Recreational Dance Classes
Check out our new & exciting dance classes & programs for the upcoming 2023 – 2024 Dance Season. We are ready to get you moving in our positive, fun, and energetic dance environment! Our accomplished and professional instructors make moving your body FUN! We provide an array of dance styles to choose from such as jazz, hip hop, lyrical, tap, ballet, boys only hip hop and acro dance . 8 week & 16 week dance programs are available for kids ages 3 to 5 in the styles of hip hop and ballet. New this year, we have Mommy & Me classes for kids who are 18 to 36 months. We also offer adult classes (ages 19 & up) in the styles of Hip Hop, Tap, & Lyrical. Full Year Programs are available for students ages 5 to adult. Full year students are given the opportunity to perform in a year end production at the Tidemark Theatre in June.
The jazz dance curriculum incorporates elements of classical technique (ballet) into jazz dance format and styles. The progressive jazz syllabus is composed of levels in accordance to the dancer’s ability. This grade system is based on the jazz styles of today and defines the skills fro warm-up, injury prevention, progressions across the floor, dance combinations, and dance vocabulary. Jazz classes are offered for ages 5 & up.
This popular style of dance is a way of life. The movement expresses the latest trends in music such as R&B, rap, pop, electro, and mainstream. This class will focus on various styles of hip hop, i.e. popping, locking, breaking, krump, house, stomp, freestyle, animation, and many more. Hip hop moves and technique have inspired the youth today in regards to music, fashion, and TV shows. Hip Hop classes are offered to ages 3 & up.
As a ballet dancer, you will develop the major and most important dance skills of your training. You will be an athlete with a sense of grace and style and will learn the basic fundamentals of dance. The ballet syllabus is a highly structured class and provides warm-up exercises at the barre. This will also include Adagio work and intense exercises that develop strength, stamina, grace, and performance. Ballet classes are offered to ages 3 & up.
Tap classes are based on a syllabus from pre-preliminary through grade 9. This program offers tap technique, a vast knowledge of tap vocabulary, and is an incredible building block to personal style. Tap classes are offered to students ages 5 & up.
A yearly program of hip hop for young males focusing on strength, stamina, rhythm, and flexibility. In this class, males will learn b-boy style incorporated with stalls and freezes, along with various masculine styles such as krump and stomp. Boys only Hip Hop classes are offered to males ages 5 & up.
You are never too old to stop dancing! We offer both Hip Hop and Lyrical adult classes. . All our adult classes are full year programs. Drop-in classes are available. Adult Hip Hop is a competitive program where the student performs and competes a dance competition.
This is a full year program that will focus on flexibility and strength. Fundamentals of flips, tumbling, & tricks will be taught throughout the season. Acro Dance is a combination of gymnastics & dance that will develop a child’s core strength & coordination. Acro Dance is available for ages 6 & up.
Lyrical dance is a dance style that blends jazz and ballet together. Known for its fluid movement and strong emotional content, lyrical dance focuses on telling a story with movement to a slow ballad song. Powerful, expressive songs are often used in lyrical dance to give the dancer the chance to express a range of strong emotions through their movement. Lyrical classes are offered to students ages 5 & up.
We are thrilled to announce we have incorporated more dance classes and programs for our young children and toddlers this dance season. Our Mommy and Me classes are a musically based play time where children and adults are encouraged to dance, sing and engage themselves in imagination, rhythm and movement. Our 45 minute classes are carefully planned and lead by trained instructors (moms themselves) and to lead parents through a variety of songs, finger plays, games and activities that will help your child with the development of their gross motor skills.
8 Week Programs for boys and girls ages 3 to 4 are offered two styles of dance such as Disney Dance (Ballet) and Hip Hop Hooray (Hip Hop). Each class will have one class weekly on Tuesday mornings, for 8 weeks.
16 Week Programs are for boys and girls ages 3 – 5 years old who want to focus on Ballet and/or Hip Hop. Each program will have one class weekly on Thursdays, for 16 weeks. These classes require a bit more focus and independence than the 8 week sessions as they involve a stage performance at the Tidemark Theatre. Students registered in the Fall Session will perform in our Christmas Spectacular, December 1 and 2, 2023. Students registered in the Spring Session will perform in our Year End Recital, June 13 and 15, 2024.
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