Class Description

Creative Combo

Combination classes are a great way to introduce the various styles of dance to young children. We offer both Ballet/Jazz & Ballet/Tap combination classes.

Jazz

A contemporary, lyrical modern jazz style class with center warmup and technique exercises, additional floor stretch and conditioning. Diagonal work for turns, jumps and jazz style linking steps.
A dance combination is taught at the end of class geared towards the level of each class.

Ballet

Ballet is the foundation of dance, and is an important part of a dancer's training. It teaches grace, proper alignment, musicality, flexibility, body-awareness, as well as a multitude of other skills that will enhance a dancer's abilities.

Contemporary

With an eclectic yet accessible mix of Release, Modern, Ballet and Jazz, Contemporary is a class that includes a rigorous warm up followed by a multileveled combination. Instructed to music that varies from reggaeton to classical, "Contemporary" may inspire you to find your own style of motion and enable what dance is designed to support...your expression.

Pre Pointe

This class is strictly for female students 11 years of age and up who wish to pursue approval to be placed on pointe. We focus on strengthening the feet, ankles & legs, proper alignment and overall pointe readiness. 

Lyrical

Lyrical dance is similarly oriented toward the dancer's emotional responses rather than to an underlying formal choreographic structure. While a choreographic structure often exists, it serves more as a general guide than as a prescription for specific dance moves that, once mastered, will be highly similar from one performance to the next.

Pointe

This class has the same structure as Ballet Technique, specifically concentrating on pointe work. Emphasis on barre work preparing for center floor. Students enrolled in this class are required to take Ballet Technique

Tap

Tap dancing is a blend of syncopated rhythm which emphasizes footwork and the expression of rhythm through sound. All classes work on basic tap skills, progressing through tap steps, combinations and eventually dance

Stretch

This Class helps improve flexibility (increases your range of motion)

It will also assist in correct posture by lengthening tight muscles that pull areas of the body away from their intended position.

Potential to decrease injury by preparing muscles for work before activity and

increases blood and nutrient supply to muscles, thereby possibly reducing muscle soreness

Hip-Hop

This street style of jazz appeals to students because of popular music and the highly energetic and funky dance moves. A definite fun cardio workout! A great class for the recreational dancer of all ages.

Leaps & Turns

This class will work on the very basics in leaps & turns. (Will progress to more advanced leaps & turns as the year goes on) Strongly recommended for dancers struggling with certain dance skills.

Improv

The process of spontaneously creating movement. Development of improvised movement material is facilitated through a variety of creative explorations including body mapping through levels, shape and dynamics

PBT

Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is a revolutionary innovative program designed for ballet teachers and students. It helps students understand the depth of training muscle memory, core stability, weight placement, and alignment. The unique exercises are developed specifically for dancers with a team of physiotherapists to help the dancer to understand what muscles initiate the movements required in ballet. PBT is designed to enhance continued ballet training not replace it. Alongside regular ballet classes, PBT accelerates technique.

Ms. Julia holds a Level 2 certification.

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