CLASS DESCRIPTION AND ATTIRE

A class consists of a minimum of 4 students. Class size is limited according to the age levels. Classes that meet the maximum class size will be closed.

 

LIL' MOVERS N' SHAKERS:  This class has been developed for the 2 year old and is the first in a series of classes for preschooler's to introduce them to the dance arts and develop creativity. We do song and dance movements that develop large motor skills, creativity, and coordination. The goal of this class is to assist your toddler in socialization while having lots of fun with their new friends.  Class attire consists of any color leotard and tights for girls, shorts/sweatpants and t-shirt for boys, pink ballet slippers for girls and black for the boys.

 

MOVIN' & GROOVIN': This class is geared for the 3 year old and introduces them to the fundamentals of tap, ballet and creative movement. The concentration of this class is dance, music appreciation, creativity, motor skill development, acting, and socialization in a fun instructional atmosphere. Attire may be any color leotard and tights, hair pulled back, tan buckle strap tap shoes and pink ballet slippers. For the boys any color sweatpants/shorts and white t-shirt, black oxford style taps and black ballet/jazz shoe.

 

STEPPIN' STARS:  This class is the third in Images In Dance pre-school program and has been developed for the 4 year old.  This class consists of tap, jazz, ballet and creative exploration of rhythms and movement.  The socialization and team building they develop with their new friends is great for their self-confidence.  Attire for the girls may be any color leotard and tights, hair pulled back, tan buckle strap tap shoes and pink ballet slippers.  For the boys any color sweatpants/shorts and white t-shirt, black oxford style taps and black ballet/jazz shoe.

DANCE IS ME: This class offers students the opportunity to explore various forms of dance and is the 4th in the Images In Dance preschool program.  Tap, Jazz, Ballet, and Acro will all be incorporated together giving younger students a chance to try all forms of dance rather than just one. They will present a tap routine in the year end recital. This program has been developed for the 5 year old or for the beginning 6 year old that would like to explore various styles of dance in one class.  Class attire for the girls can be any color leotard and tights, tan buckle strap tap shoes, pink ballet slippers with hair pulled back.  Class attire for the boys is black shorts or sweatpants and white t-shirt, black oxford style taps and black jazz shoes.

BALLET: The basis of all forms of dance. It develops and strengthens good body placement by emphasizing structured technique and positioning of the dancer. Attire may be any solid color leotard, pink or tan tights, pink ballet slipper/pointe shoes, ballet skirt and hair in bun. Ballet ages 6 to adult, pointe ages 12 to adult.

 

CHEERDANCE: Cheerleading combined with dancing make this an exciting and enthusiastic style of expression. Jazz, Acrobatics, Cheerleading, Mounting and Hip-Hop skills are developed in the dancer. Attire may be any solid color tank top, jazz pants or gym shorts, hair pulled back and white cheerleading sneakers. No street shoes allowed.  Ages 7 to adult.

 

HIP-HOP: A cross between Jazz and Break Dance that developed in the 1990's due to a change in music styles. With the popularity of the music video culture it has become the newest dance craze. Attire may be any solid color tank top and jazz pants, black jazz sneakers, hair pulled back. No street shoes allowed. Ages 8 to adult.

 

JAZZ: A form stylized theatrical dancing given birth by the established and varied techniques of dance. Jazz allows the dancer a wider freedom of expression and movement, and still adheres to the basic principals of correct posture and placement of the body. Attire may be any solid color leotard, tights or jazz pants, hair pulled back, and black jazz oxfords or pull-on jazz boots for competition teams. Ages 6 to adult.

 

MUSICAL THEATER: A form of entertainment in which dancing, songs, dialogue and humor are combined. Attire may be any solid color leotard, tights or jazz pants, and hair pulled back. Tap variation character tap shoes, Jazz variation character shoe. Ages 10 to adult.

 

TAP: A series of regulated and controlled rhythmical movements of the body. Of all of the forms of dance tap benefits the dancer with an excellent sense of rhythm. Attire may be any solid color leotard, tights or jazz pants and hair pulled back. Ages 3 to 9 tan buckle strap tap shoes, ages 10 to adult black buckle strap tap shoes. (Competition teams could differ, please check with your teacher.) Ages 6 to adult.

 

CONTEMPORARY:  Is a fusion of variety of techniques and styles of dance that determine how a movement or step is executed, what muscle action initiates and achieves the movement, what timing is involved using underlying innuendos in the music or story, and what expression is given to the movement.  It works off of the creativity of the dancer and choreographer.  It explores movement at a level of discovery and connection to the dance, to the movement, and to your inner self as the performer.  It is focuses on primal instinctive type movement that is brought to life by a well trained dancer.  Class attire can be any solid color leotard, footless tights and/or spandex shorts and barefoot. Ages 10 to adult.