All classes are taught in English & German
Little Stars! (18mn - 3 years) (Parent/Guardian + Child)
This class is a wonderful introduction to dance and movement for both girls and boys. Children start with 15 minutes of structured free play giving them a chance to warm up and get comfortable with each other as well as the instructor. Followed by 30 minutes full of music, rhymes, creative movement, and imagery dances. Stories, costumes, props, and a wide variety of music all add to the fun.
Fairy Ballet! (3 - 4 years) No previous training required. Emphasis is on creative movement through dancing fairytale stories. Using their imagination, students enter magical worlds through weekly stories enhanced by music, costumes and props that encourage their imaginative participation. Little do they know that age appropriate dance skills are integrated readying them for later formal instruction. This class develops and nurtures creativity, coordination, and self-esteem through playful warm-ups, dance activities, improvisation, and directed story dances.
Princess Ballet (5- 6 years) No previous training required. This class is the next level after Fairy Ballet. In this class students focus more on learning ballet technique while still enjoying the fun of stories, dress up and fun ballet dances. Through their imagination, children learn dance steps without even realizing it! This class develops creativity, coordination, and self-esteem through playful warm ups, dance activities, improvisation, and directed story dances. Costumes, props, and a wide variety of music are all included.
Princess Ballet & Tap (5- 6 years) No previous training required. This class is evenly split between Tap and Ballet. Class begins with fun Ballet warm-ups, across the floor exercise and a story dance. The second half of class is Tap; as before, the students will have fun Tap warm-ups, across the floor exercise and a story dance. Through their imagination, children learn dance steps without even realizing it! Rhythm is important in all forms of dance, especially tap. Through fun games and songs students learn to not only hear rhythms in different kinds of music but also how dance to these rhythms. This class develops creativity, coordination, and self-esteem through playful warm ups, dance activities, improvisation, and directed story dances. Costumes, props, and a wide variety of music are all included.
Ballet I (7 - 9 years) In this class students start training weekly at the ballet barre and further their study of ballet technique. By participating in the first levels of traditional ballet training, students learn concentration and endurance and become proficient in fundamental dance movement and ballet technique. Ballet uniform is required for this class.
Hip Hop Kids (4-6 years)
No previous training required. This 45 minute class will get little dancers on their feet and bopping to the beat. The class begins with a warm up that includes stretching, learning to find the rhythm and beat in the music and following basic choreography directions. Kids who love popular and upbeat music will love this class. We will discover our own personal rhythm while learning classic hip hop moves and experimenting with freestyle. Every week we will work on short choreography pieces that they will be sure to perform for you once they hear their song on the radio! This class is pure fun!
Jazz Jr. (10 - 13 years) Jazz dance combines techniques of classical ballet and modern dance with the current forms of popular dance. Jazz also has its own movement vocabulary ranging from the isolation of certain body parts to the movement of the entire body with the accents of musical rhythms. Jazz dance can take on many different characteristics and styles, including Street Jazz, Percussive, Broadway, Contemporary and Lyrical. Emphasis is on the importance of energy, rhythmical accuracy, and style.
Lyrical Jazz (9-12 years) This 60 minute class combines training from classical ballet and jazz technique. Students with some previous dance exposure will feel comfortable. We begin with a serious stretching warm up and technique practice, including turns, leaps and splits. Students who want to master their technique and flexibility will love this class. Every week we will work on learning dance choreography that allows students to express their emotions through movement. Music will mirror popular ballads and radio hits. Students will be encouraged to bring their own musical interests to class for choreography, as well. Training to do simple acrobatics and flexibility tricks will also be included. Whether the student admires professional classical ballerinas, rhythm gymnasts or figure skaters, this class will provide excellent exposure for expressive movement seen in all of these fields.
Musical Theatre (7-10 years) This 60 minute class combines dancing, acting and singing. The beginning of class includes vocal warm ups, stretching and improvisation exercises. The class will expose students to a variety of classical musical theater songs and shows, including popular new musical movie hits they know and love. During every class we will work on a stage ready choreography number that will stretch their singing and dancing skills. Students will also learn stage confidence, script reading and audition skills.
Tap (7 - 10 years) Tap is a fun style of dance often seen in old movies from the 1920s but we also dance to pop and hip hop!! With tap shoes dancers are able to make rhythmic sounds while dancing . No previous training is required.
Traditional Indian Dance (Kids & Adult) Kathak, an Indian classical dance from North India, is an art of storytelling. It is rooted in “Natya Shastra”, going back almost 2000 years in history, originating in the temples of North India and then flourishing in Mughal courts. Stylistically, Kathak emphasizes on rhythmic footwork, delicate hand movements, subtle face expressions and fast pirouettes ending in a graceful stance.
Zumba (Adults) Zumba is physical exercise in disguise!! It's a fitness party! It's perfect for everybody and every body! We take the "work" out of work-out, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity movements for an integral-style, calorie-burning, dance-fitness party. A total work-out that combines all key elements of fitness: cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, flexibility, and boosted energy, while also having lots of fun!