Basic ballet technique and terminology with little or no prior training
Beginner-intermediate technique and terminology. Two classes/week recommended.
Intermediate technique and terminology. Two classes/week required and three classes/week recommended to begin Ballet 4
Intermediate technique and terminology. Emphasis on pointe preparation. Three classes/week required
Development of tap technique & terminology. Students will further develop skills including musicality and sound clarity with an added focus on increasing speed, and developing style. Class begins at the "tap barre" and progresses to center floor combinations and repetitive exercises, instilling a strong skill set for the intermediate tapper.
Lyrical/contemporary is a fluid form of dance done to popular ballads and slower contemporary music. The dancer is taught to interpret his or her movement with feeling, motion and style. They will learn to tell a story or create the picture of the song. This style combines the fluid beauty of ballet with the more sharp moves in jazz. A Ballet or Jazz class is recommended along with lyrical/contemporary to build in technique.
Tumbling is a combination of acrobatics and gymnastics. It consists of floor tricks (cartwheels, round offs, backbends...etc) It focuses on building muscle, strength and flexibility).
Majorette will encompass HBCU dance styles and movements, lyrical hip hop and jazz funk. These classes are designed to teach coordination, strength, agility and endurance and HBCU marching band skills foundations. Students will learn popular majorette techniques, marching, baton twirling as well as dance combinations and choreography. The competitive majorette battle squad is by invite only.
Turns, Legs, Leaps and Feet
Turns, Legs, Leaps and Feet class is a special class to help dancers work on these often challenging areas of dance. Classes will be designed to help each dancer identify and work on specific techniques and skills needed to improve their understanding, physical development of feet and legs and performance of these specific moves.