Class Descriptions

Our Class Descriptions

Ballet/Tap (ages 3-5):  Our instructor will emphasize basic motor skills and music appreciation, rhythm, coordination, and basic tap steps to the younger dancers.

Ballet: Students will learn ballet terminology, technique, and execution of classical ballet dance.  Strength, stamina, poise, and presence will be taught and developed.

Tap:  This class will place an emphasis on rhythm, coordination, and musicality.  Tap technique and articulation is developed and refined in all of our Tap classes.

Jazz:  Students are taught Jazz steps, isolations, turns, leaps, and combinations with an emphasis on proper technique.

Hip Hop:  Our instructors will teach cutting edge dance moves while developing rhythm and coordination.

Boys Hip Hop/Tap Combo:  Our instructor will teach basic Hip Hop dance moves and provide an introduction to Tap while developing rhythm, body awareness and coordination. This is a class for boys ages 8-12+ years.

Lyrical/Contemporary:  Technique and interpretive styles are taught by our highly trained instructors and used to emotionally interpret music and lyrics with movement.

Modern: A form of contemporary theatrical and concert dance employing a special technique for developing the use of the entire body in movements expressive of abstract ideas.

Acro: Our experienced acro instructor will guide the class towards increased flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline and concentration. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique, teaching such skills as handstands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, and balance.

Yoga Ages 10+: 
A good performance is possible only when the body is healthy and the mind is free. As a dancer, if you find yourself too tense before a performance or feel physically stiff during practice- yoga may be just what you need in order to overcome these hindrances.

Performances:  Academy of Dance offers all students the opportunity to perform in at least two (2) shows per year.  All Ballet students also have the opportunity to perform in our annual production of the Nutcracker and our summer ballet production.