classes we offer
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Dancing offers both a break from daily life and a challenge with its own distinct mental and physical rewards. Dancing also provides a great workout with lasting benefits of toning, lengthening, and stretching. Dancing makes you smarter! We exercise the left brain for getting the logic of the steps combinations; right brain for interpreting the music and expressing our body in an artistic manner; the upper rear portion of the brain for interpreting spatial relationship; and the lower part of the brain for memorizing the steps. Our adult program is a unique opportunity for adults to enjoy taking a dance class again, without the commitment of having to sign up for a session or a set amount of classes. Our classes are drop in friendly. We offer several Different styles of dance: Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Hip Hop and more all offered at varying levels of difficulty.
It's never too late for adults to learn ballet. Designed for those who have never had a ballet class, this drop in friendly class teaches ballet from the very beginning. During class we focus on the fundamental positions, vocabulary, and basic principles of ballet.
This beginner level is for adults who have a basic understanding of the foundations of ballet. These concepts are incorporated into a full ballet class with exercises at the barre, in the center and moving across the floor. The core emphasis of this level will be on understanding and improving proper alignment, posture, rotation, and flexibility. Dancers will also expand their ballet vocabulary while learning new movements and positions.
This next level will expand upon the foundations of Beginner Ballet. The class will focus on continuing to fine-tune the basic positions, posture and alignment, while introducing more advanced steps both at the barre and in the center. Exercises will focus on increasing speed and complexity, coordination of arm and leg movements, and increased strength in the lower body.
Intermediate & Intermediate/Advanced:
This is the perfect level for dancers who are serious about their training and have many years of experience in ballet. This class will move at a much quicker pace, offering complex combinations both at the barre and in the center. Dancers will be exposed to more advanced and diverse exercises, challenging them to elevate their level of training while still maintaining a strong focus on their core ballet technique. At this level dancers should begin to explore and develop their artistry, musicality and epaulement.
JAZZ, CONTEMPORARY, MODERN, HIP HOP
Beginner & Beginner/Intermediate:
Always wanted to try jazz, contemporary or modern but not sure where to start? This is the right place! These classes focus on learning the technique, terms and movements that are fundamental to jazz and contemporary styles. Students will also have the opportunity to learn choreography to work on putting these newly learned steps together
Intermediate & Intermediate/Advanced:
Designed for dancers with experience, this fast-paced class focuses on learning new choreography in a variety of styles from week to week. This class is an opportunity to dive into artistry, performance and expression.
Designed for those just getting familiar with tap shoes, this class will introduce core tap steps. Dancers will also work on putting tap steps together, with a focus on rhythm and musicality.
This class will pick up the pace from Beginner Tap, adding more choreography and more advanced steps.
In the intermediate level, students develop a keen sense of rhythm and balance. This intermediate level class is appropriate for the adult who has had some experience with tap dance and is looking to continue training.
PROGRESSING BALLET TECHNIQUE
Progressing Ballet Technique is an innovative program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory in achieving their personal best in classical ballet.
All pointe classes are designed for students with previous ballet training. Students will utilize previously learned ballet technique while working in pointe shoes. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work and across the floor combinations. These exercises focus on strengthening the feet and ankles.