CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

TAP

ADULT HIP HOP

MODERN

ZUMBA

POINTE

HIP HOP

BALLET

JAZZ

TAPS & TUTUS

 

TAPS & TUTUS

Ages:                 3 - 5

 

Duration:         30 to 45 Minutes

 

Description:   Foster a love of movement with this fun   energetic class! Introductory level class explores rhythm, song, body awareness, coordination skills, imagination and creative expression. Lesson plan considers students’ attention span and keeps them happily engaged while learning to translate music into movement. Children must be potty trained and able to be independent from their parent in class.

 

Dress Code:   Black leotard; pink tights; pink ballet shoes; black tap shoes; hair in bun

 

Level:   Beginners

 

 

JAZZ/HIP HOP COMBO

Ages:                 7 - 12

 

Duration:        45 Minutes

 

Description:   This Combo Class infuses the funky style of hip hop with the technical side of Jazz! Dancers alternate between the two styles during the program, and will work on one performance piece.

 

Dress Code:   Any Color leotard; Black Jazz pants/shorts; black tights; black jazz shoes/sneakers; hair in bun/ponytail

 

Levels:   Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced  

 

STREET JAZZ

Ages:                 14 - Adult

 

Duration:        45 Minutes

 

Description:   A fantastic fusion of commercial jazz, hip hop and street dance. Class will take you on a funky dance journey as you explore different forms of popular music!

 

Dress Code:   Any Color leotard; Black Jazz pants/shorts; black tights; black jazz shoes/sneakers; hair in bun/ponytail

 

Levels:   Intermediate, Advanced 


 

 

BALLET

Ages:                 3 - Adult

 

Duration:          45 – 60 Minutes

 

Description:   Introduction of classical ballet technique and terminology. Class includes barre exercises, center work and across the floor combinations. Based on a combination of the French, Vagonova and Cecchetti methods as students’ progress. Each level of the curriculum increasingly becomes more complex and intricate.

 

Dress Code:   Black leotard; pink tights; pink ballet slippers; hair secured in a bun (No tutus/skirts; Adult skirts ok)

 

Levels:   Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

 

 

POINTE

Ages:               11 - 17

 

Duration:         45 Minutes

 

Description:   Instructor evaluation and placement required. Class designed for students with previous ballet training. Utilization of previously learned ballet technique while working in pointe shoes.  Includes barre exercises, center floor work and across the floor combinations.

 

Dress Code:   Black leotard; pink tights; pink ballet slippers; hair secured in a bun (No tutus/skirts)

 

Levels:   Beginner and Intermediate

 

 

TAP

Ages:               3 - Adult

 

Duration:         45 Minutes

 

Description:   Rhythm and movement created by metal taps on the heels and toes of dancer’s shoes. Emphasizes the flow of movement by teaching rhythm and beats in music and their own bodies.

 

Dress Code:   Black leotard; black dance pants/shorts; black tights, black tap shoes; hair in bun/ponytail (Boys): black shirt; black dance pants/sweatpants; black tap shoes

 

Levels:   Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Adult

 

 

JAZZ

Ages:               7 - Adult

 

Duration:         45 minutes

 

Description:   Combines technique of classical ballet and modern dance with current forms of popular dance. Emphasizes balance, isolations, flexibility, coordination, timing, strength and creative expression.  Each level of jazz is a continuation of the previous level and increases in difficulty.

 

Dress Code:   Any Color leotard; Black Jazz pants/shorts; black tights; black jazz shoes; hair in bun/ponytail

 

Levels:   Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Adult

 

 

MODERN

Ages:               13 - Adult

 

Duration:         45 minutes

 

Description:   Modern Dance integrates traditional disciplines of modern dance foundations with current contemporary styles. Patterns of movement, floor work and improvisation are introduced.

 

Dress Code:   Any Color leotard; dance pants/shorts; tan footless tights; no shoes required; hair in bun/ponytail

 

Levels:   Intermediate, Advanced and Adult

 

HIP HOP

Ages:                 5 - Adult

 

Duration:         45 Minutes

 

Description:   Introduction to the vocabulary, style and self-expression of hip hop movement. This high energy class is taught to students with a passion to move!

 

Dress Code:     Comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that will allow ease of movement; dance shoes/sneakers; (no street shoes or jeans)

 

Levels:   Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Adult

 

 

 

PRAISE

Ages:                   11 - Adult

 

Duration:          45 Minutes 

   

Description:   Come worship with us!  Class allows dancers the ability to express praise and worship through various combinations to interpret a song or dance.

 

Dress Code:   Comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that will allow ease of movement; bare feet

 

Levels:   Beginner/Intermediate, Adult

URBAN MOVES

Ages:               14 - Adult

 

Duration:      60 Minutes

 

Description:   URBAN MOVES is a series of Intermediate/Advanced level master classes highlighting different genres of urban style dance. Classes are taught by special invited Guest Instructors! Dance styles featured include (but are not limited to) Contemporary, Pistons Halftime Show, Dance Team Prep, African Dance and Advanced Hip Hop. Class series is only offered during the Summer!

 

Dress Code:   Dance attire that will allow ease of movement; dance shoes/sneakers; (no street shoes or jeans)

 

Levels: Intermediate and Advanced

 

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