This year we will be offering a class for special needs individuals so they also have the opportunity to move and love dance in a professional setting. The class will be taught by an Occupational Therapist, Katie Kirwan . The class is on Wednesday nights at 7:15 to 8 p.m. You can read more about her on the Staff Page. Please email with any questions.
Dress Code: Pink Ballet shoes, Black Tap Shoes, Leotard and Tights that are any color. Hair should be pulled away from the face. This class combines creative movement, basic tap and ballet terminology and technique. Putting your 3-5 year old in a dance class will allow them to establish better social skills, physical development, and cognitive thinking early on.
Dress Code: Pink Ballet Shoes, Pink Tights, Black Leotard: Hair should be in a bun.
Ballet is the foundation for all forms of dance and is known for its breathtaking techniques, signature pointe work, high leg extension and is usually performed to classical music. There are 5 basic positions of the feet and arms which form the basis of ballet movement. Training is focused on repetition of simple movement at the barre as well as basic jumps. Body alignment, position of the head, proper turnout and pushing throughout the floor are all used to develop and enhance proper ballet technique. Ballet also improves balance and is a very disciplined art form.
Dress Code: Jazz Shoes, tights or yoga pants, and a leotard that is any color. Hair must be up and out of the face.
Jazz dancing is a form of dance that showcases a dancer's individual style and originality. Every jazz dancer interprets and executes moves and steps in their own way. This type of dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, isolations, big leaps and quick turns. To excel in jazz, dancers need a strong background in ballet, as it encourages grace and balance. Every class includes warm ups, technique, across the floor work and a dance combination.
Dress Code: Barefoot, to prevent slipping, Leotard and booty shorts or footless tights. Hair must be in a bun or ponytail.
Acro works on Flexibility,strength, and coordination while executing gymastics tricks. It’s a style that combines classical techniques with acrobatic elements. While all dance is physical, this form is particularly athletic and has unique choreography due to its use of acrobatics in a dance environment.
Dress Code: Sweat pants, baggy basketball shorts, Baggy T-Shirts, Tank Tops, Jerseys, and Non marking sole shoes. Please do not wear the ones you always wear outside, they should just be for class.
Hip Hop Is a combination of different techniques like, popping, locking, breaking, housing and learning the latest moves seen on all the hottest new music videos. It is an entertaining form of dance, incorporating challenging routines and beats.
Dress Code: Black Tap Shoes, Hair in a ponytail , leotard and tights or yoga pants.
Tap is an exciting dance form that makes you the musician along with the dancer. Significance is placed on the articulation of tap sounds while working to perform them “close to the floor” and on the “balls of their feet” along with “style and presentation”. Emphasis is placed on the fundamental rhythms, body alignment, level, accenting, shading and weight changes of tap dancing. The students will begin their development of the tap vocabulary. Every class includes warm ups, technique, across the floor work and a dance combination.
Come make some time for yourself and your busy life and give Pilates a try!! Pilates is healthy for both the body and mind!!!
Also we will be starting Salsa classes on either Friday or Saturday, information coming soon!!!!!