Adult Beginning Ballet 1 (0-2 years of training)
This class is for adults with 0 to 2 years of experience, or for students with former education who want to get back into training. Fundamentals of formal ballet will be taught. Necessary skills such as core strength and stability, weight placement, turn-out, and alignment will be introduced.
Adult Ballet 2 (2-4 years of training)
This class continues to build on the information learned in Adult 1. Students should have 2 to 4 years of continuous training and have teacher recommendation. In adage movements, instructors will be watching for the development of weight placement over the forefoot of the supporting leg in order to facilitate correct turnout and strength. Single Pirouettes should become refined and strong, and doubles will be introduced. Ballon in petit allegro should be cleanly established. Grand allegro will become refined.
Adult Ballet 3 (4+ years of training)
This class continues to build on the information learned in Adult 2. Students should have 4+ years of continuous training and have teacher recommendation. Further development of strength and control of the trunk and pelvis in adage work will be concentrated on. This control of the body’s core will be further called upon to perform the correct throwing action of the leg for a Grand Battement and also in grand allegro. Double Pirouettes should be easily attained at this level.
Ballet Balance & Coordination
Enjoy live accompaniment while enhancing your physical wellness. This class will emphasize the slow ease and soft quality of movement often attributed to ballet. Most exercises in this class will be facilitated with the use of a bar for balance. No experience necessary. Come wearing clothing you feel comfortable moving in. Ballet slippers highly encouraged but jazz shoes will be accepted.
Adult Beginner Tap
It’s never too late to learn the Shim Sham! In this beginner class, you’ll learn the basics of tap dance through traditional and contemporary dance patterns that will have you jivin’ all year long.
Continue building on your tap dance technique as you dive into traditional and contemporary combinations with more complex musicality and syncopation. Begin to learn some classic tap dance choreography that you can share with friends and family. Previous tap experience required.
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Belly Dance 101 & 102
Ages 16 +
Journey into the beautiful art form of Belly Dance, where you will find adventure in every turn. Shimmies, Snake Arms, Hip Circles, Swivels, Lifts, and Drops are some of the moves you will delight in learning. Have fun with combinations while building skills and learn to connect them in succession. Progress to Belly Dance 2 with previously learned movements and new steps like Infinity Loops and Jewels. Belly Dance builds confidence, body strength, coordination, and is an enriching and empowering experience, celebrating all shapes, sizes, and ages.
Belly Dance Intermediate I & II
For those with previous Belly Dance experience who are ready to take it to the next level. This class focuses on more combinations and layering, encouraging refinement and ease. This class can be a great tool in building skills. Previous Belly Dance experience required.