Classes

Acro

Teaching basic and advanced tumbling movements such as somersaults, tumbling, back walkovers, cart wheels, ariels, etc. Each movement is taught on floor mats and then put into progressive combinations.

Ballet/Pointe

Ballet is the backbone for all of dance and is essential for a dancer’s progress. It teaches and improves coordination, flexibility, musicality, and fluidity as a dancer. It is an important class for development and strengthening of the muscles.

 

* Mandatory for all competition teams.

Drama

Junior Drama - Students engage in theater games while learning the basic stage and acting skills. This includes acting, singing and movement. 

Broadway Bound - This course is designed for the serious theatre student. Students will:

  • Learn about theatrical skills, TV commercials, camera techniques, cold readings, script readings, sitcoms, and improv skills.

  • Prepare performances of monologues, scenes, and one-acts.

  • Advance acting skills taught through improvisation exercises, theater games, in-depth character development, and actual rehearsals.

Hip Hop

Hip-hop is a style of jazz dance which incorporates street dancing and the breakdown of dance moves. The dance moves are then put into fun and fast paced combinations. Hip-hop teaches and improves rhythm and coordination.

Jazz

Jazz class includes warm ups, progressions across the floor, and introductions to combinations ranging from beginner to most technical. Jazz fuses together technique and style, with a focus of stage presence.

Lyrical

An expressive form of dance that combines ballet and jazz techniques while conveying a story for the audience. Lyrical is extremely technical and emphasizes the importance of fluidity in dance. 

 

* Only available for students with experience in ballet and jazz.

Pom

In addition to using jazz skills, poms are incorporated for an emphasis on arm visuals to a high energy dance mix.

Tap

Tap class focuses on the technique, musicality, rhythm and coordination in creating a percussion with tap shoes. Students are introduced to tap steps ranging from beginning to the most complex. Learned material is then applied to warm ups, center floor, and combinations. Anita uses Al Gilbert’s Instruction for learning the basic steps.