April 20, 2016

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Jazz:

One of the most popular and well-known forms of dance. Jazz dance includes strength, flexibility and conditioning technique and progressions including turns, kicks and leaps. In a Jazz class the dancers also learn many fun and trendy dance steps that are used for all forms of dance. It is a wonderful class to get a well-rounded variety of all dance steps. Dancers will learn choreography to popular and age appropriate music of today along with vintage styles of jazz from the last decades. This is a perfect class to start your dance training.

Beginner/Intermediate Jazz: The Greatest Show: https://youtu.be/DiFTOMo2Mr4

Intermediate/Advanced Jazz: Me Too: https://youtu.be/Nt4tFefxN-A

Senior Competition Jazz: Alice’s Theme: https://youtu.be/_K-2dpM5Bko

Technique and Conditioning:

Improve your dance technique across any genre of dance with Technique and Conditioning. A focus on alignment, proper turnout and parallel positions, footwork, arm positioning, and spotting will increase each dancer’s skill and ability level leading to better injury prevention and improved stage performance.  Additionally fitness and yoga principles will be applied to dance technique to improve strength and flexibilty. This class is recommended for all dancers wanting to improve their dance abilities.

Ballet:

 is a type of performance dance that originated during the Italian Renaissance in the 15th century and later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia. It has since become a widespread, highly technical form of dance with its own vocabulary based on French terminology. It has been globally influential and has defined the foundational techniques used in many other dance genres and cultures. During class, simple Barre exercises will help develop proper alignment and technique. Centre work will include both adagio (slow, sustained dance movements) and allegro (jumps and turns) incorporating those techniques learned at the barre. As students advance

Beginner Ballet: Better Place: https://youtu.be/YHdyMhADvF4

Senior Competition Ballet: Hallelujah: https://youtu.be/GV2YMKQkr00

A Cappella Tap:

 A Capella Tap is a percussive technique class.  Students learn to count rhythms, enunciate sounds and become more confident in working the floor.  Combinations of contrasting rhythms and styles will stretch the mind and body.

Intermediate A Cappella Tap: Morse Code: https://youtu.be/v-E5AF1dpkI

Tap:

is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. The sound is made by shoes that have a metal “tap” on the heel and toe. There are several major variations on tap dance including: rhythm (jazz) tap, classical tap, Broadway tap, and post-modern tap. Tap trains your musical ear.  Tap develops timing and musicianship.  Tap forces one to listen to the music and pay attention to the counts, thinking of each step before it happens.  Tap improves balance and coordination, emphasizing the importance of posture and weight distribution, builds leg strength, flexibility in the hips, knees and ankles.  Tap is a quick paced cardio workout and a great exercise for the brain!  Tap is for the analytical mind.

Beginner Tap: Rock and Roll Medley: https://youtu.be/pkLVsaDVSVA

Advanced Tap: Human: https://youtu.be/1jcbh-mqTyI

Modern:

Originally developing as a revolt to ballet, modern dance incorporates an incredibly large and diverse range of styles and techniques. Breath and body connection play a strong roll in modern dance. Classes will use both improvisation and structured modern dance technique to build upon our movement vocabulary. Students will be challenged to grow as dancers as they connect with their breath in this expressive and abstract dance form. Please note students dance barefoot.

Intermediate Modern: Way Down We Go: https://youtu.be/AvXzRDTQxcA

Advanced Modern: Million Eyes: https://youtu.be/Ypu2gftCeu0

Hip Hop: 

An American dance form that combines elements of all different genres of dance to create a unique movement style like no other, involves a considerable amount of muscluar control and imagination . Although Hip-Hop started as just Breaking, it has grown to include other specialties such as Popping, Locking, Animation, and countless other subgenres. In class students will learn new ways to engage their bodies and minds.

Intermediate/Advanced Hip Hop: Sweet Dreams: https://youtu.be/ukVchhKpj34

Tap/Ballet Combo: 

This class is designed to introduce children age 4/5 to the exciting and creative world of dance. The curriculum consists of an introduction to basic ballet and tap terminology, placement, and skills. Coordination, social skills and positive behavior are all reinforced in a fun structured class environment.

Ballet: Rainbow Connection: https://youtu.be/q8y1cYg-FL0

Tap: Singin’ in the Rain: https://youtu.be/taSO91Itl_k

Expressive Movement:

an introductory class that will explore movement and dance through creative expression, music, improvisation, and movement stories. A more relaxed atmosphere allows for younger attention spans to be introduced to dance and kinesthetic awareness at a young age. This class runs 12 weeks as a semester class offering only.

Musical Theater:

A dance genre that uses song, music, and dance as an integral part of the classes’ action. This style can feature any style of dance and is interpreting a song from a Broadway Musical or movie musical. This style sometimes includes singing or lip-synching.

Beginner Musical Theater: Anything You Can Do: https://youtu.be/b-fVLMwWvyQ