Ballet technique is the foundational principles of body movement and form used in ballet. It is an important aspect of ballet performance because ballet (especially classical ballet) puts great emphasis on the method and execution of movement. The techniques found in classical ballet are a framework for many other styles of dance, including jazz and contemporary.
Contemporary dance incorporates many different styles of dance such as ballet, jazz, lyrical and modern dancing. Contemporary dance was created mainly by a mix of ballet and modern dance. A certain characteristics that contemporary dance has is strong and controlled legwork that is similar to that of ballet.
Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking which was created in the 1970s and made popular by dance crews in the United States.
Jazz is a very popular, high-energy form of dance.
Jazz is the style that you’ll typically see on Broadway. It combines kicks, leaps, jumps, turns, and everything in between! Learn body placement, movement, expression and proper technique in Jazz dance classes
Tap is an exciting rhythmic exercise and dance form which is enjoyable to both kids and adults. A truly American style of dance, tap offers a variety of styles and techniques. Students will realize results in dance movement after a minimum of classes. The classes stress the basics of tap and build into combinations which are great to watch, delightful to hear and challenging to do. It is a great aerobic activity.We have classes for all ages and abilities from Baby Tunes to our Adult Tap.
Our Musical Theater class is an opportunity for our students to learn the style and routines used in Broadway musicals. Whether this is a routine from a classic 'Fosse' musical, something from 'West Side Story' or choreography from the latest Broadway Hit, our students will do it all!
Lyrical dance is a dance style that blends elements of ballet and jazz dance. Lyrical dance is generally a little more fluid than ballet and also somewhat faster, although not as rapidly executed as jazz dance. Lyrical dance is also somewhat smoother and a bit faster than ballet, but not quite as fast as jazz.
Acro dance is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character, its unique choreography, which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics, and its use of acrobatics in a dance context. It is a popular dance style in contemporary circus productions such as those by Cirque du Soleil.