Dance courses offered at Dance Xhilaration
Mommy/Daddy (Parent/Guardian) & Me (12 months- 24 months) 45 minute class for our youngest dancers. Help your child discover movement and expression while networking with other parents through a structure that blends dance, music, and imagination.
Tiny Tots - (24 months - 3 years) 45 minute class that incorporates singing and dancing while learning nursery rhymes and the basic dance movements. The dancers will use props such as magic scarves, noodles, magic wands, balls, hula hoops, they will make crafts, play games and much more! Children will have a great time developing physical and social skills in a happy, encouraging and fun environment.
Kinder-Dance 1 & 2 - (4-5 & 5-7 years) 60 minute combo class that introduces the structure of a dance class. This unique program inspires a love for dance while teaching children the basics of dance and so much more! Combo classes introduce the structure of a dance class. In these classes students will develop fine and gross motor skills, listening skills, socialization, discipline, rhythm and musicality. Tap is introduced to develop musicality and coordination. First year in Kinder-Dance performs just Ballet in the recital. Second year in Kinder-Dance performs ballet and tap in the recital.
Pre-Ballet/Tap/Jazz Combo - (6-8 years) 75 minute combo classes that continue working on the ballet basics and introduces more complex movements. Basic tap and jazz steps are introduced. Students will learn Tap, Jazz & Ballet but will only perform two dances in the recital.
Acro - (5-18 years) 45 minute class that concentrates on an intense aerobic warm up, basic gymnastic floor moves such as somersaults, cartwheels, back-bends and progress into learning more technical tricks such as walkovers, limbers, handstands, chest rolls, hand springs, tucks and contortionist moves. No shoes are required.
Ballet - (7-Adult) 60/90 minute class that establishes proper body alignment. Being the foundation of all other dance styles, Ballet is highly recommended for all students. Ballet is the foundation of dance, the grace and discipline in ballet are carried on through all different genres. Once a student has mastered the proper technique and strength, they will advance in the ballet program at the discretion of the director. It is encouraged that our students take ballet twice a week if they wish to progress into our Pre-Pointe/Pointe classes. The discipline of ballet will improve posture, coordination, learning ability, self discipline, dance etiquette, and self confidence.
Jazz - (7-Adult) 45/60 minute class that consists of three parts: warm up, across the floor technique/progressions and combinations. This is where students take all they learned and worked on and put it all together for a fun performance.. Jazz is a form of dance that is energetic and fun, featuring strong and sharp movements, big leaps and turns to todays popular music.
Jazz Cardio - (50+) 60 minute class consists of warm-up, center technique, cardio exercises, weight lifting, barre work and a cool down stretch. A form of dance that is energetic and fun featuring strong and sharp movements to today’s popular music.
Musical Theater - (8+) 45 minute class that combines jazz technique with other varieties to create a “Broadway” style of dance. This class will follow a jazz warm up and will have progressions and center floor work and combinations that combine acting with jazz dance. A weekly class will consist of a combination of dance, theater monologues, acting games and exercises.
Pre-Pointe/Pointe - (12-18) 30/60 minute class that requires strength and correct body alignment. Once students have developed and mastered strong and proper technique they are selected on an individual basis at the discretion of the director. Most students will start with pre-pointe in addition to their regular ballet classes, dancers must be in ballet at least twice a week. This class will consist of exercises to help develop the foot and ankle muscles in preparation for pointe shoes.
Competition Program - (5-18)
Designed for the dancer who wants to take dance to the next level. Auditions are required for this program. Once you accept into the competition program you are expected to be at EVERY performance. The commitment is great, but the rewards are greater! Each dancer and dance parent will be required to sign the competition manual/competition policy handbook that further discusses absences, dress code, and all other requirements.