ACRO/TUMBLE

Time is divided between warm-up, exercise, perfection of tumbling skills, flexibility, and strength building. Also known as power tumbling this acrobatic sporting discipline combines some of the skills of artistic gymnastics on the floor which are integrated with basic dance movement.

Hands-On Time: 45 minutes weekly
Dress Code: Bike-tard or any leotard or tight fitting top, tights or shorts, hair out of face, no jewelry
Shoes: Barefoot

CLOGGING

This genre is a high energy fast paced folk dance in which the dancer’s footwear is used musically by striking the heel, the toe, or both against a floor or each other to create audible percussive rhythms, usually to the downbeat with the heel keeping the rhythm. Clogging is the official North Carolina state dance and was the social dance in the Appalachian Mountains as early as the 18th century.

Hands-On Time: 45 minutes weekly
Dress Code: Any Dance-Wear Accepted
Shoes: Black Clogging Shoes

HIP HOP

Hip Hop is a blend of today’s high energy “street style” movement and has been sought after by teens, Preteens and the “young at heart.” The style boasts that everyone is capable of taking part and having fun! In the first introductory levels, the staple steps of hip hop are explored. A foundation is set as well as introducing dancers to a funkier side of dance. A challenge for many students is breaking out of their comfort zone, and is overcome through a self-expressive dance circle at the end of the class. As the levels progress, different movements and styles are explored as their age and ability increases. In the higher levels, there is less focus on the staple steps and more of an exploration of various styles through a foundation of strong technique and musicality. Age appropriate music is always selected for each level, keeping each class a fun and exciting environment for all!

Hands-On Time: 45 minutes weekly
Dress Code: Any loose-fitting attire such as sweatpants, tanks/shirts, or other dance-wear
Shoes: 1st-5th grades White/Silver High Top Hip Hop Shoes, 6th-12th grades White/Silver High Top Hip Hop Shoes

JAZZ

We challenge our students with many different forms of jazz, all high energy, but with different styles. These classes are popular with all ages and provide and added benefit of cardiovascular exercise due to the high level of energy exerted. Jazz class is a fun and fast paced mixture of various techniques. Emphasis is placed on developing proper technique and flexibility, as well as proper posture, placement, alignment. Jazz students benefit from knowledge of ballet, and are strongly encouraged to include ballet in their dance curriculum, as it encourages techniques commonly utilized in jazz. Acrobatics/Gymnastics will also help jazz students improve their flexibility.

Hands-On Time: 30 minutes – 1 hour weekly
Dress Code: Any leotard, tight fitting top,- tights with shorts (optional), black capris or pants – all attire should be form fitting so we can see the alignment of the body
Shoes: 1st -5th Tan Slip-on Jazz Shoes, 6th-12th Black Slip-on Jazz Shoes

LYRICAL/CONTEMPORARY

This form of dance encompasses balance, control, flexibility, and interpretation of music. The dancer will explore movement, space, rhythm and creativity with emphasizes on momentum, shapes and patterns. Inspired by nature, music, art, and human emotions the student will ultimately learn to express a personalized vision, often through experimentation and collaboration for the development of new, more individualized approaches to the moving body and choreographic possibilities.

Hands-On Time: 45 minutes weekly
Dress Code: Any leotard, tight fitting top, tights, black capris, or shorts
Shoes: Foot Paws or Half Ballet Shoes

BROADWAY TAP

Younger ages will enjoy the rhythms and movements of Broadway tap. In addition to interpreting the mood of the music, students also develop coordination of mind and body and a more perceptive sense of rhythm, timing, and phrasing. This class is ideal for the beginning / intermediate tap student.

Hands-On Time: 45 minutes weekly
Dress Code: Any clothes that the dancer can move freely in, tights are optional
Shoes: Tan Tap Shoes

RHYTHM TAP

A form of tap dance deeply rooted in jazz syncopation and musicality, rhythm tap uses syncopation and off-beats, instead of strict adherence to following the music. Emphasis is placed on developing proper technique, learning challenging combinations, and developing a sense of presentation and style. Rhythm tap can accompany music or can be performed acapella.

Hands-On Time: 45 minutes weekly
Dress Code: Any clothes that the dancer can move freely in, tights are optional
Shoes: Black Oxford Tap Shoes

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