We offer dance classes in ballet, tap, hip-hop, jazz, modern, musical theatre dance and tricks for dancers. Scroll down to see the dance classes we offer.
Study classical ballet technique developed from the Vaganova (Russian), Ceccheti (Italian) and Royal Academy (English) traditions. Today's dancer must be prepared to dance a wide variety of styles and techniques with America's diverse contemporary choreographers.
Tap dance was born in the United States during the 19th century, and today is popular all around the world. The name comes from the tapping sound made when the small metal plates on the dancer's shoes touch a hard surface. This lively, rhythmic tapping makes the performer not just a dancer, but a percussive instrument.
Hip-Hop is a freestyle form of dance that was born on the streets and is now popular in schools and studios. Branches of hip-hop include break dancing and popping & locking. Unlike classical dance disciplines, hip-hop has a varying, loose vocabulary and requires dancers to be close to the ground. Important aspects of hip-hop are attitude and musicality.
An exciting and ever-evolving dance form full of rhythm, syncopation, passion and life. Classes explore body isolations of the head, shoulders, ribcage, feet and arms and encourage individual expression and the development of personal style. Jazz can be powerful and percussive or expressive and lyrical. You'll learn basic jazz dance technique, terminology and movement quality with an emphasis on proper execution of jazz isolations, rhythms and style performed to contemporary music.
Modern dance is a contemporary dance form that has it's roots in ballet. It emphasizes the use of the floor for centering and grounding oneself in movement. This class focuses on the breath (inhale/exhale), which brings quality to the movement. Concepts of overcurve/undercurve, contraction/release, musicality and rhythm are explored. Teachers incorporate an eclectic blend of contemporary and post-modern movement into their classes.
MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE
These classes focus on dance styles used on the Broadway stage. The student will be taught dance steps and choreography from Broadway shows with a concentration on performance style. We offer beginning and advanced classes.
These classes are designed with the dancer's needs in mind. We have three levels of acrobatics. Our goal is to have students master tricks that they can incorporate into their dance routines and execute at auditions.