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Acro

Acro **NEW!**

Ages 3 and up

This Class works on basic acrobatics technique including beginning tumbling, conditioning, flexibility, upper body strength, proper form and strengthening. Specific skills include forward and backward rolls, straddle forward roll, head stand, cartwheels and bridges. Acrobatic movements are combined with dance steps as students learn the fundamentals of movement and timing with tumbling. As skills improve, more floor gymnastics tricks will be incorporated such as walkovers, back handsprings and other advanced moves. These skills transfer easily to activities such as gymnastics, cheerleading, and dancing on Broadway!

Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy Classes

Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy Classes

Ages 2.5-4

Front & Center is an official Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy! Angelina Ballerina Classes are taught through a nationwide network of top quality dance studios. Your child will receive an excellent dance education in a caring and fun environment all based on the beloved Angelina Ballerina character. Your little star with big dreams will develop the love and skills of dance that will last for a lifetime. This program will inspire your child to pursue their dreams of dance-just like Angelina Ballerina.  

"My First Angelina" classes are for children 2.5 years old and up who are ready for their first class without a grownup.  Classes are 45 minutes long, and run for 8 week sessions.

"PK Angelina" classes are hour long classes that are for pre-school aged kids who are fully potty trained.  Our Fall semester runs through Jan 15 and our Spring semester is from Jan 23 - June 9.

Participation in our Spring Recital (June 11) is optional.  

Ballet (Level Intro-4)

Ballet (Level Intro-4)

Ages 5 and up

Exploring the art of classical ballet, students will dance a full barre followed by center work, across the floor and classical variations. This class will focus on building strength, increasing turnout and extension, and refining the dancer's classical technique. The study of ballet also helps improve poise, posture, and confidence. While FNC’s ballet technique is primarily based in Vaganova, we also teach the importance of knowing the distinction in classical styles from RAD to Cecchetti.

Competitive Dance Companies*

Competitive Dance Companies*

Ages 6 and up
*Director's permission required.

This is an opportunity for the more experienced dancer to put the techniques learned in class into practice. Learn a selection of specifically cast and 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 Placement is made at the discretion of the Director. See F&C Company sheet detailing specific age levels, guidelines and course requirements.)

Hip Hop Intro-4

Hip Hop Intro-4

Ages 5.5 and up

Express yourself and your attitude to the music of today 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.)

 

Intro Level - Kindergarten and First Grade
Level 1/2 - Second Grade and up
Level 3/4 - Fifth Grade and up

Jazz (Levels Intro-4)

Jazz (Levels Intro-4)

Ages 5.5 and up

This class 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. We will also begin to study basic anatomy through the FUNunctional Anatomy Curriculum.

Lyrical (Levels Intro-4)

Lyrical (Levels Intro-4)

Ages 5 and up

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. (Ballet and Jazz required for levels 2-5).

PK Dance Combo (Ballet & Tap)

PK Dance Combo (Ballet & Tap)

Ages 3.5 - 5

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 utilize the Leap N’ Learn Syllabus, an early Childhood Dance and Development Curriculum. This syllabus is now officially licensed and being taught by approved studios all over the country. Front & Center is the first and only studio in our area to be granted this license.

 

Rhythm and Roll

Rhythm and Roll

Ages Pre-K

A fun-filled introduction to creative movement combined with strength and coordination exercises to form a well-rounded little dancer! Hip Hop technique will be explored via the child’s natural sense of rhythm, music, and movement. Acrobatic movements are combined with dance steps as students learn the fundamentals of movement and timing with tumbling. All classes will incorporate both the Leap N’ Learn syllabus as well as Tricia Gomez’s Hip Hop Syllabus for young children.

PK Rhythm & Roll runs on Wednesdays from 5-6pm.  The Fall session runs through Jan 15.  The Spring Session is Jan 23-June 9.  Participation in the June 11 recital is optional.  

Stretch, Leaps, and Turns (Levels 2-5)

Stretch, Leaps, and Turns (Levels 2-5)

Levels 2-5
*Director's permission required.

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. Director's permission only.

Tap (Levels Intro - 4)

Tap (Levels Intro - 4)

Ages 5.5 and up

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.

 

The Adult Experience

The Adult Experience **NEW!**

Ages 18+

Ages 18+; our adult class offerings can vary throughout the year based on interest. Currently, we are offering Yoga and Broadway Burn!

More on Broadway Burn: Have you ever fantasized about being a Broadway Dancer? Well here’s your chance to give it a try! New this year, we are thrilled to introduce this new creative Cardio-Dance Class! This high energy workout will get you sweatin’ and singin’ along to all your favorite show tunes. This class will include warm up, strength, and stretching followed by high-energy, stylized, choreography in tribute to all the theatrical greats.  All of which is accompanied by your favorite Broadway songs. This class is for all levels…singing not required, but always encouraged!

These classes are strategically scheduled during many of your children's classes. The adult programs are broken into 8 week sessions because we know it is hard to commit!

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