Bharathanatyam is a form of Indian classical dance that originated in the temples of Tamil Nadu. It was described in the Bharata Natyam is known for its grace, purity, tenderness, expression and sculpturesque poses. Lord Shiva is considered the God of this dance form. Today, it is one of the most popular and widely performed dance styles and is practiced by male and female dancers all over the world, although it is more commonly
danced by women.
Saturday 5:00-6:00 Adv
Belly dance is a type of Middle Eastern dance. Originally a "solo, improvised dance involving torso articulation", belly dance takes many different forms depending on the country and region, both in costume and dance style, and new styles have evolved in the West as its popularity has spread globally.
Beginners Ballet: The study of classical ballet for the entering student with little or limited previous study and experience. Emphasis is placed on fundamental principles of ballet technique: correct body placement, alignment, turnout, and transfer of weight, muscle strength, flexibility, coordination, musicality and classical port de bras. Students will learn and practice in detail the mechanics, dynamics and artistic qualities of basic ballet movements and develop self-discipline and a professional attitude.
Intermediate Ballet: The study of classical ballet for the entering student with previous study and experience. Students will work on refining their knowledge and execution of proper turnout and correct placement and alignment; these concepts will be integrated through the entire class. Students will learn and practice in detail the mechanics, dynamics and artistic qualities of ballet movements and develop self-discipline and a professional attitude.
Advanced Ballet: The extension of in-depth study mastered in sophomore year with a strong emphasis on more complex coordination, technical skill, musicality and artistic expression
Pointe classes: Pointe candidates must attend a minimum of ballet classes established by the school and must have been assessed and approved by the pointe teacher to attend this class.
Developed by Anne Green Gilbert, the Brain Dance is a full body-brain warm-up for children and adults. This class provides a foundational understanding of the eight developmental movement patterns that healthy human beings naturally move through in the first year of life. The eight patterns of breath, tactile, core-distal, head-tail, upper-lower, body-side, cross lateral and vestibular movements. Done in an orderly progression, the Brain Dance helps us to awaken the parts of our visceral and muscular system that support our body structure and help us cope with the world in an embodied way. The benefits of the Brain Dance are many: reorganization of the neurological system; increased blood and oxygen flow to the respiratory system and brain; enhanced core support, connectivity, and alignment; and deeper understanding of the elements of dance technique. The Brain Dance may be used as a warm-up for dance class or physical activity; before tests, performances, and presentations.
Offered as part of warm up during creative dance class and beginners ballet class.
Having fun, exploring movement concepts, developing dance skills, strengthening the body and brain, interacting with others – it all happens in creative dance classes. Skills become more challenging throughout the year and progress with age level.
Saturday 11:00am-11:45 am
Folk dances are dances that are performed at social functions, often to traditionally based music. Execution dominated by an inherited tradition rather than innovation (though folk traditions change over time).The term "folk dance" is reserved for dances which are to a significant degree bound by tradition and originated in the times when the distinction existed between the dances of "common folk" and the dances of the "high society".
Saturday 12:00-1:00 5-12 years
Saturday 12:00-1:00 12 years and up
Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking, and popping which were created in the 1970s and made popular by dance crews in the United States. hip-hop influenced style of jazz dance called "jazz-funk". Classically trained dancers developed these studio styles in order to create choreography from the hip-hop dances that were performed on the street. Because of this development, hip-hop dance is practiced in both dance studios and outdoor spaces.
1st Friday/month 5:00-6:30
Modern dance in opposition to ballet is the deliberate use of gravity. Whereas classical ballet dancers strive to be light and airy on their feet, modern dancers often use their body weight to enhance
Monday 4:00-5:00 (6-7 years)
Tuesday 3:45-4:45 (8-12 years)
Tuesday 5:00-6:00(8-12 years)
Tuesday 6:00-7:00 (13-18 years)
Tuesday 7:15-8:30 (13-18 years)
Thursday 7:00-8:00 Adults
Modern- Horton based Technique
Beginner Horton class is to learn the basic fundamentals of the Horton technique at the beginner pace. In this class you will gain the opportunity to not only study the Horton technique, but perfect it using the fundamentals including flat backs, primitive squat, lateral stretches, release swings, leg swings, deep lunges, and T positions. The class will consist of studies to stretch and strengthen different areas of the body. Many of the beginning level studies which are taught will focus on the Achilles tendon, the abdominal muscles, and movements that lengthen the spine and the hamstring muscles. Simple combinations of movements that include turns and jumps are taught to introduce musicality and dynamics to the beginning dancer's vocabulary.
Thursday 5:00-6:00 Pre-Teens (8-12 years)
Thursday 6:00-7:00 (13-18 years)
Parent and Child Dance
Dancing together with your child while exploring movement activities and practicing skills is not only lots of fun but very educational. Activities are taught that can be explored at home. A wide variety of music, props, and rhythm instruments add to the playful environment and learning. Skill development becomes more challenging in Parent/Child class.
Thursday 2:45-3:45 Beg/Int (8-12 years)
Thursday 3:45-4:45 Adv (8-12 years)
Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. Two major variations on tap dance exist: rhythm (jazz) tap and Broadway tap. Broadway tap focuses on dance; it is widely performed in musical theater. Rhythm tap focuses on musicality, and practitioners consider themselves to be a part of the Jazz tradition.