Ballet is an artistic dance form performed to music using precise and highly formalized set steps and gestures. Classical ballet, which originated in Renaissance Italy and established its present form during the 19th century, is characterized by light, graceful, fluid movements and the use of pointe shoes.
Jazz dance is a performance dance technique and style that first emerged in Brazil in the early twentieth century. Jazz dance may refer to vernacular jazz or to Broadway or theatrical jazz. Both genres build on African American vernacular styles of dancing that emerged with jazz music.
Tap is a dance form performed wearing shoes fitted with metal taps, characterized by rhythmical tapping of the toes and heels.
Lyrical dance is a fusion of ballet and jazz dance techniques. Lyrical dance challenges choreographers and dancers to use motion to interpret music and express emotion. A lyrical dancer’s movements attempt to show the meaning of the music.
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.
Hip Hop Dance is a style of dance with deep historical and social roots in African culture. It’s a part of a whole culture of Hip Hop, which started in the 1970’s in the Bronx, New York.
Acro trains in the elements of gymnastic floor work. This is used to combine classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character, its unique choreography, which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics, and its use of acrobatics in a dance context.
Pointe technique is the part of classical ballet technique that concerns pointe work, in which a ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet within pointe shoes.
This combo class gives students half the class of jazz technique and half the class of Hip Hop technique.
This combo class gives students half the class of Ballet technique and half the class of Jazz technique.