Tuesdays 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
(ages 7 to 11)
Learn the basics or work on advancing your skills in this Acro Class! This class is not the typical tumbling or gymnastics class. Our experienced and certified acro instructor will guide the class toward increased flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline and concentration. Students will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique, teaching such skills as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, back/front handsprings, back/front tucks, ariels, balance and contortion tricks. Attention is paid to the each students own abilities. Participants must wear sports bras, dance attire, and hair must be up and off the shoulders.
Junior Hip Hop with a Twist!
Tuesday 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.
(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.
Thursdays 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. (ages 8 to 11)
Thursdays 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. (ages 12 and up)
What is lyricaldance? 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.
Advanced: Tuesday 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (ages 12 and Up)
Intermediate: Thursday 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. (ages 8 to 11)
Our Ballet Technique classes are designed to give the students proper form, strength, stamina and flexibility. We believe that ballet technique is critical to a strong foundation on which dancers build their skills and knowledge. In addition, we find that if our kids take ballet training, 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. Ballet terminology will be taught and proper form will be strictly enforced. Leotards , pink tights and pink ballet slippers are mandatory.
Beginner Ballet & Jazz Combo Classes
Monday 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. (ages 5 to 7)
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.
Group Voice Lessons
Wednesdays 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
(Ages 7 to 11)
In this class students 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. Students will learn the difference between their chest voice and head voice. Students will also learn and understand how to harmonize.
Wednesday 4:00 to 4:45 p.m.
(Ages 3 to 5)
Forty-five minutes of non-stop hip hoppidy fun! This class is the same as our Funky Free-Style classes. Except during these classes we use age-appropriate music and more simple combinations. At the end of every class, parents are encouraged to watch what their child has learned, and siblings are welcome to join in a game of "freeze dance."
Acting Up! (Musical Theater)
Thursday 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.
(ages 7 to 12)
Acting Up! is a musical theater class for kids who love theater. Each week, students will learn new songs and dances from popular Broadway musicals. Students will begin with imagination exercises and improvisation to help them be present, truthful, and therefore more compelling onstage. Students will also work their way into text and performing scenes, covering the basics of scene analysis: discovering character, point-of-view, working off your partner, making it personal, finding objectives, and building up circumstances and emotional stakes. If you are a seasoned performer looking to improve or someone interested in taking the stage for the first time, we'd love to have you join us!