Dance Classes


BALLET:

Classes are designed to stress proper body placement, core, balance, and the use of terminology. Since the fundamentals of all major dance forms come from Ballet, its study is recommended for all serious and recreational dancers.

HIP-HOP:

This dance style is one you make your own. Hip-Hop originally started with break-boys, acquiring the name B-Boys and break girls called B-Girls because they danced during the breaks of the music. DJ's started cutting, scratching, and splicing the music to make the break longer. Hip-Hop is "flava" steps found on the streets and moving your body through isolations, lock and pop movements.

TAP:

Tap dance is a major part of our American Culture from the great tappers of Fred Astaire, Savion Glover, Gregory Hines, to today's tappers such as Mike Minery, Laurie Johnson and Debbie Dee. Tap teaches syncopated rhythms with exercises to develop. LYRICAL- A blend of Ballet, Jazz, and Modern, students learn to apply and combine the rhythm of Jazz, emotion of Modern, and the technique of Ballet. The dancer must take on the role of the character and tell a story through facial expressions and body dynamics.

JAZZ:

This type of dance can take on two styles, Broadway or Funk, which is commonly seen on MTV. Classes consist of strength building, flexibility, proper alignment, isolations, leaps and turns.

3 AND 4 YEAR OLDS:

This program is designed for 3 and 4 yr olds and introduces them to a structured classroom setting. Students learn basic body movements of jazz and ballet. Stretching is introduced and coordination is challenged. Students learn all the important beginnings through high energy fun-filled class.

COMBINATION CLASSES:

These classes are offered to 5 and 6 yr olds and 7-9 yr olds. The 5 and 6 yr olds learn ballet and jazz and the 7-9 yr olds learn ballet, jazz, and tap. Students learn all the important beginnings of the principles of dance through barre` work, floor exercises, choreography and music exercises. Please see descriptions for Ballet/Tap/Jazz classes.

Dance It Up reserves the right to cancel any class with less than 5 registrations. Students will be placed by age and ability.