Dance & Fitness Class Descriptions

Ballet

Learn the traditional methods and French terminology of classical ballet, starting with barre work, and continuing into correct placement of the body and other techniques. Progresses to center work, jumps, turns, and variations.

Ballet Express

A shortened, accelerated, 30 minutes of Basic Ballet including learning French terms. Leaps & turns included!

Clogging

A type of folk dance performed with an up-and-down body motion. Dancers make most sounds with their heels and movements are more flat-footed than tap dancers. Clogging shoes have loose taps on their shoes to create a different rhythm.

Contemporary

A fusion of Ballet, Jazz, and Modern along with hip hop, street dance, and Musical Theatre.

Creative Movement

Introduction to french terms and movement focusing on coordination, teamwork, dance etiquette, and most importantly, learning the joy of movement.

Hip-Hop

Quick moves, isolation of arms, torso and legs, mixing jazz, rock, and pop for unique and personal dance interpretations.

Jazz

Contemporary style using modern music and freedom in arms, legs, and torso. Emphasis on entire body usage, correct body placement, coordination, and quickness.

Latin Jam

A Latin Jam Workout combines techno and Latin music with dance and aerobic movements. It is a fusion of Latin dance steps such as Salsa, Merengue, Raeggaeton, Cumbia, Samba, Soca, Belly-Dancing and the faster-paced rhythms of Pop and Techno.

Leaps, Turns, and Tricks

Technical class concentrating on improving balance, strength, and flexibility while mastering a variety of jumps and turns. Designed for dancers with previous experience in ballet and jazz.

Lyrical

Poetic style of dancing fusing ballet and jazz techniques to create a flowing interpretation of music and to express emotion.

PBT

Progressing Ballet Technique: A body-conditioning and strengthening program for students to improve muscle memory, range of motion, and technique. The goal is to help improve students' understanding of core stability, weight placement and alignment.

Pointe

Correct placement and use of feet and legs developed through specific exercises and pointe shoe use. Beginning and intermediate levels will learn proper technique and safety as they build a strong foundation. Advanced pointe will explore repertoire and popular variations.

Pom

Dance style which uses pompoms and emphasizes precise, synchronized motions along with technical dance skills. Routines encompass hip hop and jazz.

Street Dance

Teaches fundamental Break Dance moves and tricks, covering categories such as toprock, power moves, and freezes.

Tap

Precise rhythmical patterns of foot movement are part of this lively, rhythmic dance style. Learn syncopations, choreography, and improvisation.

Twirling

Baton twirling is an artistic and aerobic sport combining dance and gymnastics while manipulating one, two, or three batons with the hands and around the body.

Yoga

Yoga as exercise is a physical activity consisting largely of asanas, often connected by flowing sequences called vinyasas, sometimes accompanied by the breathing exercises of pranayama, and usually ending with a period of relaxation or meditation.

 

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