The Imagine-It Experience
For Ages 5 to 9
Ballet is the foundation from which all forms of dance originate. Each Imagine-It ballet class consists entirely of technique and is partitioned into barre work, port de bras, center barre, adagio, and allegro. Children spend a portion of each class at the barre in order to acquire the strength, balance, and placement necessary to execute center work correctly.
In partnership with the Imagine-It curriculum you can add a Jazz element! Jazz can be expressed in many forms from all eras, it originated from the African dance styles. Its emphasis is on rhythm and technique. Jazz is an exciting and ever evolving dance form full of rhythm, syncopation, passion and life. Steeped in the rhythm of jazz music, an inspiring art form, jazz dance brings energy to all those who dance it. Classes explore body isolations of the head, shoulders, ribcage, feet and arms and encourage individual expression and the development of personal style. Ever evolving, jazz dance is taught with the music of today together with the classical jazz of yesterday and encompases stretch, strength and control as well as leaps, turns and jumps.
In partnership with the Imagine-It curriculum you can add a Tap element! Tap is rooted in African American history and has its own techniques and steps to learn. Its an exciting rhythmic dance and is not only enjoyable to watch but to hear as well.Tap uses a wide variety of footwork and skills to produce rhythm and sound. The mind and body connection happens while students simultaneously learn the basics of tap and more intricate footwork. Tap teaches concentration through counting and listening. This study allows ones ability to move quickly and easily while mastering steps such as shuffles, flaps, and spanks. Tap offers a variety of styles while using different patterns, rhythms, and beats.
Lyrical is a contemporary dance form that has its roots in Jazz. The movement vocabulary and range of motion used is endless and creative and draws on each student's personal expression. Classes may include improvisation and creative exercises. This hour focuses on teaching dancers about creative expression. Our teachers achieve this by instructing students to tell the story of a piece of music through their movements. NEDA recommends this class be taken in conjunction with a Ballet and Jazz class.
Hip Hop features many forms and challenges dancers to find their own groove! Hip Hop has many individualized styles and new moves are continuously being invented by creative and innovative visionaries who mix the Old School Styles with current trends. Hip hop is a high energy, engaging class using dance and fitness. This class incorporates skills from jazz funk, breakdancing, and street dance. This involves level changes including freezes, isolations, and across the floor movements. The popularity of hip hop has evolved over the years and has continued to grow, encouraging dancers of all genres to become involved.
Acro Dance is a style of dance that combines dance technique with precise acrobatic elements. Properly achieved acrobatic skills can be added to a multitude of dance genres. Acro dance is meant to be softer than gymnastics with the emphasis on lengthening, control and balance. New England Dance Academy is a Country leader in acrobatics! We have students who have gone on to professional acrobatic careers and Division 1 college scholarships.
Musical Theatre will focus on learning proper dance technique while exploring the various dance styles used in Broadway shows. Emphasis will also be placed on learning performance skills such as connecting with the audience and telling a story through dance and facial expressions.
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Ninja Hip Hop and Acrobatics
Ninja Hip hop is not only a good physical workout, it also challenges the mind! Classes are designed to build upper body strength, and lower body explosivity! Students well gain balance and coordination. They will work on Hip hop dance moves as well as beginning acrobatic training.
Breakdancing, breaking, b-boying, or b-girling is a popular style of street dance that was born and
developed as part of the hip hop culture. This style to hip hop music, incorporates intricate body
movements, strong acrobatic moves, coordination,style, spontaneity, and fashion.
Tumbling — is a form of acrobatics performed without any specialized equipment. Handsprings, somersaults, and tucks. Tumbling is a great compliment to any acrobatic class. The Tumbling classes work on skills all year. No recital dance.
Great for dancers, acrobats, cheerleaders and gymnists!
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