Beginning, Elementary, Intensive,
and Advanced classes follow the same basic design. Each class
however, focuses on the areas most needed for advancement. Some
classes will spend more time on stretching and warming up, some
classes will spend more time on choreography, and other classes
will focus primarily on technique.
Beginner Hip Hop/ Jazz
Beginner classes are designed for
entry-level students with no prior experience. In this class
students will learn the foundations needed to progress in all
levels of our program. Class structure, standards, and key steps
to progress to the next level will be taught in a fun
enthusiastic atmosphere. Many students will stay in same level
for more than one year to emphasize beginner standards before
moving to next level. (This is the same standard for all classes)
Elementary Hip Hop / Jazz
Elementary classes are an entry
level for a slightly older age group. This level learns at a
faster pace with an increased amount of base instruction. We
focus on technique and strength building for intermediate
advancement. Some specialty steps are introduced to further their
interest on what they might be capable of.
Performing Groups Hip Hop/ Jazz
Students are placed in this class
based on ability, commitment, conduct, and understanding of
general steps in beginning or elementary levels. This class also
requires two years of training and an invitation by the
instructor. Students will learn to develop strength,
coordination, and enhance their technique to a higher level. This
class is for those who desire advancement and are willing to
commit to more performances.
Boys Group Hip Hop / Street dance
This class is for male dancers who
want to make the commitment to advanced dance and performances.
Because of its popularity it requires a standard level of basic
knowledge in Beginning or elementary levels. This class is
developed to enhance the quality of masculine choreography and
specialty steps that are unique to male dancers. The boys in this
class will primarily work on choreography, difficult Break-dance
moves, tricks, and acts for shows. The Boys group requires an
invitation by the instructor and enrollment in a second class to
keep up technique.
Teen Hip Hop/ Jazz
Our teen class was developed for
any student over 13 years of age. With this class students of all
levels can enjoy learning technique, combinations, and several
styles of dance. This class will work on the necessary skills to
advance to our next level. Students are asked to attend all
classes so that the development of skills progress evenly.
Advanced Hip Hop / Jazz/ Street Dance
Advanced level classes are for
students who have had several years of training and who have been
invited. These students start with advanced skills and technique
and explore their capabilities in a mature environment. Technique
is advanced to ensure quality to all shows, performances, or
demonstrations. We train students to learn freestyle and basic
choreography skills. Our goal is to develop individual dancers
who can collaborate to create uniformity. We will encompass
skills needed for auditions, stage shows, and tools needed for
job opportunities in dance.
Beginner/ Elementary Rhythm Tap
Rhythm Tap at our beginning level
introduces basic percussion rhythms and counting with the feet.
Beginning or entry-level tap steps are taught and memorized while
learning balancing skills. A progression of steps is taught each
class that can be practiced on a daily basis for improvement.
Beginner Intermediate Rhythm Tap
Rhythm Tap at the beginning
intermediate levels is taught with the same basic skills as the
beginning elementary class except at a much faster pace. A wider
variety of steps are taught with a greater understanding of
counting skills. Intermediate combinations are taught for
demonstrations and or shows.
Adult Hip Hop/ Jazz
Adult Hip Hop & Jazz classes
were created for adults who aspire to learn new styles of dance
in a fun and entertaining atmosphere. Class is comprised of
longer warm- ups, floor exercises, and stretches. After warm-ups
and across the floor movements, short energetic combinations will
be taught to learn new steps and hip moves.