Specialty classes start in mid-August and run through early June. There are approximately 33 to 34 lessons per season, and the number of lessons per month will vary based on holidays and school schedules.
Acrobatic Arts We are now a Certified Studio in Acrobatic Arts. Kim has been in training and is now an Acrobatic Arts Certified Teacher. Our studio will be revamping our Acrobat Program to fit the curriculum put in place by Acrobatic Arts. The program is based on safe and effective progressions with proven results in five divisions of AcroDance: Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering, and Tumbling. Developed with input from professionals and experts in ballet, modern dance, jazz, contortion, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, and more. Simple thoughtful progressions take the beginner preschool level dancer from log rolls and somersaults to the advanced dancer tumbling effortlessly across the stage!
Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) By the end of the summer, we will be a PBT Certified Studio to better serve our dancers. Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program that has been designed to enhance students’ technique by focusing on training the muscle memory required in each exercise in all forms of dance. The program helps with injury prevention and rehabilitation and enhances the ability of athletes to perform at their best. PBT focuses on core strength, weight placement, and alignment of the body with a gradual approach of carefully designed exercises and repetitions of these exercises that trigger their muscle memory
Musical Theater Musical theater dance classes last between 45 minutes to an hour, and the focus is on storytelling and characterization. In theater dance classes, the music will be from stage musicals or movie musicals. Multiple dance techniques are used and sometimes singing is incorporated. Sometimes called Broadway jazz or theater dance, these classes offer your child the best of many worlds, and they may even learn some history in the process – there are musicals about just about every subject, from Greek mythology (hello “Hadestown”) to Shakespeare (“Something Rotten”) to cats (well….”Cats”).
Cultural dance In many traditional cultures music and dance is as much a part of everyday life as eating and breathing. In Africa, as with other parts of the world, ceremonial dance tells a story. More than mere entertainment, it recounts history, conveys emotion, celebrates rites of passage, and helps to unify communities. The dynamic, high intensity movements will keep your heart rate in flux. Because it is such an intense form of cardio, African dance can also boost your mood with a generous surge of endorphins.
Ballroom Dance Because of our modern lifestyles and an increasing reliance on technology, we are less active nowadays, both as adults and as children. And we all know that inactive children are likely to become inactive adults, putting young people at risk of developing life-threatening conditions. Therefore, it’s important to encourage exercise and keep fit from a young age. ● improving fitness levels ● providing an opportunity to socialize ● increasing concentration ● good academic scores ● encouraging healthy growth and development ● improving self-esteem ● better posture and balance ● lowering stress ● improving fitness
Yoga Yoga improves strength, balance, and flexibility. Slow movements and deep breathing increase blood flow and warm up muscles, while holding a pose can build strength. Balance on one foot, while holding the other foot to your calf or above the knee (but never on the knee) at a right angle
Irish Dance Irish dance steps are characterised by a stiff upper body, rapid leg movements and quick precise foot movements. Stepdance was popularised by the show Riverdance. Hard shoe dancing includes heel clicking, stamping and tapping. Reel, slip jig, hornpipe and jig dance forms are commonly used.