A continuation of skills, technique, and terminology from the two previous levels. Dancers will increase flexibility, balance, and agility as well as develop stronger leg and core muscles.
Dancers must be 9 years of age with previous tap experience to enter the tap program. 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. Emphasis on musicality, clarity of tap sounds, and proper technique.
Dancers must be 9 years of age with previous ballet experience to enter the ballet program. 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.
Basic principles of ballet are taught in this class. Positions of the feet, arms, and head are reviewed every week. The dancer learns his or her barre routine, which is continually rehearsed to instill the above principles. Center-floor and across-the-floor work are also part of this class. The dancer is able to take what he or she has learned at the barre and apply it to the routines without using the barre.
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.