Technique  3  Classes

Technique 3 classes are for serious students who

want to get the most from their dance education.

Director approval, attendance at SDA Summer

Dance Intensives, attendance at master classes

and workshops, and/or ongoing private lessons is

required.  All Technique 3 dancers must meet strict

attendance requirements.

 

Ballet
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.

 

Pointe
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.

 

Tap
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.

Jazz
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.  

Hip Hop
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.

Modern
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
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.

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