Ages 2-3½. This class is a fun way for children to build balance, coordination, body strength, musicality and expression while also learning very basic dance principles. Children will “play” through carefully planned games, exercises and rhythm activities.
Ages 3-7. Pre-Ballet, Tap, Mat Work. This graduated syllabus of classes takes children from the introduction of basic locomotor skills and class discipline (combo I) through body placement in preparation for future technique classes (combo III). Children gain an understanding of caring for their own personal belongings, following class structure, working within a classroom setting, basic ballet vocabulary, rhythm and counting patterns, and simple musical structure. Fun, creative elements such as storytelling, games, make believe and a myriad of props help promote an engaging and magical learning environment.
Ages 7+. Our students are provided with curriculum from the Ceccheti, Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and Sonshine Christian Ballet Syllabi. Students progress to Pointe by invitation.
Ages 10+. Modern dance is a derivative of Ballet, having its origins in the early 20th century. Our syllabus is based primarily on the teaching of Graham (contract and release) and Humphrey (fall and recovery). Students are introduced to the physics of movement, improvisation, body fundamental exercises (Feldenkrais, Pilates, Alexander Technique) and are supported to define their own creative voice.
Ages 7+. Students are introduced to both Broadway and Rhythm style tap, with the emphasis placed on the sophisticated, intricate, and original tap form of rhythm tap.
Ages 7+. Students are transitioned through several styles of jazz… broadway, musical theatre, Giordano, and commercial. Our jazz classes rely heavily on ballet and modern technique, which helps support proper technique and the
strong lines of the jazz dancer.
Ages 10+. Lyrical is a studio form of modern dance, combining the elements of jazz and ballet with the floor work and center initiation of modern technique. Students learn technique through the vehicle of contemporary music, expressing the lyrics of the music.
Ages 8+. We offer Hip Hop classes, a form of jazz dance, which teach funk and pop and lock.
We are proud to partner with Monsoon Dance to offer Bollywood dance classes. Please visit their website for more information and to register for classes: www.monsoondance.com
Adult Tap Classes