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Class Offerings

CREATIVE MOVEMENT

 

In our Creative Movement program, the dance classroom environment is first introduced to our tiniest students - ages 3 to 4! Students learn to take basic direction from an instructor, gain body awareness, and begin to understand group work - like moving consecutively in a circle, or working with partners. Musicality and rhythm are introduced through clapping, singing, and improvising to music. Props are introduced to help students respond to music. Basic movement themes such as jumping, ballet walks, skipping, spinning, and more help build their dance foundation.

 

Students must be fully potty trained prior to enrollment. 

 

BALLET

 

Ballet is a formalized type of performance dance, which originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th century, and which was further developed in France, England, and Russia as a concert dance form. It is a highly technical form of dance with its own vocabulary. Technique is based on body alignment, proper placement, and posture. Barre and center floor are combined with choreography to teach musicality, rhythm, coordination, and flexibility. Ballet provides a strong foundation for all the forms of dance, as it is the basis for all forms of dance. 

 

Ballet is encouraged for all dancers as well as athletes wishing to gain better body control, alignment, and core strength.

Classes available for ages 5 to 18.

 

*Ballet is required for all Competitive Team members.

 

JAZZ

 

Jazz dance is frequently influenced by other dance styles and other dance styles are in turn influenced by jazz dance. It is a faster paced dance technique, typically danced to popular culture music. This class emphasizes long lines and musicality. Jazz encompasses many forms of technique - from contemporary to musical theater. Students will focus on proper technique such as isolations of the body, performance quality, and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Jazz classes typically include a proper warm-up, across the floor progressions, and choreography combinations.

 

Classes available for ages 5 to 18.

 

TAP

 

A form of dance characterized by a tapping sound that is created from metal plates attached to both the ball and heel of the dancer's shoe. These metal plates, when tapped against a suitable surface, create a percussive sound and as such tap dance is both a form of dance as well as the act of playing a musical instrument. Tap is strongly encouraged for all dance students, as it teaches and encourages the understanding of musicality.

 

Classes available for ages 5 to 18.

 

CONTEMPORARY

 

Classes available for ages 10 to 18.

 

POINTE

 

Classes available by Instructor Recommendation, minimum age of 12, and minimum two years of previous ballet experience only.

 

POM

 

Pom is a style of dance, commonly performed by high school and college students at halftime during basketball season and other school athletic events. Pom dance is sometimes also known as a school or college dance squad or dance team.

 

Pom can sometimes be confused with cheerleading. The difference between the two is that Pom focuses more directly on technique, and cheerleading on stunting and tumbling. Pom is not known for its tricks and stunts, rather for its style of dance, which is focused on the choreography, patterns, technique and use of pom poms.

 

Classes available for ages 6 to 18.

STRENGTH/FLEX

 

This non-performance class for ages 10-18 focuses on each student's range of motion, muscle flexibility, and muscle strength. Through a variety of stretches and strengthening exercises, students will increase their own personal awareness of their potential!

 

Classes available for ages 8 to 18.

 

Competitive team members are required to attend a minimum of one strength/flexibility class each week.

 

LEAPS/TURNS

 

Classes available by Instructor Recommendation.

 

ADULT BARRE FITNESS

 

EDC’s Barre class is a low-impact, high-energy fitness class to help you get your morning started and your fitness goals achieved. This workout is a fun fusion between traditional ballet movements and strength training with high repetition of small movements and stretching. The class is built to make sure no muscle group goes untouched. Modifications will be provided, so any level is welcome!

 

Class Format:

- Light warmup to get the body moving!

- Get the arms pumping!

- Head to the barre to work the glutes, hamstrings, and abductors/adductors with isometric movements and stretching.

- Down to the floor for some core!

- Time to cool down.

 

Attire:

Anything you can comfortably move in! Barefoot or lightweight tennis shoes.

 

Optional Equipment:

- 2lbs/3lbs hand weights

- resistance loop bands

 

Classes can be attended individually, or as a session whole. 

 

Classes available for ages 16 to 99.

 

YOGA

 

Balance your life with Vinyasa (flow) Yoga with Angie!

 

The benefits of yoga are immense and include advantages for balancing physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Within your personal journey, experience practicing breathing, body alignment, relaxation, stretching and flexibility for lifelong health, and strength. This is a chance to enhance your life through the adventures of yoga.

 

Beginner/intermediate style vinyasa yoga. Classes can be attended individually, or as a session whole. 

 

Classes available for ages 16 to 99.

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