-Ages 2 ½ -4 (must be potty
The primary goal
is to foster creativity, freedom and expression in movement, and a love for
dance. The creative component is quite
large. Several fun or special activities
happen in each class. For example, a
welcoming circle dance is used to bring the kids together for the first time
each week. We use exercises that work
the large motors skills while building our coordination using ribbons, wands,
floor spots and bean bags. Basic tumbling skills will also be introduced. Each week we
build on vocabulary basics for both ballet and tap.
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
Class covers basic movements found in
all dance forms. The class includes
concepts that are found in an older child’s dance class. Memorizing the basic forms of ballet and tap
and creating a basis for developing a larger technique level. Basic tumbling skills will also be introduced and expanded through out the dance season. The concepts will prepare the students for
the 2 grade year when they graduate to Ballet, Tap and Jazz.
What is the difference between Jazz and
Jazz style of dance is what is seen in
many Broadway type shows such as “Cats”.
It is a more structured, stage style of dance. Hip Hop is a fast, high energy type of dance
seen in music videos and commercials.
seen in shows such as Justin Timberlake,
Janet Jackson and Usher would be typical examples
of Hip Hop. Hip Hop is one of the most popular classes in
the school. Students will learn break
dancing, pop, funk and the necessary
elements of jazz which are crucial to success in hip hop, but also get to learn
hip hop moves which require the coordination and balance learned from
2nd - 6th Grade
Students will continue to learn the
vocabulary and the skills needed to progress in ballet and tap. Jazz is introduced and the basic skills are
taught to continue the wide range of knowledge yet to be learned in ballet and
tap. Floor gymnastic skills are introduced and explored based on the level of the class.
Pre-Teen/Teen - Grade 6-12 (Lyrical/Tap/Jazz)
In this age level Lyrical is introduced
and is worked off the knowledge learned from ballet. They will not only learn a new form of dance,
but they will be able to excel in their knowledge of Jazz and Tap.
1001 261st Ave NE, Isanti
West off Hwy.65 on co. rd. 56, 1/2 mile down from Erickson Farmstead and next to Athens Twp./ Mann Field.
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