Creative Dance blends movement, music, improvisation, and basic dance steps while providing an excellent introduction for the future study of all dance techniques. Students learn dance fundamentals while improving motor skills, self-expression, confidence, imagination and social development. Dancer must be fully potty trained, no pull-ups.
Preschool Dance Classes
Preschool classes are a great way to introduce your little one to express him or herself through movement. All preschool classes are drop off classes.
This program takes the basics of ballet technique and through the use of props and imagination, gives the children a fun and educational class. Large motor skills are highlighted as well as stimulating the brain’s coordination. The tap portion of class explores rhythms and smaller motor skills.
This introduction to hip-hop dance for the younger ones is focused on rhythm, musicality, and basic footwork in a casual, friendly environment. Using combinations and steps with music, hip-hop is a great way to get kids moving and having fun. Be prepared for plenty of movement.
Jazz is a funkier form a dance. This is an introductory class with jazz basics to fun and kid-friendly music. Dancers will learn the beginning steps of jazz and work on picking up choreography sequences that fuse style and technique. This is a drop off class.
Pre-Pointe is a pointe preparation class for serious ballet students interested in dancing en pointe. Registration for this class by instructor recommendation only.
Student Division Dance Classes
This division is a graded-training program. Age is used as a guideline for class placement; however a student’s individual ability becomes more important. It is typical for a student to remain at the same level for 2 years. For the students’ safety, as well as their confidence, promotion to the next level does not occur until the student has mastered the current level syllabus.
As students grow, they naturally begin to dance as a form of expression and imagination. We capture this enthusiasm and incorporate it into our ballet program – emphasizing proper ballet technique with a focus on developing strength, alignment, musicality, and the grace that is inherent in the form. As students mature and their bodies develop strength, we transition to a more serious study of ballet technique that will prepare them to be confident and technically proficient artists.
Hip-Hop evolved out of street and break dancing and is characterized by its athletic and bouncy style. Hip-Hop is set to a strong, contemporary beat, builds stamina, and emphasizes body isolations, attitude, coordination, free-style movement, and rhythm. This form of dance is seen in music videos.
Jazz dance is an upbeat and performative style that is often seen in Broadway productions. While exploring many different stylistic preferences, students focus on principles such as syncopated rhythms, body isolations, precise technical skills, and choreography. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, Street and Contemporary to help develop a well-rounded dancer.
Lyrical is a fusion of ballet and jazz dance techniques. Lyrical dance challenges dancers to use motion to interpret music and express emotion. Lyrical jazz is a very passionate and emotional dance style. It portrays certain emotions and tells a story through every movement made.
Modern Dance develops strong creative dancers through the study of technique and improvisation with a focus on musicality, dynamics, floor-work and artistic expression. The class provides students the opportunity to create their own explorative movement within a structured class. Classes with composition focus on problem-solving skills and the tools needed to create unique dances for a group or individual.
Tap Dance focuses on developing coordination, precision, rhythmic skills, and musicality within both the Broadway and contemporary Rhythm-Tap styles. As students’ progress they further develop skills, focusing on clarity of sounds and increasing speed as well as dynamics and musicality.
For more information, please contact Dance Director Meghan Reimers by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.