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Dance Classes

Universal Dance Studios

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Ballet Class

Ballet Classes

Baby Ballet (3-4 years old)

This is an introduction to ballet incorporating basic terminology with the positions of the feet, hands and body.

Pre-Ballet (5 -7 year olds)

This class will follow an actual format of an actual ballet class to include basic barre exercise and center practice. Children will also demonstrate skills and combinations traveling across the floor.

Ballet Levels (I –IV)

The foundation of all dance forms. Body placement, flexibility, balance, alignment, strength and technique are achieved through barre and center floor work.

Level I (6-8 years old)

Physical discipline, general body awareness, and control coordinating with elementary technique and terminology.

Level II (9-12 years old)

Understanding the relationship between music, rhythm and controlled movement with proper ballet technique.

Level III (teen)

New and more complex material will be taught at an accelerated pace. Student will begin to learn basic ballet history and develop a knowledge and great appreciation of the great ballets, classical music and famous dancers.

Level IV (advanced)

An advanced class combining skills from previous level classes and correlating steps to lengthy and complex combinations with correct technique, extensive terminology and knowledge of the art of ballet itself.

Jazz Class

Jazz Classes

Pre-Jazz (4 – 5 years old)

This is an energetic class that will include stretching and cardiovascular warm up along with basic body isolations and coordination exercises using upbeat and popular music.

Basic Jazz (6 – 8 years old)

Basic combinations of rhythmic, percussive movements of traditional jazz style. Increase flexibility, turns, leaps, and all aspects of Jazz Technique.

Jazz (I-III)

We challenge our students with many different forms of jazz, all high energy, but with different styles some traditional, some more contemporary. These classes are popular with all ages and provide an added benefit of cardiovascular exercise due to the high level of energy exerted. Jazz class is a fun and fast paced mixture of various techniques and is great for an all-around workout!

Hip-Hop Class

Hip Hop Classes

Basic Hip-Hop (4-6 years old)

We introduce high energy movement, rhythm, balance and coordination, all to fun and current music! Students love learning cool new moves to show off at parties or for their friends and family. Students increase strength, endurance, and get a great cardio workout, without even realizing.

Hip Hop (Level I)

Students begin to explore their own personal style and swagger. Continue to increase strength through conditioning, and cardio fitness, and begin learning more difficult choreography, which challenges not only the body, but also their minds.

Hip-Hop (Level II)

Advanced students will learn tricks, illusions, free-style, and some acrobatic work. Also, encouraged to choreograph some unique movement.

Hip-Hop (Level III)

Focus on isolations, body control, musicality, rhythm, quality of movement, and begin to explore their own personal style and swagger. Increase strength through conditioning, and cardio fitness. Students are taught at a fast pace and choreography becomes more advanced combining all different styles of hip-hop.

Tap Dance Class

Tap Classes

Basic Tap (5-7 years old)

Basic combinations of rhythmic, percussive movements. This is a wonderful way to expand energy and learn to dance at the same time.

Tap (Levels I – IV)

Rhythm patterns for the feet including, standard time steps, percussive styles and rhythms through the more complicated steps of the Tap repertoire.

Acrobatic Dance Class

Acrobatic “Acro” Dance Class

Acro dance is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character, its unique choreography, which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics, and its use of acrobatics in a dance context. It is a popular dance style in amateur competitive dance as well as in professional dance theater and contemporary circus productions such as those by Cirque du Soleil. This is in contrast to rhythmic and artistic gymnastics, which are sports that employ dance elements in a gymnastics context, with each being regulated by a governing gymnastics organization and Code of Points. Acro dance is known by various other names including acrobatic dance and gymnastic dance, though it is most commonly referred to simply as acro by dancers and dance professionals.
Acro is an especially challenging dance style for dancers as it requires them to be trained in both dance and acrobatic skills. Acro dancers must be in excellent physical condition as well, because acro is a physically demanding activity. Although acro is a popular dance style, many dance schools do not teach it, often due to lack of facilities or expertise needed for acrobatic training.

Basic Acro (5-7 years old)

Students learn inversions, cartwheels, handstands, forward roles, etc. Focus in this class is on increasing flexibility, balance, strength, and cardio-vascular endurance.

Acro Levels I-III

More advanced movements are introduced including handsprings, aerials, and other larger tumbling work.

Modern Dance

Lyrical Dance (Ages 10-Adult)

Modern dance encourages dancers to use their emotions and moods to design their own steps and routines. It is not unusual for modern dancers to invent new steps for their routines, instead of following a structured code of technique, as in ballet. Another characteristic of modern dance in opposition to ballet is the deliberate use of gravity. Whereas classical ballet dancers strive to be light and airy on their feet, modern dancers often use their body weight to enhance movement. A modern dancer rejects the classical ballet stance of an upright, erect body, often opting instead for deliberate falls to the floor.

Modern dance explores movement, space, rhythm and the dancer’s own creativity with emphasizes on momentum, shapes and patterns. This form of dance is inspired by nature, music, art, and human emotions.There are many styles of Modern Dance Technique, including but not limited to Limon, Humphrey, Graham, and Horton. Each class ensures a strong foundation in technique and specific body conditioning for Modern Dance.

Contemporary Dance

Contemporary Dance
(Ages 13-Adult)

Contemporary Dance can mean anything new and innovative. Most recently, many choreographers have been playing with the idea of mixing and fusing different, almost opposite styles of dance such as; hip-hop and lyrical, creating beautiful dances set to cool music.
This style is found in the heart of the choreographer, and can be whatever they are feeling at that moment. Contemporary Dance combines many dance styles; therefore, there must be a strong foundation in technical movement as well as imaginative freedom. This is a mature style which is inspired by emotions and feelings.

Zumba Dance

Zumba Classes

Zumba is a Latin dance -inspired fitness program created by dancer and choreographer Alberto “Beto” Perez in Colombia during the 1990s. Zumba involves dance and aerobic elements. Zumba’s choreography incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo, martial arts, and some Bollywood and belly dance moves. Squats and lunges are also included. Low impact, high- energy, and fat burning workout, great for all ages!
When participants see a Zumba class in action, they can’t wait to give it a try. Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before they know it, they’re getting fit and their energy levels are soaring! There’s no other fitness class like a Zumba Fitness-Party. It’s easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating, often building a deep-rooted community among returning students.


Private Lessons

Private lessons are available for any genre, prices may vary.
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Current Schedule Classes
August 2017-December 2017