Class Descriptions

Class Descriptions

Acrodance

Acrodance is a kid favorite! This class combines acro/tumbling and dance technique. Students learn the techniques of tumbling and acrobatics while building strength, flexibility and stamina needed to pursue this amazing and challenging art form. Forward and backward rolls, cartwheels, round offs, head and handstands, splits, bridges & back bends, walkovers and variations of all! This is an excellent way for dance students to explore the world of gymnastics, acrobatics and tumbling!

ballet

Ballet is the foundation of dance! Classical ballet technique encourages the development of grace, poise, core strength, and discipline. Technical skills and terminology learned in ballet are the basis for all other dance forms. Ballet classes consist of barre warm-up, center allegro and adagio work, turns, and across the floor combinations including walatz, jumps, and leaps.

combo classes

Combo classes are perfect for the student looking to try several different styles of dance all in one semester!

We offer several variations of combo classes for different age groups.

contemporary/modern

Explore thinking outside the box! Contemporary/Modern is designed for students who want to learn how dancing can create not only a story, but also a feeling, a character, a symbol, a work of art, and an expression as they move through time and space. Contemporary/Modern is a blend of many styles. The class allows the choreographer and dancer freedom to explore their minds and movement through dance.

Dance Basics

Dance Basics is an exciting introduction to the world of dance! Classes incorporate creative movement, rhythmic skills, locomotor skills, music appreciation, and age appropriate ballet technique.

Dance Basics will explore different themes throughout the semester, from Shapes to Colors to Animals to Prince/Princesses to Holiday Themes, just to name a few!

Dance Theater

Do you like to think outside the box? Does the idea of creating fun and unusual dances using unique props, sets or storylines intrigue you?

Dance Theater just might be for you!! Dance Theater is open to all current Dance Tracks students age 11 and up. Students must be enrolled in any weekly technique class at Dance Tracks.

hip hop

Hip Hop is always cool and fun! Show off your funky self and learn the latest moves in this upbeat and popular class! Warm-ups, across the floor moves, and dance combinations will keep you moving and smiling.

Instructors use safe, age appropriate and edited hip hop music and movements for all classes. Hip Hop is a great dance tool for girls involved with Pom dance teams.

jazz

Jazz classes are fast paced and energetic, with focus on classic jazz style and technique. Jazz is great for building a strong dance foundation! Warm-ups, progressions across the floor, turns, jumps, leaps and center combinations are just part of the excitement of a jazz class!

Jazz technique will carry over into other styles of dance, such as Hip Hop, Tap, Modern, and is essential for girls involved with Pom dance teams.

lyrical

Lyrical uses a free-flowing style of Ballet technique, combined with a hint of Jazz and Modern styles. Lyrical dance allows the student to develop a sense of personal style, self-expression, and personality of movement. Lyrical will work on incorporating the use of the music’s lyrics into your dance technique. Ballet experience is helpful, but not required.

Mommy/Parent & Me

Mommy & Me is a class designed for mom and toddler to dance together! Mommys (or daddys, grandmas, grandpas, guardians!) participate and act as their child’s guide to learning creative movement, locomotor skills, rhythmic basics, music appreciation, and age appropriate dance technique. Mommy & Me is a wonderful way to spend quality time with your child!

Pointe & Pre-Pointe

Pointe class is for the serious Ballet student who has the consent from the dance instructor to advance to working on the full point of the foot. This beautiful art form is the natural progression from years of ballet training and study of ballet technique. All new pointe students must start in Pre-Pointe unless prior approval is granted from the Studio Director and Pointe Instructor.

tap

Tap will get the beat in your feet in this upbeat, rhythmical style of dance! Rhythmic skills and concentrated Tap technique will be stressed. Warm-ups, barre work, progressions across the floor, and center combinations will have you dancing like a pro in no time!

SPECIAL DANCES

It's tradition! Every year Dance Tracks gives the opportunity for any student age 11+ to participated in our Special Recital Dances! We plan 1-2 different numbers that rehearse over just 5-6 weeks.

Special Dances are often a crowd favorite! Any interested student 11+ is welcome to join regardless of dance experience.

DT2 - DANCE TEAMS

New for fall 2021 - Dance Tracks Dance Teams will prepare routines with the intent to seek out expanded performance opportunities in the community! Opportunities include parades, competitions, conventions, festivals, retirement communities and more! We are forming teams for dancers age 6 through adult, all different styles.

BALLROOM

Enjoy a night out with that special someone and have fun learning the basics of ballroom dance!

Dance Tracks also offers private lessons and choreographed wedding dances for couples and families.