STYLE OF DANCE
STYLE OF DANCE
BELOW ARE THE DANCE CLASSES, DESCRIPTIONS AND MEETING TIMES, FOR THE 2017/2018 SEASON. ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN!
At Dance Classics, we offer dance classes in a variety of styles to fit your interests. Whether you have a future prima ballerina, Broadway bound star, or a bouncy cheerleader on your hands, we have a class that’s right for you. With our extensive expertise in dance education and professional training we’ve developed classes that ignite imaginations and inspire creative expression in our young dancers.
Our Fairy Tale Ballet classes introduce young dancers to traditional ballet fundamentals as well as the fairy tale stories behind the ballet. Add in some whimsy with costumes and props and you have a recipe for fun!
From Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Funky Cheer, our innovative classes will teach and inspire your child to shine.
Watch your child’s discipline, physical fitness, and creative expression flourish and grow with dance classes here at Dance Classics. Don’t forget that dance is great exercise for adults too. Join us for our Adult Tap class or Adult Ballet class and see how fun getting fit can be!
We are conveniently located in Murfreesboro, TN, and offer a variety of dance classes to fit your needs. Below you will find descriptions of each of our classes listed by style. If you have any questions, please contact us.
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- The tuition fees posted below are monthly rates and do not reflect multiple classes or sibling discounts.
- Please check our “policies” page to view multiple class tuition rates.
- Gift certificates are also available if you are purchasing classes as a gift for someone else (contact us for details).
- We have classes for all ages and abilities
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MOMMY & ME
This introductory movement class is for the youngest of dancers and their mommies or caregivers. These classes focus on large motor skills such as jumping, hoping, running, crawling, and marching in a creative and fun environment. Friendly songs and music are used as well as fun child-friendly props.
CREATIVE BALLET MOVEMENT WITH TUMBLING
This is an introductory class for young preschoolers, that focuses on large motor movement, basic ballet skills, and creative movement. Classes develop coordination, musicality, strength, and spatial awareness. Basic tumbling, exercises are taught and will further the development of balance and control. Classes include the use of classical music and children’s songs, simple stories, and fun props to enhance the experience. Use of imagination and creativity are encouraged!
FAIRY TALE BALLET 1 & FAIRY TALE BALLET 2
These classes are filled with dancing, fairy tale stories, costumes, props, creativity, and enchantment. During the first half of class, children learn basic ballet concepts and steps, terminology, and creative expression. The second-half of the class includes a brief story time in which children listen to parts of a classic fairy tale, dress in colorful and creative costumes which have been designed to go along with the story, and learn choreography to re-enact sections of the story to delightful music.
BALLET 1 – 6 AND BALLET TECHNIQUE
Ballet 1 through 3 are technique classes in which students continue to learn the fundamentals of classical ballet. Students will learn a wider ballet vocabulary as well as the concept of turn-out, proper body alignment, and positions of the arms and legs. Grace and musicality are promoted. Ballet 4 and 5 emphasizes the development of movement sequences, use of head and body direction, balance, port de bras (carriage of the arms), turns, allegro (jumps) and leg strength and extension. Ballet 5 and 6 students will also concentrate on pre-pointe and pointe exercises. New students may require an evaluation session to determine proper class placement.
This is a traditional, comprehensive, ballet class for anyone who wants a great workout. No previous dance instruction is necessary although the level of each student is accommodated.
JAZZ / TAP COMBO 1 & JAZZ / TAP COMBO 2
These combo class offered to our dancers give them the opportunity to learn about two different types of dance. Students will split the class between both Jazz and Tap styles of dance.
Jazz 1 & JAZZ 2
Jazz dance is a more contemporary style of dance which combines the basic techniques of ballet with the modern steps of Pop and Broadway. In Jazz 1, an emphasis is placed on style, energy, proper technique, and rhythm. All classes begin with a warm-up, stretching, isolations, and movements across the floor such as turns and jumps. Fun mini-routines are given to help students apply what they have learned. All movement and music is upbeat and age and skill-level appropriate. Jazz 2 includes elements of Jazz 1 but is at an intermediate level where more focus is on flexibility, turns, and jumps as well as traditional jazz movement.
Jazz / Contemporary Competition Team
The recreational competition dance team is designed to give students, who have a passion and LOVE of dance, the opportunity to perform and compete in local and regional dance competitions during the 2017/2018 school year. Dancers will learn choreography and expand their dance skills, self-esteem, poise, self-confidence, and teamwork. All dancers are required to attend a ballet technique class at least once a week and are encouraged to participate in other dance styles as well. All dancers and parent/caregiver are required to attend a team meeting in September of 2017. New student evaluation is required to determine class placement.
Tap classes develop percussive rhythms and syncopations with the feet. Dancers develop musicality, agility, rhythm, and stylized movement. In this intermediate-level class, dancers should have prior training in tap and will need an instructor’s approval.
Tap classes develop percussive rhythms and syncopations with the feet. Dancers develop musicality, agility, rhythm, and stylized movement. Beginners learn basic steps and terminology and as they progress will be taught more difficult combinations of steps and movement.
MINI HOPPERS WITH TUMBLING
Hip Hop dance refers to a street dance style often performed to hip hop and pop music. The Mini Hoppers class is for very young dancers and will include rhythm and coordination exercises. Classes will include a warm-up and stretch, across-the-floor progressions, a mini-routine, as well as beginner tumbling. Vibrant and kid-friendly music is used.
Hip Hop / Jazz Combo & Hip Hop
Hip Hop dance refers to a street dance style often performed to hip hop and pop music. Body isolations and rhythm are explored. Classes will include a warm-up and stretch, across-the-floor progressions, and a mini-routine. Vibrant and kid-friendly music is used. The combination class will include both hip hop and jazz movement.
Funky Cheer 1 & Funky Cheer 2
Funky Cheer is a high-energy class which meshes Cheer and Hip Hop to create a fun spirited class. Students learn movement similar to pom pom and dance teams. The class will concentrate on proper stance, facial expressions, and energetic mini-routines.
Broadway Bound & Theatre Jazz
Broadway Bound combines high-energy Broadway-style dance with acting, staging, mime, and expression to create performers with good stage presence. Students will learn stage direction and character building, as well as learn the stories and music from popular kid-friendly Broadway musicals. Theatre Jazz focuses on dance styles found in musical theatre performances. This class will focus on strong jazz technique with stylized choreography from musicals such as Sweet Charity, Chicago, Cabaret, Fame, and Grease!