Ballet 

Is the foundation from which nearly all dance styles have developed from. An artistic art form that encompasses precision, fluidity, balance, strength and grace. Nurturing our students with character building, discipline, musicality, and excellent posture.

 

 

Pointe 

Is one of the most iconic components of ballet.  Pointe extends our lines and gives a sense of lightness and the illusion that we're floating on air. A dancer typically studies ballet for a number of years before transitioning to pointe work. In order to safely study pointe, a dancer must be able to maintain turnout while performing center combinations, hold a proper ballet position with straight back and good turnout, pull up properly in the legs, and balance securely in a relevé that is perpendicular to the floor.

 

 

Jazz 

Has its own movement, using the accents of musical rhythms. Jazz dance can take on many different characteristics and styles, including Street Jazz, Percussive, Broadway, and Contemporary Jazz. Jazz classes can be structured in any of these styles or a combination of them.  Focusing on the importance of energy, rhythmical accuracy, and style. 

 

 

Modern 

Encourages dancers to use their emotions and moods to bring their steps and routines to life.  Modern dance in opposition to ballet is the deliberate use of gravity. Whereas classical ballet dancers strive to be light and airy on their feet, modern dancers often use their body weight to enhance movement.

 

 

Contemporary 

an expressive style that abandons the classical model of dance, and utilizes unconventional movements from unique styles that we see within our everyday lives. Seeking to move with ease and fluidity, dancers begin to experiment with breathing, floor work, non-standard movement, unpredictability and becoming one with creating shapes with the human body. 

 

Hip Hop 

Using high energy movements that have elements of popping, locking, and breaking. These freestyle movements allow our students the opportunity to express their own sense of style. Hip Hop is the latest form of expression in today’s culture. It is diverse and ever changing.

 

 

Tap

 A rhythmical tapping sound is developed by the dancer from the small metal plates on the dancer's shoes. The dancer then becomes a percussive musician. Tap dance is often characterized by syncopation and improvisation. Tap can also be performed without music, known as ‘Capella’ dancing.