is on developing proper tap technique and producing clean and clear tap sounds.
Ballet is the foundation of all dance.
Dancers are introduced to a classical ballet class format that teaches the dancer with an emphasis on straight leg, pointed feet, posture placement and stretching, along with cultivating a true love for ballet. As the dancer completes their recommended level, the class structure will become more demanding and complex. Pointe recommendations will be considered once a dancer reaches the age of twelve and has mastered the fundamentals of ballet.
This program is based on a combination of Contemporary Funk, Broadway and Modern Jazz. The classes are structured to build strength and develop flexibility, coordination and rhythm. Dance combinations can consist of classical, musical theatre, or ‘cutting edge’ choreography. For serious jazz students, ballet is strongly recommended.
Our classes integrate the latest Hip-Hop dance moves from the East and West coasts. Each class begins with stretch and warm-ups, including isolations and strength training. Students will develop coordination and rhythm while learning dance combinations with very innovative choreography.
This form of dance utilizes both ballet and jazz techniques, emphasizing strength, control and extensions. Students will focus on technique while learning to dance using different emotions and expressions. A strong ballet background is necessary for lyrical students.