Acro Dance is a style of dance that combines classical dance techniques with precision acrobatic elements. In this class the students will be taught acrobatic movements combined with dance steps. These classes will have a recital piece and costume.
Acro skills (tumbling) Classes are designed to work solely on floor tumbling skills. Classes are sorted by age/skill level working on basic tumbling including forward and backward rolls, handstands, cartwheels, bridge kick-overs, etc. The intermediate level includes standing back-handsprings, round-off back handsprings, side aerials, etc. This is a great program for cheerleaders, acro dancers or just to pursue the love of tumbling. These classes will focus on skills, and will not have a recital piece or costume.
Students will be instructed in the art of ballet using ballet exercises on the barre as well as center work. The ballet class will teach students to worship with a pure heart as well as learning discipline through professional ballet technique. Ballet classes will have a recital piece and costume.
Technique class allows students the necessary time to focus on the very important and essential fundamentals of dance. Students will work on increasing flexibility, perfecting ballet technique, and improving and advancing their skills. Ballet technique classes do not contain choreography, and will not have a recital piece or costume.
Contemporary Ballet is a combination of different forms of dance, including classical ballet, modern, lyrical and jazz. While it does not have a certain defined "technique" contemporary as a style is more innovative and free and allows the dancer to manipulate ballet concepts into more modern pieces. This class will have a recital piece and costume.
Our hip-hop classes are much different then the typical worldly hip-hop. This class is packed with fun and energy. We teach the latest hip-hop moves with taste and modesty. The students will be taught how to praise God through their bodies with this type of dance. This type of dance lets the students really show there personalities. These classes will have a recital piece and costume.
Jazz dance takes the basic principles of ballet technique and liberates it, by utilizing various rhythms of music and isolations of the body. Classes consist of center warm up, stretching, across the floor progressions and varied stylistic combinations. Jazz creates a powerful and versatile dancer. Jazz classes will have a recital piece and costume.
A Jazz technique class allows students the necessary time to focus on the very important and essential fundamentals of dance. Students will work on jumps, leaps, turns, and the distinction of jazz technique, which may differ from ballet technique. Jazz technique classes do not contain choreography, and will not have a recital piece or costume.
Lyrical is an expressive form of dance that involves various aspects of ballet, jazz, acrobatics, and modern dance. Lyrical dances often tell a story using strong displays of emotion. These classes will have a recital piece and costume.
Musical theatre is a form of theatre that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance. The story and emotional content of the piece – humor, love, anger – are communicated through the words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole. These classes will have a recital piece and costume.
Our Pointe classes are designed for our most technically proficient dancers who wish to take their ballet dancing to the next level. Because of the challenging nature of Pointe dancing, students must demonstrate a thorough understanding of proper body alignment and clean ballet technique in order to begin dancing en pointe. Our pointe classes are held separately from the student's ballet class, and the students will work on developing their technique and alignment en pointe while learning classical ballet variations and movements that are specific to pointe. These classes will have a recital piece and costume.
Pop & Lock
Locking is a style of funk dance, which is today also associated with hip hop. The name is based on the concept of locking movements, which involves freezing from a fast movement and "locking" in a certain position, holding that position for a short while and then continuing in the same speed as before. It relies on fast and distinct arm and hand movements combined with more relaxed hips and legs. The movements are generally large and exaggerated, and often very rhythmic and tightly synced with the music. Popping involves quickly contracting and relaxing muscles to create a jerking effect (a pop or hit) in the body. Popping can be concentrated to specific body parts, creating variants such as arm pops, leg pops, chest pops and neck pops. They also can vary in explosiveness. Stronger pops normally involve popping both the lower and upper body simultaneously. These classes will have a recital piece and costume.
These classes are fast paced and full of energy. Our teachers are energetic and creative. They teach the fundamentals of tap dance. Rhythmic awareness is introduced and expanded upon. The students learn co-ordination and gain strength in their bodies while having a blast. These classes will have a recital piece and costume.