is the foundation of all dance. It is a highly technical form with its own vocabulary. Each class begins with time at the barre, move to the center floor and conclude with a formal reverence. Students will learn the French terminology, correct body alignment, how to improve their natural turnout, and develop a love for the most graceful living art.
class will focus on learning proper dance technique, such as isolations of the body, and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz, such as broadway, street, and contemporary, to help create a well-rounded dancer. Curriculum is based on ballet technique, layered with traditional jazz movement, and includes a proper warmup, stretching, isolations, and across-the-floor progressions and combinations.
is the only form of dance to incorporate sound. The name comes from the tapping sound made when the small metal plates on the dancer’s shoes make contact with a hard floor. Tap classes will develop rhythm, style, and sound. They will learn a variety of styles, from broadway to rhythm tap. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the ankles, coordination, and speed of movement.
is a genre developed during the mid-20th century and has since grown to become one of the dominant genres for formally trained dancers. It is a style of expressive dance that combines modern, jazz, lyrical, and classical ballet. Dancers in this style strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.
is developed from several cultures, including jazz, rock, tap, and American and Latin cultures. Hip-hop is a very energetic form of dancing. It is unique in that it allows dancers to perform with freedom of movement, adding in their own personalities.
is an exercise fitness program. It involves dance and aerobic movement, performed to energetic movement.
is a fusion of ballet and jazz technique that challenges the dancers to interpret music and express emotion. Their movements must attempt to show the meaning of the music while telling a story through every movement that is made.
At this studio we focus on a blend of contemporary and lyrical, combining the technicality of a grounded traditional modern dance with the fluiditity of ballet technique and emotion.
class will incorporate many of the foundations of Modern dance technique, including suspension and release, fall and recovery, the use of momentum, and connecting breath with movement. Choreographers such as Martha Graham, Isadora Duncan, Lester Horton, and José Limón pioneered this genre. In class, your student will be exposed to each of these styles of modern.
(sometimes called Breakdancing in popular culture) appropriately known as “Bboying”, is known to have its roots in the east coast (particularly New York) and was heavily influenced by break beats. Bboying is one of hiphop’s 4 elements, ( DJ’ing, Graffiti, breakin’, and emcee ). Bboying consists of: musicality, flow, footwork, freezes, power moves, and, most importantly, having fun!
is an audition-based program that pushes dancers to a professional level. They will be training in diverse styles of dance, and have numerous opportunities to perform, be featured in music videos, YouTube videos, and learn how to survive an audition process with their dance resumés and head shots. The first hour of Company is boot-camp style to work on their stamina and flexibility. The second hour, they will be pushed with choreography by several guest instructors.