Ballet is the foundation of all great dancers and has been proven to be beneficial to all dance forms. In these dance classes, dancers will train their bodies carefully, developing strength, control, coordination, and line. While dancers will spend time working on the technical and physical aspects of ballet, they will also learn to connect with the steps and music to bring artistry to their movement. Students are placed in classes according to age, dance experience, and technique level.
Tap is a classical form of dance that can be learned by even the youngest dancer. It is typically associated with Broadway and musical theatre, but like most styles of dance, has evolved throughout the years, creating an exciting and dynamic art form. Tap classes emphasize rhythm, coordination, speed, style, and clarity of sound and can be incredibly useful for dancers looking to become more diverse and competent in their dancing ability.
Students ages 5-7 will be placed in a Ballet/Tap combination class, providing a foundation of proper technique and vocabulary in an exciting environment. At this level, students will begin barre work and incorporate more intricate steps into their dance repertoire.
Solid black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers and skin-tone tap shoes. Hair must be secured neatly in a ballet bun, or pinned off the neck with a hair barrette. Ballet slippers must have elastic sewn over the instep. No ribbons or bows on tap shoes.