the dance department

Choreography will be taught in all classes, at the teacher's discretion.

Material taught in classes will vary to suit the general age, ability, and concentration level of class.

See our Schedule for dates and times of classes. Register for a class or Contact The Dance Department for more information.

Creative Movement for 3-4 year olds
This class helps develop the basic dance skills of 3 and 4 year olds, through songs and games of dance. Basic ballet intro is taught, without the focus on technique at this young age. Children are also encouraged to express themselves in individual ways through dance. Along with movement skills, the structure of a dance class, (standing in line, waiting one's turn) is learned. This is a fun and creative environment to introduce your young child to music and movement.

Ballet
Cecchetti ballet technique is taught to classical ballet music. Classes include barre work, center floor to include adagio & allegro, and progressions across the floor.
"Pre-Ballet" is taught in the 4-5 year old classes. This primary includes work being done center floor and across the floor.

Lyrical
Lyrical classes include a streatching warm up followed by combination drills. Lyrical dances express the emotion of the song and can tell a story through creative movement. Lyrical is a very passionate style of dance which combines the styles of Jazz and Ballet. This class is offered at all levels from beginning to advanced.

Tap
Rhythm tap technique taught to be executed primarily on the balls on one's feet. A variety of music styles such as Broadway show tunes, pop, or rock may be used. Classes include warm-up, progressions, and combination drills.
"Pre-Tap" is taught in the 4-5 year old classes. This includes the beginning tap steps and skills done center floor and across the floor.

Jazz
Jazz classes include warm-up, progressions, and combination drills. Jazz classes are taught in the style of classical jazz technique and at the teacher's discretion may vary to the style of lyrical, musical theater, or funky jazz. Music styles will vary to complement the style of jazz being danced.

Hip-Hop
A dance style fusion evolving from ethnic and street dance, class includes warm-up, progressions, and combination drills. Hip-Hop, Rap, or Pop-Hop music is played.