Acrobatique is a style of acrobatics used specifically for dancers. It incorporates the elements of gymnastics, jazz, balancing, and tumbling. Students will learn acrobatic tricks such as handstands, cartwheels, chest stands, elbow stands, walkovers, side and front aerials, and tumbling. Acrobatique creates a much more versatile dancer. Dancers will develop a good foundation of strength and flexibility, placing a good emphasis on conditioning, strength and stretch training. Instructors utilize professional spotting techniques which are necessary to ensure safety and build confidence.
The definition of ballet is an artistic dance performed as a theatrical entertainment by a number of persons. The art of Ballet can trace its origins to the early seventeenth century, when dancers performed to entertain audiences between scenes of an opera. Russia has become the international center of ballet, combining the strength and fervour of Italian style with the softness and fluidity of the French school. Choreographers experiment with both new and traditional forms and styles, and dancers constantly seek to expand their technical and theatrical capabilities. Much of a ballet dancers training takes place at a barre. Ballets can be performed alone or as part of an opera. Ballet is best known for its high level techniques such as pointe work, grand pas de deux, and high leg extensions.
Our "Pre Beginner" Creative Movement is a joyful way for children to explore movement through music, develop physical skills, channel energy, stimulate imagination and promote creativity. Creative movement uses body actions to: communicate an image (the wind), communicate an idea (a journey) or communicate a feeling (strength).Creative Movement provides children with opportunities for non-competitive, success-oriented and creative experiences. Through movement, children learn about their bodies, the space around them, and each other. Creative movement activities should encourage all children to participate. Both boys and girls enjoy these classes. All children can benefit, including children with communication, sensory, developmental or physical challenges.
Our "Beginner" Creative Movement / Tap Combo Dance Class exposes students to the joy of ballet and tap through movement using games, creative exercises, exploration of dance styles and an introduction to movement vocabulary. Children learn in a positive atmosphere while learning a curriculum that introduces the basic concepts of Ballet and Tap, promotes musicality and rhythm, and instructs foundational and fundamental dance techniques.
Jazz dance is a dynamic and ever changing dance form always open to snapping up new ideas and soaking up the latest cultural styles. It is a blend of two movements; folk dance of Africa, North and South America and Europe and the theatre dance developed from modern, ballet, and ethnic dance. Today Jazz dance is still in a state of growth and change as it continues to mirror modern-day society. It moves with our ever-changing society and eagerly incorporates new challenges in music, movement, and thought. Jazz dance customs will continue to flourish and expand as Jazz teachers, choreographers, students, and enthusiasts embrace this art form and pass it onto upcoming generations with enthusiasm. Jazz class will include warm-up, barre, stretching, isolations, and across the floor jumps, turns, and combinations.
Pointe is a stage of development in Ballet. Students required extensive Ballet training to begin training on Pointe. Not all students will be able or have the desire to achieve the strength, placement, and technique required to execute Pointe safely and correctly. Students
Tap, although not called that at that time, began as a result of early African slaves communicating over long distances with the use of drums. Slaveholders already afraid of revolt forbid the use of drums thus forcing the African-Americans to transfer these rhythms to their feet.
Through the years tap has evolved from
"You & Me" dance classes introduce young children to movement through music. They will learn the basics of dance technique while improving large motor skills and coordination through creative exercises and movement games. Through the encouragement of teachers and parents our little dancers will be introduced to classroom etiquette such as following directions, listening skills, and respect for their peers. Parent participation is required.