Mommy & Me
Enjoy some quality time with your little one! This class is designed for children and their parents and includes many gym activities. We have a special gym area full of gymnastics equipment and visual aids designed specifically for these youngsters and their developmental needs. The Instructor will set up an obstacle course through out the entire facility and equipment based on the days activity plans. The obstacle courses are specially designed to help enhance motor skills, social skills, hand-eye coordination and working with other children and to learn important concepts like taking turns, following directions, and listening skills. They will begin learning log rolls, forward and backward rolls. They also are offered the opportunity to learn many different basic body positions related to gymnastics. Spend some time being creative with your child. This class can be for daddies or nannies too!
This first portion of class incorporates the fundamentals of Ballet, Tap, and Tumbling for the pre-school level dancer. Individualized attention to our youngest dancers is given as they learn beginning terminology & steps. While enjoying dance class, students are learning to work on basic motor skills including running, skipping, hopping, leaping & jumping. Students will begin to learn single & double sounds with an emphasis on musicality and music awareness while learning rhythms and enhancing their fine motor skills. This class develops not only movement, flexibility and balance, but also individuality & peer group skills.
These classes teach the technique of jazz dance through turns, leaps, rolls, and jumps. The class includes a warm-up with stretching, isolations, strengthening exercises and progressions across the floor. Emphasis will be placed on developing rhythmic awareness, individual expression and the use of the body as rhythmic percussive instrument. The class ends with a combination that will teach style, control, and performance.
Musical Theater combines dance, acting, and singing. Students will learn to dance in groups and support each other while watching other classmates perform. This class is based off of musicals, dancers learn popular songs from Broadway. Lots of fun! Dancers of all levels are encouraged to try this class!
Leaps & Turns
Concentrates on the technical aspects of leaping, jumping and turning by teaching a series of jumps, leaps and turns, weight and direction changes. The student develops balance, strength, elevation and body alignment.
Throw away the rule book and get ready to express yourself. Modern dance rejects the structured discipline of ballet, and focuses instead on devising new movements and steps, making it perfect for those who like to rebel against tradition. Great for giving the whole body a thorough workout, this dance also allows you to unleash your creative side, meaning that you get to exercise your imagination as well as your body. Modern dance places emphasis on exploring emotion and expressing personality through movement. Dancers make use of steps from established forms of dance such as African and Latin dance, but also create and introduce their own moves to make performances more personal. Modern dance rejects the idea that dance must always be light and graceful, and encourages dancers to make the most of their body weight in order to express themselves.
A special class designed to teach your child creative movement, song and dance, and how to follow basic directions in a dance class without mom. Children will learn different dance styles such as Ballet, Tap, and Tumbling. Tiny Tots also enhances motor skills, social skills, hand-eye coordination, and working with other children. Children learn important concepts like taking turns, following directions, and listening skills.
This class Introduces fundamental exercises, techniques, and steps of classical ballet. Children learn basic ballet terminology, correct body alignment, and discipline. Flexibility, balance, strength and technique are achieved through barre and center floor work. The class structure will include a full barre warm-up, center and across the the floor combinations, and basic ballet turns.
Contemporary dance focuses on creative self-expression, breaks the rigid constraints of classical ballet to reach a free, fluid and pleasant movement. Contemporary dance principles include: centering, alignment, gravity, breath, contraction, release, fall and recovery, suspension, floor work, balance and off-balance, tension and relaxation. The class is challenging but relaxed with an emphasis on expression and pleasure.
A class designed to increase the students rhythmic and coordination skills. Students will focus on learning many fun upbeat combinations, which increases the students’ ability to learn dance combinations quickly.
In this class students are introduced to the basic elements of tap dance technique and terminology. Emphasis is placed on the importance of rhythm and clear sounds. Students will learn a variety of exercises and combinations to help them progress through to higher levels.
Street Jazz is a breathtaking mix of fast, intricate footwork, graceful spins and acrobatic floor moves. Using the music's varying rhythm patterns, the Dance works on the Dancers' creativity, their understanding of the music and their own energy. There will definitely be no ‘Jazz Hands’ here and a lot of people have their whole understanding of Jazz Dance turned upside down when they experience our style for the first time.
Our tumbling teaches acrobatic skills such as somersaults, cartwheels, backbends, hand-stand rolls, etc. Classes will give boys a balance and coordination edge in sport activities, while girls will love becoming more limber.
Dance improvisation is the process of spontaneously creating movement. Development of improvised movement material is facilitated through a variety of creative explorations including body mapping through levels, shape and dynamics schema. Dance improvisation is not only about creating new movement but is also defined as freeing the body from habitual movement patterns.