DANCE STYLES

BALLET

Ballet is often referred to as the backbone of dance. The fundamentals used in ballet are often used throughout all other styles of dance as well. There are three main classifications: classical ballet, neoclassical ballet and contemporary ballet. This style of dance is used to tell a story. It relies heavily on technique and requires an enormous amount of diligence and dedication to perfect. Ballet is typically danced to classical music and is done wearing slippers or pointe shoes.

HIP HOP​

Hip-hop is a style of dance that evolved from hip-hop culture and is typically danced to of course, hip hop music. Breakdancing is the most well known type of hip-hop dance, but other styles include krumping, popping and locking. It is generally very energetic and allows the dancer to have freedom of movement within the routine and incorporate their personalities.

 

 

STRETCH/CONDITIONING

The stretch and conditioning class for adults focusing on core strength development through low-impact exercise, designed to tone up the body. Incorporates stretching, light cardio and across-the-floor work.

REGGAETON                    Reggaeton is a fun, sexy, and free spirited style influenced by Latin American, Caribbean, and Hip Hop flare.

CONTEMPORARY

This style of dance incorporates lyrical, modern, ballet and jazz. Contemporary dance is all about connecting the mind and the body through dance movements. It is typically done barefoot and there is a heavy emphasis on strong, controlled legwork. This style often allows the dancer creative freedom, and can be danced to a variety of different music.

MODERN

Modern dance is a dance style that focuses on a dancer’s own interpretations instead of structured steps, as in traditional ballet dancing. Modern dance reject the limitations of classical ballet and favor movements derived from the expression of their inner feelings.

 

 

JAZZ

This type of dance is very fun and energetic. It is typically paired with upbeat music such as hip-hop or show tunes to add a theatrical flare. Jazz dancers often have more freedom to express their own individual personality through their dance performances. These dances usually have quick footsteps, lots of leaps and turns and unique moves.

 

HEELS

This style of dance is high energy and done in high heels. Heels will incorporate genres of pop, jazz, grooves and hip hop! This class can be done with or without heels and men and women are invited to take class!