Description of classes

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Hip Hop:  Hip Hop classes focus around freestyle movements to today’s pop and hip hop music.  These classes offer a great work out for your mind and body while improving your rhythm and style.  If you watch America’s Best Dance Crew then this class is for you.   Dancers wear yoga clothing or shorts and t shirts.  Clean in door running shoes or hip hop shoes.

Jazz:  Jazz dance students work on skills such as leaps, turns, kicks and jumps.  It is a fun, upbeat class combining technical elements and creativity, all the while increasing flexibility, strength and musicality.  Dancers will build their cardio levels and see an increase in co-ordination.  Dancers wear black Jazz shoes, tights and a bodysuit to class.  Boys may wear shorts and t shirts.

Acrobatics:  Acrobatic dancers at ASD follow the syllabus of Acrobatic Arts.  This unique system allows each student to work at their own pace.  Skills are broken up into 5 elements; flexibility, strength, balance, limbering and tumbling.  This system allows every child to develop a strong and balanced acro technique.  ASD utilizes the air trampoline and foam pit to assist the dancers with their skill learning.  If you are a fan of Cirque du Soleil then acro is where you should be.  The skills are similar to floor gymnastics, however we teach the intro and exit of the skill differently to accommodate for the dance flooring.  Dancers wear bodysuits or unitards or yoga wear.

Tap:  Tap dance students learn how to use their feet like drums to create rhythmic patterns and the use of shading for sound quality.  The tap dance program increases their awareness of rhythm and syncopation, while helping the student to combine musicality with performance quality.  Dancers wear black tap shoes and bodysuits.

Ballet:  Ballet is the foundation of dance technique and is carried over to all other dance styles.  Ballet improves strength, agility, flexibility  and balance all the while increasing the students focus and body awareness.  Students are taught to use proper posture and poise, and to present themselves in a graceful manner.  Dancers wear pink full sold Ballet slippers and bodysuits.

Lyrical:  Lyrical is a dance from that had its beginnings in Ballet.  The dancer will perform an emotional inspired piece based on the lyrics of the song.  The best way to describe it is if you were to turn off the music and have the dancer keep moving, you should be able to determine from watching the movement and emotion of the dancer what feeling is being conveyed in that piece.  Dancers will perform in bare feet and a bodysuit.

Musical Theatre:  If you love Broadway you will fit right in with this program.  Dancers will sing, dance and act to popular Broadway tunes.  Dancers wear yoga wear and clean in door running shoes.

Creative Dance:  This is our beginner Ballet program and an excellent place to start your dancing experience.  Dancers are taught movement & mime work all geared to their age level.  This half hour program keeps your little one moving with fun activities that tap into their creativity.

Mommy & Me:  This program is for toddlers and a parent to experience a music and movement adventure.  We set up the gymnastics equipment for climbing and sliding fun after circle time.  Then we are all off to play in the foam pit.  If you little one is moving around on their own,then they are ready for this program.