This fun high-energy class will focus entirely on the jazz style of dance. Traditional jazz music, as well as contemporary music may be used. Dancers will learn and practice basic dance turns, leaps and other technique in an upbeat atmosphere!
Students enjoy the combination of Ballet and Tap because it allow for variety within the class, thus keeping younger students interested throughout. This class will introduce ballet basics, like proper alignment and body positions, through barre work and center floor combinations. The Tap portion will teach the basic 1 and 2-sound steps of tap, and then begins to link these steps together to create more intricate footwork combinations.
This class was created for the beginning acro student. It is a one-hour class focusing only on tumbling and flexibility. Elements introduced and practiced include cartwheels, back bends and beginning chest stands. Students also learn proper stretching technique.
Dancers who have progressed through Beginning Acro (or equivalent previous instruction) may be eligible for this class. Skills learned in Beginning Acro will be improved upon, with more advanced tumbling and flexibility introduced. Students can expect to work on back walkovers, back handsprings and possibly aerials. Proper stretching technique will again be enforced. Teacher permission required.
Little Ribbons (Ages 5-up)
What a fun class! As soon as a young dancer picks up a ribbon, she's in love. This is a beginning ribbons class, which combines dance, flexibility and a little bit of tumbling. Your dancer can start with this class, or it may be a good follow-up class to a combo class, where ribbons, dance and flexibility are introduced. Ballet, acro and strength/flexibility classes are good complements to this class, but not required.
The recreational Future Stars class combines jazz, strength and flexibility, and tumbling. This is not a competition class, but does give a dancer a good sense of team dance, with a good balance of dance and technique.