Class Descriptions

Creative Movement

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This program introduces children to music and movement through a structured progression that emphasizes creativity and group interaction.  Students will learn beginning ballet technique.


Pre Ballet

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Pre-Ballet is a class that readies a child for Ballet. Pre-Ballet sets the principles and foundation for Ballet Class.. .


Students will learn the basic shapes, positions, postures and traditions of classical ballet.

Ballet

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Ballet is the "backbone" of all dance training.  In ballet the student will learn grace, elegance, technique, discipline, flexibility, stamina, and endurance.


Pre-pointe / Pointe - Students have the opportunity to go on Pointe if they have the desire.  

Jazz

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Jazz is sharp and fluid movements to create a visually technical dance and style. It is usually done to popular music. Body isolations, stretch, turning, leaping and technical steps are taught in this class.

Tap

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Tap is one of the oldest dance forms in this country.  Students are taught rhythms, timing, and leg/foot coordination done to various types of music.  Students will receive well-rounded knowledge of all types of tap.

Hip Hop

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Explores technique from house, locking, b-boying.  Be prepared to learn while having an insane amount of fun.

Acting

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Students will be engaged in acting technique while developing stage presence and confidence that will last a lifetime.

Voice

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This class is designed to improve each student's singing voice and develop the ability to sing successfully in front of others. 


They will be taught the fundamentals of healthy vocal production  which includes the following:

1) proper posture and breathing to sing, 

2) tone production, 

3) diction,

4) expression, and gaining confidence

Dance Fusion

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Strength, Condtioning and Combinations.  


The first half of the class will consist of stretching, flexibility and conditioning.  Varied Technique will also be introduced.


The second half of the class will teach combinations that include modern, jazz, ballet, contemporary and lyrical dance movements.


Once a month a workshop on leaps, turns and other technique will be worked on.

Playwriting

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Playwriting is a teacher staffed program designed to provide students with assistance in the creative writing process. 


Students will put their individual talents together to write works for the musical stage.


Participating in ongoing writing workshops that emphasize craft ,

the art of collaboration, rewriting, storytelling, and developing an

original voice.

Design & Production

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 Students will learn and be engaged in all aspects of stage management and take on the role of stage manager for the End of Year Production.


Stage management may encompass a variety of activities including working with Light and Sound Engineers. communicating with backstage personnel as well as defining a vision for stage and costume set up.