Considered the foundation of all dance forms, ballet is the contrast between strong leg movements and graceful upper body. The technique is based on proper body alignment, placement and posture. Barre and center floor work are combined with choreographic combinations to teach musicality, rhythm, coordination and flexibility.
Contemporary dance uses both the strong, controlled footwork of ballet and modern dance’s emphasis on the torso and employs the contact release, floor work, drop and recovery and improvisation characteristic of modern dance. Unpredictable changes in pace, speed and direction are also used. Dancers use movement to interpret music and express their emotions.
Hip-hop dance is a vibrant dance form that combines a variety of freestyle moves to create a cultural work of art. An exciting, derivative style that incorporates many elements and techniques from most dance styles. The class begins with a center warm-up, progresses through various freestyle exercises and ends with a combination of choreography.
Acro dance is a dance style that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character, its unique choreography, which harmoniously blends dance and acrobatics, and its use of acrobatics in a dance context.