We offer the following programs, each designed with the following criteria to meet the needs of every dancer of all levels & ages:
For students ages 3+ who would love to take class but only want to commit to 1-2 hours per week. Dancers develop classic dance technique with barre work, combinations & across the floor progressions. Students learn a 2-3 minute routine that they perform in our year end recital for all friends & family to attend!
For students who wish to experience the competitive dance life without putting in extreme hours. Dancers develop classic dance technique with barre work, combinations & across the progressions. Students learn a 2-3 minute routine in each class they register that will compete in both competitions as well as our year end recital.
For students who wish to experience the full competitive dance lifestyle. Students train intensively in multiple classes & compete in two competitions & our year end recital. These students compete 4+ hours & are required to take ballet. Dancers will continue developing their classic dance training as well as their across the floor progressions. Students will be required to learn a 2-3 minute routine for each class they register for, as well as perform in the year end recital.
To learn more about how to become a Pre-Competitive or a Competitive member, email the academy for information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jazz dance is characterized by isolations, body placement, contrasting sharp and smooth movement, rhythmic accents and individual style. It is a classic dance form that increases strength, flexibility, control and varying performance qualities. Students will learn basic jazz foundation and progress to exciting and complex turns and jumps, as well as transitional movements that are essential in all other dance forms and choreography.
Ballet is one of the foundations of formal dance education. Students will work through syllabus training to develop proper alignment, posture, control, balance and discipline. With attention to detail, ballet helps a dancer improve their overall technique, turns, jumps, balance and body placement. Any student considering competitive dance or a future career in performing arts should prioritize enrollment in ballet class.
Tap dance is a classic discipline where students will develop coordination, musicality and timing while learning to create musical sequences with their sounds. Dancers will learn basic to complex tap steps and rhythmical patterns to a variety of different music and time signatures. Tap dance provides a hands-on approach to music theory and becomes a very interchangeable skill to those who play instruments or compose music.
Pre-dance is a wonderful integration into the world of movement and stage performance at 3-4 years old.
These shorter sessions help develop coordination and musicality in a social environment. Classes are made up of circle dances, songs and rhymes, across the floor activities and using our imaginations. Pre-dance is a wonderful way to keep active, develop important social skills and ease the transition into formal dance disciplines.
Acro is a combination of dance technique and gymnastics training. Students will develop strength and flexibility through a series of drills and exercises over time, gaining the proper foundation to graduate to more advanced and difficult stunts and tricks. With a combined mix of contortion training, tumbling and balancing tricks, dancers will develop strong and safe technique to ensure complete control of their muscular capacity- progression is key.
Dancers will learn basic dance techniques so that they are able to move from one acro trick to another easily throughout their choreography. Ballet and jazz dance are strongly recommended as an addition to acrobatic training to ensure a well-rounded education and skill set.
Contemporary dance is ever-changing with the world around us, as the word contemporary means 'in the present'. Informally, it can be summed up to the fusion of modern dance and classical ballet, incorporating current dance methods from hip-hop-based elements and acrobatics.
Contemporary dance class offers dancers the opportunity to play with improvisational movement, floor work and innovative sequences. This discipline requires maturity, stamina, control and creativity. Choreography can be developed from multiple genres of music, giving contemporary dance a creative 'outside the box' opportunity for artists.
Musical theatre is a combination of the 'Triple Threat' art forms: dance, singing, and acting! Musical theatre explores the world of stage performance and expression through show tunes from Broadway shows, West End Theatre and famous plays and musicals around the world.
While knowing 'how' to sing properly is not required, it's an excellent skill set to add to your repertoire as a performer!
Hip Hop dance holds deep historical and social roots in African American culture, having emerged in Black communities living in 1970's New York. While frequently referred to as a singular dance style, Hip Hop dance is part of a whole culture of Hip Hop that includes Deejaying, Graffiti, Emceeing, and several sub-styles of dance, including Breaking. Hip Hop is a movement that represents the freedom to learn, grow, and evolve- preserving its authenticity is an important piece to the history behind its origin.
In-studio Hip Hop classes offer students the ability to gain precise body control and expression through vocabulary and crafted technique, fusing the roots of the movement with current inspirations from artists and cultures around the world.
Pointe is a difficult and advanced skillset for ballet dancers with 3+ years of training. Dancers use the strength of their technique to dance on the 'box' of the pointe shoe with a fully extended ankle, bringing the dancer onto a full pointe, looking like they are dancing on the tips of their toes. Dancers must be 12 years or older to begin training en pointe, and must be evaluated by their instructor to ensure they hold the strength and technique required to support their ankles in this beautiful and challenging discipline.