Recreational Classes

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Aerial

This exciting dance form is like dancing on air. Classes in Aerial Dancing will challenge you mentally, physically and emotionally. This class is taught with silks suspended from the ceiling and it will increase your muscle tone and flexibility.

Dress: A unitard or leotard and leggings should be worn. Form fitting shirts are acceptable as well as long as they cover your back and midriff completely. No footed tights or socks. Men are required to wear a dance belt or support briefs. Jewelry and body piercing must be removed or covered with a band aid. Long hair must be tied back or braided; a bun is preferred. Please refrain from using any lotions or body oils as it makes the aerial fabric slippery.

Ballet

Students will learn classical ballet technique, and terminology, along with proper alignment and awareness to understand what the body can do, how it can move, where it can move, and how it can move with others. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work, and across-the-floor combinations. The ballet curriculum is based so that as students progress through each level, curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.

Dress: Black dance leotard, “ballet pink” tights and pink ballet slippers should be worn. Males should wear a fitted shirt (black or white), black fitted leggings or tights and black ballet shoes. Hair is to be worn in a bun.

Leaps & Turns

This is a jazz based class that focuses on all different kinds of leaps and turns and teaches the techniques involved with those skills.

Dress: Jazz pants or dance shorts and a leotard, crop top or fitted top are to be worn. No baggy clothing and no jewelry. Hair is to be worn up and secured in a ponytail or bun. Black or tan split sole style jazz shoes are preferred, but half soles are also acceptable.

Jazz

This class focuses on technique and style through strong and sharp movements. This class emphasizes strength and stretch in the warm-up and practices those entities in technique across the floor and routines center floor.

Dress: Jazz pants or dance shorts and a leotard, crop top or fitted top are to be worn. No baggy clothing and no jewelry. Hair is to be worn up and secured in a ponytail or bun. Black or tan split sole style jazz shoes are preferred, but half soles are also acceptable.

Contemporary/Lyrical

This class uses motion to interpret music and express emotion. Dancers will learn to demonstrate balance, extension, isolations and control utilizing the lyrics or mood of the music. Contemporary/Lyrical requires solid ballet technique as well as experience in jazz.

Dress: A form-fitting dancewear or leotards are acceptable. No t-shirts are worn in Contemporary/Lyrical. Shoes are not required for Lyrical. If you want to wear shoes, jazz shoes or half-soles are acceptable. Hair is to be worn up and secured.

Dancin’ Divas (Ages 3.5-5)

This class offers the beginning student a structured curriculum while still incorporating fun. Teachers will capture the child’s attention with familiar songs, fun props, and imaginative play. This class will include a combination of ballet and tap and provides the child with a basic
knowledge of dance names and steps as they prepare themselves to move into the next level of discipline.

Dress: Dance leotard (any color), ballet pink tights, pink ballet slippers, black patent tap shoes, any detachable chiffon skirt (optional). No attached skirts and no tutus! Hair is to be worn up if it is long. A ponytail is permissible at this age.

Hip Hop

Hip-hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements. Hip-hop dance requires students to have the strength and stamina to successfully perform moves. Therefore class includes upper and lower body conditioning as well as a rigorous warm-up to help prepare students for more intense movements.

Dress: Wear comfortable lightweight clothing so movement is not restricted. Capris, sweatpants, shorts (knee length) or loose fitting pants with a T-shirt. Sturdy lace-up athletic shoes are recommended. No bare feet or jazz shoes.

Tap

Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm tap. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knees and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. The class emphasis is developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun.

Dress: Wear comfortable lightweight clothing so movement is not restricted. Capris, sweatpants, shorts or loose fitting pants with a t-shirt. Recommended tap shoes: Bloch or Capezio, oxford style.

Tiny Dancers (Ages 2-3)

This class offers the beginning student a structured curriculum while still incorporating fun. Teachers will capture the child’s attention with familiar songs, fun props, and singing. This class will include a combination of ballet, tap and tumbling, and provides the child with a basic knowledge of dance names and steps as they prepare themselves to move into the next level of discipline.

Dress: Dance leotard (any color), ballet pink tights, pink ballet slippers, black patent tap shoes, any detachable chiffon skirt (optional). Hair is to be worn up if it is long. A ponytail is permissible at this age.

Tumbling

This class is a gymnastics class where students will learn a variety of moves such as somersaults, rolls, walkovers and handsprings. This class focuses on mat work but also uses the balance beam and bar.

Dress: Girls should wear bike shorts with either a leotard, crop top or fitted tank. For boys, stretch shorts or yoga pants and a sleeveless undershirt or a fitted t-shirt are appropriate options. No shoes required. Hair should be pulled back so that it’s off your face. We recommend low ponytails or braids, as high buns tend to interfere with rolls.

Musical Theater Classes

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Acting

An introduction to acting with individual and group exercises in movement for the stage, improvisation, monologue preparation, performance and character development. With the older students, vocal and physical training is emphasized, particularly on scene work.

Acting the Song

Designed for students who want to take their vocal performance to the next level. Students will learn acting and vocal techniques to break down a song in order to interpret it to its fullest extent.

Students must already know material and provide their own tracks; songs will not be taught.

Broadway Stars

Incorporating beginning vocal exercises, games, dance and much more, our Broadway Babies class introduces little ones to the wonderful world of musical theater. Broadway Babies allows your child to express their love for music, while learning the basic stepping-stones of musicality.

Dress: Wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes.

Dance for Musical Theater (Technique)

Created for those who want to gain a better understanding of the basics of movement for the stage or those just beginning in the world of movement for musical theater. Focusing on learning techniques from multiple dance disciplines students will learn the basics of ballet, tap, jazz and musical theater.

Dress: Wear comfortable clothing that allows for easy movement. You will need jazz, ballet or Tap shoes.

Dance for Musical Theater (Choreography)

Designed to go hand in hand with our Dance for Musical Theater Technique class, students learn a combinations of Broadway style choreography, focusing on ballet, jazz, tap and musical theater technique.

Dress: Wear comfortable clothing that allows for easy movement. You will need jazz, ballet or Tap shoes.

Improvisation

This class introduces the basics of how to perform improv. Students will learn how to use “yes- and,” playing at the top of your intelligence, active listening and support to create improvised scenes.

Musical Theater/Theater Fundamentals

An introduction to the various elements that combine to form a theatrical experience. Including intro to stage directions, theatrical vocabulary and theatrical history.

Voice I

Students learn early mechanics and fundamentals such as articulation, breath support, diphthongs, dynamics, music notation, voice placement, pitch, beginning sight reading, solfege and vocabulary.

Voice II

Students continue with more advanced concepts in the above areas, adding blend, facial involvement, projection, range extension and vibrato. Admission to Voice II by audition or passing Voice I.

Voice III

Students master the more difficult concepts of vocal production and acquire proficiency in the artistry of singing. Broadway Belt is covered here. Admission to Voice III by audition or passing Voice II.