Dance - an Athletic Art Form
Dance is an athletic art form. All studies of dance will improve coordination, musicality, creativity, discipline, performance, strength, social skills and flexibility. Below is a list of the different genres offered and what makes each so special.
Creative Movement | Ages 3 - 4 | 45 mins
Where a Love for Dance Begins
These classes use song, rhythm & creative game to introduce the dance basics of ballet, tap & tumbling. Young dancers will explore spacial awareness and build social skills with nurturing, educated instructors & assistants.
Ballet Technique | Ages 6+ | 45 - 60 min
Instills Discipline & Builds a Foundation
Certified instructors give an education on the what, how & why’s of each exercise done at the barre, in center or across the floor. This method educates dancers on their own bodies and builds an understanding and respect for ballet technique. This class is important for anyone looking to study other forms of dance or build strength and balance in sports like football, basketball, soccer, volleyball or wrestling.
Jazz | Ages 6+ | 45-60 min
Lets your dance personality shine
Students explore Jazz technique and conditioning exercises established by the American Jazz curriculum of Gus Giodano and Charles Kelly. Jumping, turning, and stylized choreography are all incorporated into this faster paced higher energy class.
Hip Hop | Ages 9+ | 45-60 min
Encourages Creativity & Individualism
Students learn the different styles, origins & meaning of hip hop dance. Popping, locking, ticking, flowing, breaking, clowning & krumping are all introduced as well as other current trends. This class is fun for students of all levels of interest and experience.
Tap | Ages 6+ | 45-60 min
Builds Rhythm & Musicality
The ankle strength and musicality tap dance offers will strengthen and help to build a well rounded dancer. Several techniques & styles ranging from Rhythm to Broadway will be taught throughout the levels. Dancers will learn through sound instead of sight and develop in a high energy fast paced environment.
Tiny Tots| Age 1.5 - 3 | 45 min
Develops Motor & Social Skills
This class is a starter class for our youngest dancers where the focus is on introducing movement to the child through several different exercises. This playful class includes games, songs & lots of props to help encourage movement & growth.
Lyrical | Age 8+ | 45-60 min
Incorporates Ballet technique into fluid emotional movement
Ballet is a prerequisite to this exploratory style that takes movement and creativity to an emotional and expressive level.
Acro and Tumble | Ages 5+ | 45-60 min
A program based on the strength and facility of dancers that incorporates furthering dancers education of flips and tricks as well as back extension and flexibility.
Pre Jazz and Tumble | Ages 3 - 4 | 45 mins
Where a Love for Dance Begins
These classes are a good starting class that use song, interactive games, and basic technique to introduce the dance basics of jazz and tumbling. Young dancers will learn about moving their bodies and how to stretch and roll.
Competitive Classes | Ages 5+ | 30 mins
The competitive team takes your dancer to the next level pushing their talents to new heights. Dancers train on routines to take throughout the area to compete with our TDF team dancers. For team inquires please email us today.