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Jazz

Jazz Dance Style InstructionThese classes use stretch and strength exercises to promote proper body placement. Students will learn turns, kicks, leaps, and footwork. Jazz is a combination of technique and style. Influenced by ballet and other dance styles, it is a uniquely American dance form that is contemporary and enjoyable.

Dress Code: Form fitting dancewear. Leotards or close fitting tee, cami, or crop top with leggings, jazz pants, or shorts. No baggy clothes, sweats, or Sofie shorts. Long hair must be pulled back in a ponytail. Hair must be secured off the face.

 

Lyrical Jazz / Contemporary

Lyrical Jazz / Contemporary Dance Style InstructionLyrical and Contemporary Jazz are more interpretive styles combining jazz, ballet, and modern dance. Not as regimented as ballet but very disciplined. Lyrical is a type of dance that relies on a direct relationship between the lyrics of various songs/poems and specific dance movements. Ballet experience or enrollment required for these classes.

Dress Code: Form fitting dancewear. Leggings or jazz pants with leotards or crop tops. No baggy clothes, sweats, or sofie shorts. Hair pulled away from face.

Hip Hop

Hip Hop Dance InstructionAn urban dance form choreographed to hip hop and rap music (clean and edited). Hip Hop incorporates rhythm, isolations, arm movements, and footwork. These classes teach popping, locking, waving, breaking and more. Hip hop enhances strength and good cardiovascular fitness.

Dress Code: Please wear dancewear or sweats. Sneakers are preferred, but dance shoes are acceptable. Dress the part and be funky! Baggy clothes and hats are OK.

Ballet

Ballet Dance InstructionClasses emphasize the development of classical ballet skills with a focus on proper placement and alignment. Students will learn ballet vocabulary through barre and center floor work while building strength and flexibility.

Dress Code: Pink tights, black leotards, and soft ballet slippers for girls. Hair pulled back in a neat bun. Black bike shorts, ballet shoes and white tees for boys.

Musical Theater

Musical Theater InstructionA style seen on Broadway, in Las Vegas, and on movies and television. Musical theater classes incorporate dramatics, jazz and tap dance, comedy, singing, and lip synching. These classes are high energy, interactive, and fun. Jazz dance experience for higher level classes required.

Dress Code: Form fitting dancewear. Leotards or close fitting tee, cami, or crop top with leggings, jazz pants, or shorts. No baggy clothes, sweats, or Sofie shorts. Long hair must be pulled back in a ponytail. Hair must be secured off the face.

Tap

Tap Dance InstructionDone in special tap shoes, this dance form highlights the importance of rhythm and sound created by your feet. The higher the level the more intricate the steps and sounds.

Dress Code: Form fitting dancewear. Leotards or close fitting tee, cami, or crop top with leggings, jazz pants, or shorts. No baggy clothes, sweats, or Sofie shorts. Long hair must be pulled back in a ponytail. Hair must be secured off the face.

Combo

Combo Dance InstructionA combination of tap, ballet, and jazz for preschool and elementary aged children. Designed for the young dancer, this class uses age appropriate music and dance movement to enhance coordination development and self esteem while learning the fundamentals of tap, ballet, tumbling, and jazz.

Dress Code: Leotards with optional tights. Leotards with skirts and skirts are allowed. No tutus. Leather ballet or jazz shoes (no cloth slippers) and tap shoes.

Wiggles and Giggles

Wiggles and GigglesSpecially designed class for children age 18 - 36 months. With you by their side your toddler will explore their creativity through dance, creative movement and tumbling.

Dress Code: Clothes you can move well in.