A continuation of skills, technique, and terminology from the three previous levels. Focus is placed on mastering more advanced moves as well as the ability to learn and execute choreography at a faster pace.
Students must know basic tap terminology and be able to execute basic tap movements at the barre as well as center floor to enter into the first course of our tap program. Student progression into the next course will be based on teacher recommendation. In Tap II the level of technical skills will escalate as well as speed.
The foundation of dance, the center and basis for every subject in dance. Without the technique and discipline learned in ballet, none of the other subjects would be possible. Ballet teaches control, stability, poise, and grace - characteristics every dancer should assume.
Ballet II/Pointe is a continuation of the Ballet I class. Barre work is done every week with an emphasis on challenging the dancer's speed and memory. Dancers are expected to be able to perform everything learned at the barre in their center floor routines, doing so with grace and poise. This class is taught at a faster pace than the beginner class. Dancers are evaluated by the teacher for placement for pointe work. For dancers who are ready to begin pointe, fundamental techniques of pointe are taught. The dancer is trained in the theories of balance and how to use core muscles to drive movement.
These classes are relatively fast-paced and challenging and allow students to emphasize their creative rhythmic talents. Hip Hop encourages students to create their own style of expression to music. This style of dance is not as thoroughly structured as most dance subjects. Therefore, all students are required to have previous experience in jazz or Hip Hop before enrolling in this class. Basically, Hip Hop should be viewed as a supplementary class for an experienced dancer.