Hip Hop (ages 6 and up)

 

             Level 1 - (ages 6 and up)  Students in Hip Hop 1 will have a blast in this fast paced, high energy dance class which introduces basic hip hop, the latest trends, & exciting break-dancing moves. Dance conditioning will be introduced to strengthen the body for more advanced hip-hip training. Hip Hop 1 breaks down steps and technique and also emphasizes bringing style and personality to all movement. Hip Hop is never done small and students will be encouraged to step outside of the box and dance big; however, all movement will be modest and age appropriate. (ages 6 and up)

Class length: 1 hour

Attire: Student's choice of t-shirt, tank top, or leotard; student's choice of pants (no jeans allowed); student's choice of street shoes, jazz shoes, or jazz sneaker.



Classical Ballet (ages 8 and up)

 

             Level 1 - Level 1 Beginner Ballet is the first level in the Classical Ballet Sequence training and is taught at a moderate pace. It is a beginner level ballet class which teaches proper and/ or classical ballet training through a fusion of the Cecchetti, Vaganova, and Russian ballet methods. Students dedicate much of their training in this level towards the vocabulary inherent to ballet through sight recognition and verbal acknowledgement. They learn to use the vocabulary in its proper form and address all ballet skills and/or moves appropriately. Level 1 Beginner Ballet is also an extension of fundamentals taught in Pre-Ballet 1, Pre-Ballet 2, and Pre-Ballet 3 as it incorporates higher levels of difficulty in turning, jumping, and ballet phrases. The students will learn the classical ballet barre, as well as beginning center work. The center work will focus on port de bras (arm positions), balances, basic turns, and jumps. (by invitation only)  

Dance

309-662-4927

1015 Ekstam Dr. Bloomington IL 61704 US

Striving for excellence in character with an emphasis on dance technique.

       Level 2 - Jazz level 2 is an advanced class tailored to the serious dancer. Jazz 2 expands upon the contemporary jazz technique taught in Jazz 1 while working to improve and perfect the student's flexibility, strength, and coordination. This is a fast paced class where emphasis is placed heavily upon technique and artistic expression. Jazz 2 works to transform the students into performers as well as developing endurance and rhythm. Students will focus on dance conditioning and alignment while improving jazz technique. While some students have no prior dance training, others will have several years of experience. Students will advance with their own ability levels through center work & progressions. (by invitation only)

          Tap Level 1, and 2,- Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style, and sound.  Students will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm Tap.  Exercises focus building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement.  The class emphasis is on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun.  As students progress through each level, the curriculum becomes increasingly more complex and intricate.     

Class length: 45 minutes

Attire: Student's choice of t-shirt, tank top, or leotard; student's choice of pants (no jeans allowed); tap shoes




​SAVE THE DATE!

Recital & Reception

 Saturday, May 14th!

Jazz (ages 6 and up)

 

             Level 1 - (age 6 and up) Level 1 Jazz is an upbeat, technically based movement class that teaches the basics for contemporary jazz technique. This class will improve a student's flexibility, introduces movement with body awareness, and strength and coordination using different style of jazz with a variety of music. This class is designed as an introduction to basic jazz technique, focusing on basic jazz positions, turns, jumps, & leaps. Students will also learn center and locomotor progressions as well as proper stretching techniques to enhance strength & flexibility. 

Class length: 45 minutes

Attire: Hunter green leotard, black jazz pants, and black jazz shoes.  No socks.



Open Dance

              Whether you have been dancing for years, wanting to get back in shape, or just wanting to try something new, this class is for you.  Every Friday you will have the opportunity to take class in various styles and genres including but not limited to:  jazz, comtemporary, modern, ballet, and hip hop.  All levels and experiences are welcome!  This class will facilitate a fun and supportive atmosphere where everyone can move their bodies freely and reach their goals.  

Age- 17 and up

Fridays 6:00-7:00pm

Pay per class:  $5 members, $7 non-member 

Bring water, comfortable clothes, and a friend!

*Socks, barefeet, or jazz shoes are welcome


October Schedule:

14th: HIp Hop

22nd: Contemporary

29th: Jazz