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Creative Danceages 3-4 – An introduction to ballet basics and creative movement using imaginative exercises to play and learn.

Kinder Combo age 5 – A exciting combination of Ballet and Tap using creative dance methods to keep it fun while learning proper technique.

Dance Comboages 6-7– Develops technique in ballet and tap and includes an introduction to jazz.

Ballet – Both a discipline and an art form, ballet develops the body in a beautiful way with traditional ballet exercises.

Jazz – An upbeat, energetic style of dance, Jazz encompasses strength, discipline, and style. Choreography is set to a fast paced music with aerobic- like action involving all muscles in the body. Jazz focuses on increasing flexibility and muscle tone while building musicality and proper technique.

Tap – A rhythmic combination of technical movements and style, tap focuses on the recall of intricate steps of the foot incorporated with upper body grace. Counting music correctly according to choreography is highly emphasized as well as distinction between sounds and beats of the footwork. Tap can be performed with or without the accompaniment of music while still showcasing technical skills and entertainment.

Lyrical – An intense form of dance expression, lyrical incorporates the elements of Jazz and Ballet into one harmonious dance style. Interpretations of various pieces of music bring emotion and choreography together to form an expressive story using your body. Technical training is highly emphasized.

Pointe – A form of ballet that requires a specific shoe which allows the dancer to execute ballet movements on their toes. Dancers must be at least 10 years old and have 3 years of prior ballet. The teacher must indicate that the student is strong enough for this class. Students must also be enrolled in a current ballet class.

Hip-Hop – This class explores the dance techniques, rhythms and movements native to the hip-hop culture as well as the dance forms from which this genre borrows. In this class, students learn the history of hip-hop music and movement, its unique dance moves and how to relate it all to their favorite performers of today.

Musical theater – Become a triple threat in this fun and theatrical class. Students learn Broadway style choreography and music from shows, improvisation exercises and scene work for acting technique. There are two performances: a mid-year in studio showcase and the end of year recital on the stage where the students learn to use microphones, stage presence and even stage makeup.It’s SHOWTIME!!!!