Intermediate & Senior
Intermediate and senior levels are for the more advanced student who is ready to take it to the next level! In these classes, we will on endurance, coordination, rhythm, balance and skill development. For a complete description of classes, including class times and fees, please view our current program guide.
Students must have taken Beginner II Modern. New students must arrange audition. Ages 9-15. Students have a minimum of 3 years of Modern training. 1 hour lesson. Curriculum includes full floor and standing warmup. Multi-level combinations will be explored and traveling patterns with increased difficulty. Opportunities for students to create movement phrases, explore music interpretation and improvisation. Students are encouraged to study ballet.
Students have successfully passed Intermediate Modern II. Ages 12-18. 1 hour lesson. Focal Points of Movement/Technique: Alignment, Balance, Elevation and Landing, Fall and Recover, Weight Shift, Direction Change, Space. Warm Up, Center, Across the Floor, Swings,Various Jumps and Leaps, Improvisation. Discussions: Styles of Modern Dance, Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, Jose Limon, Twyla Tharp, Alvin Ailey. Understanding dance as a way to create and communicate meaning. Sections of the Stage.
Students have successfully passed Intermediate Tap II. Ages 13-18. Professional level curriculum Hoofing and Classical styles learned. Students will learn Pullbacks, Wings and faster rhythm sequences will be taught. Lots of upper body strength with head alignment and arm positioning. Clarity of sounds will be emphasized. Intricate combination steps.
Jr Jazz Hip/Hop
Focal Points of Movement/Technique: Alignment, Articulation of Isolated Body Parts, Balance, Elevation and Landing, Weight Shift, Direction Change, Space. Warm Up, Center, Across the Floor: Plie, Tendue, Degage, Ronde de Jambe, Bettements, Attitude, Single and Double Pirouettes, Port de bras, Body Positions, Various Jumps and Leaps. Discussions to include: Styles of Jazz, Bob Fosse, Anne Reinking, Katherine Dunham, Gus Giordano, Tina Landon. Dance as a fine art vs. dance as a competitive sport. Sections of the Stage.
Lyrical I, II, Jr Lyrical
Lyrical Jazz is a type of dance that relies on a direct relationship between the lyrics of various songs/poems and specific dance movements. This beautiful, flowing, emotive style of jazz a true favorite of all students. Lyrical Jazz gives students the opportunity to learn music interpretation through sustained extensions and expressive emotion. Ballet technique class strongly advised prior to enrolling in Lyrical II or Jr. Lyrical to give a good technical base for this style.