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Class consists of classical training at the barre and the center. Focus is on development of strength, flexibility, and turnout in order to execute Ballet moves properly.
Each level is customized to help the dancer to learn and grow at their level of maturity and ability and will build on their existing knowledge of the art form of Ballet.
The Cecchetti Method is used. Progression into levels are at instructor's discretion.
BALLET B & C
This is a secondary Ballet class that is an excellent primer class for those that are being groomed for Pre-Pointe. This class is for dancers that are in Level II or III in Ballet.
It is from this class that dancers are selected and invited, as they show they are ready, to be placed in Pre-Pointe. Dancer must be an existing student in Ballet II or III.
BALLET D & E
This is a secondary Ballet class that is an excellent primer class for those that are being groomed for Pre-Pointe or Pointe. This class is for dancers in Level IV or V in Ballet.
It is from this class that dancers are selected and invited to be placed into Pointe I or II. Dancer must be an existing student in Ballet IV or V.
This is an introductory class to the world of Pointe. Placement in this class is by invitation of the instructor. Dancer must understand Ballet technique and terminology or the level of Ballet that they are currently attending. Dancers are informed in April of their placement and Pre-Pointe study begins in the summer. At the end of the summer training an assessment is conducted to determine if dancer is ready to be placed in Pre-Pointe for fall classes that begin in August.
POINTE I OR II
These classes are a continuation of studies En Pointe on a more mature level.
The study of Jazz will focus on technique, terminology, strength, and flexibility. Dancers are exposed to various styles of Jazz to develop through Ballet technique layered with traditional Jazz that includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, center work (that includes floor work also leaps, jumps, turns, and kicks), progressions across the floor, and combinations. Each level is customized to help dancer to learn and grow at their level of maturity and ability and will build on their existing knowledge of the art form of Jazz. Progression into levels are at instructor's discretion.
TAP I-III & ADULT
Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, musicality, style, and sound. Special attention is aimed at coordination with tap technique that produce clear sounds. Progression into levels are at instructor's discretion.
HIP HOP I-III
This class is a high-energy class that involves street dance which encourages finding your own individual style and personality and adding it to each movement taught, we encourage uniqueness. This style of dance involves upper and lower body strength and conditioning.
Dance Team Prep
Dance Team Prep class helps dancers work on those specific skills and tricks required to tryout for Dance Team. Execution of jazz technique, pom pon techniques, choreographed dances, turns, kicks, flexibility, conditioning exercises, stretching skills, jump skills, and facial expressions/showmanship will be included in the class curriculum.
Cheer class helps cheerleaders work on those specific skills required to try-out for cheerleader. . Basic skills of Acro, execution of cheers/chants, voice projection, choreographed cheers, choreographed chants, choreographed dances, conditioning exercises, stretching skills, jump skills, stunt skills, showmanship, and spirit ideas will be included in the class curriculum.
Acrobatic dancing is composed of graceful, controlled gymnastics and related dance movements. This class focuses on consistent stretching exercises and practice. The elements are learned progressively and gives flexibility, control and strength and improves coordination of the body structure and muscles. It develops self-confidence and poise in movements of the body. The class is composed of warming up exercises, stretching exercises, and tricks to be later combined into dances.
Baton is composed of four elements: baton basics, tricks, marching basics and dance. All elements are learned progressively, and class placement varies due to skill and age and is determined by the teacher. All classes begin with warmup exercises, stretching exercises,marching basics, and tricks to be later combined into routines.
GENERATION POUND® is a youth-oriented program that fuses movement and music to improve focus, coordination, physical fitness and teamwork skills. By combining exercise and interactive Activities, kids will learn new ways to explore movement, embrace their creativity and ROCK OUT—ultimately building strength, confidence and self-awareness.AGES & amp; STAGES: Perfect for " Rockstars in Training" ages 6-12
This class will focus on learning proper dance technique while exploring the various dance styles used in Broadway shows. Singing, dancing, and acting are explored and will broaden the students experience with performing.
Modern class will incorporate many of the foundations of modern dance technique,( suspension and release, fall and recovery, the use of momentum), also exploring and hitting on notes of contemporary and improvisations.
This is a preparatory class that prepares dancers for Company. Dancers are assessed from Ballet/Jazz IV & V and asked to join this special time of training. It is out of Company Prep that dancers are placed into SDPAC's performing/ministry company, Spirit & Company. Company Prep dancers are required to to study Ballet and Jazz.
This class is designed to introduce preschool children to Ballet, Tap, and Jazz as well teaching rhythm and coordination skills, listening and complying skills, and interactive activities.
This class is designed to continue to expand and explore Ballet, Tap, and Jazz as well teaching rhythm and coordination skills, listening and complying skills, and interactive activities for school age dancers.
Lyrical is a fluid expression of song lyrics through a fusion of ballet, jazz and contemporary movements. Students are strongly encouraged to also register for another ballet or jazz class while taking a Lyrical class.
One (1) year of previous ballet and/or jazz training for this Lyrical I introductory level class is recommended.
Lyrical is a fluid expression of song lyrics through a fusion of ballet, jazz and contemporary movements.
Students are strongly encouraged to also register for another ballet or jazz class while taking a Lyrical class.
Prerequisite: (2) years of consecutive ballet and/or jazz training* for this Lyrical II intermediate level class.
*Minimum 1 year previous training accepted for Lyrical II with Instructor approval.
Minimum age requirement for Lyrical II: Age 9