Ballet is the basis of all dance. It is crucial for the development of your dance skill set. Our ballet classes focus on developing a solid ballet technique with emphasis on correct body placement, alignment, proper use of turn out, coordination of the upper body (epaulement), and use of arms (port de bras).
Class begins with exercises at the barre to build strength and coordination, followed by center floor work, culminating in a grand allegro combination or variation. Clear explanations of exercises and theory help students use the ballet vocabulary in a simple, practical way that leads to increased technical understanding, healthy physical development, and lifelong enjoyment.
Dress Code: Pink tights, Black Leotard, Pink Ballet shoes/Pointe' shoes for advanced students approved by instructors. Students may wear leg warmers, ballet skirts, and other warm up ballet clothes during the winter to keep muscles warm to prevent injury.
Jazz Dance appeals to everyone because of its energy, variety, and vitality. Jazz Dance classes explore contemporary and classic jazz dance that draws inspiration from a wide range of music including jazz, swing, blues, pop, soul and funk, trip-hop. Jazz classes begin with a warm-up to develop strength, flexibility, correct alignment and coordination, followed by progressions across the floor, and culminates in extended dance combinations. Traveling patterns and choreography focus on jazz elements such as turns, leaps, splits, isolations, swing, and rhythm. The goal is to develop dancers who are expressive, dynamic, musical and passionate.
Jazz Dress Code: Leggings (preferably black), shirt that is easy to move in, jazz shoes, contemporary shoes, or bare feet.
In this fast-paced and fun class students will use hip hop technique to develop their coordination, rhythm, flexibility and self-expression. If you are new to this style, or just looking to "freshen" up your dance moves, this class is for you! Feel comfortable and confident as we dance along to today's hottest music.