Ballet

The foundation of all dance.

Ballet technique class emphasizes placement, ease of movement and musicality. Careful explanations of exercises and theory help students to use the ballet vocabulary in a simple, practical method. Exercises at the barre prepare for more difficult rhythms and combinations in the center.

Jazz

Jazz is sharp and fluid movements to create a visually technical dance and style. It is usually done to popular music. Body isolations, stretch, turning, leaping and technical steps are taught in this class.

Tap

Tackles rhythm, syncopation and musicality. These classes is composed of warm-ups followed by stylized movements across the floor and aggressive, funky, rhythm-oriented combinations.

Modern

This style teaches the body to move as an expressive tool; body/spatial/sensory awareness, structures and alignment, stage presence and gesture.

Contemporary

A style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modernjazzlyrical and classical ballet

Progressing Ballet Technique

Progressing Ballet Technique is an innovative program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet.

Pilates

Pilates is an exercise and physical rehabilitation technique created as a series of controlled movements requiring focus and concentration to develop flexibility, balance and strength without bulk. The Pilates method emphasizes “centering,” or the abdominal and torso area, balance and breathing to create good posture and protect against injury.

 

Combo Class Program

Preschool (1 hour)

For children 2.5 to 3 years old and potty trained. This class incorporates elements ballet, jazz, tap, and tumbling. This is a foundational class that is super fun and silly, but at the same time teaches children how to take a dance class.

Beginner (1 hour)

For children who have taken the Preschool class and children who have some dance background and must be potty trained. This class introduces ballet technique, tap, and jazz and some tumbling. Again follows similar syllabus to the Preschool class, but progresses to more involved steps.

Intermediate (1 hour 30 Minutes)

For children who have taken the Beginner Combo class. This class also teaches ballet technique, jazz, tap, and elements of acro. Following a progression from he level before.

Pre Dance Advanced (2 hours)

For children who have transitioned through the beginner and intermediate levels. This class focuses on ballet technique, tap and jazz.

Hip Hop

Hip Hop tackles the combination of three main elements in hip hop dancing, popping, locking, as well as break dancing. Teachers focus on incorporating rhythmic qualities of music into the dancers’ body. As there is no definite technique for hip hop dancing the emphasis is on finding a comfort zone for the dancer and instructors to encourage individuality and confidence in movement. Dancers enrolled in hip-hop classes are encouraged to train in jazz dance to become an all-around jazz/hip-hop dancer.

Acro

AcroDance is the beautiful fusion of classic dance technique and the precision
and athleticism of acrobatic elements. Often defined by unique choreography, acro dancers seamlessly blend musicality, emotional expression, line and extension with acrobatic movements in a dance context.