DANCE

BALLET:

COMBO BALLET/TAP  with Maxey       

for students Pre-K through K                 

This Ballet/Tap Combo Class is a great introductory for young dancers, wishing to learn the basic fundamentals of both Ballet and Tap in a fun and interactive environment. Students will learn basic technique and vocabulary, while enhancing musical awareness and developing coordination.  


BALLET I  with Maxey

for students 6  years old & up  

This introductory class begins with exercises at the barre to warm, stretch and strengthen muscles, practice proper body placement, and build technique. Center work follows, beginning with Adagio (slow, sustained exercises to develop balance, strength and fluidity), Petite Allegro (small, quick jumps and beats that build speed and precision), before progressing to Grande Allegro (large traveling steps, turns, and leaps). 

                                                                                      

BALLET II   with Loretta

Audition required for placement in this class.

This introductory to intermediate ballet class enhances the student's understanding of the fundamental concepts of classical ballet. Classes will focus on terminology, proper hip alignment, turn out of the hips, legs and feet, upper body posture, carriage of the arms, combinational execution, musicality, and graceful power. Students will practice these disciplines via barre, center and across the floor work. 


BALLET III   with Loretta

Audition required for placement in this class.

Upon mastery of the concepts introduced in Ballet II, this intermediate to advanced class places a continued focus on alignment and form, while increasing movement and vocabulary skills with an additional focus on the practical application of ballet in combinations. Attention is paid to the proper extension of the legs, developing movement sequences, port de bras, arabesques and balance. Students are presented with more challenging barre and center work, while beginning to focus on repetition and retention in order to fine-tune and master their technique.


POINTE  with Loretta

Available only to students in Ballet III

A skill that is exclusive to ballet. This class will include a pointe barre warm-up that focuses on proper alignment and strengthening of the legs and core muscles. As the class progresses the students will take to the center what they have learned at the barre. 



JAZZ:

JAZZ I   with Rebecca

for students 5 years old & up

Through center warm-ups, across the floor and various combinations, set to a variety of fun, upbeat music, students will explore jazz, by learning fundamental steps and stylization.


JAZZ II   with Rebecca

Audition required for placement in this class.

This fun, high-energy class builds on the foundation set in Jazz I, placing a stronger focus on form, alignment, core strength, flexibility and physical conditioning at an intermediate level. Jazz II allows students to get up, move and have fun, all while learning more advanced rhythms and patterns. Students will improve their retention and coordination by learning musical theatre choreography of a conglomeration of jazz styles. 


JAZZ III   with Rebecca

Audition required for placement in this class.

Jazz III requires the foundational skills established in JAZZ I and II. A prior understanding of technique, vocabulary and musicality will allow dancers in Jazz III to focus on their growth in these areas.  Dancers will be introduced to more advanced combinations across the floor and rhythmically challenging choreography to a variety of musical theatre and jazz songs. The class will include the necessary warm-up that will prepare the body for the specific demands of the class followed with combinations comprised of technique, breath, and quality of movement.

TAP:

COMBO BALLET/TAP    with Maxey      

for students Pre-K through K   

This Ballet/Tap Combo Class is a great introductory for young dancers, wishing to learn the basic fundamentals of both Ballet and Tap in a fun and interactive environment. Students will learn basic technique and vocabulary, while enhancing musical awareness and developing coordination.  


TAP I  with Rebecca

for students 6 years old & up

Through a series of center exercises and progressions across the floor students will learn fundamental tap technique and terminology, rhythm and musicality, as well as develop correct body placement.


TAP II  with Rebecca     

Audition required for placement in this class.

Tap II is a fun, high energy class building on the skills learned in Tap I. This class is designed for students excited to expand their tap vocabulary and strengthen their rhythmic understanding.


TAP III   with Rebecca 

Audition required for placement in this class.

Students in Tap III are introduced to more complex rhythms, dynamics and musicality, learning how to break down and combine rhythms while strengthening their footwork.


TAP IV   with Rebecca

Audition required for placement in this class.

Dancers are challenged through intricate rhythms and footwork exercises. Focus is on clarity of sounds, understanding rhythms, increasing speed and developing style- all with a continued emphasis on proper technique and terminology. This class is designed for our most advanced tappers!


HIP HOP:

HIP HOP I  with Vickie

for students 5 - 10 years old

Students will learn the foundations of hip hop while applying coordination­ enhancing movements designed to strengthen brain­ to­ muscle communication ­all set to their favorite radio songs and Broadway hits! This class is a great way to introduce boys and girls to the dance movement world in a fun, high impact environment!


HIP HOP II   with Vickie

for students 11 - 18 years old  

Hip Hop II kicks it up a notch by applying advanced rhythms, body isolations, partnering tricks, complex foot work, and unique choreography to today’s hottest music hits! This is a great way to combine skills learned in other dance disciplines while getting high energy exercise and gaining confidence on the dance floor ­for school dances and the StarStruck stage!

YOGA:

YOGA with Maxey

for students grades 2nd-12th

Yoga class focuses on the union of breath and movement.  Great for beginner and advanced yogis to practice with an emphasis on correct alignment and variations on each yoga asana(pose). Yogis will strengthen their mind and body using mindfulness during the vinyasa style class. 

CONTEMPORARY:

CONTEMPORARY with Maxey
for students grades 3rd - 12th
Contemporary class uses the technical foundations studied in ballet, modern and jazz classes to develop deeper musicality and expressiveness in movement. Emphasis is placed on how each individual communicates through the movement, creating their artistic voice. Contemporary allows for a wide range of music choices and dance vocabulary. Continued attention on technique will allow each individual to grow as a dancer.