Ballet, Tap, Jazz, lyrical, Irish Dance & Ballroom Dance
Students must wear clothing suitable for dancing. Leotards, tights, etc. Street shoes are not permitted. All students must wear socks, jazz, ballet or tap shoes in all studio spaces.
Ballet is highly recommended for performers who need cross-discipline training as it is the foundation of all dance. These classes are designed for students to continue their developing knowledge of ballet with thorough exercises to ensure a better understanding of proper body placement and positioning. We will emphasize fundamentals of classical ballet technique stressing the importance of strength, flexibility and discipline.
Most of the barre exercises will be done with only one hand on the barre. The center work will teach pirouettes, linking steps, large poses and jumps.
Ballet I is recommended for beginners.
Ballet II is recommended for students who have had previous ballet training.
Want to learn how to make music with your feet? In this class we will introduce our students to the essential tap steps used in musical theatre performance.
A class that focuses on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, Street and Contemporary to help develop a well rounded dance background.
Lyrical dance is a style that combines ballet and jazz techniques. It is performed to music with lyrics so that it inspires expression of strong emotions the choreographer feels from the lyrics of the song. This class will concentrate on an individual approach and expressiveness of such emotions as love, joy, hurt or anger.
Learn how to Irish Step Dance popularized by the Broadway show Riverdance. Be introduced to soft shoe dance styles like the reel and slip jig and hard shoe dances like the hornpipe and treble jig.
Learn Ballroom basics in dances like the Waltz, Tango, Quickstep, Cha Cha, Paso, Jive and so much more! Ballroom dance does not require you to have a partner to join. Advance your dance skills by learning how to dance with a partner, whether that be socially or competitively.