Worship: This class will present the biblical foundation for how we are to present ourselves as we minister in the name of Jesus Christ. This class will focus on the use of streamers and other tools as An accessory to accompany movement.
Elementary Ballet 1: This is the beginning step for young ballet dancers who are eager to learn the fundamentals of ballet. The main substructure of this class is to help students develop the proper knowledge, terminology, and basic technique of ballet. Students will also gain experience on how to build strength and flexibility.
Elementary Ballet 2: This is a ballet class that focuses on the fundamentals of ballet and dance. The students will learn new vocabulary every week, and will be asked to recall the words, movements, and/or definitions in a following class. There will be prayer either before or after every class, and the class will not only focus on the learning of dance, but also the learning of why we dance, and how to dance for the Glory of God. The class will consist of a warmup at the barre, stretching, across the floor combinations, and the ability to incorporate dance into an occasional game or freestyle dance period.
Elementary Ballet 3: This is a ballet class that focuses on improving and expanding the fundamentals of ballet and dance. The students will learn new vocabulary in class and may be asked to recall the words, movements, and/or definitions in class. There will be prayer either before or after every class, and a verse or inspirational quote shared at the beginning of class. The class will not only focus on the learning of dance, but also the learning of why we dance, and how to dance for the Glory of God. The class will consist of a warmup at the barre, stretching, across the floor combinations, center work, and the ability to adapt to new choreography.
Apprentice Ballet (a prerequisite to pre-pointe): The primary objectives of Apprentice Ballet are as follows:
Strengthen the ankles/feet in preparation for future pointe work.
Begin to increase the speed of certain movements while maintaining precise technique.
Allow students to develop their own sense of artistry.
Train students to pick up choreography quickly and accurately.
Students in Apprentice Ballet should demonstrate knowledge of basic ballet terminology and alignment, with general control over movements and balance. Improvements in flexibility and range of motion should be evident. Muscle fatigue should be less restricting, allowing students to hold adagio movements better. Students should begin to demonstrate the ability to maintain alignment while carrying out movements, with only slight struggles. Students should be able to repeat combinations after 2-3 demonstrations, and generally be able to follow the music or beat with slight deviation. Students should begin the process of performing instead of only repeating steps. They should begin to develop kinesthetic awareness for corrections, both given and seen on their own. Students should master the following steps: waltz turn, développé, pirouette, rond de jambe en l'air, and assemblé. Students should begin to work on the following steps: petit battement, efface, croisé and à la seconde directions, promenade, royale, and entrechat quatre.
Pointe 3 (Invite Only) - In Pointe 3, advanced Ballet students gain the strength, technique, and confidence required to master the pinnacle of a Ballet dancer’s training - Pointe work. Advanced students are individually evaluated to see if they are mature enough to take on the challenge and responsibility of Pointe work, which applies the techniques of classical ballet, elevating it to a new level.
Elementary Jazz 1: This beginner jazz class is designed for ages 5-6 year old. Students will learn the basic foundational steps and terminology as well as proper body placement
Elementary Jazz 2: This is the next level up from elementary jazz 1 and is designed for students ages 7-9 who have taken jazz class before. This class will review basic jazz steps and terminology and build on the concepts that were taught in elementary jazz 1! We will introduce basic leaps and turns and add them into choreography.
Elementary Jazz 3: This is a jazz class that focuses on improving and expanding the fundamentals of jazz and dance. The students will learn new vocabulary in class and may be asked to recall the words, movements, and/or definitions in class. There will be prayer either before or after every class, and a verse or inspirational quote shared at the beginning of class. The class will not only focus on the learning of dance, but also the learning of why we dance, and how to dance for the Glory of God. The class will consist of a warmup in center, work on isolations, stretching, across the floor combinations, center work, and the ability to adapt to new choreography.
Introduction to Jazz (Jazz 1) This class is designed for people who have never taken jazz before. We will focus on the foundation of Jazz technique.
Jazz (Jazz 2): This class is designed for people who have taken jazz before and have a basic understanding of jazz steps. We will go over the basic jazz steps and terminology and then build from it. We will focus on variations of jazz turns and leaps and incorporate them into routines. Students will also be introduced to choreography as they will be able to pick a song and choreograph a few 8 counts. This helps to teach musicality and is a valuable asset in being able to put together pieces for future potential auditions.
Elementary Tap 1: This 60 minute class is designed for beginners ranging from the ages 5 and six. The main emphasis on this beginners class is to have fun while learning the basic elements of tap. Students will also learn coordination, several movement styles, rhythm and balance.
Elementary Tap 2: This is the next level up from elementary Tap 1 and is designed for students ages 7-9 who have taken a tap class before. This class will review basic tap steps and terminology and build on the concepts that were taught in elementary Tap 1. This class will start the year with Al Gilbert grade 2 tap barre and work into some technique of grade 3. We will focus on proper sounds and rhythm for tap and take the basic steps that were taught in Tap1 and add to them in order to build a more complex tap step.
Elementary Tap 3: Elementary Tap 3 is the next level up from Elementary Tap 2. This class is designed for 9 to 11 year old's who have had past experience. This class teaches students coordination rhythm and coordination. It is important to remember that body coordination is learned and some students need more time than others to accomplish the same skill.
Advanced Tap (Tap 3): This class is designed for people who have taken intermediate Tap and are ready to take that knowledge to the next level. This class does Al Gilbert tap barre grades 5 and 6. We focus on faster rhythm, extra steps and more complex steps and sounds. We create more complex combos by building off of basic tap steps. We do some acapella Tap to really hear our sounds and even learn a little swing dancing.
Adult Tap: This class is designed for all levels of experience or no experience at all. No pressure just lots of fun! We will introduce the basic tap steps, terminology and sounds. This class does a unique combination of tap barre that was created just for the adult class with all levels of skill. We will learn fun combos and routines with the steps we have learned. Whether you have taken tap for years or have never taken tap, this class is a great way to exercise and have fun!
Hip Hop Co-Ed: Learning to move with rhythm. This class focuses solely on getting dancers comfortable with music and musicality. As well as basic hip hop gestures. This class focuses on personality, basic hip hop movement comprehension. As well as musicality and rhythm enhancement.
Elementary Modern 3 - This class is designed for ages 9 to ll years old. Students will learn the foundation of modern dance, with a focus in Horton and Graham technique. Students will gain strength and flexibility, while develop technique.
Modern 3 - In Modern 3, students continually progress in building the artistry, strength, and stamina required for Modern dance. This class will require students to articulate and express through a fusion of Modern technical methods including but not limited to Graham, Horton, and Limon.
Contemporary - In this Contemporary movement class, students will be required to tap into their creative center as they learn how to express thoughts and emotions into dance - manipulating their technical mastery. Students will master the art of improvisation, task-based choreography, and group collaborations. This class combines genres/techniques from across the spectrum, and students are invited to explore their own individual style and how it influences given movement.
Preschool Creative Movement/Ballet - This class is the predecessor to higher level movement classes for distinguished aged groups. During this class, younger children get to have fun while being exposed to several movements and different music styles that will slowly introduce them to the many elements of creative movements and basic skills of ballet.
Drama (Home School/ After School Play/ Advanced Drama): In this class, we will introduce (or review) basics of theater such as stage direction, vocalization, character work, basic movement and performance. We will do all of this with the use of group games, memorized scene work, monologues, improvisation, storytelling and imagination. In addition to studying acting concepts, we will also explore theater out in the real world. We will also explore the audition process and help students build a suitable audition portfolio using my experience as a director as well as an actor who auditions regularly. We will hold several mock auditions so that the students will know what to expect when they are out in the real world. We will also speak about concepts such as working with a scene partner, forming a character, working with directors, professional theater etiquette and learning to read an audience.
Company Drama (Invite Only):