Class Descriptions

 Combo Classes : Combination classes are a great way for students to experience different types of dance in a one-hour instructional time. Each Combo Class includes a variety of different dance styles, such as tap , ballet,  cabaret, jazz, hip hop, and character taught on a rotating basis. Over the course of the year students will learn a minimum of 4 different dance styles and routines to  perform at the end of year Concert held on Monday Dec 4th,2017 .  ***Jazz shoes and tap shoes are required for all Combo classes.

Extension Classes (EXT) :these classes are structured to focus on just the one style of dance within the 30 minute time frame .Ext classes are most beneficial when taken in addition to a Combo Class. Ext classes do not necessarily lead to  performance routines , they are more for the student who wants to extend their focus on their chosen style, and strengthen their technique.

*** Appropriate footwear is required ie; ballet , character, etc

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Jazz Shoes

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Tap Shoes

Tap Dance : focuses on musicality, rhythms ,tempo, balance co ordination and intricate footwork. There are different styles of this dance form, from the more classical form to more modern style.

Acro Dance/Acro Cheer :A fun and challenging class Acro Dance/Cheer combines cheer dance techniques with acrobatics moves.  Classes are structured to enhance strength, balance and agility through a series of exercises using the mats. Depending on the age and ability, students will learn technique to perform a variety of acrobatic moves such as- splits, back walkovers, round offs and handstands; to hand springs, cartwheels, forward rolls, tucks and flips. Not only will you have these impressive tricks to add to your repertoire, but you will also learn to put them into dance routines.

Musical Theatre:  (ext class) A bold and showy style , this fun and upbeat class is designed to develop knowledge of Musical Theatre using music and choreography typical of that found in a Broadway show . Combining dance and drama, students will be encouraged to bring characterization to choreography using natural facial expressions and gestures. Character Shoes and Jazz shoes are required for this class.

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Character Shoe 2inch heel

Hip Hop: A high-energy class Hip hop encompasses movement that has elements of poppin’, locking, and breaking as well as freestyle movement to give students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style. Hip hop is urban, it’s street, and it’s diverse and forever changing.

Break Dance: “Breaking” is one of the core elements of hip hop dance. Learn the basics of this exciting form, from the top-rock, the steps one does before hitting the floor, to the six-step and other floor moves and freezes, to battling with a partner.

Popping :This style involves flexing certain parts of the body creating hits or stops. The style uses a lot of isolation of different parts throughout the body. All this is done to the beats and lyrics of a song to create some awesome moves.

Locking: Locking is fun and a style that uses a lot of attitude.  It involves “locking” certain parts of the body while the rest is moving. Facial expressions, pointing, and lots of floor work are all happening in this style of dance.

Jazz :An exciting and ever evolving dance form full of rhythm, syncopation, passion and life. Classes explore body isolation’s of the head, shoulders, rib cage, feet and arms and encourage individual expression and the development of personal style. Jazz can be powerful and percussive or expressive and lyrical. Ever evolving, jazz dance is taught with the music of today together with the classical jazz of yesterday. Classes teach basic jazz dance technique, terminology and movement with an emphasis on proper execution of jazz isolations, rhythms and style performed to contemporary music. 

Contemporary: Contemporary dance draws on both classical ballet and modern dance and is characterized by its versatility: Contemporary can be danced to almost any style of music, or united with other dance forms to create new styles of movement. Contemporary seeks to work with the natural alignment of the body, and is therefore safe and accessible for beginners while many dance genres, including jazz and lyrical, focus on flexibility and the mastery of various structured steps, the technique in contemporary dance is focused much more upon unconventional choreographic moves.

Modern: Modern dance is a contemporary dance form that has its roots in ballet. It emphasizes the use of the floor for centering and grounding oneself in movement. This class focuses on classical technique, which brings quality to one’s movement.  Musicality and rhythm are also explored. Our Teachers incorporate an eclectic blend of contemporary and post-modern movement into their classes.

Tiny Tots :Nurturing your child’s creativity through the love of dance!  We specialize in teaching Tiny Tots 3- 4 years. Tiny Tots combination class is a fun and active dance class for toddlers aimed at encouraging balance, timing, technique, basic dance moves and lots of fun. Styles include, jazz, tap, ballet & song and dance. These action packed classes kick off with a tap warm up at the barre to music using basic tap technique, strengthening their musicality and timing that is all combined into a tap routine for the Concert In December. For the second part of the class, we change into jazz shoes and learn fun combinations and basic technique to age appropriate tunes. With 2 accredited  teachers directing our Tiny Tots and a carefully developed syllabus, we can provide the necessary indivdual focus needed to nurture our little stars.  It is the perfect preparation into the world of Dance. Jazz shoes and tap shoes are required for this class.

Pre Ballet- Twirling Tutu’s (ext class): An introduction to the world of Ballet our “Twirling Tutus” class is a every little ballerinas dream come true,  with a focus on developing basic ballet technique, you will love hearing your little star recite ballet terminology such as  .Port De Bras, Tendus, Sautes and Plies, and of she will love showing you her ‘Pirouette’.A perfect balance between structure and fun, this class is structured to include the necessary technique to prepare our Twirling Tutus for their entry level examination using the CSTD Syllabus. Jazz shoes are required for term 1 of this class. Ballet shoes will be required for exams and performances on advise from teacher.

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