Creative Movement Suggested for students aged 3 to 6, Creative Movement’s main objective is to instill a genuine love for dance and movement. Creative Movement classes will comprise of exercises that cultivate imagination, foster basic word-to-action instruction following, and embody joy. The class will utilize props to spark smiles and activate the student’s body in organic embodied expressions. Students will spend half to three quarters of the class in ballet slippers and the remainder of the time in tap shoes to learn basic rhythms. It is recommended that Creative Movement students take this one-hour class once a week.
Dance Foundations Suggested for students aged 6 to 8 and inexperienced movers, Dance Foundations’ main objective is to establish a lexicon of essential dance movements while fostering a loving discipline for the craft. Dance Foundations will prepare the student for success in Western Concert Dance forms, such as ballet or modern, and elements of diasporic dance styles, such as jazz, hip-hop, and tap. Exercises at this level are geared towards enhancing body awareness, muscular engagement, skeletal alignment, and overall anatomical safety of the dancer for years to come. It is recommended that Dance Foundations students take this one-hour class twice a week.
Uniform Policies: Option 1: Light pink cap sleeved leotard with attached skirt. Pink footed tights* and pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes. Hair worn up in a tight bun. Option 2: White or black fitted T-Shirt. Black bike shorts, tights, or leggings. Black ballet shoes and black tap shoes. Hair worn out of the face and eyes.