Grade School & Teens Dance Classes
Our classes for students 6 years thru 16 years have something for everyone! Our schedule includes ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, fusion and combo classes. Musical Theatre class is always popular, and students love to sing & dance their way through the school year. We’re pleased to offer classes for beginners, as well as those continuing their dance education.
Classes for our 2018-19 School Year begin August 1, 2018!
Ballet (6-8yrs, 6-10yrs, 8-12yrs)
Anchorage Music & Dance Center’s ballet program combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. Our teachers use comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. As the student grows, classes continue to focus on building a solid foundation in ballet technique with an emphasis on proper placement and safe progressions of movement. All while remaining sensitive to the developmental needs of younger dancers and having fun!”
Ballet for Teens (13-16yrs)
This class is designed to introduce the teen student to basic ballet techniques in order to achieve graceful movement, core strength and proper posture. Students will learn how movements are incorporated into choreography, as well as an understanding of musical awareness and continued rhythm. This class welcomes students who have taken ballet classes, as well as teens who have never had formal ballet training.
Ballet/Modern (6-10yrs & 8-12yrs)
Ballet/modern combo class will incorporate the fundamentals of ballet with the free flowing movements of lyrical modern, most widely known from Fox network's competition 'So You Think You Can Dance,' in which dancers tell a story with their bodies. Many basics of ballet and modern will be covered to prepare the dancer for their next class in either style.
Ballet/Jazz (6-10yrs & 9-13yrs)
The first half of class exposes dancers to the building blocks of ballet. The basics of posture, turnout, & movement will be the focus, as well as an intro to the terminology. The second half will introduce jazz dance using a fusion of "old school" & "new school".
Dance Fusion (6-10yrs & 8-12yrs)
Enjoy a mixture of jazz, ballet, and contemporary styles in this creative class. Dance fusion is perfect for the student that doesn't quite know which style to start in, but still wants to have fun! High energy warm ups and a varied music selection keep this class fresh and fun. Combine with ballet to get all your bases covered!
Dance Fusion for Teens (13-17yrs)
Teens enjoy a mixture of jazz, ballet, and contemporary styles in this creative class. Dance fusion is perfect for the student that doesn't quite know which style to start in, but still wants to have fun! High energy warm ups and a varied music selection keep this class fresh and fun. Combine with ballet to get all your bases covered!
Beginning Hip Hop (9-12yrs)
In this class, students will explore rhythms and sounds and how they translate in their body. They will learn basic steps to contemporary funk hip-hop music and how to count to musical beats of the song in the form called "dancers eight." Class will incorporate how to stay grounded, initiate isolations and fluid transitions, and how to string movement together to form a choreographic piece.
Hip Hop/Fusion Combo (6-10yrs & 9-13yrs)
Students will combine the basics of hip hop with a mixture of jazz, and contemporary styles in this creative class. This class has high energy warm ups and a varied music selection keep this class fresh and fun. Students learn fluid isolations, how to count music, as well as how to work to remember choreography.
Hip Hop/Modern Combo (6-10yrs & 9-12yrs)
Students will combine the basics of hip hop with the free expression of beginner, modern dance. They will learn fluid isolations and how to count the beats of music. This energetic class will teach combinations to popular hit music as well as R&B styles. This is a great class for students with no prior dance experience; or students who already have taken a beginner hip hop or modern dance class.
Jazz/Hip Hop (6-10yrs)
Class begins with a warm up to improve strength, flexibility, posture & alignment. First half of class is a fusion of jazz dance as seen on TV & stage. Students are taught which muscles dancers us to make movements or create shapes. Hip hop half class teaches basic steps to contemporary funk hip-hop music as well as popular songs heard on the radio.
Intro to Tap (6-10yrs)
This is a class for beginners and will cover basic tap terms and movements and will also focus on training muscles for isolated foot exercises. Emphasis placed on the importance of rhythm and clear sounds, and students will be exposed to a variety of exercises and combinations.
Jazz/Tap Combo (6-10yrs)
This class will teach students basic tap terms and moves, training muscles for isolated foot moves, and class routine. Emphasis is placed on the importance of rhythm and clear sounds. Students will also learn the basics of jazz dance and see how dancers create shapes with body movement.
Musical Theatre Song & Dance Performance
Musical Theatre Song & Dance Performance (7-12yrs)
Introduces students to the combined art forms of song and dance, the key components of Broadway’s greatest musicals. Class will include instruction in voice & dance. Class work consists of a jazz warm-up, stretching, and building a vocabulary of steps and combinations, and learning to sing along with the music while dancing.