The Creative movement class is designed especially for children 3 and 4 years old.
This class introduces a structured environment while allowing children to recognize their own individuality and body mobility. Focus is on coordination and rhythm introduced in creative and imaginative ways. Keeping students entertained while learning beginning dance skills will help them acquire a lifelong love for dance. Lessons consider students’ attention spans and keep them happily engaged while learning to translate music into movement. Interaction is consistent and incorporates a high level of praise to promote a strong sense of accomplishment.
Students will be introduced to basic ballet technique with an emphasis on posture, spatial awareness and musicality. Details of basic ballet movements and proper execution of steps will be learned, while developing flexibility and basic coordination. Students will also experience the fun of practicing their steps to music.
Students will further their education in the elementary exercises of ballet used for mastering the placement of the body, the legs, the arms, and the head. Proper deportment of steps is introduced with emphasis on body position and strength building. Barre work is introduced and center work focuses on basic steps and movement across the floor.
Advanced stretching and strengthening exercises are given; Barre work is continued with a greater emphasis on vocabulary and French terminology. Musicality continues to be emphasized along with balance and coordination through the strengthening of the body core. Center work is introduced with continued focus on the positions of the arms, legs and feet using classical ballet vocabulary.
This class follows the traditional ballet class format of barre preceding center exercises. Though a beginning class, this offers more complex combinations with a slightly faster pace while emphasizing correct placement and ballet terminology.
Dancing on Pointe requires strength and skill, so prior permission from instructor is required before students begin taking Pointe classes. Two ballet classes are required along with Pointe class.
The aim of this course is to provide an opportunity for students to experience the richness Spanish culture through dance. During this class the students will learn the fundamentals of flamenco dance. Basic hand and arm technique to develop fluidity, footwork to develop strength and clarity and hand clapping to develop rhythm.
During this class the students will learn the fundamentals of flamenco dance; intermediate hand and arm technique to develop fluidity, footwork to develop strength and clarity and hand clapping to develop rhythm. The class features more complex rhythm exercises and the introduction of flamenco rhythms through choreography.
This class is to introduce the basic technique for arm work (Braceo) and footwork (Zapateado) of Flamenco dance at an appropriate level. Include also Flamenco rhythms (Compas) in fun exercises for Flamenco clapping (Palmas Flamencas) and more complex footwork. The class starts with a warm up for a good posture and upper body and arm work. Class will culminate with little choreography and combination steps to be taken to more advance level.
This class is designed to students with no previous experience in dance. This class mainly focuses on learning all the basic techniques such as taconeo (footwork), brazeo (arm-work), colocacion (form), vueltas (turns), compas (rhythm) and includes some choreography to begin to understand the traditional dance moves. This class is recommended for those who have never studied flamenco, are still working on reaching an adequate level to then move to the next level.
The student will receive a basic understanding of Tap sounds and Rhythms combined with basic Jazz movements to facilitate the sounds of the taps. The student will learn how to use their feet as a musical instrument. The class is structured with a traditional dance warm up that consists of isolations lengthening, strengthening and isometric toning of muscles from core based exercises to achieve stability. The student will move through basic dance positions to begin to learn to balance and replace their weight. Students may utilize a Tap bar, personalized across the floor work and choreographed routines.
Floor Acrobatics- Tumbling
The class is structured with a traditional Gymnastic warm up that consists of isolations lengthening, strengthening and isometric toning of muscles from core based exercises to achieve stability. The student will specifically strengthen their ankles, core and wrists during their warm up and the student will concentrate on achieving maximum flexibility. The student will begin learning splits, jumps, leaps, cartwheels, hand stands- progressing on to more difficult tricks. Students will work at their individual ability in this class. Once the tricks are mastered they can be put into dance and cheerleading routines for that WOW factor.
This introduction to hip hop dance for the younger ones is focused on rhythm, musicality, and basic footwork in a casual, friendly environment. Using combinations and steps with music, hip-hop is a great way to get kids moving and having fun! Be prepared for a lot of movement.
Jazz 1 & 2
Ages 5-7, 8-10
Jazz dance combines techniques of classical ballet and modern dance with the current forms of popular dance. Jazz also has its own movement vocabulary ranging from the isolation of certain body parts to the movement of the entire body with the accents of musical rhythms. Jazz dance can take on many different characteristics and styles, including Street Jazz, Percussive, Broadway, Contemporary and Lyrical. Jazz classes can be patterned in any of these styles or a combination of them. Emphasis is on the importance of energy, rhythmical accuracy, and style. Each level of jazz is a continuation of the previous level and increases in difficulty.
This class is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns for ages 11-up. In Teen Jazz we will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, Street and Contemporary. Classes will include warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions and combinations.
Latin1, 2 & Teen Latin
Ages 5-7, 8-10 & 11-up
The aim of this course is to teach the student the difference between the dance styles and their different steps and rhythms. During this class the student will learn to recognize a specific dance through music and will be able to execute specific steps according to the rhythm of the music. In this class we are working with Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, and basic Latin rhythms
Visual Arts with Painting
Ages 7-9 & 10-up
This class introduces students to the Elements of Art and Principles of Design while developing drawing skills and painting techniques. Studio experiences in the classroom will give students opportunities to experience a variety of media (pencil, pen, pastel, watercolor, acrylics and tempera paint) while developing student’s individual style and creative problem solving skills. Students will demonstrate their ability to respond, to analyze and to interpret their own artwork and the work of others through discussions, critiques, and writings.
Guitar1 & 2
Ages 7-up, 10-up
This one-year course is designed for students with no previous guitar experience. Students will receive guidance and direction in solving problems related to playing the guitar at a beginning level and will learn many of the different styles, skills and techniques required to become a successful guitarist. Ares of concentration include: correct posture, note reading, aural skills, flat-picking, singing songs, rhythmic patterns, chord study, finger-picking styles, musical forms, improvisation and performing experiences.