CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

CLASSICAL BALLET

Classical Ballet is the necessary technical foundation for a well-rounded dancer. We offer ballet classes for all ages and levels. In Beginning/Intermediate Ballet we focus on the basic technical foundation, correct body alignment and positioning, posture and stance of the dancer.  In Advanced Ballet we focus on developing and perfecting quality of movement and more advanced skills as well as providing more advanced choreography and curriculum.  Classical Ballet not only offers physical benefits to our dancers, it also teaches our dancers the importance of discipline, structure and commitment. Ballet training is crucial for dancers who want to be proficient in Jazz and Contemporary, as the vocabulary and technique originated in ballet.

POINTE

Pointe is required for all dancers who are serious in continuing their ballet education. Starting with Pre-Pointe, we teach our younger, intermediate dancers the basic strength and technique that is necessary to ensure they are properly prepared for pointe. The minimum age requirement for a dancer to start pointe is 10 unless approved otherwise by an instructor. Once a dancer has completed the Pre-Pointe training, they will be properly placed in a Pointe class based on their level of experience.

JAZZ

Jazz is a high intensity dance form that uses fundamental ballet technique and borrows from several other forms of dance. Traditional jazz began with sharp, basic lines and steps but has progressed with the integration of contemporary. This class focuses on necessary movement and steps that are utilized in many forms of dance as well as endurance, flexibility and technique.

CONTEMPORARY

In the past 15 years, contemporary has become one of the most popular forms of dance. It combines technique and movement from several forms of dance including, jazz, lyrical, modern, ballet and even hip hop. Contemporary allows dancers the freedom to express themselves through various movement and improvisation. Contemporary is a more advanced dance form in that a dancer must have a strong technical background in order to execute contemporary movement. We start our young dancers with more of a lyrical base and slowly integrate contemporary as they get older and more advanced.    

TAP/CLOGGING

Tap is an important dance form for young dancers as a building block to help with coordination, rhythm and musicality.  Beginning level tappers will learn basic technique and steps while more advanced level tappers learn more complex steps and combinations that are essential for dancers who plan to audition in the professional world.

HIP HOP

Hip Hop is a street style dance form that doesn’t require a background in technical training. We offer classes for boys and girls of all ages and levels in this fun and upbeat dance form. Our teams and combo classes will do a hip hop dance with their class and have a hip hop class once a week. We also offer recreational hip hop for those who just want to dance for fun!

TURNS & PROGRESSIONS

Turns & Progressions is our extensive technique training program that teaches basic technique essential for most dance forms. We pay special attention to posture and stance as well as strengthening the core to maintain balance and control while executing technical movement. Turns & Progressions focuses on the proper technique in pirouettes, leaps, jumps, battements, feet strengthening, flexibility, extensions, etc.

ACRO/TUMBLE

Our Acro/Tumble program is designed to help dancers enhance their flexibility and strengthen their tumbling skills in ways that are beneficial to dance. We focus on back flexibility, balance, walkovers, aerials, back handsprings/tucks, etc. and improve the fluidity of the movement in order to use the skills on stage.

CREATE!

Create! gives our dancers a chance to create their own movement and choreography in a safe, judgmental free environment. This class is specifically designed for dancers to explore their own movement through improvisation and creativity and allows them to show off their artistry to their class mates.

PROGRESSIVE BALLET TECHNIQUE

Progressive Ballet Technique offers a broad curriculum of Ballet and Pilates to help strengthen the core and prevent injuries. We focus on correct alignment and core building using a large yoga ball to ensure the dancer’s body is engaged and in correct alignment. This class is perfect for the self-disciplined dancer who wants to build over-all strength and control.

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

Strength & Conditioning gives dancers and non-dancers a chance to do some physical training that pushes their body’s strength and endurance. We challenge the participants to safely exceed their physical and mental expectations through body-weight exercises, running, cross-fit and plyometrics. There is no equipment needed for this class and all ages and levels are welcome!  

LEGS & FEET STRETCH CLASS

Legs & Feet Stretch focuses on flexibility and strengthening in our dancer’s legs and feet specifically. Although we stretch regularly in our classes, there is not always time to put a large amount of focus on stretches and flexibility. In this class, we take the time to ensure the dancers are stretching correctly and understanding how to enhance their flexibility and strengthen their feet.

COMBO CLASSES

Not only do we offer competitive classes for every age and level, but we also offer recreational classes too! Our Combo classes offer training in Jazz, Lyrical and Hip hop and are fun and challenging classes without the extra time and intensity of a competitive team. We offer separate classes for different age groups ranging from 6 to 18 years old!  

KINDERDANCE

Kinderdance is for kids ages 5-6 years old. This is a non-competitive class where the students learn a variety of styles including Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Tap.

TINY TOTS

Tiny Tots is for kids ages 3-4 years old. This is a non-competitive class where the students learn Ballet and Tap.

CREATIVE DANCE

Creative Dance is for kids ages 18 months to 2 years old. This is a non-competitive class where the students learn simple skills and steps to help them improve their hand-eye-coordination and motor skills. 

ADULT CLASSES

 TDF adult classes are for ages 17 years and older. Whether you have previous training or not, this class is fun for all and a great work out! Come enjoy a variety of styles like Heels, Contemporary, Jazz-Funk and Hip Hop!  The fee for adult classes is $10 per class or there is a punch card pass available for purchase at a discounted rate.

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