Dance

building healthy, educated dancers

Core Dance Program

  • Classes run for 26 weeks

  • Dance rehearsal and recital: Saturday, March 21, 2020


Combo Ballet & Tap

Instructor: Stephanie McKim

ages 3 to 6 • 1-hour class

This class will provide young dancers with the strong dance foundation they need to move forward with confidence. In the ballet portion of each class, they will begin to develop a sense of alignment and position of the body, as well as expressiveness and gracefulness of movement. In the tap section, they will get to make music with their feet — all in a super fun and supportive environment!


Combo Jazz & Tap

Instructor: Stephanie McKim

ages 6 to 7 • 1.5-hour class

This class is great for dancers continuing from our Ballet and Tap class, or those just starting out. During the first half of the class, dancers will move along the playful, musical, and rhythmic path of tap. During the second half of the class, dancers will be introduced to the dynamic form of jazz dancing. They will begin to learn the vocabularies of both forms and learn energetic dance combinations.


Ballet

Instructor: Alèxe LaRoche

ages 7+ • 1-hour class

In our Ballet classes, dancers will focus on the foundations of this form, which is the basis for all dance disciplines! This class is both technical and creative, and dancers will develop their sense of alignment and body positioning, as well as their eloquence of movement. This class encourages strength and body awareness, as well as grace, agility, and posture.


Tap

Instructor: Stephanie McKim

ages 7+ • 1-hour class

In our tap classes, dancers learn to make music with their feet! Dancers will learn to work with the music and rhythm of this form by learning the basic elements of tap from which to grow. Classes include an education in the language of tap elements and steps, technical and strength exercises, and dance choreography.


Jazz

Instructor: Stephanie McKim

ages 7+ • 1-hour class

Jazz dance is a dynamic style, usually choreographed to the upbeat energy of pop music. It incorporates technical movements and footwork, with jumping, spinning, and dexterity. Our classes include stretching and strengthening, along with technical skills and choreography. You can see in our dancers’ faces just how much fun they are having!


Lyrical

Instructor: Alèxe LaRoche

ages 12+ • 1-hour class

Lyrical is a very graceful dance form, which incorporates elements of ballet, jazz, and modern dance. It is performed to contemporary songs and allows the dancer the opportunity to use their skills to communicate the underlying emotions held within the music. Our teachers choreograph dances, which tell meaningful stories and allow the dancers to truly stretch themselves creatively.


Hip Hop

Instructor: Alèxe LaRoche

ages 6+ • 1-hour class

Hip hop dance is a style of dance that has evolved from hip hop street culture. It is usually performed to hip hop music. Our classes are fun, engaging, and always keeping up with the current trends. The dances will be bold and playful — but completely kid appropriate!