Structure & Descriptions

Class

Dance plus offers classes in two forms and levels Combination and Individual. Recreational and Competitive.

 

Combination classes will be required to invest in multiple costumes; which varies on the level of the class (some may be brand new costumes, some may be created

Individual classes will be required to invest in one costume (purchased or created). Individual classes are considered recreational level. Placement is by age.

Recreational level (REC) - Combo classes are open to anyone to enroll

Competition level (COMP) - Competitive technique classes require audition for placement.

Combination Classes (Age 2 & up)

Students will learn lyrical ballet, tap, and jazz dance technique, fundamentals, and classroom skills. Levels range from Beginner to Intermediate-Advanced. * Tumbling will be offered in place of Jazz for some of the beginner classes – age based. Classes are offered in 1 hour 30 minutes sessions. Dancer must be evaluated and placed in the appropriate class for their age and skill level.

 

ATTIRE: Leotard, tights, pink ballet shoes, and black tap shoes. (Black Gore Boots and Lyrical Shoes for Int/Adv levels.) 

Lyrical - Ballet

Lyrical dance combines techniques of classical ballet and modern dance with current forms of popular dance. This style is usually performed to lyrically expressive songs. Exercises focus on increasing flexibility and strength, rhythms and isolation of body parts, and expressing personal style. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.

Jazz 

Jazz dance focuses on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, Street and Contemporary to help develop a well rounded dancer. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.

 

 

Tap

Tap dance develops rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm tap. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. The emphasis is on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.

Individual Classes
consists of concentrated instruction on one specific technique. Classes are offered in 1 hour or more sessions. Classes are open to all dancers. Individual classes will be required to invest in one costume (purchased or created).
The following list details individual classes that we currently offer.

Hip Hop (Ages 5 and up)

Class is a fast-paced and energetic dance style using the latest street/urban dance moves set to hip hop music. Hip hop encompasses a wide range of street styles including breaking, locking and popping. This class focuses on developing rhythm and coordination while encouraging individual style. The class is offered in 3 levels: Level I (ages 5-9), Level 2 (ages 10-12), and level 3 (ages 13 and up.)

Attire: Comfortable clothes and sneakers.

*Competitive team: This class will also compete. For those interested. Those competing will have an additional 30 minute rehearsal before or after their class time. Auditions will be held in class in September. Please let us know that your dancer would like to audition for competitive hip hop when registering.

Tumbling (Ages 3 and up)

Class instructs floor and mini-tramp tumbling skills; covering basic acrobatic technique with a progression to power tumbling.  Much focus is placed on flexibility and strength improvement. Class is offered in 3 levels: Level I (Beginner), Level II (Intermediate = Must be able to do a backbend kick over.), Level III (Advanced = Must be able to do a standing back handspring.).

 

ATTIRE: Fitted clothes and bare feet.

Specialty (Ages 10 and up)
Class style will alternate throughout the year. Class will instruct on core technique of style. The following genres instructed may be but not limited to:
*Costume purchase not required for this class

Praise 

Using foundations from ballet, lyrical and
modern dance technique, this class helps the student in reclaiming the art of dance for
the Kingdom of God.  Warm ups and stretches start the class and it progresses through
combinations in center adding new steps to expand the student’s vocabulary of
movement.  

 

 

Musical Theatre
Musical Theatre class will focus on learning proper dance technique while exploring the various dance styles used in Broadway shows. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with Broadway style jazz movement. Emphasis will also be placed on learning performance skills such as connecting with the audience and telling a story through dance and facial expressions.

Step

Stepping is a percussive, highly-energetic art form first developed through the song and dance rituals performed by African-American fraternities and sororities.  In stepping, the body becomes an instrument, using footsteps, claps and spoken word to produce complex poly-rhythms. Students learn the core values of stepping: teamwork, commitment and discipline as a part of their own “step team” by working together to create choreography and seeing how every member of the team adds value to their performance. 

African

this class introduces students to traditional West African dance and culture. Students will develop body strength and flexibility by learning intricate feet patterns, hand movements, and full movement sequences. 

Cheer

This class is designed to improve self-confidence, physical health, and teamwork skills all while having a ton of fun! Learn and perfect arm movements, cheers, chants, and choreography that are full of excitement and energy.