Dance Arts Development Center

Where Big Dreams Begin Little

Our Programs

CREATIVE MOVEMENT: for children age 3 or potty trained. These fifty-minute classes serve as an introduction to rhythmic dance and creative movement. Basic fundamental loco motor skills and movement vocabulary are developed through creative movement/dance. Beginner ballet, foot and arm positions are introduced.

PRECOMBO: for children ages 4. These fifty-minute classes serve as an introduction to rhythmic dance and creative movement. Basic fundamental loco motor skills and movement vocabulary are developed through creative movement/dance. Beginner ballet and basic tap skills are introduced.

COMBO CLASSES: for children ages 5/ 6, and 6/7. These hour classes begin with ballet followed by Tap instruction which includes simple steps and rhythms, center combination steps such as brushes, flaps, shuffles, stomps, and stamps. Ballet instruction will include barre work, basic positions, and stationary and traveling ballet movements.

HIP HOP: for children ages 5 and up. These forty five minute classes begin with an isolation warm-up, progress to across the floor movements and end with center combination. Music will be primarily Rap/R&B/Pop.


ALL BOYS HIP-HOP: An all boys class designed to create a welcoming atmosphere for male students. See Hip Hop class description.


BEGINNING JAZZ/TAP: for children ages 7 and up. This half an hour to forty-five minute class (depending on age of dancer) is designed to introduce children/adults to the techniques of tap and jazz dance. Classes typically consist of center floor warm ups, isolations, and movement transitions across the floor. Children/Adults will explore basic tap combinations including sound definition, improvisation, and center jazz technique. Music will be primarily pop, rock and contemporary.


LYRICAL: This class is a style that blends ballet and jazz dance and is generally smoother and a bit faster than ballet, but not quite as fast as jazz. Techniques to express lyrics of the song using fluid movement, grace and emotion are required.


POINTE: Dancers must have extensive ballet training, strength and body structure. Students must be evaluated to be placed in these classes.

CONTEMPORARY: This class draws on both classical ballet and modern dance; and centers on a dancer's own interpretation instead of structured steps. It employs contact-release, floor work, fall and recovery and improvisation characteristics.


 INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED CLASSES: for children/adults ages 8 and up. The length of class will vary according to the students’ experience. Each of these classes will include more advanced instruction in Tap, Ballet and Jazz. Children/adults should have prior instruction in Ballet, Tap and/or Jazz before entering these classes. Children/adults will improve sound definition and center combination work (tap), balance and extension (ballet), and more advanced isolation and movement transitions (jazz). Music will consist of pop, classical, and contemporary hits.


JUMPS & TURNS: These classes focus on basic technique in jumps and turns providing the beginner dancer a stronger base to build upon, while challenging the more advanced dancer to push themselves to better accuracy and more skillful execution. 


DANCE COMPANY: These classes are for children who have a strong base in ballet, tap and/or jazz and who are interested in more advanced instruction and dance performance. Company members will work individually and as a group to sharpen their current talents in ballet, jazz, tap, and lyrical studies as well as to broaden their vocabulary in these techniques. We compete regionally 3-4 a year and compete in a Nationals competition every-other year. Dancers are required to train all year round, including our summer intensive.


PRESCHOOL THROUGH ADULT

 

COMBINATION CLASSES

 

ALL LEVELS AND AGES

 

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION IS AVAILABLE

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