CLASS DESCRIPTIONS Creative Movement is for dancers ages 3 to 4 years old. This class is an introduction to dance and designed to spark the child’s nature creativity and joy for movement. This class includes a playful warm up to explore each body part, build flexibility, strength, coordination, confidence, and creative exploration to develop the capacity for personal expression. (1 class per week recommended)
Pre-Primary is for children ages 5-7 years old. Building upon the skills and vocabulary of the previous level, this class focuses on spatial awareness, musicality, rhythm, developing movement skills in space. (1 class per week recommended)
Ballet Level I (Beginning) is for children 8 years old and older. Building upon the skills and vocabulary of the previous level, this class introduces the fundamentals of ballet, barre exercises correct alignment, posture, movements in space and the etiquette (2 classes per week recommended)
Ballet Level II (Advanced Beginning) is designed for children ages 9 years old and older. Building upon the skills and vocabulary of the previous level, this class continues the study of ballet technique, vocabulary, and movement. Attention is paid to correct use of turnout, core strength, and posture. Ballet vocabulary is expanded and theory of movement is introduced. (2 ballet classes per week recommended)
Ballet Level III (Beginning/Intermediate) is designed for children 10 years old and older. Building upon the skills and vocabulary of the previous level, this class expands the ballet vocabulary with refined use of the head and arms, and more complex patterns of movement at the barre, in the center, and across the floor. (2-3 ballet classes per week recommended)
Ballet Level IV (Intermediate) is designed for dancers ages 11 years old and older and continues the established progression, with a focus on building strength and coordination, the use of more complex movement sequences, increased repetition and speed. Pointe work is introduced. Dancers in Ballet IV may audition for the Spector Dance Youth Company. (We recommend that dancers in Ballet IV take 3 ballet classes and 2 pointe classes each week, and we encourage dancers to take classes in other movement styles.)
Pointe (Beginning) introduces the basic concepts of pointe work at the barre, in the center, and across the floor. Students must be at least 11 years old and have permission from the teacher to enroll.
Ballet Level V/VI (Intermediate/Advanced) is designed for dancers ages 12 years old and older and is a rigorous class that offers increased technical and expressive challenges. This class assumes that dancers have a high level of commitment and motivation. Pointe work is encouraged. (We recommend dancers take 3-5 ballet classes and 2-3 pointe classes per week. We encourage dancers to take classes in other movement styles.)
Pointe (Intermediate/Level Two) is a progression of pointe work at the barre, in the center, and across the floor with an introduction to classical variations.
Adult Ballet (Beginning/Intermediate) is designed for dancers of all ages to enhance general health and well-being through ballet. This class explores the fundamentals of ballet, strength, flexibility, and coordination. This class is a wonderful place to learn, explore, and to enjoy a community of others who love to dance.
Musical Theater I and II are high-energy classes in which students learn dance pieces choreographed to songs from noted musicals. The class combines music, singing, spoken dialogue, and dance.
Jazz is a high-energy class, with a focus on technique, conditioning and core strength, isolations, execution of skills such as footwork, leaps, turns and extensions, and a variety of stylized progressions and center choreography.
Contemporary is a high-energy class that combines the styles and techniques of ballet, modern, and jazz through explorative movement, shapes and musicality. This class also provides opportunities to experiment through improvisation and individual interpretations of choreography and music.
Hip Hop is a high-energy and power-packed class, designed to challenge each student regardless of his or her experience level. The material taught in this class is similar to what is seen in music videos and is presented step by step.
Modern -Horton Technique is a style of dance that develops the body as an instrument of movement and improves the dancer's physical limitations.The technique was created by Lester Horton and is known to fortify, stretch, and strengthen the human body. Created in the 1930's and 1940's (and redefined in the 1950's). The technique is based upon corrective exercises and created with a knowledge of human anatomy. The goal of the technique is to utilize the widest possible range of motion with an emphasis on large, full movements done to musical phrases of varying lengths and dynamics.
Yoga includes fundamental concepts of body and breath awareness, meditation, pranayama, postural alignment, strength, and flow.
Zumba is a total workout for all ages that combines low-intensity and high intensity moves from all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, and flexibility.
American Tribal Style Belly Dance (ATS) is a modern style of belly dance created by FatChanceBellyDance director, Carolena Nericcio-Bohlman. The primary defining characteristic of American Tribal Style Belly Dance is group improvisation, based on cues from the lead dancer.
Choreography Workshop introduces the craft of choreography. Students explore improvisation, choreographic tools, reading assignments, journal writing, and the creation of a solo or group work. This class gives dancers an opportunity to explore their personal form of expression through dance.