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The Tiny's

3-4 yrs & 4-5 yrs

Classes Offered

The Tiny Trio

4-5 yrs

The Itty Bitty's

2-3 yrs

The Trio

6-7 yrs,  7-8 yrs,

9-10 yrs,  11-12 yrs

The Dance Basics

5-6 yrs & 6-7 yrs

 

The TDS Ittiy Bitty’s dance class is a 45 minute class that introduces young ones to the joy of dance through a structured yet entertaining environment. Dancers will spend time experiencing both ballet and tap with age appropriate games, songs, and playtime.  Creative pretend adventures and games get the children moving with more awareness of their bodies while traditional dance concepts and movements are also introduced often with the use of props such as hoops, balls, beanbags, stuffed friends and maracas.

The TDS Tiny’s dance class is an age specific 45 -60 minute class that introduces both ballet and tap in a positive and creative environment.  Dancers are taught basic steps and terminology in both dance disciplines while they also get to experience entertaining and fun songs that encourage creative movement and body awareness.  It is common for dancers to enjoy various props as they learn to balance, jump, leap, create rhythms and learn choreography.

The TDS Tiny Trio dance class is an expansion on our Tiny’s dance class.  It is an age specific 60 minute class that not only introduces ballet and tap, but also tumbling.  This class provides the same positive and creative environment while also presenting the opportunity for boys and girls to explore the use of incline mats, beams, balls and basic tumbling movements.

The TDS Dance Basic class is a great continuation class for dancers already exposed to tap and ballet as well as a good introduction for those new to the dance world.  Each discipline is taught in a 30 minute segment where basic movements, terminology and introductory choreography are taught in a creative and encouraging environment.  There is class time dedicated to stretching and warming up, barre routines, across the floor activities and center floor dancing.

The TDS Trio class is a 90 minute class with an opportunity to learn not only tap and ballet but also jazz.  Each discipline is presented in a 30 minute segment where traditional movements, terminology and choreography are taught.  Dancers will experience, in each discipline, everything from barre work to movement across the floor, muscle conditioning and unique age appropriate and skill extending choreography.  The Trio class is a perfect choice for the dancer looking to expand the dance experience.

The Ballet

11-18 yrs

The Hip Hop

6-7 yrs,  7-8 yrs,  9-10 yrs,  11-12 yrs, 13-18 yrs

The Ballet class is structured to provide dancers with a solid base from which they can grow in an informed technical environment. With a focus on understanding how ballet shapes and forms the body, as well as releases tension to allow dancers to move efficiently, dancers are prepared to approach the varying range of dance styles offered at The Dance Space and beyond. The ballet faculty draws from the Vagonova, Ceccetti, and French Ballet traditions, as well as, knowledge gained from years of study in the American dance world where these traditions are blended to produce dancers who are unaffected by a particular style.

 

Pointe work is offered and each dancer is evaluated my the ballet teacher to determine eligibility.  Usually dancers who are strong enough will start around age 11-12.

The Jazz

11-18 yrs

The Jazz class is structured to provide dancers with Jazz terminology, musicaliy, and movements.  Jazz class involves lots of coordination with loco motor and non-loco motor movements.  It teaches a dancer how to efficiently shift their weight, change direction, and do basic floor work.  It also has an emphasis on performance quality teaching confidence while executing steps, as well as, maintaining proper facial expressions.  There is lots of history in Jazz dancing.  Some of this will be explored also.  

The Tap

The Tap is a class which teaches dancers traditional tap movements and terminology.  Innovative rhythm patterns and unique choreography is presented all in a positive and encouraging environment designed to pass along a true love and passion for tap dancing.  This class is appropriate for both dancers new to tap and those who want to further their skills and deepen their appreciation for the longstanding art of tap dancing.

Acrobatics

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Acrobatic Dance, or acro as it is commonly referred to by dancers and dance professionals, is the beautiful fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements. Often defined by unique choreography, acro dancers seamlessly blend musicality, emotional expression, line and extension with acrobatic movements in a dance context.

 

Acro’s roots are in traditional Chinese dance, later appearing as a favoured style on the Vaudeville stage. More recently, acro gained popularity with the wide spread success of the contemporary circus productions of Cirque du Soleil. Main stream media including dance television programs like ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’ and ‘Dance Moms’ have further fuelled it’s demand in amateur competitive dance and studio settings.

 

Acro is an especially challenging style for dancers to master as training in both dance and acrobatic elements is required. Acro technique includes balancing, limbering, tumbling and partnering, based on flexibility, contortion and strength.

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Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking, and popping which were created in the 1970s and made popular by dance crews in the United States.  Hip-hop dance can be a form of entertainment or a hobby while achieving self-confidence. It can also be a way to stay active in competitive dance and a way to make a living by dancing professionally.

Fall Classes Begin September 5, 2017

11-18 yrs

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6-7 yrs,  7-8 yrs,  9-10 yrs,  11-12 yrs, 13-18 yrs