FUNDAMENTALS OF DANCE I (AGE 7)
The study of ballet begins here with simple barre exercises and centre floor technique. Proper ballet terminology is used and classical music appreciation is begun. After the 45 minute ballet portion, a short section of contemporary jazz and tap are given to increase rhythm and timing. Fundamentals I is 1 1/2 hour sessions.
FUNDAMENTALS OF DANCE II/III (AGES 8-9)
FUNDAMENTALS OF DANCE IV (AGE 10)
Our ballet education progresses in these division with more advanced barre and centre technique. As the levels progress, barre work is concentrated and combinations become more complex. Class time: 1.25 hours of ballet and 1 hour of tap/ jazz a week.
(Age 6 & Up) A combination of both the art of acrobatics and dance. The focus is on tumbling skills while incorporating dance. Students concentrate on improving balance, agility and flexibility.
(Age 6 & Up) Set to the music of today, this offshoot of jazz dance combined with street dance is fun and upbeat.
(Age 6 & Up) Combining artistry, grace, and physical ability, step dancing is presented on introductory level. Soft shoe as well as a light reel, a light jig and a four or eight hand reel are taught. Advanced beginner and intermediate levels are also offered.
LATIN DANCE (Ages 9 and Up)
Join Julie Lamprey in this high-energy class! Students will learn the fundamentals of Latin dancing. The dance styles will include the Cha Cha, the Swing, the Mambo and the Merengue. The students will learn choreographed line dances in all four styles, so no partner necessary!
MUSICAL DANCE THEATRE (Ages 9 and Up)
In this class, students will work on various forms of dance, such a s ballet, tap, jazz and vaudeville. These styles of dance will be integrated into the story through spoken word and song. Dancers will experiment with comedy, tragedy, conflict and happiness while developing a character who can convey the story line through song and dance. Some of the choreographers that we may study include, Agnes de Mille, Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse, Michael Bennett, and Gene Kelly from the "Golden Age".
TEAM DANCE IT UP!
Dancers ages 6 and Up can also participate in Team Dance It Up! our non-competitive performance group! Click the link for more information about our performance groups!