Jazz & Hip Hop

Primary Jazz

This is a class to introduce young dancers to rhythm, simple body isolations, and very basic jazz movements like the jazz square, pivot step and stretching. Dancers will enjoy this fun expression of dance while preparing for Jazz 1. This is a performing class and dancers will learn their dance by learning a little more of their combination each week.

Jazz/ Hip Hop 1

In this class dancers are taken through a basic jazz warm up and will also learn with dance progressions going across the floor. Dancers in this level will learn jazz positions of the arms and legs, the difference between a flat and contracted back, as well as first year jazz movements such as: pas de bourree, kick ball change, pirouette preparation, chasse, pivot step, and fun leaps. This class will also be mixed with basic hip hop movements of rhythm and coordination. This is a performing class and dancers will learn their dance by learning a little more of their combination each week.

Jazz/ Hip Hop 2

In this class dancers are taken through a basic jazz or hip hop warm up and will also learn with dance progressions going across the floor. Dancers in this level will learn jazz positions of the arms and legs, the difference between a flat and contracted back, as well as building on and learning other jazz movements such as: pas de bourree, jazz walk, kick ball change, pirouette preparation, chasse, pivot step, lay out, hitch kick, double knee jump, and more. This class will also be mixed with basic hip hop movements of rhythm and coordination. This is a performing class and dancers will learn their dance by learning a little more of their combination each week.

Jazz  3a & 3b

In this class dancers are taken through a basic jazz warm up and will also learn with dance progressions going across the floor. Dancers in this level will build on and learn other jazz movements such as: kick ball change, pas de bourree, pirouettes, chasse, pivot step, lay out, hitch kick, double knee jump, fan kick, jazz leap, pencil turn, knee turn and Much more.  This is a performing class and dancers will learn their dance by adding on to it each week.

Jazz 3c & 4

In this class dancers are taken through a more challenging jazz  warm up and will also learn with dance progressions going across the floor. Dancers in this level will be challenged to strengthen their jazz technique with more adage, greater flexibility, and range of motion.  This is a performing class and dancers will learn their dance by learning a little more of their combination each week.

Jazz  5 & 6

In this class dancers are taken through an Intermediate or Advanced jazz warm up and will also learn with dance progressions going across the floor. Dancers in this level will find their jazz technique strengthened with increased pirouettes, combinations, and center work. This is a performing class and dancers will learn their dance by learning a little more of their combination each week.

Jazz 7-10

In this advanced jazz class dancers are taken through a challenging jazz warm up they will memorize and will also learn with dance progressions going across the floor. Dancers in this level will be pushed in their jazz technique and have their skills refined.   This is a performing class and dancers will learn their dance by learning a little more of their combination each week.

Open Hip Hop Classes

These are classes designed for dancers who want to learn hip hop whether they have a background in dance or not.  You can register for these classes and take them weekly, or you can just drop in and take them when you can.  Students who attend regularly will get to perform a piece in our June Show.  Classes start at the beginner level and progress to an advanced level.  Dancers will be taken through a warm up at the beginning of class and will then develop their skill in hip hop through learning cutting edge choreography. 

Lyrical

Lyrical 3a

In this first year of lyrical, dancers will be introduced to a basic center warm up which incorporates ballet positions and technique. Students will learn lyrical movements through progressions across floor and lyrical combinations. Dancers will be taught to apply their technique acquired in ballet as the foundation for all lyrical movement. This is a performing class and dancers will learn their dance by learning a little more of their combination each week.

Lyrical 3b

Second year lyrical students will be taken through a center lyrical warm up and learn more challenging exercises going across the floor. Dancers will be taught to apply their technique acquired in ballet as the foundation for all lyrical movement. They will also be challenged in their expression of movement, use of floor space, and "story telling" ability through dance. This is a performing class and dancers will learn their dance by learning a little more of their combination each week.

Lyrical  3c & 4

This class will take all the lyrical/ballet training dancers have attained and challenge them with perfecting their movements and technique through the warm up, exercises across the floor and choreography.

In this class dancers will develop a keener awareness in their movements and sharpen their ability to express emotion through lyrical dance.  This is a performing class and dancers will learn their dance by learning a little more of their combination each week.

Lyrical 5,6,7 ( Those to be Company Trainee-Junior Trainee)

Having gained a few years of lyrical technique, this level will push dancers to be more expressive and creative in their dancing. Students will enjoy the structure of class work, challenging and full of life choreography while learning how to dance "bigger" from the start to finish of class.  This is a performing class and dancers will learn their dance by learning a little more of their combination each week.

Lyrical 8,9,10 (Those to be Junior & Senior Company)

By this lyrical level dancers have already gained much experience and technique in their dancing. This class will challenge the dancer's endurance, skill, and acuteness to choreography while teaching them how to dance with power, fluidity and efficiency. This is a performing class and dancers will learn their dance by learning a little more of their combination each week.

Modern

Intro To Modern

Beginner Modern

Intermediate Modern

Advanced Modern

Adult Ballet

Women will enjoy this fun and structured dance based work out class. We begin at the barre for 30 minutes of ballet technique exercises which are aimed to strengthen core muscles, teach correct alignment and also incorporate stretching. The second 30 minutes is either more ballet or lyrical work in the center or even a tae bo style work out to get our heart rates up! No matter if you're already in shape or looking to get in shape, this is a great chance to learn an art form while burning some calories! This will only a performing class if those involved want it to be!

Teen Lyrical

This is a class for dancers between the ages of 12 and 18 who have had some to no dance experience.  It will consist of some ballet foundation technique integrated into the warm up exercises and students will learn the art of lyrical dance through progressions across the floor and choreography.  It will be a fun and challenging class, and dancers will get to perform a dance piece in the June show.

Stretch Class

stretch Class is a great benefit to any dancer, especially when taking many dance classes a week.  This additional class will be just what your muscles need!  Dancers in this class will also be given a calendar each month with specific stretches to do at home.

Tap

Tap Pink is for beginning Tap Dancers.  They will learn basic Tap Technique with fun exercises and combinations.  

Tap White is an introduction to tap technique and basic steps to build upon. It is the entry level of and the foundational class.

Tap Yellow-Level 3-5 years of tap. This class learns more style, technique and builds upon the basics to new levels of dance.

ap Blue is a level of 4-5 years tap experience that expounds upon the prior years of tap technique and stretches the dancer to new styles of dance and brings in the stylistic element of more traditional arms and body movement.

Tap Orange is a 5-6 level class that challenges the dance to new levels of street tap and traditional tap steps in various genres and style.

Tap Purple is a seventh year level tap.  They build upon the foundation of basics and learn more traditional tap technique.

Tap Red: This class is the most advanced level for the dancer who has more than seven years of tap. It integrates many different styles of tap technique from street tap to more traditional Rockette style teaching.