Acro dance combines classical dance techniques with fluid and lyrical acrobatic movements. The dance movements in Acro originate in ballet, jazz, modern and lyrical dance styles. Smooth, graceful transitions between a dancer’s movement are the defining traits of Acro dance choreography. Unlike the faster and stronger routines of gymnastics, Acro dance is meant to enhance the art form of dance and provide the dancers with even greater means of self-expression.
We offer Ballet/Tap or Jazz/Tap Combination Classes for children ages 5-6 years old. Both classes focus on the foundations of Ballet or Jazz (respectively) and basic rhythm and tap choreography. Dancers have a blast learning skills to help with coordination, flexibility, and musicality in a dynamic and fun filled environment.
This is a 30 minute dance class structured to stimulate coordination skills, listening skills, balance, music interpretation, creative movement and motor development in the youngest dancers. This class is an excellent introduction to the world of dance and learning to be in a classroom environment. Doing this with a parent or guardian is a perfect way to introduce the classroom atmosphere. It’s a wonderful time to bond, laugh and learn! The parent or guardian will also participate in class with the dancer!
During our Creative Movement classes the children are introduced to the basic concepts of rhythm and movement using creative games that expand their individual creativity using basic ballet and tap techniques as a foundation. They will learn spatial awareness, listening skills, group socialization and structure. Our goal is to make sure we are building the love of dance in each child, nurturing their natural creativity in a fun and loving atmosphere.
Hip hop is a high energy form of urban street dance. Hip Hop at The Studio – Dance Perfection consists of warm-up and choreography. High energy dance combinations are taught using the latest sounds in rap, r&b, and pop music and with the elements of poppin, locking, break-dancing and freestyle, Students will develop rhythm, body control and their own sense of style.
Jazz is an ever evolving dance form that is characterized by stylistic movement and rhythm. At The Studio, jazz includes a dynamic warm-up, stretching, combinations across the floor, as well as fast-paced, technical and FUN choreography! Classes are energetic and consist of unique moves, big leaps and fast turns while learning the core principles of strength, control, and flexibility.
Tap is an American theater dance form that gets its name from the tapping sound made by metal plates that are attached to the bottom of the dancers shoes. This fun, lively intricate dance discipline at The Studio – Dance Perfection develops a sense of rhythm and promotes coordination and concentration through percussive foot work. Emphasis is placed on tap technique as well as style and presentation of the upper body while moving those fast feet! Ballet and/or Jazz are recommended (but not required) for Tap as they benefit tap dancers by strengthening their posture and musicality.
Ballet is a poised style of dance that incorporates the foundational techniques for many other dance forms. In this class, dancers will learn grace and balance along with flexibility, poise and posture. Traditional barre work, center work and combinations are included in all classes. Pointe classes are offered in the advanced ballet classes along with instructor approval.
Contemporary dance draws on modern dance techniques as well as alternative or newer philosophies of movement that depart from classical dance techniques. Contemporary dance principles include centering, alignment, gravity, breath, contraction, release, fall and recovery, suspension, balance and off-balance, tension and relaxation, opposition and emotion. Ballet experience is required in order to take Contemporary dance.