Class Descriptions

EDC instructs students on a wide variety of dance styles, techniques, and fitness areas. Read below for more information about our classes.

Acrobatic Arts/Tumbling– Students will learn the fundamentals in acrobatics and
strengthening skills. Teacher is a certified acrobatics instructor. The program is based on
safe and effective progressions with proven results in 5 divisions of AcroDance;
flexibility, strength, balancing, limbering & tumbling. Simple, thoughtful, progressions
take the beginner preschool level dancer from log rolls and summersaults to the
advanced dancer tumbling effortlessly across the stage!

Ballet– Students will be placed in a level pre-Ballet 1 all the way through 1-6 at the
beginning of the year. In each level they will learn the fundamentals of ballet, perfect
their technique, and work on the French terminology of the classical art form.

Choreography/Improv– Students will learn how to create their own movement through
improvisation and other creative movement exercises. Students will be able to create,
perform, and teach their choreography. This class is perfect for the dancer who wants to
teach and choreograph in the future. (Intermediate/Advanced dancers only)

Combo Classes– (45-minute classes, Ages 2.5-6.5) Children will learn the fundamentals
of tap and ballet in these classes. They will acquire classroom etiquette, learn creative
movement, and gain musicality and basic technique.

Company– Classes titled “Company” are designed for the dancer who wants to compete
at a higher level, train as a member on our Company Team, and prepare for the 2016-
2017 Competition Season. (Please note: Only Company dancers can sign up for these

Stretching/Conditioning– Students will learn what it takes to dig deep and push
themselves further than they have before in a workout/stretch session. This class is
designed to use team building skills to push the class, along with the student in their
personal physical health developing muscles, core strength & flexibility needed when

Contemporary/Lyrical – Lyrical dance is a combination of ballet & jazz dance techniques
that uses theatrical movement to interpret music and express emotion. Contemporary
dance is a style dance that combines elements of several dance genres including
modern, jazz, lyrical & ballet.

Drill Team Prep– Students will prepare for Drill Team Auditions while gaining technique,
skill, and motivation from past and current DCC/experts, choreographers, and judges for
Drill Teams in the area.

Hip Hop– This class will be to upbeat popular clean music. Students will learn various
styles including a mix of breaking; popping, locking, and other stylized jazz funk moves.
Jazz- Students will be trained in both technique and honing their skills while learning the
true form of jazz. Dancers will perform to a variety of music including Pop, Broadway,
and even Instrumental.

Leaps and Turns– Students here will learn the technique behind acquiring the skills
needed to accomplish leaps and turns used in the dance world today.

Men’s Class– Male students will learn the core leaps and turns they will be using in
grande allegro variations. They will also be pushed outside their comfort zone with
multiple types of push-ups, and core strengthening exercises. The focus of the class is to
teach young men how to be lead males in the world of dance.

Modern– is a highly expressive style of dance that challenges the structed dance
technique of classical ballet. The focus of modern dance is expression. Modern
dance movements are considered freeform and fluid and are often inspired by other
dance styles like African dance, ballet, and folk dance. Modern dance requires
considerable core work and strength and is performed barefoot.

Musical Theatre/Voice– Students will dance to current and classic songs from Broadway
and other musicals. They will not only learn about Broadway, but what it takes to
perform at a 100% level, let loose, and become a whole new character each week. They
will also learn and practice singing the Broadway tunes they are dancing to, when the
class is designated with a voice title.

Pointe/Pre-Pointe– Students will learn how to safely execute steps on the boxes of their
pointe shoes. While also developing their ballet technique throughout the class to help
them properly accomplish the steps.

*Dancers will be recommended into pointe classes by teachers and will be required to
take at least one ballet class (two suggested) during the week, with one being directly
before the pointe class.

Tap -Students will be trained in the art of tap dancing, which is the movement of the
metal taps under the shoe hitting the floor and creating various rhythms and sounds.
Students will gain musicality, sense of rhythm, and technique all revolved around