what we offer
Our recreational program offers students a variety of dance styles to choose from. We thrive on providing a positive, encouraging, and creative environment to learn, grow and make lifelong friends!
This program allows students to try different styles of dance with the least amount of commitment, all while getting the highest level of training.
Our jazz classes offer dynamic choreography and technique intertwined with creative lesson plans and a fun environment. This class is a faster paced class where“today’s music” is often what our students dance to. Jazz focuses on musicality and style as much as technique, to create a well stylized dancer. Jazz helps improve flexibility, strength, and the ability to pickup choreography.
Contemporary is a dance form that focuses on the style of expression combining elements from many genres including Modern, Jazz, Lyrical andBallet. Contemporary improves the awareness of your body and the space around you while creating fluid movement.
Lyrical combines the elements and technique of ballet and jazz to create a soft style that focuses on the storytelling side of the lyrics. An emphasis is placed on the grace and fluidity of movement to help create the story being told in the music. Lyrical is often one of
the most expressive and emotional forms of dance.
Tap is a style of dance
characterized by the sound of the metal tap striking the floor. Tap utilizes rhythm,
syncopation, and sound in addition to movement.
Rhythmic skills are developed as tap feet become percussive
instruments. Strength and control of the legs, ankles, and feet are increased while developing a keener ear for music.
Originating from the streets, Hip Hop is a fast paced, high-energy class that combines the different styles of street dance. Commonly seen in music videos and concerts,
Hip Hop encourages students to create their own styles and swag. Hip Hop encourages students to step out of their comfort zone by building confidence in every dancer.
Acro is a combination of dance and gymnastics. Students will learn to blend the two forms of movement with the focus on strength, flexibility, balance and contortion. They will learn tumbling skills alongside partner work as well as conditioning.
Modern is a broad genre of
western concert or theatrical dance which includes elements of styles such as ballet, folk, ethnic, religious, and social dancing. It is a highly expressive style of dance
that challenges the structured
dance technique of classical ballet. Students often will learn one or a blend of the following techniques: Alexander Technique,
Cunningham, Graham, Horton and Limon.
Flamenco dance (baile) is a highly-expressive, Spanish dance form. The flamenco is a solo dance characterized by hand clapping, percussive footwork, and intricate hand, arm, and body movements. The dance is usually accompanied by a singer and guitar player. The palos, or Flamenco styles, total some 50 different varieties. These styles are characterized by a particular pattern of rhythms called compas, which are made up of a series of toques, or beats. This dance, which is inspired by the Andalusian gypsy culture, is focused on evoking and communicating passion, love, sadness, despair, joy, and more. This Spanish dance is now recognized as a symbol of Spain's identity and it has spread to many different corners of the world.
Lyrical - Fitted black shorts, leggings, pants. Tights optional (no pink tights!), fitted top. Hair up or in ponytail. Shoes: Half soles, Ballet shoes, bare-feet, or socks
Jazz - Fitted black shorts, leggings, pants. Tights optional (no pink tights!), fitted top. Hair up or in ponytail. Shoes: for Beginner Jazz & Contemporary Jazz 1 - Tan leather slip on style jazz shoes, for Contemporary Jazz 2 and Up – Half Soles
Tap - Fitted black shorts, leggings, pants. Tights optional (no pink tights!), fitted top. Hair up or in ponytail. Shoes: Black tap shoes with ties
Hip Hop - All levels: Indoor running shoes or sneakers. Street style clothes that are easy to move in (no jeans). Hair up or in ponytail.
Contemporary - Fitted black shorts, leggings, pants. Tights optional (no pink tights!), fitted top. Hair up or in ponytail. Shoes: Bare feet or socks.
Modern - Fitted black shorts, leggings, pants. Footless tights optional (no pink tights!), fitted top. Hair up or in ponytail. No Shoes.
Acro - Fitted black shorts, leggings, pants. Tights optional (no pink tights!), fitted top. Hair in ponytail. No Shoes.