Focuses on exercises, techniques and steps of classical ballet with an emphasis on terminology and correct body alignment. Develops an aesthetic awareness of the art of classical ballet. Includes a warm-up at the barre with center floor work and combinations, such as pirouettes and petite allegro.
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MELODIES IN MOTION
Our Melodies in Motion classes provide an opportunity for preschool-age children to experience music, rhythm, and movement in a way that involves the whole child: their desire for language, the body's urge to move, the brain's attention to patterns, the ear's lead in initiating communication, the voice's response to sounds, as well as the eye-hand coordination associated with using props or musical instruments. This program improves listening skills, develops memory, and gives developing children a way to express themselves in a positive way. This is an instructor-led class and does not require participation by parents, although parents are welcome to observe the class on the screen in waiting room.
The Cecchetti Method of ballet training is a progressive system of training dancers from a pre-ballet beginning level to a professional level. The Cecchetti Method was designed with careful regard to the laws of anatomy to prepare a dancer’s body to bear the physical demands of public performance. The Method embodies qualities that are essential to the dancer; balance, poise, strength, elevation, elasticity, musicality and artistry. Cecchetti USA has established a syllabus of carefully orchestrated exercises that build in complexity ensuring that each new movement is introduced from a fundamental approach. As each movement is mastered and refined, new movements are introduced. This progressive approach with attention to detail has produced a long list of very famous and accomplished ballet dancers. The Cecchetti Method is classic in its purity and clean style and enables dancers to respond to the demands of a variety of choreographers. The Method emphasizes the importance of using the entire body to establish a feeling for line. Focus is on instruction by studying and absorbing the basic principles which govern the art, rather than by mere imitation of an individual’s teaching style. The balance between the daily practice of both Cecchetti’s set exercises and each teacher’s new sequences is essential to producing a well rounded and versatile dancer.
Ballet 1 Tuesdays & Fridays 3:45-4:30
Ballet 2 Mondays & Thursdays 3:45-4:30
Ballet 3/4 Mondays 4:35-5:35 & Tuesdays 5:25-6:40
Ballet 5/6 Mondays 6:45-8:00
Wednesdays & Thursdays 6:00-7:30
Modern dance is a form of contemporary theatrical and concert dance employing a special technique for developing the use of the entire body in movements expressive of abstract ideas. Benefits of modern and contemporary dance include increased ability to retain choreography, improved musicality and timing, improvement in dynamics of performance, increased strength, flexibility and confidence in expressing oneself.
Modern A Tuesdays 4:20-5:20
Modern B Thursdays 4:35-5:50
Acro is the beautiful fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements. Often defined by unique choreography, acro dancers seamlessly blend musicality, emotional expression, line and extension with acrobatic movements in a dance context. or connect data from your collection.
Acro A Wednesdays 3:45-4:45
Acro B Wednesdays 4:50-6:00
INTRO TO TAP
Tap dance uses the sound of the tap shoes hitting the floor as a percussive instrument. Tap dance sharpens reflexes and improves memory skills and coordination. Beginning classes will work toward establishing fundamental tap movements, vocabulary and will work on basic rhythms and steps that progress into fun and lively dance combinations. Tap dancing is a great way to develop musicality, timing and balance.