Hip Hop is a form of “street” Jazz dance where basic Jazz principles are given with a fun twist with a focus on current, age appropriate, pop/urban music. Hip Hop is combined with Jazz instruction in all Hip Hop classes. Warm-ups include Jazz technique and strengthening exercises done center and across the floor. All hip hop classes meet once a week for one hour.
CREATIVE MOVEMENT- Ages 2 and 3
A dynamic program that introduces our youngest dancers to the art of dance through age appropriate activities that lead to a bodily kinesthetic awareness. All activities aim to foster a love of movement and dance while introducing them to the dance basics, including tap. This class meets once a week for one hour.
BALLET I, II, III
Ballet is an essential course for all dancers. Terminology, proper body alignment and turnout are stressed. Classes begin with barre exercises designed to strengthen the muscles of the feet, legs and back. The exercises increase flexibility of ligaments to attain balance and control, to stabilize the turnout; and gain speed in the feet and lightness in the legs. The mechanics of technique taught at the barre are brought into center floor and used in dance combinations. Please refer to our schedule for levels, times and duration.
This class is an introduction to basic ballet movements and terminology, with an emphasis on proper body alignment and turnout for pre schoolers. Terminology and technique are taught on the most basic level, all while keeping in mind the tiny dancers physical and cognitive level of development. Our goal is to foster a love of ballet and we aim not to intimidate or push our smallest ballerinas beyond their physical and mental abilities. This class meets once a week for 45 minutes
Jazz dance is based on the principles of ballet with a warm-up section done center floor stressing flexibility, strength and alignment. Jazz dance takes on the movement of the times where combinations are put together center floor with contemporary movements incorporating kicks, turns and leaps. Jazz is taught as part of our one hour combination classes for ages 3-13, and in coordination with lyrical ballet for an hour and a half on the advanced level.
Tap is a percussive form of dance. Your feet become your instrument, expressing musical patterns. Technique, rhythm and terminology are stressed. Tap is essentially helpful in teaching younger students to count music. The students are reinforced by the sounds they make and how their movements fit into music. Please refer to our schedule for levels, times, and duration.
Lyrical dance is a style of dance created from the fusion of ballet with jazz and contemporary dance techniques. Lyrical dance uses movement to express strong emotions and create a mood for the audience. It emphasizes smooth, fluid movements that adhere to the natural movements of the body. Both Ballet and Jazz technique are stressed through center floor work and across the floor progressions. Lyrical is taught in our one hour combination classes from 7- 13 years old and for an hour and half on the advanced level.
This class is for the advanced Ballet student. To ensure each student’s safety, stuedents must first be evaluated by the instructor, which will enable the them to determine if each individual has the necessary training to dance En Pointe without the risk of injury or deformation. A student will need to exhibit the technical skill necessary to align her muscles and bones perfectly over the toes of her support leg (an area approximately one square inch in size). A minimum of two hours of ballet/technique classes per week are required in order to register for this class.
Classes work towards improving flexibility, strength, and control. Dancers will learn how to properly execute Acro tricks similar to the mat component of gymnastics. Routines are comprised of a combination of Acro tricks and Jazz movements; therefore we strongly recommend that dancers register for a Jazz class in order to compliment their Acro training. Please see our schedule for levels, times and duration.
Not sure on what class to sign up for……Call our office at (914) 736-7066 and we’ll help place you in the correct class. Now serving Westchester and Putnam Counties.
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