Dancers ages 15 to 18 often have intermediate to advanced experience in dance. This age group is striving to reach their full potential as dancers. At this level, we want to encourage dedication to students’ goals, and commitment to their team. We want them to bring maturity to their dancing and define a sense of responsibility, as they become role models to the younger dancers. At this level, dance classes should be challenging, motivating, and artistic.
Ballet is the foundation of technical dance training. It involves slow controlled movements and allows the dancer to develop strength and grace.
We use an R.A.D. syllabus to guide our dancers through learning ballet vocabulary. They use this knowledge to work towards R.A.D. examinations which they can enter upon Teacher Approval.
Jazz is an upbeat dance genre that calls for sharp and energetic movements. Jazz classes will also have a focus on developing strong dance technique and is a great compliment to ballet training.
Tap is an upbeat dance genre that focuses on rhythm and musicality. It involves rythmical footwork making a variety of sounds with your feet.
Hip Hop is an exciting and energetic dance style. This dance genre helps develop isolations and style. This class will involve old school hip hop, video style choreography, and touch on other techniques such as popping and locking, house, and break dancing.
Lyrical is a great compliment to ballet training much like jazz. It is a dance genre that interprets the lyrics of a song through movement. It is a style of dance filled with emotion and expression. Due to the technical ability required, ballet training is mandatory to participate in this class.
Pointe is an extension of ballet dance which requires exceptional strength and flexibility. This class will be offered by teacher recommendation only.