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Dance Class Programs
Your child will enter a world of imagination through our creative dance and acro stations. Students and parents will engage in activities together while the instructor creates a world of fantasy to introduce the creative movement of dance and acro.
Technique and Stretch
Designed for the Intermediate to advanced dancer, this class combines strength and conditioning exercises with stretching techniques designed to increase the dancers’ technical ability in all dance techniques.
Turns and Leaps
A unique method of combining traditional warm-up and technique exercises, with the proper technique of ballet and jazz turns and leaps. Students will be introduced to specific turns and leaps at the introductory level, while the intermediate and advanced level classes will work on perfecting these turns and leaps, as well as advancing to more difficult ones. Technique includes Outside/inside jazz and ballet turns, calypsos, fouette turns, leaps, switch leaps, open second's and switch second's.
Contemporary dancing is a combination of ballet, jazz, and modern. Dancers focus on technique, expression of emotion through music, floor-work, lifts, partnering, and spatial progressions.
A free form style of dance, which incorporates the use of the floor as the primary movement. Modern dance technique focuses on the sternum, the core, and the breathing of the dancer.
A combination of Hip Hop and Jazz, this class brings "Video" style dance to the classroom. Students will begin with a technical warm-up and stretch and continue to progressions across the floor, which focus on technical jazz, with urban movement. The last part of the class, students will learn the latest moves of a Choreographed dance.
Hip Hop dance is much more than a way of moving to hip hop music. Hip Hop can be described as it's own language, and has it's own technique and style. In this class, students will be introduced to techniques such as Puppeting, Waving, Tutting, Robotting, and ticking.
Lyrical Hip Hop
A unique combination of Hip Hop and contemporary style dancing. Lyrical Hip Hop combines Hip Hop and contemporary dance, to tell a story, and incorporates music of all pop genres.
Traditional Broadway tap technique that is taught with an urban, grounded feel. This class uses pop and Hip Hop music to find unique rhythms that can be interpreted through tap.
The freedom to allow the dancer to move as she or he feels. This class will teach the dancer expression through movement. We will encourage students from our music department to join the dance improvisation classes and play live percussion for the dancers to move to. Both music and dance students thrive from this process of creation.
Includes traditional barre and center work designed to build a beautiful, graceful, and healthy body with fine posture and poise. With sufficient study of ballet, proper technique and a strong body, a dancer may advance to Pointe work.
This class teaches everything that traditional ballet teaches, using modern methods. Classical ballet music is replaced with instrumental and live versions of modern pop music and today's hits. Non-traditional ballet movement is combined with traditional ballet to form a modern technique that students love.
Broadway Bound (Musical Theater Dance)
This introductory program focuses on teaching the children music, choreography, and performance technique from Broadway shows. This class will include warm up exercises that will encourage the expression of feelings and emotions through show tunes. This class emphasizes the importance of being able to sing, act, and dance while performing a musical number.
This class is designed for students who wish to participate on a Junior-High, High School or college dance team! Students will learn and condition in Jumps, Turns, Leaps and specialized choreography. Students will also learn and work on Russians, Calypso, Fouette, Fouette a la second, turning tilt jumps, and more! Classes with Lea Archer will include recorded sessions to show students their progress as well as a mock tryout at the end of the semester to show students what they should work on to improve their overall score. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that student's register for turns and leaps class as well as the technique and stretch class.
Acrobatic Gymnastics, "ACRO", integrates the grace and beauty of dance, with the balance and strength of gymnastics. In combination with our cheer classes, students will study the basics of cheer and acro to adequately prepare for school cheer programs.
Our combo classes offer a combination of ballet, tap and Hip Hop in different variations, allowing parent and child to choose what techniques they wish to expose the young dancer to. During this early stage, the development of strength, flexibility and coordination is focused upon. The development of rhythm, coordination, and timing are also focused upon. Dance terminology is presented while dance steps are combined to music.
Fitness Class Programs
WELCOME TO ZUMBA® FITNESS!
Founded in 2001, Zumba Fitness is a global lifestyle brand that fuses fitness, entertainment and culture into an exhilarating dance-fitness sensation! Zumba® exercise classes are " fitness-parties " that blend upbeat world rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography, for a total-body workout that feels like a celebration.
Ballet Barre Burn
A unique blend of ballet inspired core exercises, designed to strengthen the core and the development of long, lean muscle tone. An average of 800-1000 calories are burned in this hour class.
"Dance is the hidden language of the soul" ― Martha Graham
Dance is the physical form of expressing one’s thoughts, emotions and passions. The benefits of dancing are endless. Children learn social skills, build confidence, and acquire a tremendous sense of discipline. They form bonds with classmates and develop a passion for music and movement.
We provide the highest quality dance education and training for children and adults. Study this beautiful form of art with us and discover how dance is always evolving and changing to form new techniques and styles. Enjoy them all!
Never stop learning. Never stop creating.
Never stop dancing!
Founder of Xelement music and dance