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dance class descriptions

adult dance team prep

Students 18+ with prior dance experience (i.e. high school, college, previous training) are encouraged to participate in this class, aimed at creating the area's first competitive adult dance team. Students will work on perfecting technique, learning and exploring different genres of dance (contemporary, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, etc.) and working on required audition skills. The Studio b adult dance team hopes to come to fruition in Spring 2015, so we encourage all interested dancers to enroll in this class and prepare for auditions. The Studio b adult dance team would participate in community performances, the annual Studio b recital and attend competitions. 

 

ballet fundamentals

If you have ever wanted to try a ballet class, this is the way to do it. This class welcomes both newcomers and those looking to refresh their skills in basic ballet technique. Included are basic barre exercises and centre work, with an emphasis on placement, turnout, strength-building, and balance.

 

 

creative movement 

This class is a fun way to get your child moving and interacting with other children using dance, songs, and group activities. Kids will grow physically, increasing their strength, flexibility and coordination, and social skills, while actively learning to follow an easy sequence of movements. A great way to turn some of that high energy into fun!

 

hip hop/jazz fusion

While blending the technical elements of jazz and the street style of hip hop, this fusion class allows you to learn the fundamentals of both jazz and hip hop. Beginning with a warm up that focuses on body isolations, core strength, balance, flexibility, and jazz technique, this class allows you to improve your technical skills and strength week after week. Following the warm up is a fun and upbeat routine will be taught and worked on for several weeks. Your instructor will break down each move step by step in great detail guaranteeing you’ll be busting out a full combination by the end of each class!

 

lyrical hip hop

This class combines hip-hop choreography sprinkled with contemporary-inspired steps that tell a story to the lyrics of a song (usually a slow one with a strong beat).

 

 

zumba kids

This isn't your mom's Zumba class!  The Zumba® Kids program is the ultimate dance-fitness party for young Zumba fans ages 7-11, where they can play it loud and rock with friends to their own rules! This program features age-appropriate music and moves that get kids movin’ to the beat. It’s all about feeling fearless on the dance floor, reinforcing the idea that it’s okay to just be yourself and dance like no one’s watching! (click here to see more)

 

 

hip hop/jazz fusion

While blending the technical elements of jazz and the street style of hip hop, this fusion class allows you to learn the fundamentals of both jazz and hip hop. Beginning with a warm up that focuses on body isolations, core strength, balance, flexibility, and jazz technique, this class allows you to improve your technical skills and strength week after week. Following the warm up is a fun and upbeat routine will be taught and worked on for several weeks. Your instructor will break down each move step by step in great detail guaranteeing you’ll be busting out a full combination by the end of each class!

 

 

creative movement 

This class is a fun way to get your child moving and interacting with other children using dance, songs, and group activities. Kids will grow physically, increasing their strength, flexibility and coordination, and social skills, while actively learning to follow an easy sequence of movements. A great way to turn some of that high energy into fun!

 

ballet fundamentals

If you have ever wanted to try a ballet class, this is the way to do it. This class welcomes both newcomers and those looking to refresh their skills in basic ballet technique. Included are basic barre exercises and centre work, with an emphasis on placement, turnout, strength-building, and balance.

 

all that jazz

All that jazz is an adult class focused on covering multiple genres of jazz dance. Dancers will study various movement from traditional, iconic Fosse-style, stage-ready musical theatre, expressive contemporary jazz and sassy, fierce performance jazz. The class will culminate with a recital routine showcasing all styles of jazz studied throughout the semester.

 

attire: jazz shoes, comfortable dance clothing

 

 

 

popping

Popping teaches funk styles based on the technique of quickly contracting and relaxing muscles to create a jerk in the dancer's body.  Beginning popping would focus on fundamental techniques such as hitting, waving, robot, and tutting.

 

 

 

 

breaking

This incorporates intricate body movements, strong acrobatic moves, coordination, and style. Students will be led through freezes, footwork and top rocks. 

 

 

 

L.A. style hip hop 

L.A style is currently the most commercial street dance style and is also known as Jazz Funk across the globe. This style focuses on musicality and uses lyrical content to inspire movement. L.A style is smooth, sharp and precise. It often includes a theatrical element to incorporate feeling and emotion.

 

 

technical and performance skills

This class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns through exposure to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, Street and Contemporary to help develop a well rounded dancer. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations.

 

beginner/intermediate: Open to all dancers looking to improve both their technique and performance abilities. Dancers will learn level-appropriate skills and combinations that allow them to develop both their style and skills. 

 

intermediate/advanced: For dancers with strong technical abilities looking for a challenge. This class will build off of previous dance experience and work on fine-tuning style and skill, with the exploration of different genres and new skill progressions.

 

zumbini

Awesomely ever after starts here! Designed to let you and your little ones 3 months to 3 years old wiggle, sing and learn together, the Zumbini™ program is where the science of child development meets the magic of Zumba® – for the ultimate bonding experience! This is an 8-week class and you'll receive a Zumbini™ Bundle containing a songbook and two copies of the class music CD, so you can take the class experience wherever you go! (click here to see a sneak preview of Zumbini)

 

stretch & strengthen

This class focuses on flexibility and strength. It is designed for dancers to increase flexibility and build muscle. We focus on upper, lower, and core strengthening exercises to excel dance technique and abilities. 

fitness class descriptions

 

zumba step

Zumba® Step is great for toning and strengthening your legs and glutes all while keeping the Zumba® fitness-party fun you love.  In this class, we'll take lower body workouts and calorie burning to new heights. Tone and strengthen glutes and legs with a gravity-defying blend of Zumba routines and step aerobics. Click here to see Zumba Step on The View.

 

baby, dance with me (ages walking through 3 years)

The Baby Dance with Me class is the perfect introduction to music and movement for the very young child, aged walking through age 3, who is not ready to separate but is ready to explore a nurturing learning environment. In this 6-week class we'll sing, move and learn together for the ultimate bonding experience! Parent/Caregiver (in comfortable clothing) and children participate together throughout the class. 

Broadway boogie (ages 4 - 6)

This fun and exciting class will introduce young dancers to the beginning steps of musical theatre-style jazz, while focusing on having fun while moving and developing performance skills. Dancers will learn routines set to age-appropriate Broadway music and work on fine motor skills, listening and retention of choreography and technique. 

creative movement (ages 3 - 6)

Creative movement is a fun, interactive class to introduce young students to dance. The instructor uses games, stories, and songs to teach balance, rhythm, movement, coordination, and basic ballet steps.

  

hip hop kids (ages 5-7)

Hip Hop incorporates a variety of old and new urban dance styles. The dancing represents body movements that go with the beat and rhythm of hip hop music. Hip hop dancing is very dynamic and helps the dancers improve flexibility develop body balance, and coordination.

 

The hip hop kids class serves as an introduction to hip hop dance for the younger student. Using games and music, the class focuses on rhythm, musicality and basic footwork. It is a great way to get kids moving!

kiddie jazz (ages 4 - 6)

This is an introductory class with jazz basics to fun and kid-friendly music. Dancers will learn the beginning steps of jazz and work on picking up choreography sequences that fuse style and technique. 

movin' & groovin' (ages 3-6)

Movin' & groovin' is a fun-filled creative movement class for your little ones to move & groove! 

storybook ballet (ages 6-7)

This class will focus on ballet basics, while incorporating fun ballerina stories; a great bridge from tutu princess to ballet I! 

superhero swag (ages 3-5)

This is a fun creative movement class with a dash of jazz and swag for your tiny dancers to become comfortable & confident on the dance floor.

tiny tutu princess (ages 2 1/2 - 3)

This 30 minute class is designed to enhance your child’s motor, listening, and social skills through dance activities with a fun princess theme. Dancers will be introduced to basic ballet technique. 

Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms and will maximize technique and longevity in a career of dance. It provides grace, poise, and technique needed to be proficient in all other areas of dance. Ballet classes will help dancers with posture, flexibility, fitness, balance, self-discipline, and self-confidence.

tumble tots (ages 2.5-4)

Tumble tots is the start class for our acro (acrobatics/tumbling) program.  Our acro classes are centered on fundamental acrobatic technique to increase flexibility, strength, balance, coordination, endurance, timing, body awareness, self-discipline, and confidence. Classes focus on proper hand placement and body alignment with emphasis on the muscles and flexibility required to perform proper technique.

 

Tumble tots is a 30-minute class that offers young children an introduction to the fundamentals of tumbling that will provide the building blocks necessary for their potential development in dance and overall fitness. By learning the benefits of flexibility, balance, strength, and body control inherent in all aspects of tumbling, your child will be better equipped to safely enjoy and excel in all of his or her future athletic endeavors.

tutu princess (ages 4-6)

This is an introductory class containing ballet and creative movement. Young dancers will learn the basic ballet  steps while learning how to follow direction and imitate movement and gross motor skill development games in a positive and fun environment. Engaging music is used to get these little ones inspired to dance.

 

Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms and will maximize technique and longevity in a career of dance. It provides grace, poise, and technique needed to be proficient in all other areas of dance. Ballet classes will help dancers with posture, flexibility, fitness, balance, self-discipline, and self-confidence.

twinkle toes tap (4-6)

This energetic and exciting class is designed to provide young dancers an introduction into the fundamentals of tap dance. Early exposure to the rhythms and unique mind-to-foot connection associated with tap dance will allow students to progress and excel at the art as they move through life.

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