Acro Dance Step 2
This high-energy class combines tumbling, acro and a mix of pom, jazz and hip hop dance styles. Students will gain flexibility, upper and lower-body strength as well as dance technique. Short combinations as well as full choreography will be learned in this class that targets students in grades 3 through 6 who can already execute cartwheels, round-offs and standing backbends.
Across the Floor and Center Technique
In this class, isolated skills will be targeted with center floor practice in addition to moving transitions incorporated. Emphasis will be placed on advanced technique with fluidity, strong upper-body control and lower-body extensions.
Adult Hip Hop Step 2
This class is designed for the dancer who wishes to improve their physicality and get a good workout through dance. Class begins with a warm-up and stretch followed by choreography which includes fun, intermediate hip hop dance combinations.
Adult Lyrical Ballet Step 2
Adult students with ballet and/or lyrical dance experience will enjoy this class and its focus on both ballet technique and musicality. A segment of each class is dedicated to barre, center and across the floor technical exercises. In addition, short lyrical choreography combinations are taught each week as a way to target full-body expression with music.
Ballet Pointe Step 2
This class is designed for students with strong training in the foundational genres of Classical Ballet and/or Lyrical Ballet. With emphasis on lower-body strength and upper-body control, much time is spent at the barre working on strengthening exercises such as releves, echappes and piques on pointe. Step 2 students begin working in center with similar exercises as well as beginning travel sequences. With a combination of classical technique and modern style, our Ballet Pointe class offers technical development in a fun environment.
Ballet/Jazz Fusion Step 2
As a continuation of Ballet/Jazz Fusion Step 1, this class is intended for students ages 9 and older who have completed at least one full year of the Step 1 class or who are placed by the teacher. More in-depth work with correct technique and upper-body placement is targeted through barre, center floor and across the floor exercises. Short choreography combinations are practiced as well with transitions incorporated. PREREQUISITE SKILSS: perfected single pirouette, intermediate execution of chaine and pique turns, grand jete
Ballet/Jazz Fusion Step 3
This class is designed for dancers who have solid background in ballet/jazz and offers in-depth training in multiple pirouettes (doubles and triples), fouette turns (closed and open), pique turns in sequence and turning combinations. We will continue development of lower-body strengthening and upper-body control for accurate and dynamic leap execution. In addition to grand jetes and center leaps, students will gain practice with switch leaps and jete combinations. PREREQUISITE SKILLS: perfected double pirouette, chaine turns across the floor, single pique turns, grand jete (split leap), some experience with fouette turns/turns in a la seconde and center leaps (The fouette turns and center leaps do not need to be completely mastered to enter this class).
Baton Fundamentals Step 1
This beginning-level twirling class is perfect for students ages 7 to 10 who want to learn the basics of baton twirling and body work.Fundamental technique is taught step by step to ensure accuracy. Some tricks learned in the class include horizontals, arm and elbow rolls, thumb rolls and tosses, vertical and horizontal flourishes, chasses, kicks, hitchkicks and passes.
Baton Fundamentals Step 2
This beginning level class offers fundamental baton twirling skills along with bodywork execution. This is a perfect fit for students interested in both twirling and dance fundamentals.
Baton Fundamentals Step 3
Students who have mastered the twirling basics, including accurate technique with both vertical and horizontal tosses, are ready to move to the Step 2 class. Focus is placed on twirling combinations that incorporate the isolated skills learned in Step 1. Specific tricks targeted in this class include vertical and horizontal one spins with arm and catch variations, two spins, double elbow rolls, back neck traps, longer swing sections and bodywork skills such as jetes, hitchkicks and sisones. PREREQUISITE: Baton Fundamentals Step 1 as well as instructor recommendation
Classical Ballet Step 1
Upon mastery of the Pre-ballet skills, students progress tothis class, which requires a good attention span and self-discipline due to the focus and structure needed in a successful Classical Ballet classroom. Continued development of the feet, arms, legs and body carriage are emphasized through repetitive barre-strengthening exercises, center floor technical skills and across the floor combinations.
Classical Ballet Steps 2 & 3
With focus on classical ballet training, this class begins with thorough flexibility stretching, transitions into ballet exercises at the barre and further develops with center and across the floor work. PREREQUISITE: Ballet and Jazz Technique, Ballet/Jazz Fusion Step 2 and/or Lyrical Ballet Step 3 as well as teacher recommendation
Dance and Bodywork Technique for Twirlers
As a supplement to Baton Fundamentals, this class focuses on correct body form. Specific target areas include movement with the baton, acro and precise arm and foot placement. Attention is also placed on baton pattern and body alignment with contact material.
This is a foundation class that introduces students ages 6 and 7 to our full Step 1 curriculum by offering them fundamental training in the genres of ballet, pom dance, tap, baton and hip hop. In addition, upper-body strength and full-body flexibility are targeted through beginning-level barre exercises and center floor stretching. Upon completion of this class, students will be knowledgeable about all of our step 1 choices and should be prepared to enter a Step 1 class with confidence.
Dance involves every part of the body with more advanced skills requiring core stability and overall flexibility. This class provides a foundation for preparing the body to perform at its optimum level with emphasis placed on arm strength, core control, stamina and lower-body flexibility. Deep-level stretching, cardio and cross training exercises are incorporated. We also take time to discuss the physical needs of the body and how to condition and take good care of the body as part of the curriculum.
Irish Dance is a unique style of dance as it involves intricate footwork with no movement of the upper body. It closely resembles the Broadway production, “Riverdance.” This class focuses first on turning the feet out and staying on the balls of the feet at all times. It also incorporates cardio as Irish dancing always has specific jumps and leaps in the steps. There is soft shoe and hard shoe. Our students begin with the soft shoe dance for at least one year. The three soft shoe dances learned include the Jig, Reel and Slip Jig.
Jazz Step 4
Intended for high school and college-level dancers with strong technical and presentation skills, this class combines isolated technique with choreography. Skill sets include triple and quadruple pirouettes, leap combinations, advanced turning sequences with variation work and spot changes as well as strength in movement and performance style.
Pom Dance Step 1 (ages 7-11)
This class offers a beginning foundation for students interested in pom dance and/or cheerleading. Emphasis is placed on pom fundamentals, including correct arm motion placement, pirouette preps/single pom pirouettes and beginning-level leaps and jumps (basic jetes, tuck jumps and straddle jumps). In addition, flexibility is targeted through lower-body stretching and work on kick technique each class.
Pom Dance Step 2
Progressing from the Step 1 class, students at the Step 2 level continue to develop precision with their pom fundamentals and also start working on short pom dance combinations with basic rhythms so they can explore beginning-level musicality. Specific skills targeted in this class include single and double pom pirouettes, jetes, center leaps, sisones, toe touches and tilt kicks. PREREQUISITE: Pom/Leaps/Jumps/Turns Step 1 and/or instructor recommendation
Pom Dance Step 3
This class is designed for middle and high school students who have had some pom dance and technical training. Students continue to develop in the areas of turns, leaps and flexibility. In addition to center floor work, pom musicality is explored through short choreography combinations that target various rhythms. Accurate and strong pom motion placement is also taught.
Power Hour Fitness
This high energy fitness class combines cardio, agility, yoga, weights, resistance training, and core strengthening exercises in a stealth fashion to where all trainees are amazed at their accomplishments and fully energized at the end of the workout. Unique combinations of individual and paired exercises evolve into a fun exercise experience that provides the right mix of activities and challenges that make the time in the class fly by, leading to positive results in just 60 powerful minutes.
Rhythm and Creative Movement (ages 4 to 6 )
This class is for young students ages 4 to 6 and is designed specifically to meet the needs of a preschool or kindergarten performer. Both Ballet and Tap are incorporated in this class. Emphasis will be placed on body awareness, motor skill development, coordination, rhythm development to music, balance and flexibility. Effective communication skills will be practiced as the students develop self-confidence and enthusiasm for dance exploration in beginning ballet and tap.
Stretch and Strength
This 30-minute express class fuses cardio, toning and flexibility. Slow muscle stretching along with faster strength training exercises are combined to give the body a complete, efficient workout.
Tap Step 1
This introduction to tap teaches an awareness of beat, timing, rhythm and coordination while focusing on tap fundamentals. Students will learn the proper tap technique to create clean distinct sounds and later be introduced to rhythmic layering. (Divison 1 is for students that are brand new to tap fundamentals. Division 2 is for students progressing with the skills for the Step 1 class.)
Tap Step 2
Students will learn full length tap combinations that will focus on precise steps and foot articulation, movement through space, rhythmic awareness and layering, and will incorporate the use of arm and full body dynamics used in performing tap. Students will also be given group tap combinations designed to develop partnering skills and the ability to work successfully with others in the same dance space. PREREQUISITE: Tap Step 1 or equivalent previous tap experience
Tap Step 3
Students enrolling in this class should have advanced-level tap technique. While focusing on the steps themselves, students will also be working on beats and timing with emphasis on precise footwork and rhythms. The class is designed to enhance musicality and syncopation and to learn how to tap to various styles of music. PREREQUISITE: instructor recommendation
The Zumba program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. The goal is simple: We want you to want to work out, to love working out, and to get hooked. Zumba Fanatics achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life! The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix and you’ve got a Zumba class!
Zumba Kids – ZumbAtomic Big Stars (grades 4th – 6th)
Zumba Kids is a FUN fitness program designed just for kids! Zumba Kids combines energetic dance rhythms with games to create a positive fitness environment for children. Students will learn new choreography each week as well as learn about the origins of various rhythms and dance styles. With Zumba Kids, students will have an opportunity to be active, as well as develop skills in teamwork and leadership!
Sentao is a Spanish slang word meaning sitting; but you won’t do a lot of sitting in this class! The explosive Zumba Sentao program fuses Zumba moves while using a chair to strengthen your core, improve balance, torch calories and sculpt muscle. Revolutionize your cardio workout with targeted resistance training in Zumba Sentao!
(Zumba Sentao is an 8-week class with limited registration.)
When it comes to body sculpting, Zumba Toning raises the bar (or rather, the toning stick). It combines targeted body-sculpting exercises and high-energy cardio work with Latin-infused Zumba moves to create a calorie-torching, strength-training dance fitness-party. Students learn how to use lightweight, maraca-like Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and tone all their target zones, including arms, abs, glutes and thighs. Zumba Toning is the perfect way for enthusiasts to sculpt their bodies naturally while having a total blast.
(Zumba Toning is an 8-week class with limited registration.)
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