BALLET: This class ranges from beginning to advanced, including classes for adults. The class focuses on ballet positions, technique, posture, barre, and floor work. Dancers will learn how to present themselves on stage with classic technique. Ballet is offered for ages 5 and older.
TAP: A class working to build rhythm in dancers with classical tap technique. This class focuses on teaching tap technique, performance, and rhythm and musicality. Tap is offered for ages 5 and older.
JAZZ: An upbeat and fun class that works to build style in dancers through musicality and technique. In jazz class, students work on progressing through turns, kicks, leaps, and performance. Ballet experience is recommended before taking a jazz class, but there are classes for beginners through advanced. Jazz is offered for ages 7 and older.
CONTEMPORARY/LYRICAL: Expressive classes that incorporate ballet and jazz technique to create mature and emotional movement. This class includes focuses on technique, using the music, short combinations, and improvisation. These styles are now offered for ages 7 and older.
MODERN: This is a classical style that uses techniques from Cunningham, Horton, and Graham, among others. Ballet technique is imperative to modern dance. Lines are crucial to these stylistic movements. Classes are available to beginners who are 12+, advanced dancers, and adults.
STRETCH & LEAP/STRENGTH & TURN (SL/ST): These classes teach students how to stretch properly to improve flexibility, strengthen the body, and focus on the core. Goals are to improve and perfect turns and leaps, as well as to gain control of the body. Students must have two years of dance experience for Level 1 and four years of dance experience for Level 2.
HIP-HOP: A popular style that is funky and upbeat. Hip-Hop changes with the social times but continues on with a technical base. Dancers learn different elements like isolations and popping. An important piece of learning this style is already having an established dance technique, so at least one year of jazz is recommended before taking. Hip-Hop is offered for ages 7 and older.
IRISH: A fun, unique opportunity to learn traditional Irish technique. Level 1 (ages 9-13 year) and Level 2 (ages 14+) are offered. Students must have at least 1 year of experience in ballet or jazz.
TWINKLE TOES: A 30-minute class for ages 2-3. This is a pre-Creative Movement class where students will learn basic ballet positions and coordination while developing their imagination and motor skills. This class does NOT perform in any recitals. **Twinkle Movement: A combination between Twinkle Toes and Creative Movement decided to suit the needs of the students best determined by the instructor depending on enrollment
CREATIVE MOVEMENT: A 45-minute class for ages 3-5 in which students learn basic ballet positions and movements. Dancers work on coordination, memory, and following directions in a classroom setting. This class gets to perform at the Holiday Concert and the annual Spring Recital.
KINDERDANCE I: A 60-minute class consisting of 30 minutes of ballet followed by 30 minutes of tap. This class is for age four with 1 year of Creative Movement and for new students ages five to six. This class performs in both the Holiday Concert and the annual Spring Recital.
KINDERDANCE II: Similar to Kinderdance 1, but at a faster pace and higher skill level. This class is for dancers ages 5-6 who have had at least one whole year of Kinderdance 1.
ABS/CORE (Teens/Adults):This class is the perfect quick 30 minutes to get your abs toned and keep those beach bodies looking good all summer. Sole focus on your core section with modifications available for any level.
CARDIO JAZZ (Teens/Adults): This fun, full body cardio class will get your heart pumping with high intensity dance-based steps motivating you through fast-paced and upbeat moves and music followed by cool down and stretching. Offered for ages 15 and older.
Dancearts of Columbia 110 N 10th St. Suite 3 Columbia, MO 65201 573 - 875 - 1569