Summer 2018 Dance Classes
June 4th - July 26th
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.
Angelina Ballerina Ballet (3-5yrs)
Students receive a quality dance education in a caring and fun environment, all based on the beloved Angelina Ballerina character. Classes will be based on Angelina Ballerina books to teach Angelina themes & choreography. This curriculum has been developed by master curriculum developer Beverly Spell, master teacher and author of the Leapn’Learn program.
Ballet (K’garten 5-6yrs; 6-10; 11-16yrs)
Our ballet program is designed to provide a natural progression beginning with our pre-school & kindergarten students thru teens. Classes will continue to focus on building a solid foundation in ballet technique with an emphasis on proper placement and safe progressions of movement.
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 combo class will incorporate the fundamentals of ballet with the free flowing movements of lyrical modern 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.
Dance Fusion (6-10yrs)
Students 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!
Fun with Broadway (3-5yrs)
This active class introduces students to the combined art forms of song and dance, the key components of Broadway's greatest musicals. Youngsters have fun learning to sing along with familiar songs while dancing.
Fun with Dance (3-5yrs)
A fun, creative and developmentally appropriate introduction to dance fundamentals. Students experience movement concepts and work toward building their dance skills in an exploratory and fun environment.
Hip Hop-Beginner (6-10yrs)
In this class, students will explore rhythms and sounds and how they translate in their body. They will 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/Fusion (8-13yrs)
Students will combine the basics of hip hop with a mixture of jazz, ballet, and contemporary styles. They will learn fluid isolations, how to count music, as well as how to work to remember choreography. 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 fusion dance class.
Hip Hop/Modern (6-10yrs & 11-16yrs)
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.
Introduction to Tap (6-10yrs)
This is a class for beginners and it 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.
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.
Kindergarten Introduction to Dance (5-6yrs)
Students will be introduced to the basics of Ballet, Jazz & Modern in a fun & encouraging environment. They will learn ballet positions, legs and arms, as well as jazz steps, and terminology. A great class to expose a student to different dance styles!
Musical Theatre Song & Dance Performance (7-13yrs)
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. A voice teacher will also work with the students.