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Class Descriptions

Summer of Dance is about developing skill, sweating and having fun. This program is not about competing. It’s about creating community and encouraging each other to push beyond our boundaries and develop a stronger level of physical control and expression. Combinations are not repeated so if you miss a class, you’re not behind. 

We offer All You Can Dance Passes for both junior and adult classes, perfect for dancers who want to dance the summer away with us!

Junior Classes

We have brought back a fun variety pack of junior classes this year! Contemporary, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, and Tap will give you a well-rounded leap into what you see on Broadway today. All levels are welcome to participate and we encourage you to work on all of the styles this summer! Our teachers are ready to help beginners work on terminology and body awareness, while challenging intermediate/advanced dancers with more intricate steps and faster tempos.

Ballet for All

This class focuses on terminology, strengthening, and stretching. This class is open to all levels, however, the more advanced ballet students might find it more intermediate. This class is perfect to help create line, strength, flow of movement, control, balance, and foundation of terminology that is essential in all forms of dance. Ballet shoes or bear claws or jazz shoes are recommended. Review Ballet For All classes!

Classical Jazz

This technique class honors the jazz dance's Afro-Carribean roots and is influenced by ballet and modern dance forms. With a large emphasis on style, jazz is performed from the core, with clean and strong lines emanating from the hips and chest. Dancers can look forward to the specifics of various jazz masters and their personal styles, including Bob Fosse, Jack Cole, Gus Giordano, Luigi, and Matt Mattox featuring strong contractions, isolations, parallel passes, shoulder twists, and hinges. Please wear appropriate dance shoes.* Review Classical Jazz classes!

*Ballet or jazz shoes, jazz sneakers, character shoes

Contemporary

This class introduces more of a modern dance sensibility. It focuses on technique and expression. All levels are encouraged to attend but this class tends toward a more intermediate or advanced dancer. Floor work and leaps are part of this class. Please ask instructor for alternate moves if needed. Please wear appropriate dance shoes.* Bare feet are fine. Review Contemporary classes!

*Ballet or jazz shoes, jazz sneakers, character shoes

Heels and Precision

This class is designed to work the dancer’s balance and technique in character heels required for professional auditions. Half of the class will consist of a warm-up, physical conditioning, balance, and technique in heels. The second half will consist of a short combination with a focus on body awareness and “nailing” the combination perfectly, with a smile on your face! Different styles of dance will be used for the combinations, but all will be done in character heels. This class is for intermediate/advance dancers. Beginners may attend if they are looking to improve skills. Character heels are recommended for the first half of class. The second half of class may be done in flats or other fun heels. All genders welcome! Review Heels and Precision classes!

Hip Hop

This class for the student who loves the dancing they see in a music video. It’s a more urban expression with a whole new sensibility that will challenge dancers of all levels. This class is fun and fast paced and focuses on isolation, weight shift, strength, and endurance. Combinations change every class. All are encouraged to attend but the beginner dancer will need to have patience and determination. Please wear appropriate dance shoes.* Street sneakers are okay. Review Hip Hop classes!

*Ballet or jazz shoes, jazz sneakers, character shoes

Musical Theatre 1

This class focuses on basic terminology, character, technique development, and combination retention. Good for beginners or dancers who are looking to brush up their skills and technique. Please wear appropriate dance shoes.* Review Musical Theatre 1 classes!

*Ballet or jazz shoes, jazz sneakers, character shoes

Musical Theatre 2

This class explores the various styles of dance that musical theatre encompasses. It teaches and reinforces technique and terminology. The level of this class varies, but traditionally it’s considered intermediate to advanced. Beginners are recommended to take Musical Theatre 1. Please wear appropriate dance shoes.* Review Musical Theatre 2 classes!

*Ballet or jazz shoes, jazz sneakers, character shoes

Tap 1

This class focuses on the fundamental building blocks of tap including terminology, technique, balance, weight shift, and clarity of sound.  It’s a beginner level course but it’s always good to review the basics! All levels welcomed. Tap shoes recommended. Review Tap 1 classes!

Tap 2

This class reinforces the fundamentals of Tap 1 but introduces more combination and technical work. This class is for beginners who are ready to really challenge themselves and for intermediate levels to focus on sounds, clarity, and memorization. Tap shoes required. Review Tap 2 classes!

Tap 3

Designed for the intermediate/advanced tap dancer, this class moves faster than Tap 2 and focuses more on pick-ups, pull backs, close to the floor footwork, and challenging weight shifts. Not recommended for beginners. Tap shoes required. Review Tap 3 classes!

Turns and Leaps

This class focuses more intently on various turns and leaps seen across multiple dance forms. This class will develop your balance, agility, coordination, strength, and alignment to improve the dancer's ability to jump and turn. Please wear appropriate dance shoes.* Street sneakers not recommended. Review Turns and Leaps classes!

*Ballet or jazz shoes, jazz sneakers, character shoes 

Audition Technique (July)

This class is to prepare the dancer for quick retention and performance. Audition situations will be the focus of this class so come prepared to learn quickly. A new combination will be taught each week at a brisk pace. Feedback will be given.  It is considered an intermediate/advanced class. Beginners/Movers may attend and will be given alternate suggestions, however, there will not be a lot of terminology explanation. A shorter warm up will be given, so come early and stretch prior to class. Please wear appropriate dance shoes.* Review Audition Technique classes!

*Ballet or jazz shoes, jazz sneakers, character shoes

Interested in it all?

Sweat through the summer with us! An All You Can Dance Pass is perfect for dancers who want to "kick ball change" through June and July and gives you access to every single class all summer long! All the world's a stage, so let's dance on it!

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