Class Description

 BALLET

Mom and Tots (2 Years)

A fun and exciting program for moms and their two year olds. Come and enjoy imaginative settings, playful themes, music, movement and song that unleash your two year old's boundless creativity. Come see why fun is just the beginning at Moms and Tots.

Creative Movement and Pre Ballet

Creative Movement/Pre Ballet
3 to 4 years of age

Creative Movement/Pre Ballet (Ages 3-4) is a fun way for kids to develop their movement skills, spark their imagination, focus their energy, and stimulate their creativity. Creative Dance uses a concept-based approach through which students learn the fundamentals and principles of dance. Benefits of Creative Dance include opportunities for self-expression through movement as well as aesthetic and social development. This combination of movement, music, improvisation, and basic dance steps is an excellent introduction for the future study of dance techniques.

Children's Ballet (5-8 years)

Ballet 1 =  5 years of age
Ballet 2 = 6 years of age
Ballet 3 = 7 years of age

Children's Ballet gives kids a chance to both experience the imaginative, concept-based approach of creative movement and get an introduction to basic ballet technique. In this class children practice creativity, focus, musicality, coordination, listening, and vocabulary. Props and varied music are used while introducing students to the joy of movement and ballet. This class develops confident, creative movers and is a good foundation for dance and other movement activities. All classes done to live piano accompaniment.

Ballet (from 9 years)

Ballet 6 = 9 years of age
Ballet 7 = 10 years of age
Ballet Elementary = 11 years of age and up
Ballet Intermediate = 12 years of age and up

These classes provide a fun but focused foundation in ballet for students starting serious dance training. Each student is provided the opportunity to learn and practice executing movement correctly Students also develop strength, musicality, concentration, and alignment. This class is suitable for students who want to try ballet because they are interested in becoming dancers and for students who simply want to dance and improve their body awareness and placement. Classes from beginner to pre-professional levels are taught, using the Cecchetti and Vaganova methods of ballet with emphasis on creativity. Students at this level are encouraged to study twice weekly, although a single class per week schedule is offered. For serious students, pointe classes are available.

Pointe Class

Most do two ballet class a week to be able to do Pointe Work

Pointe classes are by invitation only as proper technique and strength is required. Students at the Advanced level must take a minimum of 2 ballet classes per week.

JAZZ AND HIP HOP

Children's Jazz/hip hop

Jazz/hip hop 1 = 6-7 years of age
Jazz/hip hop 2 = 8 years of age

Children's jazz/Hip Hop teaches age appropriate material based on natural movements: walking, running, jumping and skipping along with isolations and rhythm. It is designed to encourage an imaginative and rapid response to music and to promote an appreciation and enjoyment of jazz. Classes include traditional and up-to-date jazz movements, which improve coordination, balance, strength, flexibility, and rhythmic awareness. Hip Hop has evolved from a style of street jazz and has become very popular due to music videos.

Jazz/Hip Hop 3 to Advanced
(9 years and up)

Jazz/Hip Hop 3 = 9 years of age
Jazz/Hip Hop 4 = 10 years of age
Jazz\Hip Hop 5 = 11 years of age...

An energetic and exciting class that teaches modern dance moves to the rhythms of contemporary dance music. Students are taught to express themselves by mastering the moves and style of popular dance. All Hip Hop classes are done in combination with Jazz classes at the exception of Open Hip Hop and Boys Street Jazz.

Hip Hop & Boys Street Jazz (7 years and up)

Hip Hop has evolved from a style of street jazz and has become very popular due to music videos. All Hip Hop classes are done in combination with Jazz classes at the exception of Open Hip hop and Boys Street Jazz.

CONTEMPORARY AND LYRICAL

Contemporary
12 years of age and up

Students are introduced to the basic elements of modern dance techniques, combining exercises to relax, lengthen, align and strengthen the body to prepare for movement combinations through space. The curriculum is designed to build skills and understanding through the full range of technical elements while nurturing a vigorous, joyful and expressive approach to dancing. Students will also explore different choreographic principles fed by structured improvisations and creative projects.

Lyrical
6 years of age and up

A fusion of Ballet and Jazz, performed to slower music with very fluid movements - characterized by the expression of the dancer's inner emotion. Expression from the inner emotion is a primary factor in choreographing and interpreting this art form. A key element in looking at a lyrical piece is seeing the movements done in a flowing or continuous pattern.
Lyrical dance interprets music or words, showing the audience the emotion of the particular piece. The lines are traditional in nature with a technique base that determines the correct placement of the body angles. "

IRISH STEP

Irish Step Dancing (6 years and up)

Step 1 = 6 years of age and up
Step 2 = 7 years of age and up
Step 3 = 8 years of age and up...

Style from traditional set dances (Hard shoe and Soft shoe), to Riverdance style step dancing.

ADULT BALLET, JAZZ AND HIP HOP

Adult Beginner Ballet and Jazz  and Hip Hop
(18 years and up)

Discover the joy of dancing while developing your muscle tone and coordination. These classes offers an introduction to the techniques of ballet,  jazz or hip hop.

Triple Threat Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre 1 & 2

By working on production numbers from smash hit musicals including Wicked, Cats, Lion King, Beauty and the Beast and Grease, students will learn the joy of expressing themselves through acting, singing and dancing and all at the same time! They will learn vocal technique, musical staging, and how to characterize their role to produce an honest and believable performance. Every performer, from principal to chorus member, plays an equally important part in a musical theatre ensemble. This class will encourage team spirit and focus on group performance while providing the opportunity for individuality and soloist potential to shine through.

Age groups

Musical Theatre 1: 9 to 12 years old

Musical Theatre 2: 13 to 16 years old

YOGA

Foley Yoga™ (Ashtanga style)

The practice of yoga gradually leads the student to rediscover his or her fullest potential on all levels of human consciousness - physical, psychological and spiritual. Through this practice of correct breathing (Ujjayi Pranayama), postures (asanas), and gazing point (driste), one gains control of the senses and a deeper awareness of self. This style of yoga is very physical and is geared toward people that are in relatively good physical shape!

Iyengar Yoga

Iyengar Yoga, a form of Hatha Yoga, focuses on the structural alignment of the physical body through the development of asanas. Through the practice of a system of asanas, it aims to unite the body, mind and spirit for health and well-being. Iyengar Yoga is considered a powerful tool to relieve the stresses of modern-day life which in turn can help promote total physical and spiritual well-being.
Standing poses are emphasized in Iyengar Yoga. They build strong legs, increase general vitality, and improve circulation, coordination and balance, ensuring a strong foundation for study of more advanced poses.

PILATES

Pilates

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