In Person Dance Classes
MINI BALLERINA BALLET LESSONS (ages 3 – 4)
This is a fun filled introduction to ballet for the Tiny dancer. Creative and imaginary activities will inspire young dancers to move while learning important ballet and motor skills. This ballet class is 45 minutes long and offered in both morning and afternoon time slots.
Register today and your little star with big dreams will develop a love for dance and skills that will last a lifetime.
TINY TOTS BALLET LESSONS (ages 4 – 6)
This is an introductory ballet class, and tap class, which incorporates tap, ballet and creative movement. Our primary goal is to instill the love of movement and expression of creative energy using music and imagery. Students taking tap lessons will learn fundamental tap steps and locomotor skills as well as participating in creative dances using props and music narratives. The tiny tots dance class is one hour long and meets one time per week. Tiny Tots dance classes are divided into Levels depending on how many years a student is enrolled. Typically we offer Levels I, II & III.
BALLET (ages 7- adult)
Classical ballet classes are the foundation for all dance forms (the ABC’s so to speak). Our ballet classes are based on the RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) program. The RAD is a world-wide organization based in London, England. It is the largest examining and teacher education organization for ballet in the world and is offered in over 84 countries. Emphasis is placed on strength, flexibility and proper alignment. Ballet classes are divided according to a set curriculum by skill and age level. Students advance as they master each level. A student does not necessarily advance to a new level each year. Sometimes it can take two or even three years to advance to the next level.
POINTE – (based on technique level not age)
Pointe, or pointe ballet, classes are available to the advanced ballet dancer. Pre-Pointe is offered by invitation as an introductory class which will prepare the dancer for Pointe. These dance classes are only for the advanced dancer that has the technical training and strength necessary to handle the class.
KIDS JAZZ DANCE/ KIDS HIP HOP DANCE CLASSES/ KIDS TAP DANCING (ages 7 – 10)
This dance class is a great introduction to dance basics. Students will learn fundamentals of ballet (the foundation of all dance), basic jazz techniques and the latest hip-hop moves. This is a fun, high energy class! Students will learn the differences between these three important dance forms and be able to continue to more advanced levels. This is a two year program. After completing two years students will be placed in Jazz II and /or Hip Hop II and/or Tap II for ages 10 and up.
JAZZ DANCE CLASSES (ages 10 – adult)
Jazz dance classes are an exciting, fun style of dance which incorporates a basic ballet foundation in order to develop strength and agility. Students will learn a variety of Jazz styles from a classic style to contemporary. Music ranges from Broadway, upbeat to melodic and lyrical. The purpose is to develop a strong foundation which allows a student to become proficient in many jazz styles. Levels are divided by proficiency as well as age levels.
TAP DANCE CLASSES (ages 10 – adult)
Tap dance classes stress rhythm, sounds and style. Intricate patterns and rhythms will be incorporated as the dancer progresses. Many styles are taught from Broadway to rhythm tap. Tap classes are divided according to age and skill level. Tap is very helpful in developing a student’s fine motor coordination and the ability to listen and repeat accurate rhythms. It is strongly recommended to take jazz dance classes in conjunction with tap.
HIP HOP DANCE CLASSES (ages 10 – adult)
Hip Hop dance classes incorporate the latest trends in hip hop and break dancing. This is a high energy, upbeat style of dance as seen in many music videos. It is highly recommend that the Hip Hop dancer also take either a jazz or ballet class in order to develop their overall dance technique. The steps taught in Hip Hop do require a strong dance foundation in order to advance properly. Age appropriate movement and music are always utilized in class.
LYRICAL CONTEMPORARY DANCE (ages 11 – adult)
Lyrical dance is a stylized form of Jazz dance which is fluid and balletic. This style will incorporate a sense of emotion through movement. This dance class is only recommended for dancers that have a strong foundation in Ballet and Jazz with a minimum of two years prior training. Ballet and/or Jazz classes must be taken simultaneously to keep the student’s foundation strong.
CONTEMPORARY DANCE CLASSES (ages 11 – adult)
The contemporary dance classes are one of the newer styles of dance classes here at East West Music & Dance. Contemporary dance is a fusion of Jazz, Ballet and Modern. It incorporates the use of energy-breath and time-space. Dancers will explore unique choreography which will be both challenging and creative. This dance class is only recommended for dancers that have a strong foundation in Ballet and Jazz with a minimum of two years prior training. Ballet and/or Jazz classes must be taken simultaneously to keep the student’s foundation strong.
ACROBATICS DANCE STUDIO (ages 7 – young adult)
Acrobatics is a form of movement which requires strength and flexibility. Acrobatic dancers will learn many similar skills that are taught in gymnastics along with dance movements. Students will use mats during class while learning basic skills. Eventually these skills transfer to the floor. Acrobatic technique will increase flexibility, strength, balance, limberness, and tumbling skills. We recommend that students take other dance classes to support their Acrobatics class.