BALLET III, IV
Students progress through these levels as through grades in school: however, all students move at different rates. Some may spend more than two years in one level while the mind and body learn to work together; some may progress much faster. When the student has learned the ballet technique appropriate for teach level and when the student’s body has become strong enough to accomplish those movements then, at the discretion of the instructor, the student is moved to the next level. Advancement is based on ability, not age. In this way the student begins to assimilate the layers of knowledge that form the
foundation of ballet.
JAZZ III, IV
Jazz classes will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality, and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Classic, Theatre, Street, and Contemporary to help develop a well-rounded dancer.
Jazz III/IV is our "New York Style" class, as well as our most advanced jazz class offered. Former dancers and teachers may drop-in to this class upon special request and placement.
TAP III, IV
Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style, and sound. Students will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement.
Tap III/IV is our most advanced tap class offered. Former dancers and teachers may drop-in to this class upon special request and placement.
CONTEMPORARY & MODERN
Teachers incorporate an eclectic blend of contemporary and post-modern movement into their classes. Modern and Contemporary dance forms allow students to explore their individual dance style outside of the structure of traditional ballet and jazz classes.
Former dancers and teachers may drop-in to this class upon special request and placement.
Musical Theatre will include technical training in acting, vocals and dance. Hanna Rasco and Cheryl Cutlip have partnered together to bring a dynamic and fun learning experience. Each week students will grow in improv skills, scene study, vocal coaching and training along with movement skills in standard broadway style productions. This class is for students 10 years old and up who desire to delve into the world of stage acting.