Fourth & Fifth Grade  Classes

Ballet
Classical Ballet is the foundation of all dance disciplines.  This class teaches posture, positions, basic steps and

proper French terminology.  Exercises and movements are accompanied by classical music.  
 

Lyrical
This type of dance shows emotion through expressive movements and facial gestures.  Lyrical combines the technique of Ballet with the energy and improvisation of Jazz. Leg extensions are used to demonstrate flexibility, balance and control. This class concentrates on feeling the music to portray an idea or emotion through dance. Students must register for a one-hour Ballet class in addition to Lyrical.

 

Tap  
This class introduces basic sounds and steps.  Students will develop listening and counting skills, and explore patterns and rhythms.  

Jazz
Jazz teaches body isolation, flexibility and strength. Warm-up and stretches are followed by kicks, leaps, turns, walks, runs and jumps.  

Hip Hop
Hip Hop is a fast-paced style of dance commonly seen in music videos. Current moves are taught in an age-appropriate manner to family-friendly music. Students must register for a Jazz or Ballet class in addition to Hip Hop.  

Tumbling
This class teaches basic floor tumbling skills including rolls, cartwheels, handstands and more.  The curriculum includes exercises to develop flexibility, strength and balance.  Proper attention is given to injury prevention and instilling safe habits.  This technique class does not perform in our annual show.  Beginning/Intermediate Tumbling introduces basic skills which include forward and backward rolls, cartwheels, backbends,  handstands and limbers.  Intermediate/Advanced Tumbling students must have mastered basic Tumbling skills and should be working on limbers, walkovers and handsprings.  

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