Styles of Dance
Please let us know if you have any questions about our dance styles & instructors. We are happy to help you and your dancers choose the most appropriate classes that will benefit them in developing their skills as well as finding the most joy in. We have a variety of options that will be appropriate for pre-k through adults.
Acro is a form of dance that combines flexibility, tumbling, partner skills, as well as jumps and forms of contortion. Students will work to safely develop technique, endurance, and stamina to perform passes across the floor as well as balancing tricks and the connection of skills. Acro is gymnastics for dancers!
Hip-hop explores the hip hop genre in a fun, friendly and low-pressure environment for your dancer to grow and thrive in performance skills. Through sheer fun of movement, this class teaches body isolation and builds strength and coordination while focusing on the latest dance moves of today.
A combination of Classical Ballet styles including Vagnova and Balanchine methods as well as modern Ballet styles. Students will learn basic ballet technique, positions, body alignment, terminology, and musicality with students advancing as their confidence and ability grows. Ballet builds a strong foundation of technique for all other dance styles and is encouraged as an integral part of a dancer’s education.
Belly dance is a Western name for an Eastern style of dance. This style incorporates isolations of the torso, and hips, while creating visually interesting imagery of smooth and sharp movements blending together into one body. The dance style is appropriate for all levels and is emotionally expressive.
Contemporary dance is a fluid style combining ballet and modern techniques with musical and emotional expression. With a strong focus on modern, movements include balance, floorwork, suspension, contraction and release while developing musicality and self-expression. Contemporary dance asks dancers to use choreography and movement to interpret music and emotion. It is recommended for dancers with prior dance experience, particularly in Ballet.
Jazz is an energetic and fun form of dance that showcases a dancer’s individual style and originality. Jazz classes start by teaching a foundation of the jazz genre and basic technical skills. Choreography incorporates a range of styles from Broadway to Contemporary. This expressive form of dance includes isolations, leaps, and turns. It improves performance quality, develops rhythm, coordination, and individual expression. To excel in jazz, ballet is encouraged.
Jumps/Leaps/Turns & Technique
Appropriate for beginning dancers, or those looking to work on the basic technical skills to build up to more complex/advanced skills while improving technical ability. This class focuses on the breakdown of foundational skills such as splits, single pirouettes, chaine and pique turns, jetes and extensions.
Lyrical dance is an expressive combination of jazz and ballet techniques and can contain elements of modern or contemporary. Choreography is to slower lyrical music and dancers use their body to create emotion and tell a story through their lines and movements. Enrollment in Ballet is strongly encouraged for students to achieve their fullest potential in Lyrical
Modern dance is a more expressive and free form version of ballet and lyrical. Students focus more on improvisation and their own interpretation of the choreography. This style centers on the pull of gravity and strong centrally motivated movement. Techniques of Martha Graham and Lester Horton are taught. Enrollment in Ballet is strongly encouraged for students to achieve their fullest potential in Modern.
Musical Theater incorporates acting into dance performance. Dancers use dance technique, choreography, and character work to set the scene and tell the story. This class offers an energetic environment where students learn improv techniques as well as a variety of jazz styles from Fossie to Modern.
Pointe is Ballet performed in pointe shoes. Dancers will only be placed into these classes having completed extensive work in the foundations of ballet and demi-pointe and have received approval from the instructor to enroll in this class. Students should be 13 years of age. A minimum age of 10 will be considered if all other requirements have been met and a doctor's note is provided stating that all bones are finished fusing.
Shoes will be recommended by the teacher and will need to be inspected by the teacher prior to sewing on accessories.
This class focuses on the development of strength, balance and control to build on ballet foundations and develop stronger skills in dance. Pre-pointe is beneficial to both dancers who wish to move on to Pointe as well as those who do not.
Holiday Closing Schedule for 2023/2024 Dance Year
November 22st - 26th
December 22nd - January 6th
March 11th -15th
1 Class = $65 (discounts begin at 2 classes per student)
Single students top off at 5 classes at $293
Families top off at $450
All of these rates are per month for the Fall/Spring Dance Season