Class Descriptions

Introductory Ballet/Jazz

This class provides basic skill sets for success in both ballet and jazz. The dancers learn barre work, center work, turns, leaps and jumps which allows the dancer to learn the foundation of technique for both genres. In addition, proper body placement is emphasized.

 

Ballet Foundations

Students build proper form, strength, stamina and flexibility. Technique is critical to a strong foundation on which dancers build their skills and knowledge. Poise and posture are key elements to this class. Ballet terminology will be taught and proper form will be strictly enforced.

Required items for class: resistance bands (4 feet or longer) -Not resistance loops AND a 9" Yoga/Therapy/ Air /Exercise Ball.

 

Ballet Intermediate

Dancers at this level increase their repertoire of ballet steps and combinations as well as building their strength and stamina. Ballet terminology will be taught and proper form will be strictly enforced.

Required items for class: resistance bands (4 feet or longer) -Not resistance loops AND a 9" Yoga/Therapy/Air/Exercise Ball.

 

Ballet Advanced

Students are provided increasingly challenging combinations while increasing their knowledge with musicality, choreography, and artistry of ballet technique. -Not resistance loops AND a

9" Yoga/Therapy/Air/Exercise Ball.

 

Pre-Pointe

Pre-pointe class is for students who are not yet on pointe and beginner pointe dancers to further develop and strengthen the muscles necessary to go en pointe. The class stresses correct alignment and correct classical ballet technique. Pre-pointe class also allows the studio to assess readiness, and offer an atmosphere for proper evaluation of important skills. This class is invitation only. You MUST be in a SIMDA ballet class to participate in this class.

 

Tap Foundations

Tap class is designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn both musical theatre and rhythmic tap styles focusing on Musicality, strengthening and flexibility including, the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement.

 

NEW:  Top 10 Trendz

Top Ten Trendz is redefining the commercial dance world here in Marlborough. Focusing on Jazz Funk styles students will learn shorter combinations in a Tik Tok styled format. This is not technique based, it is performance based. Top 10 Trendz does not participate in our annual recital, making it the perfect class for new students to branch into the dance world and for our technical seasoned studio goers to branch out of their comfort zone!

Contemporary

Contemporary is a style of expressive dance which connects the mind and body through movement. The class combines elements of several dance genres including jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Knowledge in one or more of these genres is required to participate in contemporary class.

 

Lyrical Foundations

Lyrical is the interpretation of the music, the lyrics and the thoughts of the composer and the choreographer - transferred to the dancer who enhances the meaning through dance. Our studio prides itself in its approach to this beautiful form of expression. Our studio has a love of music and we transfer that love to our students through many forms of music and dance. Our students are exposed to appropriate music whether they are at the barre, doing center work or dance combinations. So you can say our students are not only taking dance classes, they are exposed to music appreciation, too.

 

Lyrical Intermediate

Lyrical challenges choreographers and dancers to use connecting and flowing movements to interpret music and express inner emotions. This emotional expression is a critical element for this level. Its lines are on a central axis, but often use tilts, arches, spirals, and curves as an aesthetic addition. Technique, choreography, and terminology are taught at this level. Conditioning and flexibility training, and musicality continued. This class combines the strength of jazz with the concept of turn out used in ballet technique.

 

Lyrical Advanced

Lyrical challenges choreographers and dancers to use connecting and flowing movements to interpret music and express inner emotions. This emotional expression is a critical element for this level. Technique, choreography, and terminology is stressed at this level. Conditioning and flexibility training, and musicality continued. This class combines the strength of jazz with the concept of turn out used in ballet technique. This dynamic dance form allows dancers to expand their knowledge of ballet and jazz techniques while challenging them to express their emotions and tell the music’s story. Dancers must also be enrolled in a Ballet and/or Jazz class to participate in this level.

 

Jazz Foundations

In this class, we focus on learning specific techniques such as isolation of the body, developing complex rhythms and patterns, balance, and stylistic movements. Jazz dance includes strength, flexibility and conditioning technique and progressions including turns, kicks and leaps. In a Jazz class the dancers also learn many fun and trendy dance steps that are used for all forms of dance. It is a wonderful class to get a well rounded variety of all dance steps. Dancers will learn choreography to popular and age appropriate music of today along with vintage styles of jazz from the last decades. This is a perfect class to start your dance training.

 

Jazz Intermediate/Advanced

In this class, we focus on continuing specific techniques such as isolation of the body, developing complex rhythms and pat-terns, balance, and stylistic movements. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes a warm-up, stretches, isolation,

across-the-floor progressions, and combinations. This level is increasingly more complex and intricate.

Hip Hop Foundations 1

Beginner

Hip Hop is composed of different street dances, breaking, popping, and locking. In this style, you will learn about the shift in hip hop music over time and learn various movement aesthetics and expressions. The class encourages students to step outside the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to their movements. Our class teaches rhythm, coordination, musicality, choreography, and thinking on your feet. Our hip hop dancers will develop focus, strength, and agility while having fun!

 

Hip Hop Foundations 2

Intermediate

HHF 2 is a continuation of skills from the previous class. The students will continue to hone their skills including, rhythm, coordination, musicality, choreography, and thinking on your feet. Our hip hop dancers will continue to develop focus, strength, and agility while having fun!

 

Hip Hop Intermediate/Advanced

Hip Hop Intermediate/Advanced is composed of different street dances, breaking, popping, and locking. Students will refine their performance skills and musicality. With the emphasis on technique, students will gain a better understanding of the evolution of hip- hop.

 

NEW:  Mini Movers

Is a joyful way for children to explore movement through music and dance. Your dancer will have the opportunity to increase social skills, channel energy, stimulate imagination, and creativity. Using creative movement, students can simultaneously develop motor skills, rhythmic awareness, coordination, and balance in a safe environment.

 

NEW:  Twirling Tutu

Twirling tutu encourages a love of reading, individual creativity, creative play and the power of dance. The curriculum is designed as a story carrying a message of strength, courage, social skills, and empowerment. This program fosters the love of exploring literature, creativity and dance. Research continues to show verbal language and movement are intertwined. Our young dancers learn to connect through literature and dance, which has been shown in studies to improve self esteem. Great for the kinesthetic learner!

 

Kinder Combo Ballet/Tap/Acro

This class is designed to learn basic skill sets for success in ballet, tap and acro. The first half-hour the dancers learn ballet basics, ballet barre work, center work, turns, leaps and jumps through dance and play. In addition, proper body placement is emphasized. Students then learn to increase flexibility through obstacle courses and fun flexibility training. Then, dancers will learn to tap their toes along to the beat and begin to create rhythm and sound through their feet. It's the "all in one" approach to dance.

 

Pre-K Combo 3.5-4

This class is designed to learn basic skill sets for success in ballet, tap and acro. The first half-hour the dancers learn ballet basics, center work, turns, leaps and jumps through dance and play. Students then learn to increase flexibility through obstacle courses and fun flexibility training. Then, dancers will learn to tap their toes along to the beat. It's the "all in one" approach to dance.

Ability in Motion

The class is structured to promote mobility, increase social interaction and ability to attune to others in a social setting. The class is run by a registered dance movement therapist who has many years of training working with people with disabilities. The class is designed after multiple theoretical approaches to encourage and allow the students to exercise, make new friends and to promote self-esteem and creative expression. The class is a fun and safe environment for the student to explore their individuality and new ways of moving.

 

Kids Pop

Kid Pop celebrates a love for individual creativity. It encourages students to step outside the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to movements. Kid Pop is a healthy outlet for energy, builds

self-esteem, coordination, confidence, and friendships. Our hip hop dancers will develop focus, strength, and agility while having fun.

 

NEW:  Tales and Toes

Toes and Tales is a fun, creative storytelling dance class that combines creative movement and literacy. Dancer's have the opportunity to create stories and learn dance technique through dance and play.

 

NEW:  Team SPIRIT Sprouts

Spirit SPROUT Team is a dance team for ages 2.5-5. The class consists of choreography only. Students will learn one dance that they will perform at one competition. Participants must be taking a technique class to participate.

 

Team Practice Recreational

This is a fun way to compete with little obligation. Dancers must take one other dance class. This is a great team for new dancers who want to try out competition! Dancers will learn two dances and will compete in two local competitions.

 

Dance Team Practice Juniors

Is for our beginner dancers looking for a more focused, professional way of dancing. Dancers in Juniors are required to take Ballet to fine tune their technique. Juniors will compete in three different dance competitions. Dancers must take a minimum of 2 classes, one of which MUST be ballet

 

Dance Team Practice Green

Is for our intermediate dancers looking for a more focused, professional way of dancing. Dancers in In Motion/Green are required to take 3 classes on being Ballet to fine tune their technique. In Motion/Green will compete in three different dance competitions.

Dancers must take a minimum of 3 classes, one of which MUST be Ballet.

 

Dance Team Practice Blue

Is for our dancers looking for a more focused, professional way of dancing. Dancers are required to take Ballet to fine tune their technique. In Motion/Blue will compete a minimum of 5 dances in 3 competitions. Dancers must take a minimum of 3 classes, one of which MUST be ballet.

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