Dance Techniques

 ballet

Ballet

Ballet is the foundation of dance. It is a classical dance characterized by grace, poise, and precision of movement. Students who study Ballet enjoy the benefits of strength, flexibility and confidence developed by classical training. Classes consist of barre and center work, progressive dance steps and dance combinations, all concentrating on proper techniques. Our faculty emphasizes correct placement and alignment while providing an enjoyable age and level appropriate learning environment into each class session.

 

 

 pointe

Pointe

Pointe (en pointe) means "on the tips of the toes" and is a part of classical Ballet technique made possible by specially reinforced shoes called pointe shoes or toe shoes. The technique developed from the desire for dancers to appear weightless and sylph-like and has evolved to enable dancers to dance on the tips of their toes for extended periods of time. Although both men and women are capable of dancing en pointe, it is more commonly done by women. It takes considerable strength in the feet, ankle, leg, knee, and abdomen to dance en pointe.

 

 tap

Tap

Tap dance is both visually and audibly stimulating. The Dare 2 Dance approach to this form is to teach the rhythms and steps of tap dance while enriching the student's coordination and balance abilities in an energetic and exciting atmosphere. Tap students take a rhythmic journey through classical, theatrical and present-day styles of music and tap techniques.

 

 

 jazz

Jazz

This is a stylized form of dance that combines rock, pop, afro, theatrical, lyrical, and modern to produce its own style and excitement. Technique, body placement, balance, isolations, leaps, turns, and dance combinations are incorporated into these exciting classes. Jazz is an ever changing form of dance that is influenced by culture. Dare 2 Dance prides itself in constantly continuing their studies in order to bring the students the most innovative and fresh material in Jazz (and all dance forms) from professional dance industry leaders throughout the United States and Worldwide.

 

 

 hip hop

Hip Hop

Hip-Hop introduces dance students to the various aspects of Hip-Hop, popping, locking, stepping, break, house and other styles that have emerged from the communities of America. The movement is technically tied to complex and often driving rhythms. The origins of hip-hop will also be explored through the use of steps and combinations.

 

 

 lyrical

Lyrical

Lyrical incorporates elements of ballet and modern dance to give it a smooth, lengthened look and lyrical quality. Lyric focuses on the fluid movements of technical jazz united with emotional expression.

 

baton

Baton

Students will learn baton terminology and basic twirl skills while developing hand-eye coordination and wrist flexibility.  Basic dance moves are introduced with emphasis on proper form and hand placement.  Students will also learn basic twirl combinations as well as parade routines.

 

gymnastics

Gymnastics

Basic tricks and power tumbles, technique/form. We always finish with drills. 

 

 

 combo

Combo Classes

Combination class programs offer dance exposure and education of more than one dance form in one convenient and enjoyable class. Dare 2 Dance has found this to be an excellent choice for students of all ages and levels to learn about an array on dance genres throughout the year and these classes have become enormously popular with Parents and Students alike.

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 Class Placement

Class placement is determined by the instructor. We are extremely careful and concerned when choosing the correct level class for each student. In order for your child to move to a higher level class, additional training may be necessary in the form of extra classes. It is very important to remember that all students are individuals with very different talents, skills and ability levels; they will not progress at the same rate. In maintaining a high quality of dance education, it is therefore sometimes impossible to keep the same students together in class year after year. The most important thing is that the student should be comfortable in their learning environment, not inhibited. We are a progressive studio and ALL OF OUR CLASSES ARE CHALLENGING.