This class is designed as an introduction to dance. The class will explore movement through music, stimulate students’ imagination and promote creativity. It will also give them an understanding of the classroom community, improve social skills and develop fine motor skills all while having fun!
Ballet is a very graceful type of dancing, sometimes seemingly defying gravity, and is an activity that helps improve fitness, flexibility and body awareness. Students will learn and develop the fundamentals of classical ballet technique, with a progression toward learning variations.
Modern dance is an ever-evolving art form, whose definition is elusive. Modern dance pioneers embraced their individuality and the idea of creativity and artistic freedom. Even today modern dance cannot be defined by a specific technique as dancers and choreographers are constantly searching to move, feel and express their own individuality through dance. Defining modern dance is like defining modern art or music…it is elusive exciting, and undefinable. Come take a class and see for yourself.
Jazz dance is an exciting and ever-evolving dance form full of rhythm, syncopation, and passion. It shares a broad range of dance styles and has been popularized through stage shows. Jazz offers a great way to improve musicality, creativity and coordination. Class is upbeat with an emphasis on classical technique and style.
Contemporary dance emerged in the 20th century, combining elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet, in an attempt to explore the natural energy and emotions of their bodies. Students will learn to use their bodies in a variety of ways, and they focus on breathing, posture, and emotional state to establish a mind-body connection.
Tap dance is performed wearing shoes fitted with metal taps, characterized by rhythmical tapping of the toes and heels. Dancers practice a series of basic steps, adding more difficult combinations as they become more proficient.
Stretching is an integral part of dancing. This class will combine core conditioning and deep stretches that will increase flexibility and strength. This class is for all levels and draws upon techniques such as yoga and Pilates. It is a great option for non-dancers as well. Athletes can especially reap the benefits of proper stretching.
Strength class focuses on core conditioning. Postures will strengthen the abdominal muscles, back, and lower body. This class is a great way for dancers, and non-dancers, to stay in shape, improve posture, and ward off injuries.