14 years old by Sept 1
Acro- This class teaches strength, control, flexibility, balance, discipline, and concentration. It differs from your normal gymnastics or tumbling class in that acro is not as rigid of a dance style. The instructor will teach things such as backbends, weight transitions, various cartwheels, aerial work, transitional steps, splits stretching, and chin and headstands that will flow from move to move with music and flow. Class will consist of mat work as well as an across the floor combination to show the transitions between each step.
Jazz- a rhythmic stylized dance conceived in America and influenced by jazz music. Jazz combines an erect spine and formal dance patterns of Europe with rhythmic, flat-footed, bent kneed influences from African cultures. Class starts with a proper warm-up, continues with isolations, balance, flexibility stretches, floor progressions, and choreography. Students should expect a high energy class with upbeat music with a strong emphasis on jazz technique.
*Ballet is a prerequisite for this class.
Hip Hop- This is a dance style influenced by hip-hop music, (Rap, R & B, Old School) cultural fads, jazz dance, and hip-hop culture. Class focuses on isolations, strengthening core muscles for break dancing freezes, conditioning and becoming comfortable expressing movement through freestyle and choreography.
Contemporary - a fluid style of jazz that blends classical European ballet and modern movement. Dancers are taught to express themselves through movement by interpreting the lyrics of a song. Class focuses on ballet and jazz technique as well as choreography.
*Technique is a prerequisite for this class
Pointe- Ballet performed in pointe shoes. Dancers must have completed extensive work in ballet and demi-pointe to enroll in this class. Students are admitted to go up on pointe when recommended by the pointe teacher. Students are evaluated on coordination, posture, strength, and feet. There is an inherent risk going up on pointe, therefore, we will only recommend those students who are developmentally ready to begin pointe work.
*Ballet is a prerequisite for this class
Ballet/Jazz/Contemporary/Acro - Any style leotard or form fitting top and bottoms, tights optional, no jewelry. Ballet skirts optional
Hip Hop- Street clothes. Jeans are not recommended
Pointe- Any style leotard, dance shorts or skirt, tights, NO jewelry.
Technique- Nude turners
Lyrical - Nude turners
Jazz- Nude Jazz slip on split sole shoes
Hip Hop- White High Top Pastry Cassata
Pointe- Pointe Shoes
Intermediate Advanced & Advanced Classroom Milestones
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