Ballet technique is considered to be the basis of training for all types of dance. Ballet helps develop strong bodies, improve coordination, and retain flexibility. At Dance Legacy, many hours of ballet training are spent learning the correct foundational steps and positions. Proper terminology and vocabulary are also taught along with flexibility training, and movement technique. As students advance, leaps, turns, physical expression, and pointe work are added to their basic ballet foundation.
Jazz is fun and energetic and consists of unique moves, diverse footwork, big leaps, and quick turns. It focuses on students' posture, flexibility, grace, and balance. Our jazz classes begin with a warm-up and lead into a series of stretching exercises. Our students are taught proper jazz technique by practicing various isolation movements across the floor; and also how to flow through various positions by learning short series of combination steps.
Tap dancing a fun, challenging, and rigorous form of dance that requires a great deal of physical fitness. It builds aerobic strength and increases muscle control. At Dance Legacy tap classes focus on learning single tap steps, then incorporating those steps into series of combinations. As they become more proficient, students learn increasingly difficult steps, patterns, and combinations that accentuate the melody of music rather than just the basic beat.
Lyrical is a more contemporary form of dance that combines many technical elements of ballet with the freedom and airier aspects of jazz. Teaching students to use body movement to express the emotions of a musical piece- such as love, joy, or anger. Each class begins with a warm-up and includes a short instructor taught combination; then all students are given an opportunity to use both emotion and technique during a period of improvisational dancing.
Dance Legacy's leaps and turns classes provide further instruction to students already enrolled in our studio's ballet, jazz, and lyrical classes. This instruction focuses specifically on the technique of basic to advanced movements of jumps and spins utilized within these various forms of dance.
Hip-Hop is a blend of social dancing and today's high-energy urban street-style dancing. At Dance Legacy, hip-hop students learn basic moves in this dance style including breaking, popping, locking, trumping, and free-style.
Tumbling includes a variety of movements that call for discipline, skill, speed, strength, and continued repetition and practice. Our tumbling program includes balance and coordination training, as well as the proper technique instruction for basic tumbling moves. Students begin at the foundation of basic tumbling and work in progression to perfect their tumbling skills at higher levels.
Solos, duets, trios, group numbers, private choreography, workshops, and other speciality classes are available upon request and at the discretion of the Studio Director. If you are interested in any classes or services not specifically listed, please contact the studio office for further information.