Youth Dance Classes, Fall 2018

All classes begin the week of Sept 10th and conclude with a showcase for friends and family on Friday, Nov 2nd at 5:30 pm
$150 for general public; $75 for current Center Players
8 week session

ners to get a solid and fun introduction to dance.

JAZZ

A rhythmic and upbeat genre of dance, Jazz is a technique-based style with a strong ballet background. There are many types of jazz ranging from: Broadway Jazz, Modern Jazz, African Jazz and more. Jazz Dance develops isolation movements of specific body parts while incorporating different qualities of movement into choreographed sequences. As a dance form, it has an exciting, vibrant, and dynamic quality that makes it popular among all students. Jazz dance is used for entertainment in theater, movies and music videos. Jazz is also important for students interested in musical theater. Instructor: Quinn Wolff

Beginning Jazz (ages 5-13)
Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm
A high energy class set to popular music that focuses on rhythm, isolations and style. Students will develop a foundation of basic jazz technique including jumps, pirouettes, across the floor progressions and stylized movement. This class will include a full warm up, across the floor progressions and center combination focusing on quality of movement and expression.

Advanced Jazz (ages 12+)
Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm
Designed for the intermediate/advanced level dancer,  this class will include a full warm up, across the floor progressions, improvisation and a center combo. Great focus will be put into musicality, quality of movement and expression.

 

MODERN

Based on natural, expressive, and sequential movements, Modern Dance celebrates individuality. Students are encouraged to express a broad range of emotions through various qualities of movement. Improvisation, creative movement, interpretation of music, and basic technique are all incorporated into this style.

Beginning Modern (ages 5-13)
Fridays, 4:30-5:30pm
Designed for the more creative spirit, this class will teach the fundamental concepts of space, time and energy through the practices of modern dance technique. Students will explore weight and suspension, fall and recover, strength and release.

Advanced Modern (ages 12+)
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
Designed for the intermediate/advanced level dancer, this class will reinforce the fundamental concepts of space, time and energy through the practices of modern dance technique. This class will include advanced work on spacial and body awareness, use of body weight, floor work, leaps, turns, efficiency of muscle usage, and safe body alignment.

HIP HOP

DROP-IN CLASS ($10/SESSION FRIDAYS, 5:30-6:30 BEGINS SEPT ?? )
Whether you’re looking to pick up a few moves, get some exercise, meet new people, or just have a lot of fun, this high-energy class is here for you! Hip Hop infuses the latest styles of streetdancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Warm up with freestyling, stretching, and conditioning then move into choreography set to a variety of music and hip hop styles. Students are encouraged to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements. We promise to challenge even the most seasoned vets while still allowing beginners to get a solid and fun introduction to dance.