DANCE CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

This class will focus on gross motor skill development and coordination through movement to music.  The curriculum will be ballet and tap based (alternating formats each week).  Girls are required to wear any color leotard and tights with pink ballet slippers and black tap shoes. Boys may wear black jazz pants or shorts with a white t-shirt or tank and black leather ballet slippers and black tap shoes. Ballet skirts are optional.  Hair should be neatly secured away from the face. 

The curriculum will be ballet and tap based (alternating formats each week). This class will incorporate more formal ballet and tap, including barre work. We will also use fun images and games to learn the different motor skills needed for further classical ballet and tap study. Students are required to wear a pink leotard, pink tights, pink leather ballet slippers and black tap shoes. A pink ballet skirt is optional. Hair should be tied back in a bun or away from face if hair is short. 

This class will incorporate more formal ballet, including barre work.  We will also use fun images and games to learn the different motor skills needed for further classical ballet study.  Students are required to wear a pink leotard, pink tights, and pink leather ballet slippers.  A pink ballet skirt is optional.  Hair should be neatly tied back in a bun or away from face if hair is short. 

This class will be given in classical ballet format. The students will learn the classical ballet barre, as well as beginning center work.  The center work will focus on port de bras (arm positions), balances, basic turns, and jumps.  Students are required to wear a light blue leotard (any style), pink tights, and pink leather ballet slippers.  A ballet skirt can be worn on the last class of every month.  Hair should be neatly tied back in a bun or away from face if hair is short. 

Prerequisite-Level I or at least 1 year ballet experience.  Class will be taught in classical ballet format (see Level I description).   The use of the head and arms at the barre will be introduced in this class, in addition to more complicated combinations and floor patterns in the center.  Students are required to wear a burgundy leotard, pink tights, and pink leather ballet slippers. A ballet skirt can be worn on the last class of every month.  Hair should be neatly tied back in a bun or away from face if hair is short. 

By audition only. Level III students are required to wear navy blue leotards.  Level IV students are required to wear black leotards. Level V are required to royal blue leotards. 

Have you ever wanted to try ballet and never had the chance when you were younger?  Or maybe you’ve had some ballet in the past and want to brush up on basic technique.  This class is for you!  A fun, inspiring, beginning ballet class geared for teens and adults.  Basic ballet barre technique and center work will be covered in this class. Come ready to learn!  Students should wear either leotard and tights (any color), or tight-fitting workout clothes, as well as leather or canvas ballet shoes (any color). 

Jazz technique is an American born art form that highlights strength and flexibility in isolations, transitions, and presentation quality throughout warm up, skill building and choreography. Jazz dance combines the precision of ballet, with the excitement of pop culture, the grounding of African dance and the syncopation of jazz music. Dancers who train in jazz technique are able to pick up choreography in all forms of dance quickly, change choreographic styles with ease and increase their confidence and self esteem.

Jazz I, II, & III will focus on positions of legs, arms and body as well as a culminate progression of skills including kicks, turns and jumps/leaps. Students are required to wear a leotard, tights or jazz pants, and jazz shoes. 

Lyrical/Acro technique uses the strength and line of ballet and combines it with the swing and power of jazz technique to train dancers in performance expression, versatility in technique and  fluidity in movement. Dancers who are fluid in lyrical dance have greater ability to show emotion and story line through the choreography. Acrobatics will also be taught as related to dance.   It is recommended  that you have at least one year of ballet technique.Students should wear a leotard, tights or jazz pants, and leather ballet shoes or foot undies. 

This class teaches rhythm, musicality, coordination, and age-appropriate hip hop choreography without suggestive music/movements. Hip Hop 1 is upbeat and great for kids who like to move. Students should wear loose, comfortable clothing, and non-marking sneakers. 

This is the perfect class for those who are looking for advanced and more difficult choreography.  Tailored for those currently on a high school dance team or aspiring to be on one, this class teaches rhythm, isolations, attitude, and stage presence, while learning various styles of Hip Hop.  

These beginner and intermediate level classes will explore coordination, rhythm, basic tap steps, combinations and terminology.  Students are required to wear any color leotard and tights or black jazz pants with fitted white or black t-shirt and black tap shoes.Hair should be neatly secured away from the face.  

Students will learn the art of composing dances and planning and arranging the movements, steps, and patterns of dancers. They will focus on using proper musicality, as well as story-telling through the medium of dance. Requirements: Must be in Lyrical 3 and/or Ballet 3 or higher.

Contemporary is a combination of ballet technique with the fluidity of lyrical, Jazz and floor work. In this class we will work on basic techniques while incorporating the use of emotion through facial expressions and story-telling with a different combination learned every week.

This is perfect for the dancer who wants to give back to the community and perform on a regular basis. Performance Team members will have the opportunity to perform approximately once a month from September-December at local community events. They will have the opportunity to compete in one dance competition in January. Not only is this the perfect program for the dancer that is wanting a little more, but it also gives them a chance to give back to the community. Requirements to be on the team: Ages 6+ and must be taking at least one ADDITIONAL dance class on a weekly basis other than Performance Team rehearsal. Let us know if you are interested!

EDAs competition teams consist of 2 teams, Juniors and Seniors. Our teams kick off with our Summer Dance Intensive in August after which students are placed on their respective team. Practices start the first week in September and run through June.
The teams will compete once a month at various places throughout the competition season in the months of January, February, March, April, and May. Here they have the opportunity to get feedback from outside choreographers and dance teachers. They also learn team building skills, as well as multiple dances while having a lot of fun! This is a great opportunity for the dancer who wants to push themselves a little further. Requirements for Competition Teams: Ballet 3 level or higher, must also take Lyrical/Acro and one other dance genre (Junior Team), or 2 other dance genres (Senior Team).