Our exclusive Twinkle Babies? dance class is a thirty minute introductory dance class that is unique and important in the dance industry. The secret to the class is that it is structured and fun! It contains ballet, tap and creative movement. Young dancers learn the basic steps while learning how to follow direction and imitate movement in a positive environment. Engaging music is used to get these little dancers inspired to dance. The use of props such as "dancing bears" and hula hoops, enables the young dancers to use their imagination, creativity and, most of all, have fun!
Twinkle Star Dance is an age specific 45- 60 minute class containing ballet, tap and jazz/creative movement. The purpose of the class is to introduce young dancers to the three styles of dance and inspire movement and creativity within a positive environment. Dancers also learn basic steps and terminology in all three styles. For example, all dancers will learn what a "plie" is and how to demonstrate one.
The use of fun, age appropriate music engages the young dancers' minds and bodies. The use of props such as "dancing bears" makes the end of class the most fun!
Ballet at Illusion Dance Center is structured to provide dancers with a solid base from which they can grow in an informed technical environment. With a focus on understanding how ballet shapes and forms the body, as well as releases tension to allow dancers to move efficiently, dancers are prepared to approach the varying range of dance styles offered at Illusion and beyond. The ballet faculty draws from the Ceccetti and Russian Ballet traditions as well as knowledge gained from years of study in the American dance world where these traditions are blended to produce dancers who are unaffected by a particular style.
Hip Hop class provides a structured method of learning various Hip Hop dance movements in a fun-filled and vibrant class environment.
About Hip Hop
The term “Hip Hop” greatly limits the scope of a typical Hip Hop class.
From R&B and House to Club and Pop, Hip Hop classes utilize upbeat music from various genres, in addition to the latest Hip Hop hits.
The resulting outcome is an energetic class that not only teaches you Hip Hop movements and technique, but also instills rhythm and precision in your muscle memory.
Jazz combines many styles and techniques from ethnic and contemporary dance, to ballet. Rhythm, upon which all dance forms depend, is particularly integral to jazz dance. The first half of class consists of exercises which stretch and tone muscles and develop support for proper stress-free alignment of the skeletal structure. Using jazz, soul, R&B, ethnic and pop music, jazz classes are a great work-out and a fun way to release tension while attaining a body awareness that can be applied to everyday activities.
Tap is an exciting rhythmic exercise and dance form which is enjoyable to both kids and adults. Rooted in African-American History, tap offers a variety of styles and techniques. Students will realize results in dance movement after a minimum number of classes. The classes stress the basics of tap and allows dancers to build into combinations which are great to watch and delightful to hear. Try tap for fun and fitness.
Acro is a dance form that teaches tricks that are executed on a hard dance surface. Acro classes incorporate elements of tumbling, balance, strength, flexibility and cardio. When you incorporate all of these things into a good technical foundation, your child will learn how to do tricks like handstands, cartwheels, front and back walkovers, and later on advanced tricks, to use in her dance choreography. These classes are not included in our recitals.
Our AcroDance classes give our dancers the opportunity to practice acro in choreographed pieces. This class performs in our recitals.
Lyrical is a form of dance that combines slow, controlled, graceful movement from ballet with jazz technique for a fun, softer style of more contemporary dance. Our dancers will work on flexibility, jazz technique, and learning how to connect movements into soft, graceful dance pieces.
Contemporary, like Lyrical, combines ballet and jazz technique, but has a strong focus on modern dance. These classes give our dancers the opportunity to explore different movements to depict the emotion of the song or theme of the dance.
This class is designed for students that would like an hour to work specifically on flexibility, strengthening, and technique. It is a full hour class, and is perfect for those working on furthering their skills. This class is not included in recital, and it can be done on a drop-in or registration basis. It is the perfect class for students on a dance team, thinking of auditioning for a dance team (middle school, high school, or college) or just trying to improve their overall skill level and flexibility. Some elements we will work on in these classes include (but are not limited to) a variety of leaps, pirouettes, a la secondes, fouettes, jumps, and kicks.
Twinkle Star Dance is an age specific 45 minute class containing ballet, tap and jazz/creative movement. The purpose of the class is to introduce young dancers to the three styles of dance and inspire movement and creativity within a positive environment. Dancers also learn basic steps and terminology in all three styles. For example, all dancers will learn what a “plie” is and how to demonstrate one.
The use of fun, age appropriate music engages the young dancers’ minds and bodies. The use of props such as maracas for the “freeze dance” makes the end of class the most fun!