We offer a variety of dance styles and disciplines including tumbling and Chinese gymnastics for all ages and levels.
BALLET - The foundation for all dance, contributes directly to the development of grace, elegance, technique, discipline, flexibility, stamina, and endurance. Ballet is the “backbone” of all dance training. We strongly feel that ballet is the most important dance form that anyone can study.
CHINESE DANCE - A Chinese folk dance with curriculum that is used in China's professional dance academies. The students learn techniques and moves in both Chinese dance and ballet that prepare them to go long way in advancing their dancing skills.
JAZZ - A freestyle dance form combining isolations, strength, coordination and style. This jazz dance class offers a variety of styles vary from classical jazz, lyrical as well as musical theatre and original Broadway choreography.
LYRICAL - Lyrical is a fluid form of dance done to popular ballads and slower contemporary music. The dancer is taught to interpret his or her movement with feeling, motion and style. They will learn to tell a story or create the picture of the song. This style combines the fluid beauty of ballet with the more sharp moves in jazz. A Ballet or Jazz class is recommended along with lyrical to build in technique.
HIP HOP - A high-energy class that uses the latest sounds in rap, R&B and pop music together with movements influenced by some of today’s hottest video choreographers. This class will encompass movement that has elements of poppin', locking, breaking, jazz, hip hop and funk, as well as freestyle movement to give students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style.
CHINESE GYMNASTICS (TUMBLING) - Acrobatic movements are combined with dance steps as students learn the fundamentals of movement and timing with tumbling. This class focuses on floor gymnastic tricks, flexibility and upper-body strength. The classes will include forward rolls, cartwheels, and advances to aerials and back tucks.
What is the difference between the lyrical, hip hop and jazz classes?
Lyrical - the slower of the three. This style combines the fluid beauty of ballet with the more sharp moves in jazz.
Hip Hop - street, freestyle, individualized, less technical
Jazz - the more technical of the three, where students will learn proper body placement for all forms of dance (the foundation for jazz). Students work on flexibility for big kicks, layouts, multiple turns etc. Foot work from step ball change to more advanced combinations.
VERY IMPORTANT! Students are placed in a class based on level, not age. Below are general guidelines.
Ages 3- 5
Ages 5-7 & 6-8
Ages 8-11 & 10-13