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Dance Classes for Juniors, Teens & Adults
We have lots of great dance classes for Juniors, Teens & Adults–Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop and more! We’d love to meet you – Join us!
School Year 2018-19 Classes
All classes learn dance technique with emphasis on movement concepts such as time, space, and force. This teaches the students not only the steps but also the underlying qualities that make the steps unique! Students may also do improvisational dancing for about 5 minutes as a form of self-expression and/or worship.
CLASS OFFERINGS FOR JUNIORS, TEENS, & ADULTS
Junior, Teen, & Adult classes are offered to promote good health and a heightened awareness of our bodies. Students will focus on proper technique in order to prepare for professional, recreational, and/or worship dance. Movement can provide an outlet for stress & it’s great exercise!
Junior classes are recommended for students ages 9-13 with previous dance experience and placement in this level must be approved by the director.
Ballet is great for anyone to get in shape while learning the art of dance. Ballet helps to improve one’s sense of coordination and balance, encourage self-discipline, and increase strength, flexibility, and agility. Ballet is a great base from which to learn other styles of dance. Students will learn ballet technique using the Vaganova Method.
Tap is a truly American dance form. Students will learn the technique of tap dancing and increase their sense of musicality as it relates to rhythms. Improvisation along with choreographed material will be used during instruction.
Jazz explores the various styles of jazz movement – Hip Hop/Funk, Broadway-style with kick lines, Lyrical, etc. This is a great way to ‘stretch yourself’ – expanding skills and toning muscles.
See below for further details about Tumbling classes.
Modern dance began in the early 20th century as a rebellion against the rules of ballet. Today the term modern dance has intertwined with the term Contemporary and includes a broad range of styles, and is very popular in dance studios, university programs, and performances. Contemporary dance training provides grace, strength, and control, and also provides tools for self-expression.
The students in dance team/poms will have a warm-up that incorporates cardio, stretching, conditioning, and basic dance technique that is used in dance team routines. The students will also learn mini-routines in the styles of pom, hip-hop, kick, and jazz. The class will also focus on the purpose of a dance team, team relationships, leadership and audience. We are really looking forward to preparing our dancers who plan on joining dance teams to be leaders who will stand for integrity and be positive role models among their peers! The Jr/Teen level classes will be focusing more on technique and skills needed to be successful at an audition and will not have a dance concert performance for this class.
Hip Hop classes are a great way to get funky and get a great work out at the same time. Express yourself in a class that combines street dancing and break dancing.
Pointe is available to students who have been approved by the Ballet faculty and the director. Students who are accepted must be of appropriate age, ability, and strength levels in order to promote their success as well as physical health. Students enrolled in Pointe participate in the advanced Ballet class, along with a supplementary/required Ballet class. These students attend class at least two days per week.
Musical Theatre is a great class for budding performers! The combination of singing, acting, and dancing develops well-rounded artists. Students will learn necessary dance skills and partnering, the art of emoting and “dacting” – dancing/acting, as well as singing skills, all of which will help them on stage, in dance class, and in life.
TUMBLING CLASS INFORMATION
Ages 3 – Teen
– Basic gymnastic tumbling skills are taught in a fun & safe atmosphere.
Necessary flexibility and strength training ensure safe and proper progression of skills.
– A variety of mats including skill shapes, panel mats, low balance beams, and mini-tramp are used along with some rhythmic gymnastic apparatus such as ribbons and hoops.
– Special preschool sized equipment is used for the smaller sized child.
Beginning students concentrate on basic gymnastic positions, forward and backward rolls, backbend bridge, headstands, cartwheels, handstands.
Intermediate skills include 1-hand cartwheels, front and back limbers and walkovers, and roundoffs.
Advanced options are available for those students ready to learn the front and back handspring.
DANCE CONCERT INFORMATION
Juniors & Teens in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Pointe classes will perform in the Dance Concert at the end of the school year unless otherwise specified by a parent or guardian – please see the Front Desk.
Performing in the Annual Dance Concert is optional for Adults – It is a worthwhile experience and available for those who are interested!