Dance Classes

 

DANCE

Dance classes teach students about self-expression through movement, personal discipline and exploration.  Participants will improve their coordination, spatial awareness, technique, and musicality.  Attending dance classes will teach individuals the importance of confidence and teamwork. Dancers will have the opportunity to channel their energy in a positive way.

Pre-School Dance: Ages 2.5-3

This class encourages free expression while teaching elements of dance such as; body and spatial awareness, movement quality and rhythm.

Mom and Me Dance: Ages 2-3

This class is similar to Pre-School Dance, but is designed for little ones who prefer their parent to join them in dance class.  Each dancer should have one parent accompanying and participating with them.

Ballet/Tap or Ballet/Jazz

This class focuses on creative movement and introduces children to basic dance techniques while creating a fun and positive environment.  Students learn ballet for the half the class and either jazz or tap for the other.

Ballet

Focuses on overall body alignment and awareness with emphasis on proper usage of feet and legs and execution of turnout.  It includes barre work, centre work and combinations.

Jazz

An upbeat dance form which uses techniques of ballet, while adding flare and funk.  Jazz involves bold, dramatic movements.  These classes mostly use pop and R&B music.

Tap

Tap uses the dancer’s feet as a percussion instrument to create a variety of different rhythms.  This class challenges their listening, coordination and memory skills.

Contemporary

Contemporary is a mix of ballet, modern and jazz.  Students learn to express lyrics of the music through movement and emotions, while improving flexibility, coordination and strength.

Hip Hop

A high-energy dance class that is very popular with today’s youth.  It uses the latest sounds in rap, R&B and pop music together with movements influenced by some of today’s hottest video choreographers.  Younger classes include playing dance games while teaching basic moves.  These classes still dance to popular music, just the clean versions.

Competitive Only Classes

Jazz Technique

This class concentrates on the fundamentals of Jazz using flexibility and proper technique. With stretching and exercises down the floor, this class will teach and improve the technique of the dancer. Specifically working on proper body placement, jumps, and turns.

Conditioning

Conditioning class is for developing strength and flexibility.  It is aimed to develop stronger dancers who can better reach their full potential physically. Jump higher, reach further, hold stronger and build performance stamina!

Adult Classes (ages 18 and up)

Hip Hop  

This class focuses on teaching basic hip hop movements and providing an upbeat environment that incorporates fitness.  No previous dance experience required.

Ballet Barre/Conditioning and Core

A ballet workout for adults that incorporates simple ballet moves, and provides muscle toning, strengthening and cardiovascular exercise.  No previous dance experience required.