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Class Descriptions

Acrobatics

Focused floor tumbling, stretch and strength, acrobatics includes work on progressions from basic rolls, cartwheels, back bends, and handstands.  These skills are a prerequisite to Partner Acrobatics.

Ballet

Learn the fundamentals of classical ballet. Class will focus on basic ballet technique, proper body alignment, French terminology and musicality. Students will focus on both barre and center work. The intricacy and extent of training will depend on the student’s level.

ChoreoLab

ChoreoLab is the opportunity to learn choreographic tools to create engaging dances.  For 2021-22 school year, students will have the opportunity to create a solo on themselves and a small group dance for either an outdoor festival or the Wizard of Oz.  Students need to be age 15+ and have taken at least 1 year in dance and/or circus arts.

Contemporary Dance

 This dance class allows students to explore and understand how their own bodies move while gaining an understanding of contemporary vocabulary and how it is similar, yet different, then classical ballet. Students will develop body control as well as freedom of movement.

Contemporary Hip-Hop Fusion

This class focuses on a warm-up of the body followed by learning various repertoire combinations that fuse together choreographic elements of both hip-hop and contemporary dance forms.

Deep Stretch

Stretching and flexibility are a key part of training and of a circus or dance performers  work. Taking students through the proper techniques of full body stretching, they experience and learn ways to push their bodies and minds in a healthy and productive way. This class goes beyond normal stretching allowing for growth and for students to test their bodies limits.

Hand Balancing

Learn and develop the muscles used for inverted balancing. This class will train students on proper alignment and technique during handstands and other balances. The class will also teach proper warm-up and cool-down for shoulder stretching and strengthening. Students will perform exercises both on the floor and on hand balancing canes.

Jazz Dance

Typically seen on Broadway musicals or upbeat music performances, Jazz is a fun and energetic dance genre about showing some style. Students warm up with cardio, strength training, and stretching. Students will learn proper Jazz alignment  as well as sequences of dance steps danced to music. Jazz shoes are optional; socks or bare feet acceptable.

Lyra

Known as a steel hoop suspended in the air, the Lyra is a circular apparatus that is typically seen spinning or swinging. This class will cater directly to the aerial level of the students within the class. Students will engage in proper warm-up and stretch before training in Lyra conditioning and skills. Skills will be taught based on the skills level of students currently in the class.

Rope

Rope, also called Corde Lisse, comes in several styles (braided, twisted, and covered webs). In this class you will learn to climb, invert, and move through poses to create sequences. As you build strength on the apparatus you will learn harder sequences, drops, and how to harness momentum to create excitement in the air.

Silks

This class will cater directly to the aerial level of the students within the class. Students will engage in proper warm-up and stretch before training either on a sling or silk apparatus. Instructors will teach skills and exercises based on current skill level.