World Class Dance
Class & Style Descriptions
Class & Style Descriptions
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A collection of methods and techniques found in ballet, modern, postmodern and many other dance techniques. This intricate and physical style changes levels and direction quickly and fluidly. This style occasionally deals with abstract concepts, images and/or emotional extremes and is present, which sets it apart from classical ballet or Broadway Jazz. Contemporary has been known to be called or labeled as the “new modern”.
Pop & Hip-Hop
This popular style originated from street dancing and includes a wide variety of styles such as breaking, popping & locking, which was created by dance “crews”. Hip-Hop dance was typically a freestyle form then combined with rap music. Our students learn real hip hop with age appropriate music and choreography. Hip-Hop dance is also becoming popular in other music genres, which our students are exposed to as well. Our Pop classes include basic Hip-Hop movements and music with some Jazz-Funk and a little attitude!
Sing-Act-Dance. Focus will be on creating a fun and creative environment for the students to express themselves in relatively new & many dance styles, as well as vocally in some of the group numbers. The repertoire will range from early music theater to shows currently on Broadway and all of the loved musicals in between. These students will practice projecting their stage voices and remembering lines from various snip-its. They will learn to “act” and play their character as they sing and dance. All levels of enthusiasm are welcome, and every week the students will further develop their own unique performance personality and let it shine!
Acro-Dance & Cheer Combo
This class is a combination class of Acrobatic Gymnastics and cheerleading. In this class we will learn about the Acrobatic gymnastics discipline using basic stunts, balance, tumbling, dance, and strength. We will combine the acrobatic gymnastics skills with all-star cheerleading skills including jumps, pyramids, tumbling, and dance. Due to the nature of these 2 sports athletes will also be instructed on proper tumbling and stunting techniques/safety and how to prevent injuries with a licensed USAG certified instructor. The athletes will gain not only the skills in the 2 disciplines, but also strength, flexibility, team comradery, and confidence in this fast-paced class.
Students enrolling in this class will learn the fundamentals of Irish step dancing. We will learn 4 types of Irish dances in this class during the season… Reel, Jig, Slip Jig, and Ceili (group dancing) all soft shoe (gillies/jazz boot) dances. Students will learn proper traditional Irish techniques for each dance and how to distinguish between the dances learning the different tempos and counts. This class is structured to also teach traditional Irish culture/music through dance in a fun and energetic environment.
Students enrolled in this class will learn the fundamentals of Pom dance/cheer. This class will include instruction for tumbling 101 basics, cheer jumps, level 1 all-star cheer stunts, and dance with poms. We will focus on strength, flexibility, balance, keeping timing, safety, and how to be a team. This class includes partner stunts/tricks using safe, proper techniques and instruction with a USAG certified instructor. This is a fun and exciting class for a young beginner athlete to learn the fundamentals and a steppingstone for the more advanced acro/cheer class.