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10820 Nesbitt Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55437

Grade 6-12

Class Descriptions


Acro
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.

Ballet/Pointe/Variations
Study ballet based on the Vaganova method of ballet instruction. Your technique will soar and you will develop grace and strength as your body learns the art of classical ballet. Pointe: expand your ballet skills with the addition of pointe work. Variations: Learn choreography from classical ballets as well as original pieces. (Pointe & Variations classes are by invitation only.)

Contemporary
This class will explore movement that blends the systems and method found in modern, ballet and jazz dance techniques. Music plays a big role in this class in that it inspires our bodies and our souls to move. We will explore our natural energy and emotions through dance-- pushing against traditional movement boundaries.

Danceline
A little high kick and a little funk in this precision style of dance. Work on flexibility, combinations, formations and skills to master the steps used on both high school and college lines. Get a head start for your school teams or just KICK with us! Danceline express: Same class, only 45 minutes!

Hip Hop
One of our most popular forms of dance! Learn moves you can perform on the stage, at a school dance, or anywhere! Our age appropriate style of Hip Hop includes warm-up, stretching, conditioning and choreography. Each class promises to challenge even the most seasoned vets while still allowing complete beginners to get a solid and fun introduction to hip hop.
Grades 6-12 Hip Hop Level 1: For dancers with less than 2 years experience in Hip Hop
Grades 6-12 Hip Hop Level 2: For dancers with 2 or more years experience in Hip Hop

Jazz
The fluid motion of jazz dance brings you flexibility and musicality. Dance to current and upbeat music. Students will enjoy the freedom of movement in this quick paced class. 

Lyrical
A flowing jazz class emphasizing interpretation and expressiveness. Learn flexibility, grace and fluidity in this beautiful dance style. Dancers learn to minimize transitions as they connect each step.

Modern
This class emphasizes the concepts of contraction/release, musicality and rhythm. The class incorporates an eclectic blend of contemporary and post modern movement for a style that is unique, earthy, and sensible. Students can expect a deep, fluid warm-up with an emphasis on correct alignment. Floor work gives dancers the opportunity to explore their own expression and style while challenging their technique and performance abilities.


Tap
Gain coordination and rhythm, and work on those quick twitch muscle skills. Work to your own level and have fun. We use a broadway style of tap while incorporating modern techniques as well. Learn tap sounds from popular musicals as well as a cappela steps. Have a hoot hoofing it!


Skills

Dancers need flexibility and conditioning to gain the stamina to perform choreography. This class will train dancers using exercises designed specifically for them. Core work is a major emphasis to improve posture and ALL DANCE STEPS.  Using different kinds of energy within our bodies will also help us master our turns, leaps and jumps. We will explore cause and effect, learning how to use our plie and our muscle control to clean those basic and advanced steps so important in dance. Students will gain unison, height and technique.