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Tiny Combo - Boys and girls 3-4 years. Expressing through dance, listening to music and starting foundational basics. Discovering the Mover in them!
Epi Combo - Boys and girls 5-6 years will be introduced to Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Acro and Hip Hop. Classes will emphasize stretching, strengthening and technique-building through creative expression.
Ballet (Level I-V) - Ballet is the classical dance form that can be mastered by itself or used as a technical base or supplement to other dance forms. Classes focus on overall body alignment and awareness with emphasis on proper usage of feet and legs and execution of turnout. Carriage and usage of upper torso and arms are also stressed. Traditional barre work, center work and combinations are included in all classes.
Pre-pointe (Level IIB) - Pre-Pointe classes are a prerequisite to pointe classes. This class is designed as preparation for dancers who are expected to progress to pointe work. Dancers will execute technique designed for strengthening the legs, ankles, and feet. Correct alignment, joint stability, core strength and understanding of pointe shoes will be taught. Malalignments of the body will be addressed in order for the dancer to properly be prepared for pointe work.
Pointe (Level III-V) - Utilization of pointe shoes is an exciting accomplishment for dancers! Pointe class teaches dancers how to utilized pointe shoes in their technique. Pointe work requires the dancer to stand with the tips of the toes fully extended while executing movement. Dancers will learn what is necessary both technically and artistically for pointe work, focusing on strength building and articulation of the feet. Pointe technique can be utilized in classical ballet, neo-classical ballet, and contemporary techniques. Any dancer desiring to participate in pointe class will be considered based on age, strength, experience, and alignment.
Jazz (Level I-V) - An exciting and ever evolving dance form full of rhythm, syncopation, passion and life. Steeped in the rhythm of jazz music, a true American art form, jazz dance brings energy and life 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.
Contemporary (Level III-Advanced) - Contemporary dance is the exploration of the total movement potential of the body. It differs from commercial or competitive dance in that it is not bound by set standards, as well as defined styles such as ballet or Jazz dance. Instead, it seeks to express a personalized vision, often through experimentation and collaboration for the development of new, more individualized approaches to the moving body and choreographic possibilities.
Modern (Beginning-Advanced)- Modern dance is a contemporary dance form that has its roots in ballet. It emphasizes the use of the floor for centering and grounding oneself in movement. This class focuses on the breath (inhale/exhale), which brings quality to one’s movement.
Hip Hop (Beginning-Advanced) - A structured form of street dance often found in music videos, designed to teach coordination, strength, quickness, agility and endurance accompanied with popular R&B music.
Lyrical (Level I-II) - Lyrical is a fusion of ballet with jazz and contemporary techniques. It emphasizes interpretation of music lyrics while telling a story with movement that can be fluid or abstract. The dancer is taught to interpret his or her movement with feeling, motion and style. They will learn to tell a story or create the picture of the song. This style combines the fluid beauty of ballet with the more sharp moves in jazz.
Stretch & Strengthening (Intermediate-Advanced) - This class is designed to improve a dancer's range of motion, enhance muscle flexibility and increase their level of core muscle strength. Through a variety of stretches and strengthening exercises, dancers will also increase their awareness of their own body's potential as it connects to expression through movement.
Acro - A class that focuses on teaching acrobatic skills and tricks that are useful to dancers. Dancers will build strength and flexibility while learning to safely perform acro tricks on their own and with partners. Skills include elbow stands, front and back walkovers, handstands, various floor leaps, leghold cartwheels, aerials and more as students advance.
Triple Threat (8-11 & 12+) - This class is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance. The story and emotional content of a musical – humor, pathos, love, anger – are communicated through the words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole. Musical vocal coaching throughout the year as well.
The Epicenter for the Arts Music Department specializes in providing private music lessons that are tailored to each student, depending on his or her musical interests and goals. Our commitment is to strive to make learning a positive and fun experience!
Our versatile music staff teaches all styles of music, from classical to rock, focusing first on the heart for music and then crafting the student's skills on the instrument. We are currently providing private lessons in:
Piano (all levels)
Voice (all levels)
Guitar: acoustic and electric (all levels)
Bass Guitar (beginner and intermediate levels)
Violin (beginner and intermediate levels)