Our Dance Class Descriptions:
Tot Class- This is an 8 wk session for 2/3/4 yr olds, and their parents. The class consists of pre-ballet & tap type movements, song/dance, coordination skills, listening/following skills, and lots of fun!!! Parents/guardians stay in the class and may participate. An 8 wk session is held in the fall and then again in the spring. The first four weeks are danced in ballet or soft shoes and second four weeks of the session dancers may wear tap shoes. Any color leotard and tights are acceptable. Dance skirts, tutus are allowed. Move-able clothing such as dance/yoga pants and tank tops are also acceptable.
KinderDance Tap & Ballet: This class is for 4 & 5 yr olds. It is a 45 min class once a week, held Aug/Sept – May. Tap and ballet is done every class. Skills that enhance rhythm, timing, coordination, strengthening, stretching, listening, dance room etiquette, and creativity are all a part of this class.
Primary Ballet & Jazz: This class is for 5/6/7 yr olds. It is also 45 mins and begins to introduce the use of the ballet barre. This class introduces the fundamentals of Jazz and continues the fundamentals of ballet as well as encourage fun, creativity, and self-expression. Jazz dance is a truly American art form, always changing and open to new movement ideas. Jazz dance is a dynamic dance genre. It is hot, cool, sassy, smooth, sharp, big, and delicate. It can be blues, lyrical, or street style
Beg/Int Ballet & Jazz Classes: This class is a combination of ballet & jazz. At this level, longer attention spans are needed and nurtured. Steps and progressions become more in depth, as well as, the strength and abilities of the students. All dance is a wonderful form of exercise stimulating mind and body alike. Combo classes begin at age 7 and may go until age 12.
Level I & Level II Dance Classes: These classes are for students ages 10 & up. Classes may consist of beginner and intermediate students. These classes are longer and more attention is given to each individual dance genre.
Acrobatics: Our acro classes employ many of the same types of inverted skills as gymnastics with a focus on balance, flexibility, and strength. Students learn basic skills such as headstands, handstands, back-bends, bridges, cartwheels, forward and backward rolls and variations through more advanced skills such as aerials, walkovers, and handsprings.
Clogging: The clogging classes consist of a range of styles from traditional to contemporary. A focus is also given to the Southern Appalachian figures and styles. Clogging classes begin at age 4 and continue through teenagers.
Hip Hop: Dimensions’ hip hop classes are fun and high energy, combing street hip hop with hip hop technique. Hip hop moves, combinations and tricks are all taught. Strength, balance, coordination, flexibility, and most of all fun are all a part of our hip hop classes.
Interval/Fitness: The Monday class is a combination of low impact aerobics and weights in 3-5 min intervals, ending with traditional floor exercises. Get your Saturday off to a good start at 9am for a full hour of body sculpting which could include 3 & 5 lb weights, medicine balls, and Swiss exercise balls.
Contemporary: This dance form has no single specific technique as in ballet, but rather intellectual approaches to movement to create specific forms, designs, and ideas with the body. Modern dance was born out of rebellion to express oneself in a way other than through the rigidity of ballet. Today, there are as many styles of modern dance as there are opinions of life. At Dimensions, self-expression, partner work, and improvisation are all incorporated into class. A combination of styles and techniques are used: Bartinieff Fundamentals, Horton, and Graham to name a few.
Musical Theater: These classes are a form of theatrical performance that combines music, dance, acting, singing, and spoken word in order to express a story, content, or ideas.
Just a few of the benefits of any movement oriented class are: limberness, strength, balance, rhythm and timing, coordination, speed, self-confidence and body awareness. Dimensions is very proud to promote a healthy lifestyle for all ages as well as education in the performing arts.