An introduction to ballet, jazz, tumble and tap in a structured but friendly, music-filled class. A variety of age-appropriate music is used to make this class fun and educational! Students will learn dance terminology, use of barre, warmup exercises, combinations and many routines to music geared for young children. A great class to help young children further develop discipline, motor skills, flexibility, coordination and confidence as well as make new friends.
At CanDance Studios, our ballet program is extremely noted for producing clean technical ballet dancers. We stress proper placement of torso, hips and legs without exceeding anatomical limitations and thus protecting the body from injury. For our beginning students, emphasis is on the coordination of arms and head which begin to develop practical skills, muscular self-control and basic coordination and expression. More advanced ballet students will aim to develop strength and stability in the demonstration of the pirouettes, balance, control, extension, fluidity and in petite and grand allegro. Suppleness and smooth graceful movements are developed in these levels along with the coordination of head, arms, legs and body. For advanced students, the curriculum includes Barre and center floor work, adagio studies, music, ballet history, vocabulary and body conditioning. The ongoing development of performance skills is stressed in all levels of ballet class.
Tap class will provide students with a strong understanding of basic tap foundation, terminology, timing and rhythm. An emphasis will be placed on explanation of terminology, execution of basic steps through more challenging rhythms, precise tap sounds, coordination, syncopation and technical execution.
Jazz class will be a strong understanding of body placement with a emphasis on the explanation of terminology, warm-up, isolations, and center work with strengthening turns, jumps, flexibility, technical execution and combinations.
Hip Hop class is all about attitude, it includes high energy movement with concentration on style, funk, and self expression.
Industry is a combination class with focus on technique and multiple dance styles. It will be a fun creative class where the dancer can learn combinations and auditioning techniques.
Lyrical / Contemporary
Contemporary or Lyrical is a hybrid of ballet, jazz, lyrical and modern dance styles. It is a ballet based technique that allows a greater range of movement than the strict body lines and foot work in traditional ballet class. This class focuses on strengthening the body, increasing flexibility, improving balance, proper placement, body alignment, and fluidity of movement. The class consists of a warm up with stretching, center work, and a full dance routine at the end of the class which is all set to contemporary music. The class will let you express yourself through dance, and often times tell you the story of the music through choreography.
Stretch & Strength
This class is designed to help dancers build a stronger body and core to reduce the risk of injury. It will increase stamina, strength, and flexibility through its various exercises and conditioning techniques.
Acro is not the typical tumbling or gymnastics class. Our experienced acro instructor will guide the class towards increased flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline and concentration. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique, teaching such skills as handstands, chin stands, aerials, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, balance and contortion tricks, all each student's individual level of experience.