Ballet is the
fundamental basis of all forms of dance. Dance Motions instructs ballet
classes using the Cecchitti method. We strongly encourage all students to
Tap focuses on the mastery of the feet, rhythm, sound and speed. Rhythm, timing, and agility will be the focal point during these classes which helps build coordination.
Musical theater combines acting, dancing & singing to a variety of styles from classic and modern musicals and Broadway productions
Modern dance embodies a contemporary style of dance. Dancers will focus on contractions, spirals, basic floor work, and elemental concepts of space, time, and force. They will also build core strength and flexibility in a fun and encouraging environment.
This class takes contemporary dance, a style of expressive dance that connects the mind and the body through fluid dance movements and incorporates it with the strong foundation of classical ballet.
Adult Tap (ages 18+)
Tap is a popular style of American theatrical dance distinguished by percussive footwork that marks out precise rhythmic patterns on the floor. Dancers develop a keen sense of rhythm and balance. This basic level beginner tap class is geared towards the adult who has had little to no tap training. This class utilizes a 10 class punch card.
Jazz incorporates a variety of styles enhancing & adapting ballet technique. These classes will extend students’ technical skills through center and progressions.
Lyrical is an expressive and fluid adaptation of ballet and jazz where the dancers often tell a story with their movements in conjunction with the lyrics or sounds in the music. Students are required to take ballet along with this class.
Hip Hop dancing focuses on the popular & trendy dance as seen in videos and concerts. Isolations, popping and free style movement will be a focus in this energetic dance style.
Pre School Combo ~ 45-minute class for 3 & 4 years old. This class is a combination of ballet, tap and jazz. Classical dance techniques and creative movement will be taught during this class. This class is designed for to improve rhythm, basic motor skills, cognitive thinking and improve social skills, and teamwork. Kindergarten Combo ~ 60-minute class for 5 & 6 years old. Each week, dancers will be taught ballet, tap and jazz. This class is designed for to improve rhythm, basic motor skills, cognitive and positive thinking, and spark creativity.
I have had 2 daughters at Dance Motions over the past 10 years and the experience here has been wonderful. The focus at Dance Motions is on proper technique vs. competition. They really work with each dancer at every level to give them the chance to grow as a dancer and gain confidence in their abilities. I am amazed at how much both of my daughters improve year to year and most important how much they continue to love going to dance class! ~ Kristen M.