Class Descriptions

 FUNKARINAS

Students will fuse the technique of Ballet with the fun and exciting energy of Hip Hop. Students also learn classroom etiquette such as raising your hand, taking turns, and respecting others. This class will incorporate intellectual concepts of self-awareness, creative expression, imagination, basic body/health awareness, and teamwork through a variety of teaching methods. These classes are upbeat and stimulating. Drawing on the child’s wonderful imagination and boundless energy, the exercises are taught through song, story and role-playing.

BALLET 

Ballet is the foundation for all dance forms.  Ballet is taught in a nurturing and correct manner.  Each level of ballet designates a level of attainment and a physical and intellectual grasp of the material being taught. Ballet classes are offered from a beginner level to advanced. Students are taught proper body placement, body alignment, barre and center floor work, along with across the floor combinations. Beginner classes introduce vocabulary, proper alignment. In addition Pointe is offered by pre-approval only. All students are urged to study ballet, as it is the foundation of all other dance styles and facilitates further success in these disciplines.

POINTE 

Training on pointe only begins after strong comprehensive understanding of ballet technique has been developed, and feet, back, and legs sufficiently strong. Pointe is an extension of ballet. It requires solid, consistent, and current ballet training coupled with strength in the legs and the core of the dancer’s body. Available only to those taking at least two other weekly ballet classes.

JAZZ

Jazz classes are fun and energetic. They include such elements as kicks, leaps, turns, splits, ans isolations. Classes include stretch and strengthening exercises, floor work, and across the floor progressions in addition to a center floor combination.

HIP HOP

Fun and energetic dance class. Classes consist of warm-up, strengthening exercises, and a combination filled with the latest dance trends. This style of dance allows the body to move freely and funky, while integrating the dancer’s own personal style. This class provides an age appropriate experience of today’s most popular form of dance, trends, and music. Classes available in beginner and intermediate/advanced levels. (ages 4 and up)

TAP

Tap dancing is a fun and exciting form of dance where the dancer is able to make different sounds using their feet. Teaches an awareness of beat, timing and rhythm.  Tappers will have a graduated warm-up to loosen their ankles and knees for proper execution of skills, across the floor progressions and have center floor work to learn and perfect new skills.

LYRICAL

While blending together ballet and jazz, Lyrical gives the student the opportunity to increase technique and self expression.

ACRO

Acro teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline & concentration. This class is not the typical tumbling or gymnastics class. It is great for students looking to enhance their agility, flexibility, & strength. In level 1 we will focus strongly on stretching and flexibility. We will start learning the basic acrobatic movements to start your students foundation to learning more advanced tricks. Additionally we will focus on somersaults, cartwheels, head stands, standing backbends, front and back overs and round offs (more tricks are available for those students that can master these skills quickly as everyone learns at their own pace). Level 2 will be taking skills the student might already know and expanding them too more difficult tricks. We will focus on elbow stands, one-handed front walkovers, Valdez, back handsprings, aerials and many more advanced tricks.

 TECHNIQUE

This class is a technique class that is dedicating to learning, improving, and perfecting technique in jumps, kicks, turns, etc. Stretch and strengthening is also combined to improve dancers’ power. In this class, we will be learning the proper technique, alignment and execution of the most popular turns, leaps and jumps; fouette turns, turns a la second, pirouettes, chaine and pique turns, grand jetes, center leaps, surprise leaps, turning leaps, barrel leaps, Russian jumps, attitude jumps and much more. No costume or performance for this class. Take this class to increase dance skills and help gain abilities for your other dance classes!