Ballet and Tap Combo (ages 3-6)
Basic ballet and tap principles are explored in the center and across the floor, as well as through creative imagery and games. Students are also introduced to elementary principles of movement including body and special awareness, rhythm, effort, level, locomotor, and non-locomotor movements.
Does your child love to be in musicals? Maybe they love acting and/or have a great voice, but need that 3rd element of dance to make them a "Triple Threat".
Our Broadway dance will do just that. We will teach them the basics as well as some history of Broadway dance, and many styles including Fosse, Robbins, etc. Acting games and drills will also be included. The class will begin with a basic jazz warm up, to progressions across the floor, to center combinations where dancers can explore different broadway styles.
The Cecchetti method of ballet is a sequential graded system of classical ballet that takes a dancer from beginning level to professional status. The syllabus tests the technical and artistic accomplishments of a student candidate who have been prepared by a Cecchetti member teacher. It offers students an opportunity to demonstrate their technical ability and understandings of the material. Each level provides attainable goals that build self-confidence in their developmental progress and successful achievements.
Hip Hop is a high energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, and popping and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movement. Hip Hop teaches rhythm, coordination, and balance through age-appropriate movements set up fun upbeat music. Class indulges upper and lower body conditioning as well as a good warm-up to help get students prepared to dance.
This upbeat type of dance begins with a center warm-up and stretches and moves to combinations both across the floor and in the center. Moving to upbeat music, students will develop proper body alignment, flexibility, coordination, and strength.
Kids Yoga/Dance is a combination of a yoga class and a creative dance class. Participants will take part in a yoga class where different asana will be practiced as well as fun yoga games and stories. We will then move to an exploration of creative dance concepts such as space, level, shapes, and effort while following along and creating your own movement. Classes will end with some mindfulness and meditation exercises. The benefits of Yoga and creative dance are self-awareness, self-confidence, positive attitude, mindfulness, focus, self-calming abilities, empathy, brain-body Coordination and more. The instructor uses the Radiant Child Program and Syllabus.
Leaps, Extensions, Turns, and Jumps. Dancers must be enrolled in one or more ballet classes at an intermediate level or above.
Get moving with this fun and creative form of dance. Learn the fundamentals of modern dance technique while enjoying the creative aspects of dance and composition. Enjoy free movement and the opportunity to discover your own movement vocabulary.
Get moving with this fun and exciting class of sounds and rhythms! Dancers will learn basic tap vocabulary and build upon them focusing on clean, crisp sounds and rhythms. As the dancer progresses, they will learn more intricate rhythms and patterns. All styles from Broadway to rhythm tap will be explored.
Twinkle Babies Dance™ Ages 2-3
A thirty-minute introductory dance class containing ballet, tap and creative movement. Young dancers will learn the basic steps while learning how to follow direction and imitate movement in a positive environment. Engaging music is used to get these little guys inspired to dance. The use of props such as Twinkle Bears and hula hoops, enables the young dancers to use their imagination, creativity and, most of all, have fun!
Twinkle Babies Dance™ Ages 3-4, 4-5
An age-specific 45-minute class containing ballet, tap and jazz/creative movement. The purpose of the class is to introduce young dancers to the three styles of dance and inspire movement and creativity within a positive environment. Dancers will also learn basic steps and terminology in all three styles. For example, all dancers will learn what a “plie” is and how to demonstrate one. The use of fun, age-appropriate music engages the young dancers’ minds and bodies. The use of props such as hula hoops for the “freeze dance” makes the end of class the most fun! Placement Notes: Twinkle Stars Dance™ 3-4 students must be at least 3 1/2 years old.