Dance Styles

Ballet
Ballet training is the backbone of almost any dancer. This unique process, which gradually develops the body in a beautiful manner unlike any other physical activity, has been proven to be beneficial to all dance forms. Each of our ballet classes consist of various exercises including barre, center placement, adagio, allegro, port de bras, and turns.

Contemporary
Contemporary dance is a fusion of free movement with a mix of modern and classical dance techniques. The general focus in contemporary dance is on dynamics, inner core strength, exploring height levels, and spacial awareness. Based on the techniques of Martha Graham and Jose Limon, the contemporary classes will consist of floor work, improvisation techniques, progressions, and center exercise.

Hip Hop
Hip hop dance refers to dance styles, mainly street dance styles, primarily danced to hip hop music, or that have evolved as a part of the hip hop culture. Hip hop dancing is evolving in many different directions today, heavily influenced by the evolution of hip hop music and its popularity in media.

Jazz
A technical class which combines the beauty of traditional “Broadway Jazz” with the ever-changing styles of today. Each fun and challenging class consists of full-body warm-up, isolations, traveling exercises across the floor, turns, and upbeat combinations.

Lyrical
Lyrical dance is a combination of classical ballet and jazz techniques. The movements are slow and controlled; therefore the class will have a technical format. In order to take lyrical, students must be enrolled in either ballet or jazz technique classes (both are recommended). Lyrical dance is an expressive form which interprets the lyrics or theme of the music.

Pointe
Most female ballet students are eager to approach this beautiful form of classical ballet; however, pointe class may only be taken by recommendation of the instructor, as there are many factors to be considered. Those who are enrolled in pointe class must also be enrolled in at least one ballet class.

Tap
This classic dance form can be learned by even the youngest dancer and is an excellent form of exercise and recreation for adults as well. Classes emphasize rhythm, coordination, speed, style, clarity of sounds.

Acrobatics
Acrobatics or Acro Dance is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character, its unique choreography, which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics, and its use of acrobatics in a dance context. Acrobatic Dance combines the suppleness of a contortionist with the gracefulness of a dancer.