Our Pre-Professional Program continues to polish, strengthen, and advance the technique and abilities of our dancers. We emphasize personal growth, build self-esteem, and encourage creativity, self-expression, discipline, and hard work. Classes incorporate the American Ballet Theater National Training Curriculum. This program has created amazing, well-rounded dancers who have gone on to dance professionally and in college dance programs.
ALL CLASSES ARE BY AUDITION ONLY, SO PLEASE SPEAK WITH US TO FIND THE CORRECT TRIAL CLASS. YOU CAN CONTINUE TO TRY CLASSES UNTIL WE FIND THE PERFECT FIT FOR YOU!
Intermediate and Advanced Contemporary and Modern
Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. Contemporary dance stresses versatility and improvisation, unlike the strict, structured nature of ballet. Contemporary dancers focus on floorwork, using gravity to pull them down to the floor.
Flexibility and Conditioning
You know those “Aha!” moments? Where a technique or skill you’ve been working on will finally clicks into place? That’s what this class can do for you! This class benefits our students by teaching them how to work with their body to maintain its maximum flexibility and strength. Using several methods, this class will enhance student's technique.
ACRO & TUMBLING FOR DANCERS
Acrobatics uses strength and flexibility to perform gymnastic-based tricks. In this class, students will improve flexibility, balance, strength, and coordination while learning fun tricks that will help students to grow and shine in all of their dance classes. Students will begin with basic stunts such as forward rolls, cartwheels, and beginner balances. More advanced students will continue to add to their repertoire with more advanced tumbling and balances.
Intermediate and Advanced Ballet
In Intermediate and Advanced Ballet, ballet technique continues to increase in difficulty. Pointe work lengthens in duration. Variations from different ballets are taught. Emphasis is placed on developing the artistry of the dancer as well as their technique. Students must attend class three or more times a week to facilitate development. *Our Ballet Classes incorporate the ABT National Training Curriculum. Read about it here!
Intermediate and Advanced Jazz
In our jazz classes, students will enjoy learning a variety of jazz styles including hip hop, broadway, contemporary, lyrical, and funk. Using current popular music, classes will concentrate on correct placement and jazz technique and develop strength, flexibility, and coordination. While being innovative and fun, the music and movement used continues to be tasteful and appropriate for our young dancers.