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BALLET

Pre-School Ballet (ages 3-4)

This creative movement style class is the beginning of exploring basic movement to music.  The use of stories, pictures, props, and rhymes stimulates learning, builds confidence, encourages expression, and inspires creativity in the youngest of dancers.

Toddlers and Mommies (ages 2-3)

Go on an adventure through the forest, swim in the sea between fish and mermaids, balance on a cord in a circus…. It’s all possible in our fantasy world during the toddlers and mommies class. Through these adventures and exercises the students will develop creativity, imagination, coordination and basic movement skills that can be a basis for future dance classes. Mommies, Daddies or Nannies are welcome to join and share in the fun!

Pre-Primary Ballet (ages 4-5)

With proper attendance, these students will be eligible to participate in a Royal Academy of Dance Presentation for the Examiner; preparing them for future examinations.

Primary Ballet (ages 5-6)

With proper attendance and teacher approval, these students will be eligible for the first level of Royal Academy of Dance Examinations.

Grades 1-5 (ages 7 & up)

Provided that these students take a minimum of two ballet classes per week, are given teacher approval, and have a minimum number of absences, they will be eligible for Royal Academy of Dance Examinations.

Intermediate Foundation & Intermediate Ballet (ages 11 & up)

Upon completion of a minimum of four years of training, dancers may embark upon the Vocational Levels of the Royal Academy of Dance Examination Syllabus.  These classes are intended for students who participate in dance multiple days per week.

Beginning Pointe by invitation only

Following a minimum of three years of at least twice a week ballet training, the teacher may allow the student to being pointe work.  This is completely at the discretion of the teacher, and only when they determine the student’s body is physically ready for this high level of training.  The emphasis of this class is on strengthening exercises both in pointe shoes and out.

Intermediate Pointe by invitation only

Following the completion of one to two years of Beginning Pointe, the teacher may recommend the progression into Intermediate Pointe.  This is based on the individual students ability and strength.

Advanced Pointe by invitation only

This is the highest level of ballet training.  Students should have many years of experience and the teacher’s permission to join this class. 

Boys Class

This class is a supplement to boys’ classical ballet training.  It gives boys the chance to learn the leaps and turns that only male dancers perform.  It also provides a great opportunity for the boys to have unique social interactions with the other boys in the school.

Pas de Deux Class by invitation only

This classical ballet class trains boys and girls in partnering.  Students will learn basic turns, jumps, and lifts with dancers of the opposite sex. 

Junior/Senior Ballet Company by audition only

For our most enthusiastic of students, these classes are offered free of charge on Sundays, giving the students one extra class a week to perfect their technique.  Company students will also have the opportunity to perform in the annual company production.  There is a requirement of two additional ballet classes per week with an excellent attendance record.

OTHER FORMS OF DANCE

Bronze, Silver, & Gold Jazz

Jazz dance is for children who love to dance and exercise to their favorite music. Students gain strength and coordination as they learn simple dance steps leading to more complex routines as they progress through the levels.

Bronze, Silver, & Gold Tap

Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound and will build flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. With increasingly difficult syncopations, this is a fun style for beginners and those with previous experience.

Bronze, Silver, & Gold Modern

Modern dance is a dancing style that rejects many of the strict rules of classical ballet, focusing instead on the expression of inner feelings.  This class is a great choice for those new to dance or looking for a freer movement style to compliment ballet or other athletic training.

Silver & Gold Contemporary

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. It strives to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements and is an excellent cross-training style for ballet dancers and athletes.

Musical Theatre Over & Under 12

Musical Theatre class will focus on learning proper dance technique while exploring the various dance styles used in Broadway shows. With an emphasis on learning performance skills such as connecting with the audience and telling a story through dance and facial expressions.

Beginning & Intermediate Gymnastics

These classes will be based mostly on the tumbling side of gymnastics and are a great introduction to this fun sport.

Hip Hop Over & Under 12

Hip hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements.

Miming (ages 3-6)

Mime gives confidence and awareness of self and of others, while encouraging physical control, simplicity of thought and stimulates the imagination even in our youngest of students.  This is the perfect opportunity for the little ones to get back in the studio to tell fun stories through movement.

ADULT CLASSES

 

Adult Ballet

Learn the ballet basics and improve your posture, balance and muscle tone. Enjoy the beautiful music and graceful movements that has made ballet an enduring art form.

Style & Fit

This class uses contemporary dance moves to elevate your cardiovascular system and engage your muscles to tone and strengthen you. Movements will incorporate afro funk, modern and contemporary movements. It will be a fun energetic session!

Hip Hop

Hip hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements.

Hatha Yoga Foundation

This class focuses on improving breathing, posture, and relaxation through asana (yoga poses), pranayama (breathing exercises), and savasana (relaxation). Regular participants will gradually stretch tight muscles and fascia, loosen stiff joints, increase muscle and joint strength, and learn to relax both body and mind.

Pre-Natal Hatha Yoga

Prenatal Hatha Yoga class focuses on helping women navigate pregnancy by easing tension in the lower back, reducing headaches, improving sleep, increasing flexibility and tone, working on breathing to manage delivery pain, accepting changes in the body, networking with other moms, and forming playgroups.

Adult Modern

Discover the fun of modern dance while improving your flexibility, agility and muscle tone. Exercise the mind as well as the body while learning fun combinations to a variety of music genres.

Adult Yoga (Hatha)

Understand your body and safely establish your own yoga practice with hatha yoga. Stretch your body and gain deeper flexibility in your muscles as well as gain total body strength with positions that allow you to maximize on holding up your own weight. Most of all, breathe and relax your mind.

Adult Zumba

Zumba fitness is a fun filled latin based dance routine that enables you to burn calories with a variety of dance moves and stay fit. These include salsa, soca, tango, reggaeton, cumbia, belly dance, Quebradita and African. All you need to do is just dance, have fun and party yourself into shape!

Adult Salsa

A popular form of social dance that originated in New York City with strong influences from Latin America, particularly Puerto Rico, Cuba and Africa. Salsa is normally a lead & follow improvised partner or singles dance, although there are other recognized forms. Today Salsa is a very modern dance that is influenced by other up to date styles of dancing.

Adult Kizomba

This is one of the most popular genres of dance originating from Angola. It is a partner social dance style. It describes both, a music style and a dance style. Kizomba is an Angolan word which means “party” in the Kimbundu language. Kizomba music emerged as a more modern music genre with a sensual touch mixed with African rhythm. It is characterized by a slower and usually very romantic rhythm.

Adult Afro Beat dance

A combination or traditional West African dance movement fused with modern funky rhythm. The dance is inspired by the music which originally is a combination of traditional Nigerian music, jazz, highlife, funk, and vocals, fused with percussion and vocal styles, popularized in Africa in the 1970s

Adult Dance Hall

This is characterized by authentic Jamaican steps originating in the Caribbean island of Kingston inspired by a genre of Jamaican popular music that originated in the late 1970s.The Afro Beat & Dance Hall Weekly Wednesday Class is a fusion of the two styles

Adult Latin Dance Fitness

Latin Dance Fitness adapts traditional international partner dance styles to make them SOLO, so you can learn to dance WITHOUT THE NEED FOR A PARTNER! Dance styles include the cha cha, samba, rumba, jive, salsa, and tango. All of the routines are designed to be high energy and deliver a great overall workout that will tone and shape your whole body. Latin Dance Fitness is a perfect way to improve your stamina, flexibility, coordination and musicality.

Adult African Jazz

This is about awareness, movement, rhythm and dance. The class is a combination of mixed and fused movements and choreography based on different types of African dance from several countries in Africa such as Senegal, Congo and other forms in East and Western Africa. The choreography is based on Suki’s (the teacher) understanding of the science of African dance, subtle isolations, rhythmic emphasis and groundedness.

Barre

Barre is a complete body workout that fuses ballet-inspired moves with Yoga and Pilates, to create a unique fitness class. Barre classes are designed to work your entire body, increasing muscle tone and flexibility resulting in longer, leaner muscles and a stronger you. The class is strategically structured using interval training techniques to raise and lower your heart rate, resulting in rapid body conditioning and an increase in metabolic rate. The benefits of Barre are undeniable, but the best part is that every session is different and most importantly FUN!

Ashtanga yoga

Ashtanga yoga is a combination of Hatha and Raja yoga. In my sessions, I practice Asanas but also breathing exercises that strengthen one’s body and mind. In this class, there is some meditation as well as breathing exercises incorporated as well as the usual hatha practices and poses that may be more vigorous.

H.I.I.T

H.I.I.T – (High Intensity Interval Training) entails working out intensely in short intervals of time with timed rest. It’s quick, intense and sets your metabolism in action for the next couple of hours after the workout. Very good for fat loss and muscle development.

Songa

Songa fitness is a cardio session inspired by the infectious, energizing and sweat dripping fun of dancing. With a blend of the best songs worldwide, SONGA creates new vibrant and exciting routines focusing on fitness and fun improving  Cardiovascular system, provide body shaping benefits, and develop core strength while increasing balance and coordination for the body.

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