Enrichment Classes

All students must take at least one ballet class as a prerequisite for Jazz, Modern or Contemporary.

 

Beginning Modern (Primary B-Ballet 1)     

An introduction to basic modern technique and movement vocabulary. 

Modern 2 (Ballet 2-4)

Introduction to the Horton modern dance technique.

Modern 3 (Ballet 5-6)                 

Lester Horton modern dance technique. The technique emphasizes a whole body, anatomical approach to dance that includes flexibility, strength, and coordination.  Classes are structured with instruction on body and spatial awareness to enable unrestricted, dramatic freedom of expression.

Jazz (Ballet 2-4)              

Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations.

Contemporary (Ballet 5-6)

Contemporary dance tends to utilize both the strong and controlled legwork of ballet and modern dance's stress on the torso, and also employs contact-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation characteristic of modern dance. Unpredictable changes in rhythm, speed, and direction are also often used.

Teen Conditioning: (Ages 13+)

Exercises are drawn from Pilates and are aimed at developing strong core strength, and increasing range of motion and extension throughout the body.

 

Enrichment Class Dress Code

Modern/Contemporary & Conditioning: Solid color leotard for girls, (no camisoles), fitted T-shirt for boys (no logos), bike shorts, leggings, bare feet for all.

Tap: Solid color leotard for girls, (no camisoles), fitted T-shirt for boys (no logos), black jazz pants, black tap shoes for all.

Jazz: Solid color leotard for girls, (no camisoles), fitted T-shirt for boys (no logos), black jazz pants, black jazz shoes for all.