Class Descriptions

Ballet

This is a one-hour class in fundamental classical ballet. Students will learn barre and center floor work. Several ballet steps and combinations will be taught along with some lyrical dance. The student will begin to acquire knowledge of and appreciation for classical ballet music. A classical ballet routine will be performed in the recital.

        • Preteen/Teen: Monday 6:00  – 7:00

 

 Ballet-Advanced*

    These are classical ballet classes for students with some ballet experience. Emphasis will be on barre and center floor work. Students will develop coordination, and stretch and strengthen their bodies. Lyrical dance will also be included. This is a prerequisite for pointe. Students will learn a ballet recital dance.
      • Teens/Adults: Monday 7:00 – 8:30
      • Teens: Monday 8:00 – 9:00

 

 Ballet and Jazz

    This class combines 30 minutes of ballet and 30 minutes of jazz. The ballet portion of this class concentrates on classical ballet including barre and center floor work. Students will also learn lyrical dance. Jazz will consist of different styles such as theatrical jazz, hip-hop and funk. Students will perform two recital routines, a ballet dance and a jazz dance.
      • No classes offered this year.

 

 Ballet and Lyrical

    This one-hour class combines fundamental classical ballet with lyrical dance. Ballet emphasis will be on barre and center floor work. Students will develop coordination, and stretch and strengthen their bodies. Lyrical dance is a very expressive form of ballet which tells a story. A classical ballet routine and a lyrical dance will be performed in the recital.
      • No classes offered this year.  See Lyrical schedule.

 

 Ballet and Tap

    In this class, 30 minutes of ballet and 30 minutes of tap are combined. The ballet portion of this class concentrates on classical ballet including barre and center floor work. Students will also learn lyrical dance. Tap will consist of traveling steps, tap turns and combinations done to both traditional and contemporary music. Students will perform two recital routines, a ballet dance and a tap dance.
      • Ages 6-8: Monday 6:00 – 7:00
      • Ages 9-12 : Wednesday 7:15 – 8:15

 

 Boys Hip-Hop

    Take this high-energy class and learn the latest hip-hop and street funk steps. Students will warm-up and learn contemporary techniques and combinations to current pop, hip-hop and R&B music. This is a great class for beginner and intermediate level dancers. Students will perform a hip-hop routine in the recital.
      • Please join our co-ed Hip-Hop classes

 DanceXtraSM 1

Ballet and Tap plus Baton, Gymnastics and Creative Dance.  This class begins with 20 minutes of ballet followed by 20 minutes of tap dancing. A third dance discipline taught during the last 20 minutes is changed every 10 lessons. For the first 10 lessons it’s baton twirling (Dance Center batons will be used). The second 10 lessons feature gymnastics. During the third 10 lessons the focus is on creative dance. The last 11 lessons concentrate on preparing for the two recital routines: a ballet dance and a tap dance.  More information on DanceXtraSM page.

          • Preschoolers: Choose one of these times —  Tue. 10:00-11:00 AM, Wed. 5:15-6:15 PM,  Thu. 6:00-7:00 PM, Sat. 10:00AM-11:00 AM

 

  DanceXtraSM 2

Ballet and Tap plus Baton, Gymnastics and Jazz/Hip-Hop. This class begins with 20 minutes of ballet followed by 20 minutes of tap dancing. A third dance discipline taught during the last 20 minutes is changed every 10 lessons. For the first 10 lessons it’s baton twirling (Dance Center batons will be used). The second 10 lessons feature gymnastics. During the third 10 lessons the focus is on jazz dancing including hip-hop. The last 11 lessons concentrate on preparing for the two recital routines: a ballet dance and a tap dance. More information on DanceXtraSM page.

          • Kindergarten/1st Grade: Choose one of these times — Tue. 5:00-6:00 PM, Wed. 6:15-7:15 PM, Thu. 5:00-6:00 PM

 

 Hip-Hop

Take this high-energy class and learn the latest hip-hop and street funk steps. Students will warm-up and learn contemporary techniques and combinations to current pop, hip-hop and R&B music. This is a great class for beginner and intermediate level dancers looking to increase their repertoire on the stage and dance floor alike. Students will perform a hip-hop routine in the recital.

          • Ages 6-8: Wednesday 5:00 – 6:00
          • Ages 9-12: Wednesday 6:00 – 7:00
          • Teens: Thursday 7:00 – 8:00

 

 Hip-Hop Advanced*

This fast-paced, one-hour class is for the experienced dancer. Advanced-level hip-hop and street funk techniques will be explored through warm-up, floor work and combinations, all set to a soundtrack of pop, hip-hop and R&B music. Students will perform a hip-hop routine in the recital.

          • Adults: Wednesday 8:00 – 9:00

 

 Irish Step Dancing

    Irish Step dancing emphasizes foot-work similar to tapping and clogging but the style is very different. This one-hour class consists of 30 minutes of soft shoe and 30 minutes of hard shoe. The soft shoe portion of the class concentrates on strengthening the muscles of the feet and ankles, stretching the legs for high extensions, and executing turns and combination steps. Soft shoe gets the dancer warmed up for hard shoe. The class consists of reel, single jig, double jig, hard reel and slip jig. These techniques will be taught as the students advance. Students will perform two recital dances: a soft shoe and a hard shoe.
          •  Tuesday 5:00 – 6:00

 

 Irish Step Dancing-Advanced*

    This one-hour class consists of 30 minutes of soft shoe and 30 minutes of hard shoe. The soft shoe portion gets the dancer warmed up for hard shoe which will consist of treble jigs and hornpipe. The dances will be lively, and complex steps will be incorporated into set dances. Dances will be performed in triple time and will include team dancing. Students will perform two recital dances: a soft shoe and a hard shoe.
      • Teens / Adults: Thursday 8:00 – 9:00

 

 Jazz

    This is a one-hour jazz class. Students will work on jazz combinations and turns in addition to barre exercises, stretching and center floor work. Concentration will be on theatrical and contemporary jazz in addition to hip-hop, funk, and others. Students will perform a jazz dance in the recital.
          • No classes offered this year

 Jazz-Advanced Teens*

Advanced-level jazz techniques will be covered in this one-hour class for the experienced student. Theatrical jazz, contemporary, hip-hop, funk, stomp and other jazz styles will be taught at an advanced level. Students will perform a jazz dance in the recital.

          • No classes offered this year

 

 Jazz-Advanced Adults*

This is the perfect jazz class for professional-level dancers, teachers and choreographers. Emphasis will be on the latest advanced-level jazz techniques including partnering. Several dance routines will be taught. Each dance will be in a different style of jazz, such as Broadway show, contemporary jazz, funk and others. Students who are accepted into this class will be invited to join our dance company DancElectric. Some teenagers will be accepted, however, an extensive background is required. Please call Corrine Gangi at (856) 589-4840 or contact her for details.

          • Adults: Tuesday 8:00 – 9:00

 

 Jazz and Hip-Hop

This class combines 30 minutes of jazz and 30 minutes of hip-hop. The jazz portion will consist of stretching, learning extensions and jazz turns. Students will also learn combinations in theatrical and contemporary jazz. The hip-hop portion of this class will concentrate on contemporary hip-hop techniques and combinations to current pop, hip-hop and R & B music. Students will perform two recital routines: a jazz dance and a hip-hop dance.

          • Ages 6-10: Thursday 5:00 – 6:00

 

 Lyrical

This class is for students who have had some ballet and jazz training. Lyrical dance tells a story. It is a technical form of ballet with the expression and interpretation of jazz. It is strongly recommended that jazz and ballet classes be taken in addition to this class. Students will perform a lyrical dance in the recital.

          • Ages 8-12: Tuesday 7:00 – 8:00
          • Ages Preteen/Teen: Wednesday 8:15 – 9:15

 

 Modern Dance

Modern dance uses abstract movements in a dance form that seeks inner and outer awareness through contemporary music. It’s based on a dancer’s personal experiences, using her or his body as an instrument to express such emotions as passion, fear, joy, or grief. The well-known American dancer Isadora Duncan helped create American modern dance, which is often integrated into the choreography of Broadway musicals. This class follows the styles of modern dance created by Martha Graham and Jose Limon, leading dancers and choreographers of the modern dance movement. Students will perform a modern dance in the recital.

          • Teens: Thursday 8:00 – 9:00
          • Adults: Wednesday 7:00 – 8:00

 

 Mom & Tot

Have fun with your toddler! Learn to work with your child to help develop her or his coordination and agility. This class is an introduction to dance with emphasis on gross motor skills. Pre-ballet, creative dance, baton and more will be covered. You will also guide your child through basic gymnastic mat exercises including a scaled-down balance beam (5 inches off the floor). You will work with your child at all times and have as much fun as she or he will. Moms (or dads) and tots will be invited to demonstrate, in our recital, what they have accomplished.

          • 1½ – 2½: Monday 9:00 – 9:45 AM
          • 1½ – 2½: Saturday 9:00 – 9:45 AM

 

 Pre-Pointe*

This is a one-half hour class designed to prepare the student for pointe class. The student must also register for the preceding one-hour Advanced Teens ballet class. The class will concentrate on strengthening the leg and calf muscles and feet to ready the student for pointe shoes. The ballet teacher will decide when the student is ready to move up to pointe class. Please expect this to take one to three years.

          • No classes offered this year

 

 Pointe*

This is a 45 minute beginner to intermediate pointe class. You must also register for the preceding Advanced Teens/Adults ballet class. Classes will consist primarily of barre work with some center floor work. The ballet teacher will decide whether a student is qualified to take this class. Students will perform a ballet on pointe in the recital.

          • Teens/Adults: Monday 8:30 – 9:15

 

 Tap-Intermediate Teens & Adults

This one-hour tap class is for the student with prior tap training. Class includes extensive barre work to strengthen the ankles and feet to prepare for more advanced techniques. Emphasis will be on learning variations of pullbacks, wings, tap turns, floor work, tap combinations and a capella tap. Students will perform a tap routine in the recital.

 

 Tap-Advanced Teens*

This is an excellent tap class for professional-level dancers, teachers and choreographers. Emphasis will be on advanced-level techniques. Several dance routines will be taught. Each dance will be in a different style, such as Broadway show, contemporary tap, a cappella tap, clogging, Irish step dancing, and others. Students who are accepted into this class will be invited to join our dance companyDancElectric. Some teenagers will be accepted, however, an extensive background is required. Please call Corrine Gangi at (856) 589-4840 or contact her for details.

        • Teens/Adults: Thursday 7:00 – 8:00

 

 Tap-Advanced Adults*

This is an excellent tap class for professional-level dancers, teachers and choreographers. Emphasis will be on advanced-level techniques. Several dance routines will be taught. Each dance will be in a different style, such as Broadway show, contemporary tap, a cappella tap, clogging, Irish step dancing, and others. Students who are accepted into this class will be invited to join our dance companyDancElectric. Some teenagers will be accepted, however, an extensive background is required. Please call Corrine Gangi at (856) 589-4840 or contact her for details.

  • Teens/Adults: Thursday 7:00 – 8:00

 

 Tap and Jazz

These classes combine 30 minutes of tap and 30 minutes of jazz. The tap portion concentrates on timing, rhythm, tap turns and various tap combinations including soft shoe. Jazz will consist of different styles such as theatrical jazz. Students will perform two recital routines: a tap dance and a jazz dance.

        • Ages 6-8: Tuesday 6:00 – 7:00
        • Ages 9-12: Tuesday 7:30 – 8:30
        • Ages Teen: Friday 6:30 – 7:30

 

 Tap and Jazz-Intermediate*

This class is for experienced students and consists of 30 minutes of tap dancing and 30 minutes of jazz. The tap portion of this class will concentrate on advanced tap techniques. Emphasis will be on variations of pullbacks, wings, tap turns and advanced tap combinations. Jazz will include theatrical jazz, hip-hop and funk. Students will perform two recital routines, a tap dance and a jazz dance.

      • Children: Monday 7:00 – 8:00 Intermediate
      • Preteen/Teen: Tuesday 6:00 – 7:30 Intermediate

Classes with an asterisk (*) require an extensive background.