Technique Classes

Jazz | Ages 5+

Jazz classes combine traditional jazz styles such as Giordano, Fosse, Swing and Broadway with the ever changing styles and trends of contemporary popular culture. Each fun and challenging class consists of the basic steps, vocabulary, and variations of the dance form with unique moves, rhythmic patterns and variations, body isolations, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns. Through daily warm-ups and exercises students gain strength, flexibility, endurance, coordination, musicality and performance presence. To excel in jazz, dancers are encouraged to have a strong fundamental background in ballet, as it encourages grace, balance and proper overall dance technique.

Dress Code: Girls: Leotard, dance pants/capris OR dance shorts with tights, black jazz shoes. Hair must always be pulled back neatly into a ponytail. – NO STREET CLOTHES

Boys: Athletic pants, fitted t-shirt (no baggy clothes), black jazz shoes – NO STREET CLOTHES

Advanced Jazz Choreography Class | Ages 13+

This fast-paced, turning, jumping choreography class is designed for the advanced dancer. You must get Instructor approval before registering.

Dress Code: Girls: Leotard, dance pants/capris OR dance shorts with tights, black jazz shoes. Hair must always be pulled back neatly into a ponytail. – NO STREET CLOTHES

Boys: Athletic pants, fitted t-shirt (no baggy clothes), black jazz shoes – NO STREET CLOTHES

Tap | Ages 7+

Tap classes fuse the classical American tap styles evoking images of top hats and canes with the ever changing influences of contemporary popular culture. Each exciting and dynamic class will explore rhythm sounds made by movement to develop musical timing. Through a series of warm-up exercises, rhythm sequences, across the floor patterns, various tap combinations and dance routines dancers focus on the development of a sharpened sense of rhythm, rhythmic variations, coordination, performance skills and clarity of sounds incorporated into every class.

Dress Code: Girls: Leotard, dance pants/capris OR dance shorts with tights, black tap shoes. Hair must always be pulled back neatly into a ponytail. – NO STREET CLOTHES/JEANS

Boys: Athletic pants, fitted t-shirt (no baggy clothes), black tap shoes – NO STREET CLOTHES/JEANS

Hip Hop | Ages 7 to teens

Hip-hop dance includes a wide range of styles notably breaking, locking, and popping, as well as newer dance industry trends. What separates hip-hop dance from other forms of dance is that it is often freestyle (improvisational) in nature. Each high energy and fun class consists of the basic steps, vocabulary, and variations of the dance form with unique moves, fancy footwork, and floorwork. Through warm-up exercises and dance routines students gain strength, endurance, coordination, musicality and self confidence. This class aims to introduce the hip hop dance culture to students in a fun and appropriate manner.

Dress Code: Girls: Leotard, athletic pants, fitted t-shirt, non-marking athletic shoes used only in the studio. Hair must always be pulled back neatly into a ponytail. – NO STREET CLOTHES/JEANS/BAGGY CLOTHES

Boys: Athletic pants, fitted t-shirt, non-marking athletic shoes used only in studio – NO STREET CLOTHES/JEANS/BAGGY CLOTHES

Open Hip Hop | Ages 12 to teens

This class is a “sessions” style block of time designated for exploring the various forms of Street Dance and Hip Hop Culture application. A “session” is any time when street dancers meet specifically to build their skill set in a supportive yet competitive atmosphere. Students who enroll in this class will have the opportunity to self-direct their learning while being challenged to elevate their skills by an instructor who provides rigor and an interactive curriculum.

Dress Code: Girls: Leotard, athletic pants, fitted t-shirt, non-marking athletic shoes used only in the studio. Hair must always be pulled back neatly into a ponytail. – NO STREET CLOTHES/JEANS/BAGGY CLOTHES

Boys: Athletic pants, fitted t-shirt, non-marking athletic shoes used only in studio – NO STREET CLOTHES/JEANS/BAGGY CLOTHES