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Class Levels and Descriptions Students may stay in a level more than a year. Just because that have been in a level for a year does not mean they will move up. There are many things our teachers look at for class placements. Just because a dancer is a certain age does not mean they will automatically get placed with dancers that age. We want nothing but the best for our dancers. Our teachers are very knowledgeable and will place your dancer in the class that fits them the best.
Jazz: Jazz dancing stems from Ballet but performed energetically using different parts of the body in isolated movement. This style emphasizes the student’s personal expression.
Tap: With tap dance we turn our feet into musical instruments to portray the different styles and sounds. We teach two styles of tap, the Broadway or Musical Theatre style (consists of old school tap like you would see in a Broadway Production), and Funk Tap (close to the floor combining steps to popular music).
Hip Hop: Hip-hop dance refers to dance styles primarily danced to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture.
Lyrical: Lyrical is a combination of ballet and jazz techniques performed in an interpretive style.
Ballet: Ballet is a formal art using set movements that are characterized by elegance and grace. Class begins with a warm-up at the barre or center floor. This warm-up imparts leanness and flexibility while working on body alignment, balance and coordination. We encourage all of our dancers to take ballet.
Pointe: This technique requires knowledge, skill and strength. Pointe will only be taught to those students, at the teachers discretion, who are old enough to ensure that their feet have developed sufficiently, and demonstrate the proper strength.