DanceClass

Pre-Madonna (Ages 3 to 8)



Ballet

Students learn the basic skills and techniques of ballet. Proper etiquette and technique is also introduced as young ones learn basic movement.

Jazz

Students are taught basic movements in jazz dance. This will also include basic tap movement and technique. Students are also introduced to the basic skills of understanding music and rhythm as it relates to dance.

Creative Movement

Students explore dance and movement through space. Students will learn basic movement technique from various dance forms as a way to build "movement vocabulary". Student will also learn improvisation and dance association in order to create movement.

Gymnastics/ Tumbling

Students develop flexibility and technique in tumbling learning basic rolls, stretches, and jumps.

Dance Team/ Cheerleading

Students learn hip moves and gain technique in hip-hop dance. This also includes cheerleading skill and technique; learning simple cheering phrases and combinations.

African Dance

Students will learn basic technique and movement of West African dance styles. This also includes introduction to African music and rhythms.

Pre-Grown (Ages 9-12) Pre-Diva (Ages 13-17) Brotherhood (5 - and up) Seasons (Ages 18 - and up)


Beginners/Intermediate Ballet

Students will learn basic technique and skills including phrases and combinations commonly used in ballet. Students will also engage in increasing flexibility and stretching exercises that will provide the strength needed to perform ballet.

Advanced Ballet

Prior experience required. Students will learn more advanced techniques and phrases including learning combination from well known balletic works that will be presented in the annual concert. Students will also explore choreography technique as it applies to the dance form.

Beginners/Intermediate Modern Dance

Students will be introduced to basic/moderate technique in modern dance. Such technique includes Dunham, Horton, Graham and many other styles. Students will also learn to explore musical forms and how it relates to the dance form.

Advanced Modern Dance

Prior experience is required. Students explore advanced technique and combinations related to the dance form. Students will also explore rhythm and movement to create choreography that will be presented in the annual concert.

Beginners Jazz

Students are taught basic movements in jazz dance. This will also include basic tap movement and technique. Students are also introduced to the basic skills of understanding music and rhythm as it relates to dance.

Intermediate/ Advanced Jazz

Students will engage in jazz phrases and combinations applying them to well-known jazz standards and musicals. Students will also explore in choreography, presenting a final piece in the annual concert.

Mixed Levels Hip Hop

A high-energy class that introduces the latest moves in the hip hop dance world to "old school" dance moves that once set the stage for this dance form. Students will also learn basic techniques of break dance as it relates to hip-hop. Various music forms are introduced to the class allowing students to explore movement to different rhythms.

Afro-Fusion Dance

Mixed-level class. African dance is encouraged before taking this class. Students are introduced to African dance fused into other dance styles. Students will also be introduced to various music forms and rhythms as it relates to the dances presented.

Mixed Level African/Caribbean Dance Class

Students learn various styles and technique of West African/ African Diaspora dance. Students are also educated on history of dance style and meaning of each dance. Workshops are also planned for special guest to come and teach.