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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS.

MOMMY and ME (age18mo. - 3yrs)
Happy Time for you and your toddler. Through positive reinforcement, your child will develope fine gross motor skills, emotional development, social skills and cognitive growth with the use of Imagination and creative expression is encouraged with music and props such as hats, scarves, bells and more.

PRIMARY BALLET/TAP (age3-4yrs)
Help your child develop a love for dance. This course encourages imaginations of children while introducing dance. Through positive reinforcement, your child will learn basic dance in ballet and tap, self-confidence, coordination, and rhythm. Imagination and creative expression is encouraged with music and props such as hats, scarves, bells and more.

KIDS BALLET/TAP I and II (age 4-6yrs)
Continue to give your child the gift of the arts. This course is a combination class that introduces basic ballet jazz and tap technique with children’s song and dance. Through positive reinforcement, your child will learn basic dance steps and terminology building self-confidence, coordination, and rhythm. Imagination and creative expression is encouraged with music and props such as hats, scarves, bells, and more.

KIDS JAZZ/TUMBLING (age 4-6yrs)
This course is a high energy course introducing hip hop dance and tumbling to young children. You child will learn respectful hip hop, jazz moves and basic tumbling moves.

KIDS HIP POP FUNK (age 3-Kindergarten)
This course is a high energy course introducing hip hop and pop jazz to young children. You child will learn respectfu age appropriatel hip hop and jazz moves.

STRETCH TECHNIQUE CLASSES
This class focuses on elongating and strengthening muscles to give dancers more power and strength. Dancers will learn how to lengthen their legs, arms, and feet, and increase their turnout and flexibility. This class is designed to enhance dancers’ technique in jumps, leaps, and turns.

JAZZ
Jazz is a class that teaches the discipline of dance and strong technique. Class includes a thorough warm-up, center combinations, and technique progressions across the floor. Jazz has a wide range of styles and interpretations, including broadway jazz and commercial jazz. Jazz classes are always upbeat and high energy! Learn to kick, jump, turn, and leap. We offer a variety of levels and ages to meet every student's ability. Creative expression is encouraged along with performance technique.

MUSICAL THEATER (grade 1st-12th)
...a 5, 6, 7, 8! . Become a TRIPLE THREAT. This class are one of our most popular classes.You will learn fun and exciting routines and singing to selected Broadway musicals. Learn the style of such Broadway greats as Bob Fosse and Jerome Robbins. Broadway focuses on developing performance technique acting, singing and facial expression. This class performs in a Mini Musical in our Dance Concert in June. If you love musical theater and performing this class is for you.

ADULT CLASSES
We offer a variety of classes just for 18 and up any level and any age. Adult Tap, Adult Ballroom and Adult Heels Class.

TAP
We offer a variety of levels and age groups to meet every student's ability. Students will learn Rhythm and Broadway tap styles. The class consists of a warm-up, repetition of tap exercises, and reinforced in a short, age appropriate combination. While having fun and building self-esteem. Tap is a percussive style of dance focused on rhythm and sound. In class, students work on their timing, clarity, balance, coordination, articulation of the feet and ankles, and intricate
rhythms. Throughout the different levels of tap, these rhythms become more complex.

BEG / INT BALLET LYRICAL (grade 1-5)
This courses introduces classical ballet technique, Lyrical & Contemporary dance.  Students will learn dance vocabulary, technique, and ballet steps. The class consists of a barre warm-up emphasizing alignment, strength, flexibility, and coordination. Ballet technique is then taught at center and across the floor. Lyrical is an expressive combination of Ballet and Jazz technique that challenges dancers to use motion to interpret music and express emotion. It allows the student to
be more creative, emotional, and free with their movement, while remaining focused on technique.

CLASSICAL BALLET
Ballet is a classical dance form that develops correct technique, posture, body alignment, flexibility, and control. Ballet’s structure helps build self-discipline in the student, and the technique learned in ballet class can be applied to all other dance disciplines. A typical class consists of barre work, center work, and combinations across the floor.These courses are designed to provide instruction in classical ballet technique. Students will learn dance vocabulary, technique, and ballet steps. The class consists of a barre warm-up emphasizing alignment, strength, flexibility, and coordination. Ballet technique is then taught at center and across the floor.

INDUSTRY HEELS
A high energy, action packed dance class done in high heels! This course will incorporate genres of pop, jazz funk, grooves and hip hop. This class can be done with or without heels. Open to ages 16+ men and women.

CONTEMPORARY
We have a wide range of levels and ages for every dancers desires. Contemporary dance focuses on creative self-expression, breaks the rigid constraints of classical ballet and jazz to reach a free, fluid and pleasant movement. Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz, and Modern. It stresses versatility and improvisation, freedom of movement, and focuses on floor work.

BEG / INT HIP HOP / POP JAZZ (grade 1-5th and grade 6th-adult)
Wear your baggy clothes and be prepared to move. This course is for any level of student. It is broken into age groups to allow for age appropriate techniques. You will learn respectful hip hop moves and gain a dance foundation.

HIP HOP TRAINING PROGRAM
This season we are offering a variety of new Groove and Industry Hip Hop courses to be competitive with the ever changing dance industry. Hip Hop is an expression of contemporary movement that is constantly changing with current trends and draws from dances created on the street. This high energy form of dance will highlight popular dance steps and music seen in current music videos.

BALLROOM DANCE
Whether you want to be on Dancing with the Stars or just enjoy moving and bringing sas, this is the class for you. This course covers the basic fundamentals and techniques leading to all styles of Ballroom. It is offered in three different age levels: Mini/Jr, Teen/Sr, and Adult

TUMBLING I, II and III (grade 1st-12th)
We offer a variety of levels and ages to meet every student's ability. Tumblers will learn the proper technique and execution of tumbling tricks needed for dance and/or cheerleading. This class focuses on fundamental acrobatic technique. Students will learn floor skills used in gymnastics, such as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, and tumbling (in advanced levels). This class is great for students looking to enhance their agility, flexibility, and strength.

*DANCE CONNECTION COMPANY
(DC KIDS, DC ENSEMBLE, DC ELITE)

The purpose of the company is to perform for our community represending Dance Connection. We encourage high personal standards, studio spirit and self-esteem. Our dance company is available to any student age 4 and older who is interested in technically improving beyond their normal dance classes, and performing when the director feels they are ready. They must be willing to adhere to all rules and regulations of the dance company.Auditions happen twice a season. If you would like to be part of our company please email the director.

* Requirements: Audition required.  Please see the Artistic Director, Cherilyn Beanan for more information.

 


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