DANCetc. Programs

(Ballet) Balletini and Mom N' Me Balletini

A fun dance style that teaches children how to do isolation, and funky beginner dance steps. Introductions to the ABC’s of Ballet. Positions, Jumps, Arms, learn and listen to stories told through ballet.Taught how to work with the mirror, across the floor using the basic jazz steps and exciting jazz jumps and turns. Dance games are a good teaching tool for enjoying the freedom and fun in movement. Last 15 minutes a funky hip-hop dance combination is taught and added onto weekly.

Ballet

Is the basis of all dance movement. It presents body movement in its highest, purest, and most aesthetic form. The complex exercises train every muscle of the body bringing about matchless strength, flexibility, and coordination. Where the child is studying ballet merely for the fun of it or to someday become a professional she will surely be grateful for many years to come for her graceful, poised, and beautifully developed figure.

Break Dance

B-boying or breaking, also called breakdancing, is a style of street dance that originated among Black and Puerto Rican youths in New York City during the early 1970s. The dance spread worldwide due to popularity in the media, especially in regions such as South Korea, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, and Japan. While diverse in the amount of variation available in the dance, b-boying consists of four kinds of movement: toprockdownrockpower moves, and freezes. B-boying is typically danced to hip-hop, funk music, and especially breakbeats, although modern trends allow for much wider varieties of music along certain ranges of tempo and beat patterns.

Contemporary Jazz

A combination of Jazz, Ballet, and Contemporary Dance technique including a thorough warm-up, concentrating on technique, placement and stretching. The warm-up is followed by "across the floor" movements followed by a combination. Combinations are in contemporary and jazz styles. 

Students are encouraged to have fun by using their own personality and by experimenting with different styles of dance and music. The class is welcoming to newcomers giving individual attention to all students. Class incorporates a wide range of influences (jazz, contemporary, ballet, African, flamenco, Hip-Hop and Israeli folk dance) which results in an exciting, innovative fusion of movement styles.

Hip-Hop

Refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking, and popping which were created in the 1970’s and made popular by dance crews in the United States. The television show Soul Train and the 1980’s films Breakin’, Beat Street, and Wild Style showcased these crews and dance styles in their early stages; therefore, giving hip-hop mainstream exposure. The dance industry responded with a commercial, studio-based version of hip-hop—sometimes called “new style”—and a hip-hop influenced style of jazz dance called “jazz-funk”. Classically trained dancers developed these studio styles in order to create choreography from the hip-hop dances that were performed on the street. Because of this development, hip-hop dance is practiced in both dance studios and outdoor spaces.

Lyrical

A contemporary style of dance originally created to reject the ballet tradition, Modern dance focuses on free-movement instead of structured steps. This class will encourage students to use their emotions as a guide in exploring and creating their own movement. A fun and unique class for dancers of all levels! Danced in bare feet and comfortable clothing.

Pop n’ Lock/Hip-Hop

…… or “Street Dancing” is a street dance style, based on techniques quickly contracting and relaxing muscles to cause a jerk in the dancer’s body. Often performed in “battles”, where dancers try to outperform each other in front of a crowd.

Tap

A form of dance characterized by using the sound of one’s tap shoes hitting the floor (or other surfaces) as a percussive instrument. As such, it is also commonly considered to be a form of music. Two major variations on tap dance exist: rhythm (Jazz) tap and Broadway tap. Broadway tap focuses more on the dance. It is widely performed as a part of musical theater. Rhythm tap focuses more on musicality, and practitioners consider themselves to be a part of the Jazz tradition.