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Pre-Dance: Our Pre-Dance classes are for
pre-school children ages 3-4. They are designed to teach students basic skills
music, rhythm and small motor skills.
COMBO: Our combo classes are for
children ages 5-10. They are designed to teach students basic skills in
tap, jazz and creative dance. Tap teaches rhythm and small motor skills.
Jazz is taught to increase strength as well as flexibility and physical
fitness. Creative dance is the precursor to ballet and is taught to
students who are not old enough to begin more formal, serious ballet
training. It helps them to develop an appreciation for classical music
and slow, controlled movements.
BALLET: Formal ballet training is
the strongest of all forms of dance. Any child can benefit from good
ballet training. Posture, self discipline, artistic achievement and
overall good health are just some of the many benefits. Ballet in a
professional school is taught on levels, not by age. However, a child
must be at least 8 or 9 years old before they can begin formal ballet
lessons. The serious nature of the class, the development of self
discipline and the action of “turn-out” by the bones and muscles cannot
be achieved safely before this age. Ballet will emphasize the
appreciation of classical music, development of controlled movement,
coordination, good posture and self discipline.
TAP: Tap dancing is a fun style
of dance that anyone can learn, regardless of previous dance experience.
Beginning tap dance classes focus on learning single tap steps, then
incorporating the steps into series of combinations. Tap dancing is
beneficial in many ways. Benefits of tap dance include increasing
cardiovascular conditioning, strength, flexibility and coordination. Tap
dancing also develops a great sense of rhythm and timing. Tap can be
done as a solo dance or with a partner or group, either way Tap is FUN!
JAZZ: Jazz dancing is a form of
dance that showcases a dancer's individual style and originality. Every
jazz dancer interprets and executes moves and steps in their own way.
Jazz dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy
footwork, big leaps and quick turns. To excel in jazz a background
in ballet is helpful, as it encourages grace and balance.
BALLROOM: The term "Ballroom
Dancing" has different meanings depending on the use of the term.
Ballroom Dancing can be used to refer to a group of social dances that
are intended to be danced in a formal ballroom setting. At ADTA we will
be learning the basics of Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango and Swing. All of these
dances (now very popular due to many dancing television programs) are
not only fun, but are a good source of exercise. Though Ballroom Dance
is done with a partner, ADTA does not require you to have a partner to
join the class.
INTRO TO THEATRE: This class is
designed for younger people who are interested in learning about live
theatre. The class will focus primarily on performing and acting through
creative games and activities. Incorporated in the class will also be
some theatre history, technical theatre as well as “Who’s Who” in the
theatre, learning about Producers, Directors etc. and what they really
ACTING: Taking off of “Intro to
Theatre”, this class will focus on Acting. This group class will include
voice and speech exercises and incorporate those into solo monologues
and group scene work. This will be a fun, creative environment for ages
15 through adult.
ADULT BALLET: This is a beginner
level class that includes basic stretch and strengthening exercises
along with an introduction to a traditional ballet class. An excellent
alternative to high impact fitness regimes, ballet will tone and
strengthen muscles while also building flexibility, balance and poise.
No experience required!