Dance

Preschool Ballet

This class is an opportunity for youngsters to learn the fundamentals of dance.  Children will be exposed to the basics of ballet, which is the source of all dance.  It is important to start teaching basic positions and terminology early.

The preschool ballet classes are scheduled so your child can do a preschool gymnastics class immediately after making it a 1.5 hour combo class.  Combining Dance and Gymnastics allows young children to go between two very different dynamics, developing gross and fine motor skills in a safe and fun class environment.  Jump Start will provide a healthy snack between the dance and gym class.

Monday: 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Dance (3/4) / 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm Leaping Lemurs (3/4)

Tuesday: 10:45 am – 11:30 am Dance (3/4) / 11:30 am – 12:15 pm Leaping Lemurs (3/4)

Wednesday: 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Dance (4/5) / 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm Tumbling Tigers (4/5)

Thursday: 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm Dance (4/5) / 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm Tumbling Tigers (4/5)

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Ballet

Ballet technique ia a classical form in which all dance forms originate.  Focusing on proper body alignment and performance, an essential barre warm-up is given to all students before they move to center floor for combinations and jumps.  In the upper level classes, turns, and leaps travel the students across the floor.

Monday: 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm (k/1st grade)

Friday: 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm (2nd-4th grade)

Friday: 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm (4th-8th grade – Advanced)

 

Lyrical / Contemporary
(Ballet experience required)

Lyrical / Contemporary uses jazz technique in a tender way by telling stories throughout movement.  Focusing on conveying emotion through movement, contemporary dance draws on both modern and postmodern dance as a source of inspiration.

Tuesday: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm (6th-9th grade)

 

Hip Hop

Hip Hop is geared towards students who are not afraid to let loose and be free with their movement.  In this class, students explore the genres of hip-hop within individual moves, short routines, and full-length dances.  Students will learn intricate and complex moves, which become incorporated into their dances.

Monday: 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm (Boys 3rd – 6th grade)

Friday: 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm (Coed 5th grade +)