Descriptions & Levels
Our progressive dance program offers training in dance technique grounded in Ballet, Modern and Jazz dance, while including Tap, Hip Hop, Modern Fusion, Musical Theater, Improv/Partnering, Yoga, Pilates, and Progressing Ballet Technique. It is important as a dancer to have a well-rounded education in many different forms of dance. Our schedule and curriculum allow each and every student to learn and grow in many different genres of dance.
a classical dance form demanding grace and precision and employing formalized steps and gestures set in intricate, flowing patterns to create expression through. Ballet helps develop strength, flexibility, musicality, and provides the foundation for the other forms of dance.
a form of dance that showcases a dancer's individual style and originality. Jazz dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps, and quick turns. To excel in jazz, dancers need a strong background in ballet, as it encourages grace and balance.
Pointe technique is the part of classical ballet technique that concerns pointe work, in which a ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet within pointe shoes.
a high energy type of dance, originating from funk and street dance. The classes focus on different stylized techniques, rhythm, and isolations. Hip Hop class encourages dancers to engage in freestyle to help build style and confidence.
a compliment to ballet classes, it is a form of contemporary theatrical and concert dance employing a special technique for developing the use of the entire body in movements expressive of abstract ideas.
a type of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. The sound is made by shoes that have a metal "tap" on the heel and toe.
a dance form which fuses modern dance, jazz, and ballet. It requires excellent technique to perform, as the moves are often difficult and precise. It is performed to music with lyrics to inspire movements to express strong feelings and emotions the choreographer feels from the lyrics in the chosen song.
a dance form that focuses on learning proper dance technique while exploring the various dance styles used in Broadway shows.
this class involves the exploration of one's body in relationship to others by using the fundamentals of sharing weight, touch, and movement awareness.
Yoga is an ancient art based on a harmonizing system of development for the body, mind, and spirit. This class will provide dancers the opportunity to build knowledge, flexibility and strength. This will in turn add to their overall body capabilities and offering injury prevention and related therapy.
Pilates is a form of exercise emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness to support efficient, graceful movement.
PROGRESSING BALLET TECHNIQUE
Progressing Ballet Technique is an innovative program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet.