Combo Classes for Ages 2-6
COMBINATION BALLET, TAP AND JAZZ FOR AGES 3 - 6
An introduction to ballet, tap and jazz. This 45 minute or hour long class is divided each week to present the basics in each of the three styles of dance. The student is introduced to ballet at the barre and in center. Singing is incorporated to increase awareness of the music and how it relates to dance. Basic tap steps are introduced for rhythm and to create a relationship between the feet and the mind. Fundamental jazz movement is taught to promote expression and feeling during class. Dancers use props such as bean bags, scarves, parachutes, ribbons and more to add even more fun to each class!
TODDLER & ME DANCE MOVEMENT - 2 YEAR OLDS
Dance movement is a natural expression of children. Through our class geared to the youngest dancers, we introduce the love of moving to music through rhythm, singing, and dance. Children move because it is joyful and feels wonderful. When paired with structure and performed with awareness, it becomes dance. Dance helps children mature physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually. A parent is required to be in the room and participate during this class.
HIP HOP FLIP FLOP - AGES 3-5
This is a new class at CSOD combining Hip Hop & Tumbling in one class. Hip Hop Flip Flop is for your high energy dancers and will include basic hip hop moves (to age appropriate music) and basic acro and tumbling. It will include stretching, across the floor and center movements and work on the mats. Dancers will get to express themselves while developing musicality and coordination.
Single Subject Classes for Ages 5 & Up
A classical dance form characterized by grace and precision of movement with formalized steps and gestures. Ballet defines the foundation for almost all other dance genres. It utilizes controlled movements of the body to express the beauty of physical motion, often telling a story. Each ballet class will begin with classical barre work to develop proper technique and warm up the body. Following barre, dancers will do ballet exercises and combinations in the center and across the floor.
Jazz is set to popular, upbeat music and combines technique and style in a fun way. The technique of jazz dance has its roots in ballet and uses many of the same body placement elements found in ballet. Dancers will begin each class with a warm up and stretching. Classes also include center and across the floor exercises incorporating turns, jumps, leaps, musicality and control.
A fun, energetic form of movement, Hip Hop is inspired by both popular music and popular dance moves. This class is great for expression, freedom of movement and adding in lots of the dancer's own personality! All our classes use age appropriate music and include stretch/warm-up and hip hop techniques taught with both across the floor & center exercises. Most weeks dancers will also learn a short combo to perform during the class.
A style of American dance using special shoes fitted with metal taps to create different rhythms and sounds. It is characterized by rhythmical tapping of the heels and toes on the floor as a percussive instrument. Tap is great for developing musicality and coordination. Our classes include barre warm-ups & center and across the floor technique.
Contemporary is an expressive form of dance that combines elements of modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet, giving it a unique look. Contemporary dance tends to be intricate and physical while telling a story through the movement. Contemporary classes will include a center stretch and warm-up, some barre work, across the floor exercises & center combinations.
Musical Theater is a form of theatrical performance that combines dance, music and acting. The story and emotional content of a musical – humor, happiness, sadness, love, etc. – are communicated through the music, movement and technical aspects. Dance movement is used as a narrative tool to express the language of the writer. Musical Theater Dance can be expressed through numerous dance styles such as jazz, tap, ballroom and even hip hop. Our musical theater dance class will concentrate on jazz techniques and style. Each class will include a stretch & warm-up, storytelling & performance exercises and a center combination.
DRILL TEAM PREP
Drill Team emphasize a group routine displaying precise, synchronized movements along with dance skills. Elements such as jumps, leaps, turns and kicks are incorporated to create visual effect which include formation and level changes.Clean, strong, precise movements are important characteristics. The drill team prep class will include stretching to encourage flexibility, jazz technique, field routine techniques and kickline skills. This class is a must for any dancers interested in trying out for a high school drill team. It is open to dancers in 7th grade and above.