Curriculum at Dance
Acrobatic training teaches flexibility, balance,
strength, muscle control, and above all, discipline and concentration.
Basic tumbling skills such as cartwheels, walkovers, handsprings as well
as more challenging tucks and aerials will be incorporated with strength
training and conditioning.
Classical yet vibrant, traditional yet evolving, the
technical training of ballet is the basis of all dance movement. Ballet
training is essential to all other dance styles, and develops grace,
poise, posture and musicality. We strongly recommend taking Ballet in
addition to any other dance form you are interested in.
A beautiful blend of Ballet, Jazz, and Modern.
Dancers learn the technique of Ballet, the rhythms of Jazz, and the
emotion of Modern. This dance form is frequently seen on the popular
television program "So You Think You Can Dance". Ballet is encouraged to
execute the Contemporary style more efficiently. Improvisation is used
quite often in this class to assist the students to develop their very own
A funky, contemporary form of jazz with a sharp,
street-smart edge that will add another dimension to your level of
performance. This high energy class will focus on musicality and style as
well as the history and culture of hip hop dance. Previous or current
training in Ballet technique is encouraged but not required for students
attending this class.
Jazz dance ranges in style from the excitement of
funk to the bravura of Broadway. Jazz technique develops strength,
coordination, and the controlled movement of each part of the body. Ballet
in conjunction to this class is encouraged for maximum overall
STRETCH, JUMP AND TURN
An extra class designed to promote flexibility and
push students a little further than their bodies naturally allow, in a
safe and guided way. In addition, dancers will work on jumps and turns
that are pertinent for dancers to use in ballet, jazz and Contemporary
class. There will be no performance opportunities for this class.
Tap works the ears as well as the feet. Rhythm
skills are essential to building a solid dance education. Emphasis is
placed on precision, speed, and clarity of sound with an upbeat and fun
approach to rhythm and dance.
SUPER SMALL FRY AND
SMALL FRY DANCE CLASSES
A wonderful introduction to dance for our youngest
students. Fundamental ballet, tap and jazz exercises are taught, and basic
motor skills and rhythm exercises are reinforced. Dancers are encouraged
to explore the use of their creative minds in relation to movement.
Super Small Fry is for our youngest dancers ages 3-4 and Small fry is for
our 5-6 year old students. This is a 45 minute class. Some students with
longer attention spans are encouraged to try a full hour class in any of
our above dance forms. We of course, strongly suggest you first begin with
a full hour ballet to start. If Ballet is taken in your child's younger
years, they will quickly be able to pick up all the other dance forms if
they at some point become more serious about dance.
Although previous ballet training is not required for admission to jazz,
tap, and contemporary classes, the technical training of ballet provides a
strong foundation for all other dance forms.
Students will enhance and improve their progress in other dance styles by
attending a ballet class.
If you are unsure of what class to register for, call us! 973-331-1111