DSC 0075Acro Dance

Acro dance is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character, unique choreography that blends dance and acrobatics, and use of acrobatics in a dance context. Acro is an especially challenging dance style for dancers as it requires them to be trained in both dance and acrobatic skills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ballet

Ballet is the classical dance form that can be mastered by itself or used as a technical base or supplement to other dance forms.  Beauty, flow and elegance are inherent in the elements of ballet.Classes focus on overall body alignment and awareness with emphasis on proper usage of feet and legs and execution of turnout. Carriage and usage of upper torso and arms are also stressed. Traditional barre work, center work and combinations are included in all classes.

 

 


Clogging

American Clogging is associated with the predecessor to bluegrass—"old-time" music, which is based on Irish and Scots-Irish fiddle tunes. Clogging developed from aspects of English, Irish, German, and Cherokee step dances, as well as African rhythms and movement. It was from clogging that tap dance eventually evolved. Now, many clogging teams compete against other teams for prizes such as money and trophies. team clogging originated from square dance teams in Asheville, North Carolina's Mountain Dance and Folk Festival (1928).

 

 

 


Contemporary Dance

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance enres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements


 

Creative Movement

Creative Movement is a joyful way for children to explore movement through music, develop physical skills, channel energy, stimulate imagination and promote creativity. Through movement, children learn about their bodies, the space around them, and each other.

 

 

 


Lyrical

Lyrical dance is a style of dance created from the fusion of ballet with jazz and contemporary dance techniques and is a "cousin" to those styles. Lyrical dancing is performed to music with lyrics to inspire movements to express strong emotions the choreographer feels from the lyrics in the chosen song. Because lyrical dancing focuses on the expression of strong emotion, the style concentrates more on individual approach and expressiveness than the precision of the dancer's movements. The emergent lyrical style has a relatively recent history and a genesis based on the coming together of ballet with rock/folk/pop/alternative music and a variety of jazz dance styles and modern dance.

 

 

 


Hip Hop

Hip Hop is a high-energy class that uses the latest sounds in rap, R&B and pop music together with movements influenced by some of today’s hottest video choreographers.  Hip hop encompasses movement that has elements of poppin', locking, and breaking as well as freestyle movement to give students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style.  Hip hop is urban, it’s street, it’s diverse and forever changing. 

 

 

 


Jazz

Jazz is an exciting and ever evolving dance form full of rhythm, syncopation, passion and life.  Steeped in the rhythm of jazz music, a true American art form, jazz dance brings energy and life to all those who dance it.   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.  Ever evolving, jazz dance is taught with the music of today together with the classical jazz of yesterday.  Classes teach basic jazz dance technique, terminology and movement quality with an emphasis on proper execution of jazz isolations, rhythms and style performed to contemporary music.


Jazz Funk

Jazz Funk is a style of dance that combines elements of hip-hop, jazz, and lyrical dance. Although it borrows from hip-hop, it is not considered a style of hip-hop because the foundational movements are jazz. Dances are usually choreographed to syncopated rhythms and a heavy, repetitive bass lines such as those found in jazz, blues, and soul.

 

 

 


Musical Theatre

Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines singing, spoken dialgue, music and dance. Dance routines are set to music in the style of Broadway shows and contemporary musical movies. A focus is on large groups with coordinated choreography and intricate steps.


 

Yoga

In yoga, postures are practiced to align, strengthen and promote flexibility in the body. Breathing techniques and meditation are also integrated. You can expect an emphasis on simplicity, repetition, and ease of movement. Full -body relaxation and balance are the goals.


 


Cheerdance

Cheerdance, sometimes referred to as cheerleading, is a team physical activity using organized routines for the purpose of motivating a sports team, entertaining an audience, or competition. Cheerdance performances usually take a few minutes and is always done by multiple performers. Performances usually involve dances, tumbles, jumps, cheers, and stunts. Over the years, cheerdancing has evolved into a contest on its own, with cheerdance competitions held in conjunction with team-based games, such as basketball or football.

 

 


Tumbling

Tumbling is a form of gymnastics performed without props or equipment. Also referred to as floor gymnastics, common moves performed in tumbling include flips, somersaults, tucks, handstands and handsprings. Tumbling Toddlers is designed specifically for our youngest dancers to help get your little one moving around, teach them to listen to instructions and pay attention, build coordination, and have fun exploring their passion for dance. This class prepares students to move into our more advanced acro and cheer courses.