A classical dance form demanding grace and precision, which is the foundation of all other styles of dance. A dancer will develop proper body alignment, placement, technique, strength, flexibility and poise.
- Hip Hop
This is a fun, funky style of dance that has a great deal of energy and athleticism. Dances will be learned to the latest music trends. Hip Hop is one of the most popular dance forms today.
Based on technique learned in Ballet; Jazz combines dance movement along with turns, leaps, and floor work. Jazz dance entails stronger, sharper movements than that of Ballet.
A style that incorporates both Ballet and Jazz. Dancers will learn control and extension, while dancing to lyrics that tell a story. Lyrical tends to encompass flowing movements.
Modern dancing focuses on the natural rhythms of the body and expression of music through movement. Modern is the most influential style of dance today. Dancers are often barefoot.
- Musical Theatre
This is a very theatrical form of Jazz dancing. Dancers will learn the energy and style of dancing seen in all the latest musicals!
This course is for the serious ballet student as a preparation to the commencement of pointe work. Class syllabus follows dance physiotherapist Lisa Howell’s Perfect Pointe System, a Pre-Pointe course designed to safely prepare a young dancer’s body and mind to begin dancing en pointe. Students work through the exercises in The Perfect Pointe Book, which focus on flexibility, core strength, and foot mobility. All Pre-Pointe students are encouraged to obtain a copy of The Perfect Pointe Book, available here
Tap shoes are worn in this rhythmic style of dance. Rhythm is sounded out by using the taps on the toes and heels of their shoes. Dancers will learn tempo, syncopation, and coordination.