BALLET - A performing Art combining poses and steps with flowing movement. Using technique as a liberating force each student is encouraged to express their individual strengths and personality through dance.
- BALLET BASICS – A foundation class for the absolute beginner, you will learn the basic positions of arms and legs, correct body posture and alignment, a beginning vocabulary of steps and simple combinations of movements using those steps. Each class begins with breathing alignment exercises in the center floor followed by barre work and stretching. Class continues in the center floor, practicing the elements learned at the barre. Fuller more free movements are practiced moving across the floor culminating in small jumps and grand allegro – big jumps also moving across the floor.
- BALLET LEVEL 1 - Class follows the same structure as Basics; a breathing and alignment warm-up, barre, center floor and grand allegro moving across the floor. Using the elements learned in basics as the building blocks, barre exercises expand and increase in repetitions and speed and include more stretching. The center floor work employs longer and move involved combinations.
- BALLET LEVEL 2 - In this class with a strong foundation acquired in Basics and Level 1, students use their technique to begin pointe preparation or beginning pointe as well as simple batterie (small beats). Students also practice longer, more involved combinations which build more strength, flexibility and stamina required for this level of Ballet.
- BALLET LEVEL 3 –This class features a more complex level of choreography which includes multiple pirouettes, petit allegro with batterie and longer, more involved grande allegro. There is also partnering and increased pointe work.
- BEGINNING POINTE – An introductory class for those students enrolled in a minimum of two Ballet classes a week who have acquired the necessary strength and technique. Teacher approval required. The focus is on the elementary skills of pointe work through strength building, alignment and proper placement.
- CORPS DE BALLET – This unique class is a blend of pilates core strength, classical ballet, Jazz and Modern.
FLAMENCO – Spanish style dance featuring percussive, rhythmical footwork and stylized arm movements.
MODERN DANCE – A Horton Technique class that features a set, strong warm-up and exhilarating, flowing choreography. Class begins with a set warm-up that will strengthen core muscles, develop flexibility, strength and musicality and continues with the repetition of essential elements culminating in the fluid choreography for which modern dance is known.
JAZZ – A class featuring contemporary moves as seen on Broadway, in music videos and Vegas productions and danced to contemporary music.
TAP– A classical style tap class for dancers to learn basic moves and rhythms.
DANCER'S STRETCH AND CONDITIONING – Long, supple, strong muscles and an “at the ready” core body are the trademark of dancers. Using the secrets of body mechanics honed and developed through centuries of dance techniques, you too can develop their power and elegance. This fitness class featuring floor stretches and core conditioning exercises will give you the tools to understand how your body works and how best to maximize its potential. Those of all fitness levels will benefit from better posture, a stronger body and an overall longer, leaner dancer’s look.
YOGA - Yoga is a form of exercise that uses slow movements and stretching. It is good for increasing flexibility and balance. It is also good for relieving stress and relaxing. Yoga has been used as a meditation technique for thousands of years. As you exercise, you meditate on what your body is feeling and try to be "one with the universe."