Schedule 2016/2017

 

 

 

New schedule: Some classes will need to change times!

Monday

___5:15 -5:45 tiny dancers (ages 3-5) creative movement class

___5:45 - 6:45 shooting stars (ages 5-8) ballet, tap & jazz

___6:45 - 7:30 mini hip hop & cheerleading/tumbling (ages 5-9)

___7:30 - 8:15Zumba fitness (no need to register, just show up for class.

($5.00 per class)

Tuesday

___5:30 - 6:00 super stars tap (ages 8-11)

___6:00- 7:00 super stars ballet & jazz (ages 8-11)

___7:00 - 7:30 dance force tap (high school)

___7:30 - 8:30 dance force ballet & jazz (high school)

Wednesday

___*5:30 - 6:00 Team II (TBA)

___ 6:00 - 6:45 musical theatre & contemporary

___ 6:45 - 7:30 adult dance class (multiple dance styles)

___ 7:30 - 8:30 ballroom class (will be offered in 6 week sessions)

Thursday

___5:15 - 5:45 jr. hip hop (ages 10-14)

___*5:45 - 6:45 ballet

___*6:45 - 7:15 pre-pointe class

___*7:15 - 7:45 Team I

 

Any questions, please call Blair Johnson at (704) 985-5999.

Hope to see you soon!









 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

 

Ballet

Ballet is a classical dance form characterized by grace, elegance and precision of movement. There are formal steps, poses and positions usually performed in a turned out position of the legs and feet. Ballet is important in a dancer’s training and it promotes well rounded technique in all other dance disciplines. All other dance styles benefit from proper ballet technique. Attire for ballet class should consist of a leotard, tights, and ballet shoes or half sole dance shoes. A ballet skirt can be worn over a leotard and tights but it is not required. The leotard and tights are classic ballet attire and should be worn for all ballet classes. The dance teacher must be able to view the body line to teach proper body placement. We want to prevent bad dance habits from forming which is likely to happen under baggy clothing. Hair should be secured back out of the face for class. Dance clothes that allow freedom of movement should be worn for all other dance classes if not wearing leotard and tights. No baggy clothes, please!

 

Jazz

Jazz dance is an umbrella term that can refer to several related dance styles. All of them are connected via common roots, namely tap, ballet, jazz music, and African-American rhythms and dance. In jazz class there will be many different styles of jazz namely: classic jazz, musical theatre jazz, hip hop jazz, and lyrical jazz. To excel in jazz dance, the dancer must master ballet technique because it consists of slower movements that strengthens body and improves balance. This is also beneficial for jumps and turns where correct posture is necessary to properly complete the jump and/or turn. Jazz dancers' strong and sharp movements are aided by ballet technique. Ballet class is required to take jazz.

 

Tap

Tap dancing is a style of American theatrical dance using precise rhythmical patterns of foot movement and tapping sounds on a hard floor. It requires tap shoes which have metal plates on the bottom that produce all of the percussive sounds.

 

Creative Movement

Creative movement class will introduce the young dancer to the structure of the dance classroom. This class will introduce dance styles, such as ballet, and will strengthen coordination and motor skills. It will also involve improvisation, creative movement games, learning to stretch and discovering the joy of expressive movement.  

                                           Pointe

Dancing en pointe requires extensive ballet training. Pointe work is the action of rising to the tips of the toes while performing steps from ballet. It is performed using hard–toed and stiff-shanked pointe shoes. Dancing en pointe requires considerable strength and skill. Pointe requires instructor’s permission.

Cheerleading Techniques/Tumbling

Cheerleading class will hone cheerleading skills such as motion technique, kicks, jumps, cheers, chants, stunting and cheerleading style dances. The focus is on proper technique and safety. The tumbling part of the class will focus on gaining flexibility and strength to do acrobatic and tumbling skills.

Tumbling

Tumbling class consists of extensive warm-ups and stretching with strength and flexibility training. Conditioning is an important part of class to prepare the student for tumbling on the mats. In tumbling, the following skills will be a part of the class: forward rolls, back bends, cartwheels, and handstands all the way to front walkovers and back handsprings etc…

 

Modern/Contemporary

Modern dance is a style of free and expressive theatrical dancing that is not bound by the classical rules of ballet. It employs special techniques for developing the use of the entire body in movements expressive of abstract ideas.

 

Hip Hop/ Jr. Hip Hop/ Mini Hip Hop

Hip Hop is a dance style that refers to dancing mostly to hip hop music with an emphasis on the hip hop culture and street style dancing. It has evolved over the last 30 years with a wide range of styles including but not limited to breaking, popping and locking. It is meant to be fun and can be done without other dance technique training.

Yoga

Yoga includes exercises for mental and physical health. It is a discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation.