Technique 1 Classes
This classical form of artistic expression is the foundation
of all dance disciplines. Classes are instructed primarily
in the French method. Body placement, turn-out and
direction are stressed in addition to proper French
terminology and pronunciation. All classes include barre
work, center practice, floor progression and reverence
accompanied by classical music.
Progression to hard boxed shoes is available to students
with a minimum of four consecutive years of Ballet training
and teacher recommendation. Female students must have
strong muscular and skeletal development to support
themselves on pointe shoes. Students must take an advanced Ballet class in addition to Pointe. Instructor's permission is required to register.
This class focuses on mastery of steps and rhythms. Intricate footwork and syncopated rhythms are learned as the class advances. Musicality is stressed through timing and weight transfer.
Classic Jazz technique is refined by working on kicks, leaps, turns, jumps and center combinations. Students are exposed to different Jazz styles including Broadway, Character, Fosse, Musical Theater, Luigi and Funk.
Cutting-edge moves are taught in an age-appropriate manner to family-friendly music. A Jazz or Ballet class must be taken in conjunction with Hip Hop.
A form of experimental free dance, Modern uses a whole body approach to allow freedom of expression. Flexibility, strength, coordination and body awareness are taught. Dancers will learn how levels of movement, use of space, gravity, breathing and the weight of the body affect the physical dynamics of dance motion. A Jazz or Ballet class must be taken in addition to Modern.
Contemporary dance combines the technique of Ballet with the energy of Jazz and improvisation Modern. Leg extensions are used to demonstrate flexibility, balance and control. Contemporary dance shows emotion through expressive movements and facial gestures. Students must take a one-hour Ballet class in addition to Contemporary.