Our school year program begins September 16, 2019 and runs through our June recital in 2020.
Combo Class Tap/Ballet/Jazz – ages 2-4
This one hour class of tap/ballet/jazz and tumbling is our way of introducing the basic elements of dance to this age group. We start with tap, where your child will learn basic steps and rhythms to big band music. In ballet, the focus is on body placement and correct terminology. In jazz, we will work on the gross motor skills to popular upbeat music with positive age appropriate lyrics and moves. They will finish the class with basic tumbling. At the end of class, all dancers receive praise for their achievements.
Combo Class Tap/Ballet/Jazz – ages 5-7
As the students progress, they are ready to dedicate more time to each subject. This one hour class of tap, ballet and jazz allows the students to focus more on building skills in these areas.
Our ballet curriculum focuses on proper body placement, strength and stretch of legs and feet, fluid arm carriage, flexibility and musicality. Dancers continue to learn ballet terminology based on a combination of Vaganova and Cecchetti methods and techniques.
Students will continue to work on the fundamentals of tap, focusing on rhythms and musicality. Class time consists of a warm-up, across the floor exercises and center floor combinations.
Our Hip Hop is based on basic jazz principles. This is a fun, upbeat, funky and popular class for all levels.
Lyrical dance is a combination of ballet, jazz and modern with a fluid, continuous style, expressing lyrics and emotions through your dancing.
Your typical jazz dance class includes a warm-up and stretch, across the floor movement and center floor combinations. Our jazz classes include popular dance styles and theater dance.
Contemporary (ages 13+)
Contemporary dance draws on both classical ballet, modern, theatrical, and concert dance employing a special technique for developing the use of the entire body in movements expressive of abstract ideas.
Pointe (ages 13+ by placement only)
Pointe technique is the part of classical ballet in which a ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet. Dancers continue to learn ballet terminology based on a combination of Vaganova and Cecchetti methods and techniques.
This style is known as Herchun Karate Kung Fu. It is a form developed by Grand Master Mike Geary that combines Chinese Kempo Karate and Chinese Wushu Kung Fu. Great for kids and adults, men and women.