A great first dance class for the child who is looking for a little something different! This super cool, energetic, and fun class will explore basic hip hop moves along with technique, stretching, and strengthening, to today's hottest (and yes age appropriate) music. For both boys and girls, join our newest teacher, Mr. Scott, for a Hip Hoppin' fun time!
New this year, this 30-minute class is being added for those dancers interested in taking Tap outside of the combo class. We will explore basic tap vocabulary in an effort to better prepare them for their first formal Tap class in Tap 1 at age 7. Dancers will begin with a tap warm-up at center. They will then be given progressions across the floor as well choreography. Emphasis will be placed on expanding tap vocabulary and clarity of sounds. We will also learn that it is really fun to make music with our feet!
New this year, Intro to Ballet is specifically designed for returning students who have already had 2-3 years of Dance Combo and Director's Permission is required. We will continue to follow the Leap N' Learn Curriculum and will still incorporate age appropriate creative movement into each class. In addition, students will be introduced to more ballet terminology and technique in an effort to better prepare them for their first formal Ballet experience in Ballet 1 at age 7. In addition to our Monthly objectives, we will begin to learn the stories of the great ballets through books, music, and DVDs. We will also explore movement concepts and how we translate them into choreography. Miss Renee will teach this class this year. She is very excited to explore even further with our youngest dancers!
Tech Classes are offered in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Hip Hop, and Theatre Dance. These classes are a great and comfortable environment for the dancer who loves to dance but doesn't have the time or experience to commit to leveled classes. Tech A classes are for the more advanced dancer and are an hour and a half long. There is a minimum requirement of two classes per week. Tech B classes are for the newer or returning dancer and are one hour long. There is no minimum requirement of classes per week. Both Tech A and Tech B classes will be taught by the same master teachers as our leveled classes. This year there are multiple options during the week for these classes. While the skill level in these classes may be mixed, we will always teach to the highest level of the class. It is our goal to challenge all of our dancers choreographically, while also providing them with a solid technical foundation.
New this year, Intro to Jazz is specifically designed for returning students who have already had 2-3 years of Dance Combo and Director's Permission is required. This class will introduce our youngest dancers to basic Jazz terminology and technique in an effort to better prepare them for their first formal Jazz class in Jazz 1 at age 7. In addition to our Monthly Objectives and Movement Concepts, we will explore Jazz styles from Musical Theatre to more Contemporary Jazz with age appropriate music and movement. Emphasis will be placed on improving both strength and flexibility. We will teach our youngest ones that dance is hard work, but super fun! Miss Renee will teach this class this year. She is very excited to explore even further with our youngest dancers!
An energetic, creative and nurturing dance experience focused on introducing both Ballet and Tap techniques to a wide range of musical styles. Key elements will include rhythm exploration, musicality and expanding on the child’s natural sense of music and movement. A perfect first dance class experience incorporating instruments, props and creative movement. All classes incorporate the Leap 'N Learn Syllabus, an early Childhood Dance and Development Curriculum.
Exploring of the art of classical ballet, students will dance a full barre and center followed by (for qualified students) a pointe barre and either center pointe work or coaching in a classical variation. This class will focus on building strength, increasing working turnout and extension, and refining the dancer's classical technique.
Focuses on building both technical and performance skills. The class will begin with a warm-up, followed by center work, floor work, stretching, and progressions across the floor. Students will explore choreographic styles ranging from theatrical to contemporary.
Express yourself and your attitude to today’s music through high energy and fun-filled choreography. Discover the history and culture of hip hop through trends that shaped the form as we know it, both past and present. (All music and movements is specifically chosen to be age appropriate.)
Combines classical Ballet technique with Modern and Jazz dance choreographed to contemporary music with a strong emphasis on self-expression and interpreting the story of the song. Focus is on building both a technically and artistically strong dancer.
This course is designed for dance company members only. Students will work hard to build strength and hone their classical technique skills by focusing on these key dance principles.
Learn how to mix technique and rhythm with combinations across the floor. Develop speed, style, rhythmical consciousness and physical coordination. Choreographic styles from rhythm tap to the more theatrical styles will be covered.
This is an opportunity for the more experienced dancer to put the techniques learned in class into practice. Learn a selection of well choreographed competition dances, perform in different styles and expose yourself to other performers at state, regional and national competition levels. Dedication, commitment, and teamwork are not only expected, but are the key components in any successful performing group.
*(Audition Only – see guidelines for Audition Info. Placement is made at the discretion of the Director. See F&C Company sheet detailing specific age levels, guidelines and course requirements.)