Summer 2017 Dance Classes
June 5th - July 28th
Our Summer session gives students a chance to continue taking classes and keep their skills fresh! It’s also a great time to try a dance class that you wouldn’t normally take during the school year. We offer dance in the summer Monday thru Thursday.
Fun with Ballet
This is a fun class for young dancers interested in exploring the fundamentals of ballet. Students will get an introduction to commonly used ballet terms, and will also practice age appropriate positions, good turnout, and proper posture.
Fun with Hip Hop
Students learn basic steps to contemporary funk hip-hop music, & how to count to musical beats of the song. They will be introduced to combinations that incorporate combinations, and lyrical association to music.
Kindergarten Ballet (5-6yrs)
This is a class for young dancers interested in exploring the fundamentals of ballet. Class will follow the American Ballet Theatre curriculum and will begin building a solid foundation in ballet technique with an emphasis on proper placement and safe progressions of movement. This class is a great next step from our Angelina Ballerina classes!
Kindergarten Hip-Hop (5-6yrs)
This class teaches young students the basics of hip-hop. They will learn how to count, musicality, and rhythm, and will learn how to apply these new skills into movement in their bodies. Students will build endurance through fun exercises and increase their strength for different tricks and different hip-hop combinations.
Ballet (6-8yrs & 8-12yrs)
Classes will 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.
Students are exposed to the building blocks of ballet. The basics of posture, turnout, & movement will be the focus, as well as an intro to the terminology. Jazz dance will be introduced using a fusion of "old school" & "new school". Old school being jazz as seen on tv & on stage & new school as seen in music videos. Class begins w/a warmup designed to improve strength, flexibility, posture & alignment.
Ballet/Modern (9-12yrs & 13-17yrs)
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
Hip Hop (6-10yrs & 9-13yrs)
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 popular songs heard on the radio, as well as learn 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 for Teens (13-17yrs)
A fast paced class where students explore complex rhythms and sounds and how they translate in their body. They will be introduced to more complicated movements and choreography, all to current funk & hip-hop music. Students with some dance experience and beginners are welcome!
Hip Hop/Jazz (6-10yrs & 9-12yrs)
Class begins with a warm up to improve strength, flexibility, posture & alignment. First half of class is a fusion of jazz dance where 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. They will also learn how to count to music beats of the song in the form called "dancers eight".
Hip Hop/Modern (7-12yrs)
Students will combine the basics of hip hop with the free expression of beginner, modern dance. They will learn fluid isolations, how to count music, as well as how to work to remember choreography. 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.
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 (6-10yrs & 11-16yrs)
This dynamic class introduces students to the combined art forms of song and 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. Students have the opportunity to perform in our annual Spring Recital. A voice teacher will also work with the students.