Class Descriptions


IMG_4193-1 - Portrait 8 x 10Dance Babe

Dance Babe classes are designed for the beginning dancer and explores the basics of ballet, jazz, tap and basic tumbling, plus creative movement, gross motor skills, spacial awareness and musicality. Our Dance Baby classes are fun and provide the basics needed to enter into our Level I classes and special programs.

Dance Babe I is for ages 3-5 yrs

Dance Babe II is for ages 4-6 years

Intro Classes

Our Intro classes are for ages 5-7 and allow dancers to have an introduction to a variety of dance styles. These classes are designed to provide the basics for dancers to prepare them for our Level I classes.

Mommy & Me

This one hour creative movement and music based, parent-assisted class will teach your child how to use their imagination, follow directions, make new friends, and be introduced to basic ballet technique with the comfort of knowing their parent is by their side. Appropriate for mom AND/OR dad! For ages 1.5-2.5

Teen/Adult Classes

Emotions Dance Studio encourages dancers of all ages and abilities to dance. We offer beginning level teen and adult classes for ages 12+ in a variety of dance disciplines such as Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Hip Hop. We also offer adult (18+) fitness classes in Yoga, Barre, Zumba and more.

We also offer more advanced adult level classes for non beginners.

 

*All of the classes below require dancers to take a placement class to determine which class best suits their abilities and goals. At Emotions Dance Studio, our classes are not based on age necessarily, but ability level and goals for dancing. Some dancers may be in multiple levels if ability varies, and will need to take placement classes for all of their selected classes. This way, Emotions Dance Studio tailors its instruction to each dancers abilities and goals, creating a customizable experience.

IMG_4310-1 Portrait 10 x 8*Ballet/Pointe

Ballet is the foundation of all dance and at Emotions Dance Studio, the backbone of all other dance disciplines. Ballet focuses on correct technique, body placement, alignment and control.

Once dancers have established proper strength, alignment and control, they can be ready for pointe work (instructor recommendation only).

*Jazz

Jazz dance has many different styles and dancers will be exposed to all of these while learning footwork, leaps, turns, and proper technique.

*Tap

Tap dancing began in 1928 and uses metal plates to create sounds on the floor. Dancers will learn the basics of rhythm, footwork, and proper technique.

IMG_4379-1 Portrait 10 x 8*Modern

Modern dance centers on a dancer’s own interpretations instead of structured steps–and combines fundamentals of ballet, jazz and more contemporary styles including improvisational movement. Dancers will learn the fundamentals of such pioneers as Martha Graham, Lester Horton, and Merce Cunningham, plus more contemporary forms of Modern Dance.

Acro

Acro is acrobatics but with a dance focus. Dancers will learn flexibility, balance, and proper execution of handstands, cartwheels, ariels, handsprings, and more.

*Contemporary

Contemporary dance combine aspects of ballet, jazz, modern and improvisational movement to tell a story. Contemporary Dance also incorporates turns, jumps, and footwork that are significant to this era of dance.

*Hip Hop

Students will learn a variety of styles including breaking, popping, locking, krumping, and more modern styles hip hop.

Specialty

Our Specialty classes are designed for our pre-professional students and focus on Dance History, elements of Improv, Choreography practice etc. (You must be enrolled in our Pre-Professional Program/ EDC II in order to take Specialty classes)

Private Lessons

Private lessons can be scheduled for ages 5+. The cost for private lessons is $100 per hour and must be paid in advance at the front desk. There are no refunds unless 48 hours notice is given. No shows will be charged the full amount for the private lesson. Private lessons can be scheduled in hour or half hour increments and can be focused on dancer ability and goals.