Class lenghth 30-45-60 minutes depends on the level and genre
Provides an excellent foundation for pre-ballet by encouraging good listening habit and coordination skills. Some concepts taught are stretching the foot, balancing, jumping, leg and arm coordination, and moving across the floor.
An introductory tap and ballet class for ages 4 and 5. Requires black tap shoes and pink ballet slippers. Limited enrollment. One season of creative movement is helpful preparation for this class.
Ballet classes are carefully graded as each student learns the syllabus. Students are always placed in class according to physical development, stamina, and self-discipline. Classes progress to Pointe work, variations and pas de deux, and potential membership in Little Ballet Theatre. The American Academy of Ballet, Cecchetti and Vaganova syllabuses influence the syllabus.
Beginning to advanced jazz classes for all ages from 7 and up. Technique is taught by a graded system to ensure progression. Styles are varied, Broadway, Contemporary and Las Vegas. The faculty makes placements for these classes. Ballet experience is a plus.
A form of theatrical dancing that can be traced as beginning in the 1900’s. It uses ballet technique, use of fall recovery, contraction, release, locomotor movements, movements that convey a message or tell a story, use of irregular meter, music, sounds, electronic music and contemporary music, use of multimedia and poetry. The dancer used bare feet or sandals. Most professional ballet dancers are trained in this form. Today choreographers combine ballet with contemporary/lyrical technique for many of their works. Placement is upon approval of the director. A firm ballet foundation is the requisite. Better suited to the intermediate and advanced level dancer.
Using a graded syllabus of instruction at the barre and center progressing from beginner to advanced. Ballet training is an integral partner. Rhythm, Free-style, and Vaudeville styles are taught. Qualified students appear in the Annual Tap Festival. Musicality and phrasing and strong benefit from tap dance training.
Hip Hop is a fast-high-energy class in which dancers will learn to move to upbeat contemporary music. Hip Hop students focus on balance, coordination, and learning to isolate parts of the body in a new way. Hip Hop is also great exercise, increases coordination and is lots of fun!
Each class will focus on the style of dance used in theatrical staging, acting basics, and “character acting” through dance. Dancers will learn pieces of several “mini-musicals” centering on show tunes from America’s best-loved musicals, including “Cats,” West Side Story,” and “Oliver.” Dancers will also learn theater terminology as well as the history of Broadway and musical theater in America. Dancers in these classes also need training in Ballet and Jazz. Placement is upon approval of the director.
Acrobatics is the dance form of tumbling, with balancing, and flexibility, such as in the acts of Cirque de Soleil. Training teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline and concentration. In acrobatic dance, you add elements of dance from ballet, jazz, hip-hop and even tap! The acrobatic class enrollment is limited and will only be accessible by audition. Staging an Acro-dance routine, envelopes all of the technique of dance as well as acrobatics. Focus is placed on good body conditioning to prepare and review all of the necessary foundation, that leads to a safe, healthy form of athleticism.
Ballet, Tap, Jazz
These Adult classes are designed for the Absolute Beginner Adult who has “always wanted to dance” and for former dancers that want to get back into class.