ARE YOU READY FOR THE SEASON AHEAD!
IF YOU’VE ALREADY FOUND YOUR CLASS WE WANT TO REMIND YOU 3 TIPS TO STAY ON POINTE!
1. Find Your Focus
Embrace the fun, double-check those dance schedules and get ready to adjust to busier weeks spent ferrying dance-loving kiddos to and from classes.
2. Be Prepared
Double check your ‘what to wear list’ and make sure your dancer is prepared with all the right clothes, and hair for class! Showing up dressed appropriately for each class sets your child up for success.
3. Fuel up
If you’re heading straight to dance after school, pack your snacks in advance. Food is fuel, and the key to performing you’re best in class. A dancer full of nutrition is a happy dancer ready to take on a day/night full of classes.
IF YOU’RE STILL TRYING TO FIND A CLASS BEST SUITED FOR YOUR DANCER – LET US HELP YOU!
Choosing a style for you dancer can seem daunting, but we hope we can help guide you in the direction that best suits your child. The style or discipline of dance your child should begin learning is ballet. If your child finds ballet colorless then starting with a class such as; jazz, hip hop or tap is perfect! Why ballet? Ballet creates the foundation and strength for movement. It teaches kids how to point their toes, and how use their arms guided with technique, develop flexibility, increase balance and strength which are key in all other types of dancing.
If your child is interested in learning hip hop, jazz or, tap? It is important that your dancer is interested in what they are learning. The more interest they hold the more motivated to improve. That being so if they love dancing to more upbeat music a hip hop or jazz class might be more beneficial for them to develop their love of dance first.
Here are some other styles of dance that we offer that you may be unfamiliar with.
WHAT IS CONTEMPORARY?
Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical, classical ballet and even hip-hop. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and body through their movement.
BENEFITS: Expressive and emotional outlet, self confidence, body and spacial awareness, strength, endurance.
WHAT IS MUSICAL THEATRE?
This fun class combines upbeat, stylized movement with proper technique. Jazz dance is based on ballet principles with each class consisting of a warm-up using isolated movements, across the floor progressions, and current choreography all set to age appropriate music. Emphasis and high focus will also be placed on musical interpretation, and learning performance skills such as connecting with the audience and telling a story through dance and facial expressions, along with character building. We highly recommend this class for all young dancers especially those who love to perform wherever they go. BENEFITS: Self confidence, coordination, strength, flexibility, endurance.
WHAT IS POM PEP PREP?
Is a beginner pom class for 8-11 year old students that teaches sharp movements with poms, which blends jazz technique, turns, and leaps with strong arm positions. This exciting class will consist of cheer and dance team technique including pirouettes, toe touches, leaps, pom placement, safe stunts and more. Pom Pep Prep is not a cheer class, but rather a dance class that teaches dance combinations to integrate into pom squad routines. Students will learn several sideline and pom routines through the season to help them prepare for a cheer and/or dance team future. These pre-choreographed routines will help prepare your child for future performances on the sidelines – or the end of the year recital! Complete with poms, bow, sparkles, and more – This class will be a fun and perfect fit for your aspiring dance team member or cheerleader!
BENEFITS: Team building, showmanship, precision, coordination, strength, endurance and self confidence
WHAT IS HIP HOP (NINJAS)?
This class if for those high energy movers and shakers that are always ready to show-off their latest moves, and in the mood to hop + bop around with new tumbles + tricks. It combines the basics of hip hop (only age appropriate movement and music – we promise!) with basic acrobatic and tumbling skills. Dancers will perform a hip hop dance in the year-end-recital.
BENEFITS: Self confidence, coordination, strength, flexibility, endurance
No matter the style of dance you and your child choose we can assure they will have loads of fun, and learn lessons they will carry with them beyond the classroom.
We cannot wait to see you all in the studio again, and have another year full of dancing!