Dance Styles and Dress Codes

Ballet

Dress Code: Girls

Black Leotard (bra under leo must be black)

Pink tights

Pink canvas or leather ballet slippers

Hair

Low bun, hair net suggested. Flyaways pinned / gelled

Dress Code: Boys

Form-fitting tank top or t-shirt

Athletic shorts

Black canvas or leather ballet shoes

Don'ts

No jewelry

No smart watches

No booty shorts or t-shirts

Ballet

A classical dance form reflecting grace and precision and employing formalized steps and gestures set in intricate, flowing patterns to create expression through movement. Ballet education begins with mastering the placement of the body, legs and arms. Beginner students work towards developing technique and coordination. As students advance, classes become increasingly complex in terms of the development of strength, stability and grace.

Jazz (Recital class)

Dress Code

Comfortable athletic clothes

Hair

Pulled back in a ponytail or bun

Shoes

Tan slip-on jazz shoes

Jazz

A class that develops energized upbeat technique such as splits, contractions, isolation movements, quick combinations, leaps, and complicated rhythms. Incorporates strength and flexibility training. Movement correlates to high-energy music. 

Ballet / Jazz

Ballet / Jazz

A combination dance class incorporating the fundamentals of ballet and jazz. Students will learn the basics, as well as, basic classroom skills and music/timing all while gaining self-confidence and a love for dance. The recital dance will incorporate skills from either or both styles.

Hip Hop (Recital)

Dress Code: Girls

Black Leotard 

Pink or tan tights

Booty shorts optional

Pink ballet slippers or tan jazz shoes

Hair

Pulled back into ponytail or bun. Flyaways pinned

Dress Code: Boys

Form-fitting tank top or t-shirt

Athletic shorts

Black ballet or jazz shoes

Dress Code

Comfortable athletic clothes

Hair

Pulled back  

Shoes

Clean sneakers, preferably not worn outside (teacher preference)

Hip Hop (Recital class)

A fast-paced, rhythm-based, energetic class that explores the latest street dance style. A high-energy style focusing on grooves and foundations such as locking, popping, etc. 

Jazz / Hip Hop 

Dress Code

Comfortable athletic clothes

Hair

Pulled back  

Shoes

Tan jazz shoes or Clean sneakers, preferably not worn outside (teacher preference)

Jazz / Hip Hop

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.

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.

A combination dance class incorporating the fundamentals of jazz and hip hop with technique from both styles being taught. The recital dance will incorporate skills from either or both styles.

Jazz / Pom

Dress Code

Comfortable athletic clothes

Hair

Pulled back  

Shoes

Tan jazz shoes or Clean sneakers, preferably not worn outside (teacher preference)

Lyrical

Ballet / Jazz

A combination dance class incorporating the fundamentals of ballet and jazz. Students will learn the basics, as well as, basic classroom skills and music/timing all while gaining self-confidence and a love for dance. The recital dance will incorporate skills from either or both styles.

Dress Code: Girls

Black Leotard 

Pink or tan tights

Booty shorts optional

Pink ballet slippers or tan jazz shoes

Hair

Pulled back into ponytail or bun. Flyaways pinned

Dress Code: Boys

Form-fitting tank top or t-shirt

Athletic shorts

Black ballet or jazz shoes

HIP HOP

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.

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.

 

 

Ashburn Studio

44710 Cape Ct, # 126
Ashburn, VA 20147

703-724-4900

South Riding Studio

43130 Amberwood Pl., #110

South Riding, VA 20152

703-542-2008

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