Class Descriptions

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 Acro-Dance; 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 1-7 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 classes).

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 dancing.

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.

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 tapping.