Class Descriptions

Class descriptions

Barre Buster– is a form of physical exercise that incorporates a ballet barre and basic ballet principles. benefits include improved strength, posture, flexibility, balance, stability, and muscle definition.

Yoga– an ancient form of exercise designed to connect the mind body and spirit through breath, and movement. benefits include improved strength, posture, flexibility, balance, and stability.

Contemporary-Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.

Ballet–  A most classical  and timeless dance form characterized by grace and precision of movement and by elaborate formal gestures, steps, and poses.

JazzJazz dance is fast and fun. It uses upbeat music and leaps, kicks and turns to interpret traditional and not-so-traditional movements. Incorporates classical forms such as ballet.

Theatrical Jazz is what you would see in theatrical musicals and Broadway musicals.

Tap /Jazz combo– combining two dance styles into one class. Students will work on the basic turns, leaps, kicks and transitions of Jazz as well as the basic combinations of Tap and style where rhythm and dance are made with the feet.

Creative movement–  usually for ages 3-6. Creative Movement is a joyful way for children to explore movement and the basic elements of dance through music, develop physical skills, channel energy, stimulate imagination and promote creativity.

Pointe-Pointe technique is the part of classical ballet technique that concerns pointe work, in which a ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet within pointe shoes.Pointe Level is achieved after years of ballet in flat shoes. A dancer needs great strength, proper posture, turnout and alignment to be eligible for Pointe shoes. This level must be approved by the ballet teachers and is a great ,but serious , achievement.

Variations– A ballet class where students can learn steps, combinations , dances and choreography from the classical ballets.

Hip-hop– street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking, and popping.