Ballet is an artistic dance form based on formal classical technique, characterized by gestures and movements of grace, precision, and fluidity. Ballet is the base for all dance forms and provides strength, technique and beauty to dancers of all ages.
Jazz has become one of the most popular dance styles in recent years, mainly due to its popularity in television shows, movies, music videos and commercials. People enjoy watching jazz dancers, as the dancing is fun and energetic. This type of dancing consists of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns. Great for ages 5 and up.
Hip hop is a very energetic form of dancing that brings many popular elements in from music videos and other popular media. It is unique in that it allows its dancers to perform with freedom of movement, adding in their own personalities. This dance form has become very popular and includes several different styles. It is fun for ages 5 to adult.
Lyrical dance is a dance style that blends ballet and jazz dance. Lyrical is generally smoother and a bit faster than ballet, but not quite as fast as jazz. A lyrical dancer uses movement to express emotions. Lyrical dancers usually perform to music with lyrics…the lyrics of the chosen song serve as inspiration for movements and expressions.
Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. This style stresses versatility and improvisation, unlike the strict, structured nature of ballet. Contemporary dancers focus on floor work, using gravity to pull them down to the floor.
Tap classes are offered to students ages 4 and up and focus on rhythm, musicality and timing. All classes begin with an energetic warm-up, across the floor exercises and combinations. Tap is a fun high energy class and enjoyed by all ages
Acro, short for acrobatic dance, is a dynamic and expressive dance style that combines classical dance techniques with acrobatic elements. It focuses on strength, flexibility, and agility, incorporating tumbling, contortion, lifts, and balances into choreographed sequences.
Restorative yoga is a slower, more restful, more passive approach to
yoga. Restorative yoga enables deep relaxation as you hold poses for longer periods of time. The main focus of Restorative yoga is that by relaxing in poses for longer periods we can achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation.
Hatha yoga uses postures and conscious breathing in combination with
mental focus to develop awareness, strength, flexibility and relaxation.This class is slow and gentle and can bring strength and a sense of well being to those who practice. Making it an excellent class for yoga beginners.