Jazz is an exciting and ever evolving dance form full of rhythm, syncopation, passion and life. Steeped in the rhythm of jazz music, a true American art form, jazz dance brings energy and life to all those who dance it. Classes explore body isolations of the head, shoulders, ribcage, feet and arms and encourage individual expression and the development of personal style. Jazz can be powerful and percussive or expressive and lyrical. Ever evolving, jazz dance is taught with the music of today together with the classical jazz of yesterday.
Is truly the foundation for all dance. Ballet teaches self-discipline, poise, strength, and gracefulness. Students are taught all the basic principles of classical ballet. This class concentrates on techniques taught at the ballet barre, center floor, adagio, jumps and turns.
Lyrical is a type of dance form which fuses modern dance, jazz, and ballet.Lyrical dance is often referred to as contemporary dance. It requires excellent technique to perform, as the moves are often difficult and precise. Moreover, the dancer must be well aware of facial expressions, essentially acting, to properly perform a lyrical dance piece.
Hip Hop is growing more and more each year among teens and young adults. It is what you see on MTV today. This style of dance has been around since the 70’s and it gets more popular by the year. Hip Hop dancing enables you to incorporate your own style of movement and expression into your routines. Here at ADC hip hop students will have the opportunity to dance to the newest songs and learn the latest choreography.
Acro/gymnastics is gymnastics with dance incorporated into the routines. Here at ADC our acro program is designed to teach the students proper gymnastic technique along with basic dance movements. At the end of the dance season students in this program will be able to incorporate dance and gymnastics into one routine.
This class is strictly designed to improve student’s technique such as: leaps, turns, correct body positioning, across the floor progressions etc…… In this class students will not be performing a routine at the end of the dance season. Students have no worries about learning a dance routine and having to perform it they can just improve themselves and have fun.
Dance Team Prep
In this class, students will learn the proper skill and technique for high school dance teams. Dance team performs in many styles of dance, commonly used styles are Jazz and Pom. Pom technique has very precise movement with specific body placements. Positioning of the wrist while holding pom poms is an extremely important technique for competitive dance teams.
Leaps and Turns Class
During this class, dancers will focus on the proper body positioning, as well as technique for basic to intermediate level leaps and turns.