Class Descriptions

BALLET AND PRE-BALLET: Ballet classes are designed to give the dance student a strong technical background. The student will acquire flexibility, muscular strength and physical endurance, as well as a working knowledge of French dance terminology. Students will also develop and redefine their technique, proper alignment, and rhythmic and qualitative understanding. Ballet classes are highly recommended to provide a solid technical base for all dance classes.
COMBINATION CLASSES (Tap/Jazz, Ballet/Jazz, Teen/Adult Intro): These classes give the new dancer movement experiences and fundamental knowledge of the basics of dance, as well as a hands-on overview.

 

CONTEMPORARY: This class is designed to teach students a contemporary/modern style of dance. There will be a focus on choreography and emotional expression through movement. In addition, students will learn and/or improve their improvisational skills. Contemporary consists of a variety of dance styles such as ballet, jazz, modern, and sometimes even hip hop.

 

HIP HOP/BREAK DANCE: Please visit www.studiotdance.com for information on these classes provided by our partner studio.

 

JAZZ: Jazz classes are designed for the student with an interest in learning jazz technique and styles. The student will acquire flexibility, muscular strength and physical endurance. The class will provide the students with a strong sense of discipline of mind and body, as well as a heightened level of physical health.

 

PARTNERING: Partnering covers a breadth of styles, including swing, ballet, modern and jazz and is designed to challenge the advanced student and make them comfortable dancing with a partner.

 

TAP: Tap classes are designed for the student with an interest in learning tap technique, styles and rhythms. They will explore many styles of tap such as classical tap, clogging, jazz tap and rhythm tap. A refinement of style
and artistry will be emphasized.

 

ZUMBA: Zumba is a latin-inspired, dance fitness class that incorporates Latin and international music and dance movements, creating a dynamic, exciting, exhilarating, and effective fitness program. Zumba combines fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body using an aerobic/fitness approach to a unique blended balance of cardio and muscle-toning benefits. Previous dance experience is not necessary.