• Class Descriptions - Summer 2018

     

    30 Minute Preschool Classes

    Garden Ballet - (3.5 by June 1st–5 y/o) Enter the world of ballet through the garden gate. Bourre with the bees and learn to coupe like the cricket in an imaginative pre-ballet class that will introduce classical ballet terminology, engage young creative minds, and build gross motor skills and spatial awareness. Teacher not able to assist with toileting needs.

    Lil' Funky Freedom – (3 y/o by June 1st) This class is designed to promote self-expression through music, creative movement, dance and acting exercises. It strengthens a child’s trust in his/her own creative freedom and boosts their confidence. Various dance techniques are integrated in age appropriate ways so that children get a well-rounded and truly enjoyable dance experience. Diapers ok if caregiver stays on site. Teacher not able to assist with toileting needs.

     

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     40/55 Minute TK/K Classes

    Funky Freedom – (4 by June 1st–6+ y/o) This class is designed to promote self-expression through music, creative movement, dance and acting exercises. It strengthens a child’s trust in his/her own creative freedom and boosts their confidence. Various dance techniques are integrated in age appropriate ways so that children get a well-rounded and truly enjoyable dance experience.

    Tap & Jazz Combo (3.5 by June 1st–5 y/o) A fun-filled class that exposes dancers to the foundational skills needed for both Tap and Jazz dance styles. Students will improve their understanding of rhythm, overall body control and spatial awareness. Dance games and exercises will promote individual self-expression and boost self-confidence. Even if a dancer has taken a year of classes, this may be a good fit. Jazz shoes not required. Bare feet or ballet shoes are ok for jazz!

    Ballet & Jazz Combo – (5–6+ y/o...entering or existing Kindergarten) Twirly and upbeat! Basics of both Ballet and Jazz dance styles in a fun class aimed at improving rhythm and promoting self-expression while boosting self-confidence. This class will ensure learn some new moves while still have time to simply feel the joy of dancing. This is a great class to take for continued excitement and success or for a first dance class. Jazz shoes not required. Bare feet or ballet shoes are ok for jazz!

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    55 min Youth Classes - Grouped Below by Style

    Recommendations: Classes are taught based on recommendations and the approximate age/grade for classes and the below is subjective based on experience, ability, and personality. Please sign up based on the suggested age, grade and experience level and we will make changes based on our professional opinion. Each class presents a great challenge and learning experience for everyone.  Whether they are a leader, or someone who likes to follow along, we set them up to feel accomplished and will challenge each student individually.

    **HIP HOP**

    Boys Hip Hop – (Post 2nd grade +....Ages 8-10+ y/o) Get poppin’, lockin’, glidin’ and freestylin’ in the BOYS ONLY class! There will be floor work, strength training and more. We want to continue breaking the myth that, “dancing is for girls.” Our goal is to build up their confidence, give them the ability to let go and encourage them to be themselves. We want them to show the world what they can do. (Athletic shoes required and knee pads are highly recommended.)

    Beginning Hip Hop (Co-ed 7–8+ y/o) - This class builds self-expression and boosts confidence. Hip Hop is a lifestyle and this dance style is often misunderstood. Boomin’ the tunes of appropriate current Top 40 music, this class will inspire young dancers.

    Beginning/Intermediate Hip Hop – (Co-ed 9-11+ y/o) The energy created in this class will keep dancers grooving even after class. While encouraging self-expression, it will inspire dancers to be themselves in a positive atmosphere while learning awesome dance moves. It’s a confidence builder that both kids and parents will appreciate.

    Intermediate/Advanced Hip Hop – (Co-ed 11+ y/o) Get your groove on in this high energy class filled with fun and increased difficulty. It will motivate and create continued confidence in both dance and life. It encourages being yourself and strengthens their passion and commitment to life and dance while Jamming to popular music.

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    **Jazz & Contemporary**

    Intermediate Jazz(9+ y/o) Designed for those continuing jazz or those already familiar with steps from hip hop, contemporary, ballet, etc. with 2+ years of experience and wanting to start the upbeat dance style of Jazz. Any non-baggy dance attire. Tights and leotard not required.

    Beginning Contemporary – (AGE CHANGE! 8-10+ y/o) This class mixes the control of ballet with expressive torso movements. Make your presence known while we use floor work, fall & recovery, improvisation & more to build strength in body and character.

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    Adult Classes

    Adult Tap Experienced – (Discounts for 60+) You’re never fully dressed without a smile, and these classic tap steps never go out of style. Shuffle, shim-sham, and time step away because because adults (and seniors!) deserve to have fun too. Class assumes prior tap experience. For more information go to the Adult Tap Classics page HERE.

    Adult Hip Hop will resume in Fall in our New Space!