DESCRIPTION OF DANCE STYLES
A classical form of dance that is the foundation for all other dance styles. Classes emphasize technique and proper body alignment, flexibility, strength, balance, grace, coordination, and performance quality. Students will also learn Ballet terminology. Combinations are taught to classical music. (Advanced classes offer Pointe)
Pointe is only open to dancers who have mastered the necessary level of ballet and have been approved by the instructor. This class is for the more advanced ballet dancer and requires faculty permission in order to participate. As our young dancers grow, we emphasize the importance of making decisions that will ensure our dancers’ future health. Ankle and foot bone structure, stage of growth and strength must all be considered for approval.
This Ballet inspired workout uses the principles of classical ballet to tone and sculpt your entire body! Our new Ballet Fitness class is a unique ballet based workout that concentrates on core stability, strength and balance. Ballet Fitness utilizes the fundamentals of ballet to achieve a total body workout that develops long lean muscles, tones the thighs, lifts the bottom and burns calories.
Hip Hop / Freestyle
A fun, fast-paced, funky style of dance. Combinations are taught to modern pop music. It includes a wide range of street styles notably breaking, locking, and popping which were created in the 1970s and made popular by dance crews in the United States. The dance industry responded with a studio based version of hip-hop and a hip-hop has even influenced the style of jazz dance called jazz-funk. Hip-hop dance is practiced in both dance studios on the street and in the club scene.
Classes emphasize rhythm, coordination, strength, flexibility and isolation of movement. The focus is on learning proper dance technique, such as kicks, turns and leaps, as well as improving performance quality. Combinations are taught to modern pop music.
A form of tap based on Flamenco and Mexican Folk dances. Focus will be on producing clear, syncopated rhythms with the feet and hands, and developing style and character through the use of body posture, arms, head and hands. Combinations are taught to Latin music and sounds.
Modern dance is a relaxed style of dance in which choreographers use emotions and moods to design their own steps, in contrast to ballets structured code of steps. It has a deliberate use of gravity, whereas ballet is rigid in its technique. Classical ballet is the basic building blocks for all dance types and thus modern dance also uses technique.
Partnering – Multi-disciplinary
Javier gives you insights into partnering that come only from years of training. He will carefully break down each step including body placement for females and hand technique for males. Level 1 is an introductory course, which gives a foundation of movement for students who have had little or no dance partnering experience. Emphasis will be on the development of partnering skills, lead and follow, the basic principles of timing, as well as basic foot work and variations of simple turn patterns, dance floor etiquette, and the ability to execute simple dance sequences. New steps and turn patterns will be introduced and linked together to develop dance combinations.
Floor gymnastics focusing on strength, alignment, flexibility and balance. Skills taught include Backbends, Cartwheels, Rolls, Headstands, Handstands, Walkovers, Back Handsprings and much more.
Zumba Fitness is a Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music and contagious steps to form a "fitness-party" that is downright addictive. Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before participants know it, they're getting fit and their energy levels are soaring! It's easy to do, fun, effective and totally exhilarating.