Curriculum What We Teach
(4K and older) The foundation for most other dance forms, Ballet is the most challenging yet rewarding style of dance offered at Creative Motion School of Dance. Because of the precise technique, Ballet teaches students alignment, placement, balance and grace. Students who begin their dance training in Ballet can quickly and easily transition into other techniques and styles of dance.
(4K and older) With African American roots and born during the jazz music age, Jazz dance is an earthy form of dance. While much of ballet technique can be spotted in a Jazz class, the execution is looser, heavier and left more to the dancers' interpretation. Jazz can take on different styles such as Musical Theatre, Funk, Modern, Broadway or Ethnic. Students enrolled in Jazz benefit from training in Ballet, but learn individuality and emotional execution in a Jazz class.
(4K and older) The quickest way for a student to learn rhythm, musicality and to "hear" the music is through a Tap class. Students create sounds and rhythms while learning to be aware of their classmates so their sounds appear to come from one. Students enrolled in Tap class will learn both Traditional Tap and Rhythm Tap.
(8yrs and older) Lyrical and Contemporary are both subsets of Jazz dance. Each include elements of Jazz, Ballet and Modern. Contemporary is a more organic, expressive style where the dancer is allowed more freedom to explore the movement quality and interpretation. Lyrical, on the other hand, is usually performed to more emotionally charged and very expressive music. Our Lyrical/Contemporary fusion classes which explore the various movement and expressive elements of each style, while placing focus on proper technique, body placement, alignment and control.
(4yrs and older) Kiddie Bop/Hip Hop starts with a thorough warm up, then smoothly transitions into strengthening the core muscels necessary for body control and proper technique. After a proper warm up we will introduce basic Hip Hop technique and then fun Hip Hop moves, focusing on dancing "bigger than life" and letting the dancers' personalities shine through. Hip Hop is hard work, dancers reveice a good work out, but they also have a lot of fun
(4yrs and older) Acrobatic Arts is based on safe and effective progressions with proven results in five divisions of AcroDance: Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering and Tumbling. Simple, thoughtful progressions, take the beginner, preschool level dancer from log rolls and summersaults, to the advanced dancer doing back handsprings, and ariels effortlessly across the stage! This is a great stand-alone class for boys and girls, and is also a fantastic addition to any dancer’s advanced training.
Pointe/Prep & Condition
(12+yrs) Pointe class can be taken on flat or in pointe shoes at the instructors discrection. All pointe classes are designed for students with previous ballet training (summer pointe prep is required for newly promoted pointe students). Students will utilize previously learned ballet technique while working in pointe shoes. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work and across the floor combinations. These exercises focus on strengthening the feet and ankles. Dancers are promoted to pointe as they are ready, not necessarily as a whole class.
Giggle, Wiggle & Shake/Tumble
(2-3yrs) Young minds and bodies are ready to learn! In GW&S we focus on basic locomotor and non-locomotor movements as well as hand-eye coordination, balance, independence, leadership, taking instruction, and basic dance skills such as plie, releve, tendu, etc. The class offers enough structure to provide a nurturing learning environment, but allows enough flexibility to change for the needs of each and every student!
Creative Motion Dance Company
(5yrs and older - year long program) Company is for dancers who have a serious passion for dance and performing and wish to push themselves through extra performances and participating in dance competitions. This group has a more rigid class schedule and attendance policy. To participate in competition, dancers must be enrolled in the major techniques for their age level (Ballet, Tap and Acro for 5-7yrs and Ballet, Tap and Jazz for 8+yrs)
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