Young Actors Studio
The Young Actors Studio classes are for kids who want to sing, dance and act. This class meets once a week on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Our teacher, Lara Simpson, will work with the kids to help them develop stage presence, understand character development and storytelling. Students will perform improvisational, non-verbal, verbal excercies. In addition, they will study scences from contemporary and classical works. The class will allow students to explore as they develop characters and gain the confidence. Each student will work to find their vocal range and learn proper singing techniques. The YAS students perform a one-act, musical in December. In addition, the YAS students perform 2 musical theater pieces in our show in May.
Junior Hip Hop with a Twist! (Ages 7 to 11)
In this class, we combine funky free-style dance with basic gymnastic moves. We use appropriate music (no bad thoughts or words) and we incorporate a variety of styles and improvisational movements. Students will learn body control, and emphasis is placed on discipline, basic skills, strength, and flexibility.
Lyrical Dance (Ages 10 and up)
What is lyrical? It is the interpretation of the music, the lyrics and the thoughts of the composer and the choreographer - transferred to the dancer who enhances the meaning through dance. Our studio prides itself in its approach to this beautiful form of expression. Today, it is recommended by dance authorities that their dancers take acting classes so they can express their emotions better when they dance. Not necessary in our studio. It comes naturally to Jodi’s approach to choreography. Our studio has a love of music (good music) and we transfer that love to our students through many forms of music and dance. Our students are exposed to good music whether they are at the barre, doing center work or dance combinations. So you can say our students are not only taking dance classes, they are exposed to music appreciation, too.
Ballet/Jazz Classes (Ages 3-7)
We are the only studio we know of that teaches a combination Ballet/Jazz class. Set to beautiful classical and contemporary music, we focus on ballet barre work, center work, turns, leaps and jumps. In addition, proper body placement is emphasized. The second half of the class consists of high energy and upbeat combinations set to faster moving and more of a "free style" type of dance. Kids love these classes. It's the "all in one" approach to dance.
Ballet Technique (Ages 8 and up)
Our Ballet Technique classes are designed to give the students more strength, stamina and flexibility. We find that if our kids take the class, it enhances their abilities in other classes. We highly recommend a technique class to all our students. Poise and posture are key elements to this class. As always, classes end with a beautiful, lyrical combination.
Hip Hop 4 Boyz (Ages 7 and up)
Learn to move your body to the freshest Hip Hop dance moves and discover how to dance with style. This class will help students focus on the foundations of hip hop body movement. Much of what you'll learn will make you a more versatile dancer as well as a better freestyler. Combinations will be taught at the end of every class.
Ballet & Jazz Combo Classes (Ages 3 and Up)
Set to beautiful classical and contemporary music, we focus on ballet barre work, center work, turns, leaps and jumps. In addition, proper body placement is emphasized. The second half of the class consists of high energy and upbeat combinations set to faster moving and more of a "free style" type of dance. Kids love these classes. It's the "all in one" approach to dance.
Funky FreeStyle (Ages 8 and Up)
This funky free-style type of dance that originated "on the streets" is a great way to enhance creativity and individualism. We use appropriate music (no bad thoughts or words) and we incorporate a variety of styles and improvisational movements. Hip Hop and Jazz are 2 totally different styles of dance, and we combine both disciplines in one class. After warm-ups, kids will learn a Hip Hop routine, and the next class a Jazz routine. Our kids look forward to both.
Intro to Voice I (Group and Private Instruction)
In this class you will learn the necessary fundamentals that will set you on the road to success to be a great singer. We will cover understanding your own voice, warm ups and strengthening your voice, proper breathing and posture for maximum effect, tone, pitch and STAYING in tune. Chest voice and head voice. Students will also learn how to harmonize so others will sing along with you and how to carry the melody.
This class is the same as our Funky FreeStyle classes. Except for these classes we use age-appropriate music and simple combinations. At the end of every class, parents are encouraged to watch what they've learned, and siblings are welcome to join in a game of "freeze dance."
Dance Yourself to Life
This unique class is a dance class where children are NOT taught how to dance in a style, like ballet or hip-hop, rather they are “taught” to find their own style. They are given the gift of freedom and empowered to dance as they see fit – which develops more than good dancers, it develops self-esteem and strength of character (which are far more important that learning random dance techniques).
Acting Discovery I (Grades 2nd - 4th)
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