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CSD - DANCE STYLE DESCRIPTIONS

** Boys are welcome in all of our classes**

Mommy & Me Ballet - This is a fun class for Boys and girls. Forty-five to sixty minutes of a mixture of basic Ballet, rhythmic corner work, creative improvisation and use of ribbons. The dancers are taught to follow the beat in the music, skip on both feet, use of arms with feet etc……… This is a fun class for this age and many of the exercises are done to Nursery Rhymes.. This class stimulates the child’s self expression and helps the dancers discover the joy of dance through the exploration of space and energy. We use imaginative, fun and musical activities to build body awareness and improve gross motor skills. Mommies or Daddies are encouraged to dance with your child.
Ages accepted: 3 yrs old

Ballet Combined - This is a fun class for Boys and girls. Sixty minutes of a mixture of basic Ballet, corner work, barre etc. This class stimulates the child’s self expression and helps the dancers discover the joy of dance through the exploration of space and energy. We build body awareness and improve gross motor skills. The dancers learn the basics of ballet with technical terms. The last fifteen minutes of class is Tap.
Ages accepted: 4-7 yrs old

Hip-Hop Levels 1 – This is a high energy class for dancers who are beginners or Intermediate levels that challenges the dancer by introducing them to the free form of urban street-style dancing. One hour of a none-stop work-out and choreography using basic street style dancing (Funk, Hip- Hop). No dance back-ground is required. Very popular class. Separate classes divided by age and technical expertise.
Ages accepted: 7-11 yrs Novice, Beginner 12 yrs + and advanced (see below)

Hip-Hop Level 2 - This is a high energy class for dancers who are intermediate level that challenges the dancer to the free form of urban street-style dancing. One hour of a none-stop work-out and choreography using basic street style dancing (Funk, HipHop). No dance back-ground is required. Very popular class.
Ages accepted: 12 & up

Highland Dancing – Two classes are available. One for beginners and one for advanced competition dancers. For the new dancer, they will begin with an introduction to the Highland Fling and learn basic Pas de Basques and Hi-Cuts. Lots of fun and as well as great body discipline. Levels 1&2
Ages accepted: 6 yrs & up divided by technical expertise.

Irish Dancing – For Hard Shoe and Soft Shoes. There is a Beginner class as well as a class for dancers who have studied this before. The classes will be divided by technical expertise. Reels, Jigs and basic movements will be covered. Levels 1&2
Ages accepted: 6 yrs & up

Tap - Rhythm is at the heart of this discipline. Add speed and timing and you have one of the most entertaining dance disciplines enjoyed by all age groups. This is a one hour Tap class. The class will include basic tap technique as well as rhythmic work and choreography. This is a fun class and a great work-out for all ages. Levels 1,2&3
Ages accepted: 6 yrs & up – Adults

Pre-Jazz - Boys & girls welcome! This is a fun introduction combination class made up of Jazz movements and techniques mixed with a few Hip-Hop moves suited to little children. Warm-ups, centre work, corner work and choreography are taught. Class duration 45 minutes.
Ages accepted: 3-4 yrs

Funky-Jazz - This is a combination class made up of Jazz movements and techniques mixed with a few Hip-Hop moves. Warm-ups, centre work, corner work and choreography are taught. Four different classes available for all levels.
Ages accepted: 5-7 yrs

Jazz Funk - Forget about the technique and get ready to learn choreography that will be all about the beats in the music, intricate movements and hitting hard! Get ready to show off your swag and attitude while incorporating your own personal style and flavor! There is no need to have a dance background. As long as you can move to the music you can take this class. Choreographies as seen on the “popular music videos”
Ages accepted: 13 yrs and up

Jazz - Jazz dance is an exciting and ever evolving dance form full of rhythm, syncopation, passion and life. Classes explore body isolations of the head, shoulders, ribcage, feet and arms and encourage individual expression and the development of personal style.
Ages accepted: 8 yrs and up

Musical Theatre – This course helps provide the dancer with a strong expressive base for performing. In this introductive course, students will learn a choreography to music from hit musicals. The class(es) will focus on choreography, improvisations, acting skills and dance for theatre and film. Levels 1&2
Ages accepted: 7 yrs and up

Classical Ballet –Classes divided by dancer’s level in dance. We offer beginners through advanced classical ballet. Ballet is the base for all disciplines of dance. Levels 1-5 Ages accepted: 7 yrs and up (also see Ballet combined) Contemporary/Lyrical Dance - This is a form of dancing, fusing traditional elements found in both classic ballet and jazz dance. The lyrical form is primarily a slower and more melodic type of dance, but is also one of the most expressive forms of dance, typically performed to ballad music. Our students are challenged to use motion to interpret music, and express emotion. The choreography is like telling the story of the song they're performing. Class will be divided according to levels of experience. Levels 1 to 4
Ages accepted: 8 yrs plus

Pointe Class – Emphasis on foot strengthening exercises and alignment. A thorough and careful approach assures a safe and solid foundation that allows the student to be in control and at ease as she dances on pointe. The class will be divided by technical ability. Please note this class is not in the year end show. Levels 1&2
Ages accepted: 11 yrs & up must be on pointe.

Ballet Technique Class for the team dancers – This is a Ballet technique class for competitive dancers only. Focus will be on developing a solid ballet technique with emphasis on understanding correct body placement, proper use of turn out, coordination of the upper body (epaulement) and use of arms (port de bras). Please note this class is not in the year end show.
Ages accepted: competitive dancers only

Acrodance – AcroDance is a style of Acrobatics used specifically for dancers. It is a genre of dance which seamlessly fuses elements of lyrical gymnastics tricks, balancing, tumbling, and jazz. Students learn Acrobatic tricks such as handstands, cartwheels, chest stands, elbow stands, walkovers, side and front aerials, and tumbling lines. Trick movements are usually executed slowly to emphasize gracefulness, body lines and picturesque extension. Different classes available for all levels. The class will be divided by technical expertise. Levels 1-15
Ages accepted: 7 yrs & up

Jumps & Turns – This class is a technique class that is dedicated to learning, improving and perfecting technique in jumps, kicks, turns etc. Plyometric training as well as stretch and strengthening is also taught to improve the dancer’s power. The student's goal is to execute a series of complicated turns jumps and leaps. Competition dancers and recreational dancers are welcome. The classes will be divided by levels. Please note this class is not in the year end show. Levels 1-4.
Ages accepted: 8 yrs and up

Tiny Tots - A fun filled class where parents and their toddlers can dance together using exciting props all while learning the magic of dance. Little ones will learn: the basics of a dance class such as dance class structure and basic dance moves. This class will help little ones develop coordination, learn rhythm, and will help develop both large and fine motor skills. Don’t miss this wonderful introduction to dance. Class duration 45 minutes.
Ages accepted: 18 months – 35 months

Butts & Guts Butts & Guts is a toning class focused on firming up your core (abdominals and back), your butt and your legs. Have you been looking for a class that specifically targets the "problem areas" of the lower body?

All the above courses depend on registration. If the numbers don’t warrant a class you will be notified and either you may pick up your refund at the studio or choose another class. All classes are subject to schedule change if the numbers are less than estimated.. Please be sure to attach your tuition to your registration form.