Class Descriptions

Ballet

​A class in which dancers are given a strong technical foundation and sense of artistry that stands on its own, and that also helps guide them through other dance art forms.

Ballet is the most important part to a dancer’s technique, and we recommend all dancers take a ballet class alongside their other classes.

Jazz

A high-energy style that demonstrates clean lines using jumps, leaps and turns.

Contemporary

A style that uses jazz and ballet techniques to tell a story through more abstract movement.

Hip-Hop

A street based style of movement using pop and hip-hop music. This is a high energy class that performs fun movements to popular music.

Hip-Hop Foundations

A class to work on the fundamentals of hip-hop including popping, house and grooves. This class will help dancers build a stronger foundation for their hip-hop choreography. This class is not in the recital and does not learn choreography. Hip-Hop Foundations is highly recommended to dancers who also take a hip-hop class, as this will help strengthen their hip-hop technique and improve their style.

Rhythm Tap

A style of tap that uses percussive sounds and focuses on rhythm and musicality.

Acro

​A class that that teaches acrobatic skills such as aerials, walkovers, handsprings, as well as other non-tumbling tricks. Many of these skills require flexibility, coordination, strength, and balance – so the class also focuses on conditioning in order to help develop those skills.

Ballroom

A style that uses Latin ballroom techniques such as the rumba, samba and cha-cha-cha.