$28 for 30min Class, $38 for 45min-hr Class, $15 more for additional classes
Creative Movement - Melanie, a co-author of "Kids on the Move: Creative Movement for children of All Ages" wrote to share with us the benefits of using music and movement for a child's development. "Scientists are confirming what teachers have long suspected: Music not only touches people's souls, it also shapes growing minds. When children sing or play music they become better readers, thinkers and learners. The more we discover about how the brain works, the more we recognize how crucial music is to children's learning." Creative Movement is a joyful way for children to explore movement through music, develop physical skills, channel energy, stimulate imagination and promote creativity. Creative movement uses body actions to: communicate an image (the wind), communicate an idea (a journey) or communicate a feeling (strength). Through movement, children learn about their bodies, the space around them, and each other. Creative movement activities should encourage all children to participate. Both boys and girls enjoy these classes. All children can, benefit, including children with communication, sensory, developmental or physical challenges.
Tap - A dance in which the rhythm or rhythmical variation is audibly tapped out by the toe or the heel by a dancer wearing special hard shoes or with taps.
Jazz - Any various dances characterized by the use of improvisation and influenced by rhythms and techniques of jazz music.
Contemporary - Is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical, and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. Contemporary dance stresses versatility and improvisation, unlike the strict, structured nature of ballet. Contemporary dancers focus on floor work, using gravity to pull them down to the floor. This dance genre is often done in bare feet. Contemporary dance can be performed to many different styles of music.
Lyrical - Lyrical dance is similar to ballet, combining the many technical elements of classical ballet with the freedom, fluidity, expressiveness and airier aspects of jazz, contemporary dance, the latter itself being an emerging category. Lyrical dance is expressive, simultaneously subtle and dynamic, focused on conveying musicality and emotion through movement. It is a combination of intricate, and pedestrian/naturalistic moves. It is commonly set to popular music with vocals as well as rich instrumentation are often emphasized over the songs rhythm, but because of the definition of the word Lyrical: having poetic, expressive quality, direct feeling, expressive deep personal emotions or observation, highly rhapsodic or enthusiastic. Choreography can be gripping and exquisitely delicate, at the same time.
Hip Hop - Refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip hop music or that have evolved as part of hip hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking, and popping which were created in the 1970s and made popular by dance crews in the United States. The dance industry responded with a commercial, studio based version of hip hop - sometimes called - new style of jazz dance called jazz funk.
Character - A dance that represents a particular character from a movie, television, play, or broadway show. This class includes lip singing dancing and acting.
Acting & Musical Theatre
Ages 9-12 Learning basic acting, memorization, voice communication and living characters
Ages 13-16 Getting into more of the same at this age group, but moving into improvisation and character work
Ages 17-Adult Same as above but more of a challenging, and age appropriate approach and learning more about the acting business
Ages 9-12 Basic voice and singing techniques, exploring ensemble singing and getting comfortable with presenting
Ages 13-16 Basic vocal techniques, learning more of the Broadway styles of voice and singing
Ages 17-Adult Basic vocal techniques, Broadway, but also exploring songs from more pop culture music theatre