STUDIO ONGOING CLASSES
In house July 26 10-5pm, July 27 12-6pm
Online Registration Starts Aug.1
Schedule of Classes
2017 Studio Classes Start August 28. The city classes in the schedule below are marked with an *.
They will also be included in the city brochure, which will be mailed out to the people of Longmont
starting the week of Aug. 1st. City class registration is thru the City and will start on Aug. 9th.
The city session classes, marker with * start on or after September 1st.
There will be work shops this fall for Pom Pom and for Acro.
We will have those dates and times on the schedule before the Aug. 1st.
Class Tuition and Discounts
Ballet - a core form of dance, which can trace its history back to the 16th century. With a long physical history, Ballet focuses on precise and physically demanding dance movement that serves the dancer well in any dance form pursued.
Pointe - the most demanding form of ballet in which the dancer lifts up onto the very tips of the toes. Physically, a dancer should not attempt this form of ballet until 1) the bone formation of the foot is complete, 2) the dancer's musculature is trained and 3) instruction is under the guidance of an advanced teacher.
Jazz - like the musical form it is named after, jazz dance uses the complexities of rhythmic syncopation and translates it into isolated movement of the torso and limbs. Like ballet, jazz technique emphasizes body alignment, coordination, strength, flexibility, control, and adds its own sense of musicality and rhythmic sophistication.
Hip Hop - this is the high energy pulsating popping, locking, gliding, freestyle and floor work seen on rap videos..This is the performance and social dance of our age. This is a great way to light the fire of dance in the heart of those 8 to 14 year olds who have never danced. This is the modern connection of dance with the young soul.
Modern - this dance form is the logical follow up to ballet, expanding the horizons of what is "proper" for the world of dance when ballet is the jump off point. Exploring movement and inner connections, modern dance studies the dynamics of energy, physical and inner, and how it supports and motivates all of movement.
Lyrical - this refers to a more fluid and graceful type of jazz dance. However many times balletic movement can be the foundation of basic movement. One might think of this as the ballad form of contemporary performance dance.
Tap - the most rhythmically sophisticated of all dance. Invented and developed in America, it uses metal plates on the dance shoe to create intricate rhythms. There are two major branches, show tap and rhythm tap. As the names imply rhythm tap is fully focused on the rhythm, where the dancer is really another musical instrument. Show tap is more involved with tap dance as it is used in musical theater.
Combo Classes - these are classes for the 3 to 5 year olds. They combine two different styles of dance into one class time. The advantage is exposure to more than one dance style. The disadvantage is that usually the different dance styles require different shoes and some of class time is lost to simply changing shoes.
Tiny Tutu Tots - this is the class for baby dancers, the 3-year-old girls and boys. If there is ever a sight of joy, it is a class of very young children exploring the world of artistic movement.