"There are shortcuts to happiness and dance is one of them" Vicki Baum
The study of ballet is the foundation for learning all forms of dance. There is no substitute for good ballet training. All dancers who want to have strong technique, good placement and proper body alignment must study ballet. All ballet classes help to strengthen the dancer's core, co-ordination and build on discipline, flexibility and concentration.
This class encompasses strength and flexibility warm-ups with a strong emphasis on technique. Combinations incorporate many styles of dance: Broadway, Musical Theater, and Contemporary Modern choreography.
Lyrical Dance is a fusion of ballet and jazz techniques blended together to express the thoughts, emotion and story that the lyrics of the song are telling through the choreography and movement. This is a beautiful dance form for those looking for another way to express themselves through dance. Students in this class must also be enrolled in a ballet class.
This class is for the student looking for more opportunities to perform through out the year in addition to the Nutcracker and annual recital. The main objective is to learn choreography to perform at community events, nursing homes and a performance trip at the end of the year . This is not a technique class there fore the students must be enrolled in a ballet class also.
This is a basic beginner's dance class for 3 & 4 year olds to introduce young children to body awareness, music and the fundamentals of dance. This is achieved by interaction between the students, teacher, music and different props which all come together to help stimulate the child's creative imagination and open the doors to dance as a wonderful form of expression. Basic ballet terminology is taught in this class. Students must be fully potty trained.
Tap dancing can be defined as a dance in which the rhythm of your feet become musical instruments with which the dancer can create wonderful music. 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 helping to improve co-ordination, strength musicality and
Pointe (by placement only)
Once a dancer has reached the age of 12 and has taken ballet class for several years, she might be a candidate for pointe shoes. Pointe work is an extension of the ballet training that has gone before it. Please note: this class is by invitation only.
Tap/ Hip Hop
The Hip Hop portion of this class is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing and fundamentals of Jazz. This class encourages students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements. The Tap portion is a straight Tap class where the students will work on the fundamentals of tap, focusing on the musicality of the different rhythms.
Musical theater dance introduces students to the songs of Broadway Musicals. Classes consist of a warm-up and then learning the repertoire of Broadway shows. This course is devoted to Broadway dance and dance styles. Students learn choreography from selected musicals, such as “Hair Spray”, “Annie”, "Aladdin" and many more.
This class is designed to strengthen the dance's technique in preparation for pointe shoes in the future, with the understanding that each student reaches their potential at a different pace. The main focus is on core and foot strengthening.