2017 Summer Session **Classes/times are subject to change due to enrollment: By registering you agree that you have read and will abide by all policies written in our Polices section.
**class times and days are subject to change due to enrollment
S, D, C represents the dance room below.
Similar to the floor skills of gymnastics, it is a high energy performing art that focuses on strength, stretch, balance and partnering work (stunting). Basic tumbling includes backbends, cartwheels, handstands/headstands, rolls,
walkovers, handsprings, aerial tricks and more.
Learn the basics of ballet, center work, turns, correct body placement and teminology. Ballet is the basis of all dance and is recommended for all serious dancers. * Ballet is required for all Company members.
Conditioning and Stretch and Core-
Even the best sense of rhythm, the most careful technical training, and the most astute dance intuition are not enough to make a dancer truly excel; you also need focused strength, balance, and flexibility to execute the movements with
power and grace. Conditioning for Dance improves your technique and performance in all dance forms by strengthening the body's core (abdominal and back muscles) while improving coordination, balance, and alignment and optimizing flexibility.
The result is more lift without tension, deeper pliés, higher jumps with less effort, tighter turns, and improved extension and turnout.
A compilation of different styles of dance, including lyrical, classical ballet and modern dance.
Creative Movement or Preballet-
This class helps develop the basic skills through song, dance and floor work. Basic ballet along with creative games of dance are taught. Children are encouraged to express themselves through the movement, as well as learning the structure of the dance
Drill Team Prep-
This class will prepare those that are auditioning or needing more training for drill teams in our local area. Working on flexibility, kicks, leaps and turns. (Seasonal)
Learn the latest styles of urban dances. Dance to upbeat music and learn how to isolate, pop and free-style.
Is not only about creating new movement but is also defined as freeing the body from habitual movement patterns.
A combination of traditional and current dance styles with an emphasis on coordination, flexibility, strength and rhythm. *Jazz is required for Company members.
Latin Social Dance -You have seen it on Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance. Now, here’s YOUR chance to learn how to groove and move to the most popular and famous latin beats out there. Salsa, Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Bachata, Merengue… you name it and it will be in this class! Every genre has it's own unique steps and style. You will learn timing, proper technique and foot placement, arm styling and showmanship. Time to step it up to the next level, LATIN STYLE! NEW this FALL
Leaps and Turns-
Only offered during the summer- Leaps and Turns is a specialty class designed to teach proper technique for
turns (chaines, pirouettes, piques, axels, etc.) and Leaps ( jetes, Saut de basque, Assemblé, etc.)
The extension of ballet using more contemporary music. It develops posture, rhythm and creativity.
modern dance is a dance style that focuses on a dancer's own interpretations instead of structured steps
Musical theater dance is the study of Broadway dance and dance styles.
Pointe class concentrates on the transference of ballet steps from demi-pointe to pointe and is introduced only when a dancer has developed sufficient strength in the feet and legs necessary for this discipline. Permission is needed by the instructor for admission into pointe class. Dancers must also be enrolled in a ballet class at Spotlight.
Develops rhythm, coordination and the ability to think and move quickly.