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Dance Descriptions

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Ballet

Tap

Lyrical

Ballet is the foundation for many other dance forms, such as jazz, tap, hip-hop, etc. Ballet teaches alignment, placement, balance and elegance. Our professional ballet program incorporates different methods to provide your child with a well-rounded education of ballet techniques. The ballet class consists of barre, center floor, adagio, allegro and progressions, while developing grace and poise. Terminology and proper technical execution are the primary focus of your child's dance training. If you are a student of dance and looking for a great class, try ballet - and give yourself a chance to experience art in its purest form.
Our tap program is offered to all ages and levels. It includes barre, center floor, progressions, turns, rhythms and dance combinations. Several tap styles are taught, including the “Broadway style” using accurate feet and arm placement, and the hottest trend “Hoffin” using intricate rhythms and speed. Terminology is taught at all levels, while continually increasing technical skills.
Lyrical incorporates strong ballet and jazz techniques to become a favorite dance form among our students. Students are recommended to take a ballet class when enrolling in our lyrical program. Your child will focus on technique, musicality and performance ability while learning to dance using different emotions and expressions. Each class consists of center floor and barre warm-up, extensions, jumps and turns, progressions and invigorating emotional dance combinations.

Acrobatics

Musical Theatre

Acrobatics is a gymnastic sport that encompasses many aspects of ballet and other dance styles. Along with it technical and foundational aspects, acrobatics allows the student to develop a great deal of balance, coordination, agility, strength, flexibility, and motor control. A great compliment to all dance styles, acrobatics is one of our most highly recommended classes for all ages. Acrobatics includes elements such as forwards tumbling, backwards tumbling, flipping, aerial trick, and so much more! Our youngest acrobats learn about special awareness, directional change, balance, hand-eye coordination, and basic tumbling skills, while our more advanced acrobats take their tumbling skills to new and impressive heights. All of our acrobatics classes are focused on teaching the skills your child should learn at each level. All classes are focused, discipline, and all have one main goal; to teach every student that just because gravity holds us down, it doesn’t mean that we can't challenge that.

Modern

Love to sing, act and dance? Our Broadway Kids, Broadway Starz, and Broadway dance classes are all designed to give your child the experience of the magic of musical theater in a whole new way. Dancers will learn to use their personalities and portray various characters through song and dance. This exciting class allows the dancer to tell a story that has been told already or one of their own in their very own dance production. Musical theater dance styles can be jazz based, ballet, contemporary, hip hop, tap, and everything else in between. Our acting classes and exercises help encourage all the dancers to have confidence and a true love for musical theater. All dancers will learn proper stage terminology and dance terminology to communicate movement, direction, space, formation, casting, and interview. All of our studio musical theater classes and productions are perfect for the more disciplined dancer who wants to take their dance instruction to a new level, or the dancer who just wants to have fun!
Modern is a form of dance that relies on movement that is more natural and organic for the body. In this class, students will explore the techniques of Martha Graham and Lester Horton. Dancers will experiment with movement principals such as fall and recovery, contraction and release and lateral movement. The students will begin to push the limits of their techniques by discovering new ways of using music and sound to intensify the emotion in their movement.

Irish Soft and Hard Shoe

Irish dance is a type of traditional dance form that originated in Ireland. Irish dance can be divided between social Irish dance and performance Irish dance. Irish social dances include céilí and set dancing. Irish céilí dances are danced in various formations of couples from 2 to 16 people. Where as Step dancing is a solo form of dance.

Ballroom and Latin

Ballroom dancing is usually a form of elegancy .
Victor Fung and Anna Mikhed dancing a tango. The couple, dancing for the USA, came third in the Professional World Championship 2009.
Junior dance competition in the Czech Republic.
Ballroom dance is the name for a number of dances done in ballrooms. It usually means pairs (mostly a man and woman) dancing separately from other pairs. The most important difference in style is between the modern or standard dances and the Latin dances. The modern dances are the waltz, quickstep, foxtrot, tango and Viennese waltz. The Latin dances are the cha-cha-cha, samba, rumba, paso doble and jive. However, there are also sequence dances, where dancers move together in a pre-set pattern.

Commercial

Basically, commercial refers to dancing done in concerts, live shows, music videos, movies, industrials, and, obviously, commercials. There are many different styles of dance that can be worked into the commercial category, such as hip hop, jazz, locking, popping, breakdancing, krumping, and more.