Individual acrobatics such as walkovers and basic handbalancing exercises.
Aerial Hoop / 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 skills level of students currently in the class.
Aerial Rope
Also known as Corde Lisse, this apparatus combines drops, holds, and swings on a single rope hanging from the ceiling. Closely related to aerial silks, this class will teach the basics of proper warm up, aerial conditioning, and skills involving aerial rope.
Aerial 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.
Aerial Straps
Aerial Straps are two nylon flat pieces of fabric suspended from a point above. This apparatus requires a great deal of shoulder strength, flexibility and abdominal strength to execute skills on this apparatus.
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.
Learn choreographic techniques and practice using them to create dances/acts.
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.
Deep Stretch
Deep Stretch takes you through full-body, intense stretching. The class starts with a proper, more involved warm up to better prep the body for deeper stretching than normal. Exercises and stretches can be modified for different ability levels. This class also focuses on balance, strength, technique, and endurance.
Duo Trapeze
Partners support each other in the air on a trapeze. Individual aerial experience is required.
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.
Partner Acrobatics
This class will train students on the proper conditioning, alignment, and strength needed for acrobatic movement such as tumbling, balancing, or partnering. Students will engage in proper warm-up and strength training before learning various skills pertaining to acrobatic level.
Tap is an original American dance style that combines music and dance traditions from West Africa and the British Isles. Classes focus on technique and musicality and are supplemented by a wide variety of musical genres. Tap shoes required.
Comprised of a steel bar with two rope attachments on either side, the trapeze will have you spinning, swinging, and flying! Unlike the circus flying trapeze, however, aerial dance trapeze uses movements such as balances, contortions, drops, and swings. Introductory students learn similar skills to that of an aerial sling.
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9315-E Monroe Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28270

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