Centreville Dance Academy

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Class Descriptions

Centreville Dance Academy offers classes in two sessions: school and summer. Our school session begins in September and ends in June with a recital at Osbourne Park High School. Our summer session runs for four weeks during the month of July. Some classes are only available during the school session; please see class description for details.


Combination Classes:

Combination classes are a great way for students to experience different types of dance in a one-hour instructional time. Classes are available for students 18 months – 10 years old. The main focus of combination classes is on students having fun and enjoying dance as an everyday activity. Class placement is based on age as well as a student's ability to learn.

2½ Ballet-Tumbling

Ages:
2½ years old turning 3
Class Time:
45 Minutes
Description:
This class is designed for our youngest dancers who want to express their independence without the assistance of mom or dad. Dancers will have fun learning pre-ballet movement to popular children's music through singing and movement games. Props such as pom pons, hula hoops, parachutes and bean bags are used to enhance the learning experience. Class sizes are kept very small to assure plenty of individual attention for our youngest dancers.

3's Ballet-Tap-Tumbling

Ages:
3 years old turning 4
Class Time:
1 Hour
Description:
This popular combination class is designed for students to express their individuality through the art of dance. The 3's ballet/tap class introduces young students to ballet, tap, and basic tumbling skills through imagination activities, movement games and singing. Students will have fun learning dance along with the use of props such as pom pons, hula hoops, parachutes and bean bags.

4's Ballet-Tap

Ages:
4 years old turning 5
Class Time:
1 Hour
Description:
Students will continue to enjoy expressing themselves through the art of dance in this fun and interactive class. This class is built on the basic movements learned in the 3's Ballet/Tap combination class but is still appropriate for the first-time dancer. At this level, students will learn more challenging tap and ballet skills through imagination activities, movement games and singing. Dancers will enjoy learning basic ballet and tap terminology along with fun and engaging games.

5's Ballet-Tap-Jazz

Ages:
5 years old turning 6
Class Time:
1 Hour
Description:
Dancers will enjoy this interactive class that builds on basic movements learned in the 4's Ballet/Tap combination class but is still appropriate for first-time dancers. Jazz class includes an introduction to proper warm-ups and stretches for the body combined with across-the-floor progressions and mini combinations. The Tap portion of the class will concentrate on building confidence through mastering more difficult patterns and steps. The Ballet portion of class includes an introduction to the ballet barre and learning more challenging steps.

6's Ballet-Tap-Jazz

Ages:
6 years old turning 7
Class Time:
1 Hour
Description:
The 6's Ballet/Tap/Jazz class focuses on getting students ready to transition from combination type classes to full hour classes in a specific style of dance. Ballet class will include more challenging barre exercises while emphasizing basic terminology. The tap portion of the class will concentrate on developing intricate patterns and rhythms, while the jazz portion of class will begin to develop student's flexibility and balance skills.

Intro To Dance (Combination Jazz/Tap) 7-10yrs

Ages:
7 to 10 years old
Class Time:
1 Hour
Description:
This fun class is designed to introduce students 7 to 10 years old to tap and jazz dance. Learning some basic tap and jazz skills will allow the students to experience each style of dance while improving their flexibility, sense of rhythm and overall coordination.

Musical Theatre 5-7yrs

Ages:
5 to 7 years old
Class Time:
1 Hour
Description:
Musical Theatre class is a special Summer class for students age 5-7 years old which will explore telling a story through dance, while still focusing on learning proper dance technique. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with Broadway style jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations. Emphasis will also be placed on learning performance skills such as connecting with the audience and telling a story through dance and facial expressions.

Acro 3-5yrs

Ages:
3 to 5 years old
Class Time:
1 Hour
Description:
Learn the basics or work on advancing your skills in this flexible Acro class! Acro is not the typical tumbling or gymnastics class. Our experienced acro instructor will guide the class towards increased flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline and concentration. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique, teaching such skills as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, balance and contortion tricks, all each student's individual level of experience. And it's fun, too!

Acro 5-7yrs

Ages:
5 to 7 years old
Class Time:
1 Hour
Description:
Learn the basics or work on advancing your skills in this flexible Acro class! Acro is not the typical tumbling or gymnastics class. Our experienced acro instructor will guide the class towards increased flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline and concentration. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique, teaching such skills as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, balance and contortion tricks, all each student's individual level of experience. And it's fun, too!

Jazz Hip Hop

Ages:
5 to 7 years old
Class Time:
1 Hour
Description:
Jazz Hip Hop is our popular class concept that infuses the funky style of hip hop with the technical side of jazz. Students will learn the fundamentals of each style such as isolations and flexibility. This class will encourage students to dance outside of the box and bring their own personality to each movement. We pride ourselves on being a family oriented dance studio and go out of our way to find clean age-appropriate music.

Jazz Pom

Ages:
5 to 7 years old
Class Time:
1 Hour
Description:
Pom is a class designed to introduce dancers to the basics of proper jazz dance technique while including the sharp synchronized movements and visual effects of working with pom poms! Class curriculum will include a proper warm-up and stretches, jazz, kickline, turn, leap, jump and Pom technique.

Pre-Ballet

Ages:
5 to 7 years old
Class Time:
1 Hour
Description:
An introduction to ballet with beginning development of ballet concepts including turn out, coordination, spatial awareness and a specific focus on class etiquette. Students will begin positions of the feet, and introductory movement vocabulary.

Leaps, Tricks, Turns

Ages:
9 to 18 years old
Class Time:
1 Hour
Description:
Leaps, Tricks, Turns class is a special class we are offering this Summer to help dancers work on these often challenging areas of dance. Classes will be designed to help each dancer identify and work on specific techniques and skills needed to improve their understanding and performance of these specific moves.

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