Dance is a work of art and almost always tells a story! Dance ~ as a voice!...Without emotion, "dancers are
without a face", but when they learn to feel the music,
they will truly know what dance is about. Our goal is to
develop the "total dancer" and bring out the best in
each of our students both technically and emotionally.
We want to teach them to dance with passion and to enjoy
moving to music! "Dance is life...take a chance and love
classes are taught in a fun, loving and motivational
environment, that stimulates creativity and a child's
natural movement, building self-confidence and a love
for learning and the arts.
TODDLER and KINDER PROGRAM:
Dance Program: (Ages 2-4)
Creative Movement: (Ages 2-3) A dance class that
stimulates creativity through movement and music where
imagination is key! Gross motor development is a big
part of this program, in addition some basic dance steps
will be taught and various rhythms will be explored.
(This class does not perform in our annual Dance
Tiaras (Ages 3-5) A “princess” themed creative movement
class that will
incorporate “Disney Soundtracks” featuring a different
“DISNEY PRINCESS” every month. They will learn
steps in classical ballet, as well as the French
terminology of these steps, and tap, along with
various rhythms. What a FUN time they will
have learning to dance to music they know and LOVE!
This class DOES NOT perform in our
end of the year show.
Broadway Babies I/II: (Ages 3 & 4) A combo class of
Creative Movement, Ballet and Tap. This class introduces
students to the basic movements of dance which encourage
a child's natural movement and muscle development in a
fun and creative environment. Students will also learn
proper dance class etiquette, which will improve on
their listening skills & directional cues, helping to
prepare them for school. (Students will perform a Ballet
routine at our Annual Concert)
Kinder Dance Program: (Ages 5-7)
Dance Stars I: (Ages 5-7) A combo class of Ballet
and Tap. The ballet class introduces basic Classical
ballet steps and body positions with emphasis on
posture, muscle awareness and body alignment. Proper
"French terminology" of all ballet steps will be taught.
Tap class will introduce and acquaint students with
basic tap steps, various rhythms, and tap terminology
that will enhance their coordination. Both disciplines
will be taught in a creative and fun
environment. (Students will perform a Ballet and a Tap
routine at our Annual Concert)
Hip Hop: (Ages 5-7) A high energy, age appropriate,
street styled dance that is more free style in movement
and allows students to move more expressively. (Age
Dance Stars II & III (age
8-11 & 12-up)
These classes are progressive, fast-paced and energetic!
Although the disciplines themselves are structured, they
are taught with passion, energy and creativity to foster
a love for dance and an internal desire to be the best
they can be! These classes teach the importance of self-discipline
and self-determination which helps to build their
self-esteem and confidence.
Classical Ballet- The foundation of all dance forms,
therefore it is a very important part our program and is
part of all our combo classes. A strong ballet
foundation enhances their development in all other art
forms, including Hip-Hop & Gymnastics. Body placement,
posture, poise, strength and flexibility are taught and
developed through center work, barre, and progressions,
as well as the French terminology and definitions of all
Pointe- Offered to students by teacher
recommendation. Students must have a minimum of 3 years
of Classical Ballet training and be at least 11 years of
age. Two classical ballet classes per week are required
to take Pointe class.
Tap- America's true art form! Tap terminology and a
strong foundation of tap basics will be taught in every
class. Rhythm, coordination and agility will be enhanced
in these classes. Tap is fast paced, high energy and
Jazz- A class that exposes students to the various
styles of technical Jazz dance including, traditional,
lyrical, contemporary modern and hip hop.