A SCHOOL OF DANCE AND PERFORMING ARTS WITH CLASSES FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS, CHILDREN, AND TEENS AT ALL LEVELS.
Our staff is composed of experienced and educated instructors who stress individual attention. We provide quality education within a structure of enjoyable classes.
We believe in a positive atmosphere for our students, their parents, and our staff. Although parents and teachers might view the child’s learning process in different ways, the goal is the same: we want every child to have the best experience, both physically and mentally. Respect among the parents, students, and faculty provides a caring and positive environment.
Our school takes the responsibility of educating and guiding your children very seriously. The lessons learned at dancing school go beyond the techniques and steps they master. We believe dancers gain an understanding of discipline, commitment, teamwork, and the value of working hard. We offer them a way to express themselves and have a better understanding of themselves. Dance is an individual art form. We strive for our students to feel satisfied with their own accomplishments, to be supportive of others and to feel good about being at our school.
Someday our students might forget most of the steps they learned at dancing school, but never the experience. We hope that experience will provide them with the skills and confidence for a successful life whether or not it includes dance.
For over 35 years, our school’s philosophy has been to provide quality dance education in a caring environment. We aim to inspire our students to be the best dancers they can be whether they are recreational or intensive dancers. Additionally, we are dedicated to developing self-esteem and confidence in each child. We aspire to have a lasting positive influence on our students now and in the future.
Using current popular music, the course emphasizes traditional Hip Hop styles, movements and choreography. We teach b-boy traditions such as pop/lock, up rock, boogie, and six step alongside contemporary styles and tricks like those seen in music videos and on Broadway.
Dealing with broad movement concepts and themes, modern dance allows students to learn by exploring. Modern dance also covers a wide range of ways to move, which are applicable to almost any form of dance a student may study in the future. Modern can include all contemporary styles of dance that express feelings and abstract ideas with unrestricted movements. It can also be the art of inventing and exploring movement itself!
Ballet consists of classical training including barre and centre work, and is the basis for almost all movement rooted in the west. The traditions of hard work and proper technique are emphasized, and this course provides a foundation for many other movement avenues such as jazz, lyrical, tap, and more.
Students with extensive experience in ballet who show the required physical and technical strength may take this course with their teacher's recommendation.
Enrollment is by teacher recommendation and audition. Students with exceptional dedication and abilities are given the opportunity to perform at competitions, community events, local fundraisers and other venues. Students get to see more of what is out there and share their hard work with more audiences. Working more diligently and having more performance opportunities accelerates growth and excitement about dancing!
Lyrical dance expresses the message or mood of the music while fusing the techniques of ballet, jazz, and modern.
Students develop basic motor skills and coordination using the techniques of ballet and tap. Rhythm, musicality, and expressiveness begin here, and dance games keep it fun. Still the essential vocabulary to tap and ballet are introduced. *They will also begin to learn the right from the left!
An introduction for children age 2½ to 3 years. Creative Dance includes basic dance steps, activities, and role-playing to develop musical awareness, coordination and self-confidence. Look out - children who develop comfort expressing themselves creatively are empowered to express themselves in other areas!
Tap is a stylized form of movement that develops coordination, rhythm, and balance and stresses footwork. Students learn vocabulary and concepts applicable to various tap forms and beyond. An understanding of shifting weight and seeing and hearing movement are emphasized. All of this lends itself to going beyond ‘drumming with the feet!’
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