Class Descriptions

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Class Descriptions 2016-10-18T18:53:57+00:00

Ballet

The word “Ballet” is French, but comes from the Italian word “ballare” which means “to dance”.

All ballet classes are taught using proper French ballet terminology. Dancers will learn traditional ballet technique executed according to specific gestures and flowing patterns, improving flexibility, posture, poise & grace.

Our ballet classes, like all classes, are taught at a age and skill level appropriate for each class. In the “Children’s Classes”, while learning basic ballet technique, dancers will use creative movement and props to enhance their ballet experience.

Our Technique classes are taught with traditional ballet structure. Classes at various levels move from an introduction to ballet structure through beginning barre work, adage, allegro (jumping) work, pointe work , and the development of a more advanced dance vocabulary, drawing on the classical ballet repertoire. Specific attention is paid to proper skeletal alignment and muscle development to ensure correct dance technique and good health.

Musical Theatre

Create original numbers & tributes to your favorite musicals…

Musical Theatre styles include jazz, lyrical and character dance.

Contemporary Lyrical 

Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.

Contemporary dance stresses versatility and improvisation, unlike the strict, structured nature of ballet. Contemporary dancers focus on floor work, using gravity to pull them down to the floor. This dance genre is often done in bare feet. Contemporary dance can be performed to many different styles of music.

Hip-Hop

It’s urban, it’s street, it’s diverse & forever changing.

Hip-hop encompasses movement that has elements of poppin’, lockin’ and breakin’ as well as freestyle movement to give students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style!