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Classes Offered at Elite Academy of Dance & Performing Arts

CREATIVE MOVEMENT – (17 mth to 3 yr.)
A Parent/Caregiver must participate with their child. This 30 minute creative movement class is designed to facilitate the development of fine and gross motor skills, coordination, balance, social interaction and listening skills through music, dance, basic gymnastics and movement activities. Various props such as hula-hoops, scarves, balls, mats, tunnels, and parachutes will be used during the class. Classes offered in the mornings or early afternoon only.

TODDLER TIME/BABY BALLERINAS – (2 ½ yr. to 3 ½ yr.)
Classes will be 40-45 minutes long and use a developmental approach for the young dancer designed to provide a strong foundation in movement which is essential for subsequent dance instruction. Basic ballet and tap movements and terminology are introduced in a fun, creative and nurturing manner. The development of gross motor skills, listening skills, musicality and movement through space and levels will be explored. Dancer must be able to participate without a parent/guardian.

PRE-SCHOOL DANCE/TUTU CUTE – (3 ½ yr. to 4 ½ yr.)
Each 40-45 minute class will introduce the basics of tap and ballet. In addition to learning dance terminology, this class develops creativity, coordination and self-esteem through dance activities and improvisation. The Ballet portion of class consists of warm-ups, locomotor movements, body positioning and basic ballet dance steps & technique. The tap portion of the class will focus on balance, musicality, rhythmic exercises and clarity of sound.

BALLET/TAP/TUMBLE - (3 ½ yr. to 5 ½ yr.)
Each 40-45 minute class will introduce the basics of ballet, tap and beginning tumbling. This class is designed to facilitate the development of fine and gross motor skills, coordination, balance, self-esteem, social interaction and listening skills through music, dance, basic gymnastics and group activities. The Ballet portion of class consists of warm-ups, locomotor movements, and basic ballet dance steps and body positioning. The tap portion of the class will focus on balance, musicality, rhythmic exercises and clarity of sound. In the tumbling portion of the class, the student will work on rolls, bridges, handstands & cartwheels.

SONG & DANCE - (4yr. – 9 yr.)
This 45 minute class is an Introduction to Musical Theater singing and dancing. This class is an excellent choice to encourage students to build self-confidence & develop creativity, coordination and self-esteem through dance activities and improvisation.

TINY DANCER K – (4.5 yr. to 6 yr.)
In this 45 minute class students learn two classic styles of dance beginning with work on the fundamentals that allow the young dancer to progress in the grace of ballet and the fun rhythm of tap. These age-appropriate classes will focus on proper body position, terminology and combinations to help prepare dancers for the next level of dance.

TINY DANCER I – (Kindergarten – 1st Grade)
Each one-hour class consists of warm-ups and basic ballet dance steps, with a focus on proper body position (posture), technique and discipline which allows the young dancer to progress in the grace of ballet and the rhythm and sounds of tap. Classes will focus on terminology and progressive combinations to help them advance to the next level.

TINY DANCER II – (K – 2nd Grade)
This Ballet/Tap/Jazz class is offered for the 6 - 8 year old with at least one year of previous dance experience. The Dancer will focus on the correct ballet positions, technique, barre and center work, along with jazz fundamentals, and tap. The class meets for one hour. Instructor permission or recommendation is required.

LEVEL I, II, III COMBO CLASSES
In the Combo classes, dancers will have the opportunity to participate in Tap, Jazz, Ballet and, for the more advanced dancer Lyrical/Modern. The beginner Dancer will focus on the correct ballet positions, technique, barre and center work, along with jazz fundamentals, and tap. More advanced, steps, combinations, leaps & turns will be taught in the more advanced level classes. Dancers have the option to choose to participate in any one or all of the dance form(s). Instructor permission or recommendation is required for Level III-IV.

ACRO DANCE
This acrobatic style class teaches stretching, strength, flexibility, agility & floor gymnastics. Beginning classes will progress from rolls, bridges, handstands and cartwheels to advanced tumbling, including aerial work. Students work on their individual level.

HIP-HOP
A funky, upbeat, fast -paced form of street dancing that combines cutting edge moves with age appropriate choreography and music! It takes on many forms and is continually changing.

PREBALLET & BALLET I – (4 yrs -6 yrs.)
Each weekly class introduces ballet steps, dance vocabulary and technique using imagery and creative movement. In addition to learning dance terminology and the basic positions, this class develops creativity, coordination and self-esteem through dance activities and stories.

BALLET INTENSIVE (Levels II – IV)
These classes are open to any student ages 7 and older and will focus on proper foot, leg, arm, hand, head and body position and placement. Classes will consist of a ballet and modern warm-up, modern dance body isolations, floor work, barre and center work. Students will learn dance vocabulary, body alignment and progressive dance combinations with a strong emphasis on ballet technique. These classes follow a Classical Ballet format.

TECHNIQUE CLASSES (Ballet & Jazz)
Technique classes are open to any student ages 6 and older and will focus on proper foot, leg, arm, hand, head and body position and placement. Students will strive to perfect leaps, turns, kicks, jumps and progressive combinations with a strong emphasis on both jazz and ballet technique.

COMPETITION/PERFORMANCE CLASSES/ELITE ACADEMY DANCE COMPANY
These classes offer the more serious dancer performance and competition opportunities. Dancers will learn choreographed pieces in Lyrical, Contemporary/Modern, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, etc. and perform at Competitions during the year. Jennifer will be glad to provide information and requirements for anyone interested in being on a Dance Team.

Please Note: Our Drama & Musical Theater classes are not offered every Semester. Please watch the Schedules for availability.

DRAMA
An introduction to basic techniques of performing, including improvisation, character study, and monologue work. The class will encourage students to grow creatively and expand their imaginations.

MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE
Students will learn Broadway style choreography based on their skill and age level.

MUSICAL THEATRE
Performers of all abilities are encouraged to develop self-confidence for acting, singing and dancing in a positive and supportive environment. This fun, challenging and engaging class focuses on character development, vocal technique, presentation and dance skills that will culminate in a mini Musical Theater production at the end of the semester.

 

 
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