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Class Descriptions

Pre Dance (ages 3-6)

At age 3, our youngest dancers will learn the fundamentals of dance such as rhythm, coordination, grace and expression as they foster a love for dancing. Dancers will explore freedom of movement thru creativity while learning proper dance technique and terminology. The skills developed in this playful environment will lay a foundation for future technique classes. At 4 years old, dancers will add tap to their curriculum and continue to enhance their rhythm and counting skills that they are simultaneously building upon in their school classes. At 5 years old, hippety-hop jazz and acrobatics is added to their class to provide an upbeat, exciting twist to the skill sets they have already been developing.

Ballet (ages 3 & up)

Ballet is a classical dance form that is considered the foundation of most other genres of dance. It develops poise, grace, strength, and proper body carriage. Dancers are taught correct body placement and alignment along with terminology that will be utilized in all other disciplines in the dance world.

Tap (ages 4 & up)

Tap dance is an exhilarating art form that builds concentration, coordination, rhythm, speed, and dexterity. Tap dancers use their feet like drums to create rhythmic patterns and timely beats. Dancers love to put on their tap shoes as they are invited to “make some noise” in this class.Jazz (ages 7 & up)

Jazz dance is a strong, dynamic technique that promotes body strength, flexibility and coordination. It is best when paired with ballet class so that dancers receive proper body technique and placement. The steps in jazz are more grounded and each dancer is able to execute the moves by adding their own personal flair and style as they interpret the music through their dancing.

Hippety-Hop Acro (Ages 5-8)

This high energy, fun class will incorporate quicker footwork, isolations, and rhythm as well as building cardio and coordination. This class also promotes stretching and strength skills as it combines hip hop with acrobatics. All music is age appropriate.

Cardio Hip Hop (Ages 8 and up)

Cardio Hip-hop class is a high energy, low impact workout emphasizing isolations, footwork, and core conditioning set to upbeat music sure to make you move! Benefits such as developing improved overall general movement, free range of motion, body control and awareness, musicality, and most importantly a fun healthy workout can be expected.

Acrobatics (ages 6 & up)

Acrobatics promotes flexibility, strength, coordination, and endurance. Students will work on controlled skills such as: front/back walkovers, cartwheels, and a variety of balancing tricks. Each student will work at his/her own level and progress at their own pace.

Contemporary (Ages 11 and up) 

Contemporary dance combines elements from several styles of dance including ballet, modern, jazz, and lyrical. Dancers use improvisation and personal connections to help open up their freedom of movement so they can develop their artistry as they strive to create more fluid movement patterns.

Wild Card Class* (Ages 11 and up)
Each class will explore a new style of dance from jazz, ballet, hip hop to contemporary, improvisation, and leaps and turns.

Musical Theater* (Ages 6 and up)

This class promotes the ‘Triple Threat’. Dancers will concentrate on building skills to sing, dance and act. You will take classes in voice, theater dance, and acting to promote an all around poise and confidence when performing on stage. This class has performance opportunities performing musicals and ensemble numbers.

*This class offered in pre-announced sessions only. Day/time TBA.

Ormond Beach Schedule

“Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing. It’s the rhythm of your life. It’s the expression in time and movement, in happiness, joy, sadness and envy.” – Jaques D’ambroise