Styles

ACRO

 

A class that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. Acro teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline and concentration. This class will focus on the development of back bends, elbow stands, handstands, front/back limbers, walk overs, cartwheel, aerials and other acrobatics skills.

BALLET

 

 

A class that develops a classical dance form demanding grace and precision and employing formalized steps and gestures set in intricate, flowing patterns to create expression through movement. Ballet is strict and structured form of motion

CONTEMPORARY

A class that explores and develops expressive dance through the combination of several dance genres including moderm, jazz, lyrical, and classical ballet. There is an emphasis to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movement. Contemporary dance stresses versatility and ballet. Contemporary dancers focus on floor work, using gravity to pull them down. Contemporary Lyrical is fusion of ballet and jazz. Contemporary Jazz is the same under a faster tempo form of motion.

LYRICAL

A class that blends ballet and jazz technique performed to the lyrics or mood of the music. Emphasis is placed on balance, flexibility, fluidity and grace.

HIP HOP

A class that explores of the latest street dance style as seen in current dance video including krumping, breaking, locking, popping, etc.

TAP

A class utilizing tap technique and must be prformed with tap shoes. Tap dance is rhythmic and stresses syncopation and synchrobization.

POINTE

A ballet class performed " en pointe' or on the point of the toes

JAZZ

A class that develops energized jazz technicque such as splits, contractions, isolation movements, leaps, etc.

MUSICAL THEATER

A class that explores storytelling through movement to the music of a Broadway musical or a movie musical.

MODERN

A class that focuses on a dancer's interpretation of movement and emotional improvisation.

COMBO CLASSES

Classes that includes study in two or more dance disciplines in one class block, so dancers may be introduced to different dance genres and music. Classes include, for example, ""Ballet & Jazz", "Ballet and Tap", and "Ballet, Jazz and Tap" where each indicated style is equally explored.

 

Dance/Cheer/Pom Combo Class : a class combining the cheer and / or dance team style often using poms. Typical routines incorporate both hip hop and jazz technique. Team unison is estressed in this class along with showmanship, precision of motion,jumps, leaps, turns, and visual use of pomm-pons.

 

1 1/2 Hours Combo Class : a class that includes study in two dance disciplines in one calss block and performs two dances, one in each dance genre, in our recital.

 

Hip Hop & Jazz Combo Class: this class featured in our South Riding Studio, uses hip hop as a base with some additional jazz technique.

 

Jazz & Hip Hop Combo class: this class featured in our Ashburn Studio, uses jazz  as a base with some additional hip hop style dance and music.

 

Musical Theather Jazz and Tap Combo Class : this class explores both the jazz and tap styles of dancing to music from a Broadway or movie musical.

 

 

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