Preschool Ballet teaches dancers the basic concepts of Ballet. Students are introduced to the positions of feet and arms while touching on basic Ballet vocabulary. The instructor will introduce basic level combinations and exercises, while using simple props to promote creativity and artistic expression. Students will have the opportunity to perform in our Year - End Recital.
Preschool Tap focuses on teaching dancers coordination, rhythm and music skills, while learning the basics and fundamentals of Tap dance and Creative Movement and allows them an opportunity to be active and have fun in a positive, nurturing environment. Students will have an opportunity to perform in our Year-End Recital.
Preschool Jazz focuses on helping dancers to develop their imagination, body awareness, direction awareness and use of space in a fun environment. As the children progress they are taught the basic dance movements and skills of jazz. Students will have the opportunity to perform in our Year- End Recital.
Jazz dance incorporates stylized dance moves and dynamic steps such as jumps, turns, and kicks. Jazz is a very high-energy class that teaches students essential dance skills including body coordination, flexibility and self-expression. Jazz classes will be following the ADAPT syllabus this year and may have the opportunity to participate in dance exams. All jazz classes will participate in 3 festivals this season.
Ballet is the foundation of all dance styles and is recommended for all dancers. Ballet classes will utilize classical technique and free movement; the structure and discipline in these classes allows students to develop in areas that are necessary for all dance forms. Students are educated throughout their lessons as to muscle strength, grace, posture, expression and the beauty of the art of dance. All Ballet classes will be following the Royal Academy of Ballet Syllabus. All ballet classes will participate in 3 festivals this season.
Lyrical combines the best of Ballet with Jazz and a dash of modern. It is one of the most expressive forms of dance. It requires excellent technique to perform, as the moves are often difficult and precise. The goal is to help dancers learn to convey the emotions of a song by making them aware of their facial expressions, and body movements. All lyrical classes will participate in 3 festivals this season.
A funky dance class filled with the latest popular dance steps and music. Students will get a taste of several styles and be able to use basic steps to create explosive Hip Hop moves and find their own unique style as a Hip Hop dancer. All these elements make the dance exciting, energetic and inspiring. All hip hop classes will participate in 3 festival this season.
Tap dancing is an energetic dance style where students learn rhythm, style and technique through percussive footwork. Tap develops strong co-ordination and a sense of timing and musicality. Tap classes will be following the ADAPT syllabus this year and may have the opportunity to participate in dance exams. All tap classes will participate in 3 festivals this season.
Flexibility, Strength and Conditioning
This class is a combination of deep stretching and body conditioning. The class is heavy in cardio to increase endurance for the dancer. The class includes several arms, abdominal, and leg exercises to strengthen the entire body. Strong muscles are vital for protecting the body and of course improving dance skills! Healthy muscles are important to let you move freely and keep your body strong. This class will include the Alixa Flexibility, PBT and The Rosina Andrews Method syllabus