WBC's Foundations Program offers well-rounded dance curriculum in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Tumbling, and Flexibility/Conditioning. Quality and technique are always emphasized in our fun, motivating classes which incorporate the American Ballet Theater National Training Curriculum. We strive to help our dancers build self-esteem, discipline, and creativity. Our experienced and caring teachers create a non-competitive, inspiring environment in which our Foundations Students flourish! EVERY STUDENT COUNTS!
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Basics 1-3 Ballet
Formal training begins in Basics 1 Ballet. Emphasis is placed on correct ballet technique without compromising self-expression and personal development. Classes incorporate the American Ballet Theater Curriculum which focuses on teaching classical ballet safely and correctly. Through the progression of these levels, all of the positions of the feet and arms will be learned and barre and center combinations will increase in complexity. Students must attend class two times a week to facilitate development.
Foundations 1-3 Ballet
In Youth Ballet, the intensity of study continues to increase. Exercises lengthen and more complicated movements are introduced. As part of the curriculum, students participate in Pointe Prep. This is for students preparing for, or beginning pointe work. Students will be evaluated individually for Pointe based on technique, strength, flexibility, and physical maturity. Students must attend class two times a week to facilitate development.
Basics and Foundations 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.
Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical 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. This dance genre is often done in bare feet.
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 basics 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.
Flexibility and Conditioning
You know those “Aha!” moments? Where a technique or skill you’ve been working on 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.