Class Description

Ballet 1

Basic ballet technique and terminology with little or no prior training

 

Ballet 2

Beginner-intermediate technique and terminology. Two classes/week recommended.



Ballet 3

Intermediate technique and terminology. Two classes/week required and three classes/week recommended to begin Ballet 4

 

Ballet 4

Intermediate technique and terminology. Emphasis on pointe preparation. Three classes/week required



Beginner/Intermediate Tap

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

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.

 

Acro/Tumble

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/Hip-Hop

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.

Improvisation

 In this class we engage in exercises and improvisational structures to heighten our awareness, broaden our individual movement vocabulary and develop our skills in instant composition.   This is a dynamic class that fosters both the ability to work in ensemble as well as strengthening the individual’s personal aesthetics and movement style.

 

Musical Theater

Based on the Broadway era from the 1920s to the present, our theater dance classes are sure to capture the heart of anyone interested in the performing arts. In this course, students learn strong technique in jazz fundamentals as well as choreography derived from various Broadway styles. Teachers lead students through a center warm up including stretches, isolations, and core strengthening.

Resume and Audition Prep For the Performer

Be prepared for your next big audition!  Workshops will be offered during the season for all performers to create and update performance resume's and portfolios

  

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