Class Descriptions

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Yearly & Session Program

 

AcroDance - Safe and effective progressions will be taught in five divisions of AcroDance: Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering and Tumbling.  Developed with input from professionals and experts in ballet, modern dance, jazz, contortion, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, sport acrobatics, yoga, acro yoga, pilates, physiotherapy, hand balancing and more, you will not find a more comprehensive program.  Simple thoughtful progressions take the beginner preschool level dancer from log rolls and summersaults to the advanced dancer tumbling effortlessly across the stage!  

 

Ballet - Ballet is the foundation of all other dance styles.  The French and Russian styles will be taught beginning with exercises at the barre and continue with center and across the floor combinations.  Ballet vocabulary and proper technique will be emphasized and level of complexity will coincide with class level. Students are encouraged to attend class twice a week, especially in levels B and C to improve technique and further one’s growth. 

Blossoming Ballerinas - Ballet and Creative Movement styles will be taught with a fun theme incorporated into each 4-6 weeks of class, including Tea Party Picnic, Raindrops & Rainbows, Halloween Magic, Thankful Harvest, Super Sweet Adventure, Winter Wonderland, Pas de Deux: A Dance for Two, Jungle Safari, and Mermaid Adventure. Hop, skip, jump, twirl and imagine in this fun dance class! 

Broadway Babies - Ages 2-3 This is a thirty minute introductory dance class jam packed with movement including ballet, tap and creative movement. Young dancers will learn the basic steps while learning how to follow directions in a warm and caring environment. Fun and engaging music is used to inspire these dancers. The use of props such as bears, wands, stepping dots, and hula hoops, enables the dancer to use their imagination, creativity and, most of all, have fun! 

Broadway Stars - Ages 3-4.5 This 45 minute class will include the styles of ballet, tap and creative movement.  Dancers will learn the basic basic steps and terminology in these styles. For example, all dancers will learn what a “plie, a tendu, and heel toe, toe heel walks" are and how to demonstrate them. Props such as hula hoops, stepping dots, bear, and wands may be used during class to develop spatial awareness and body awareness. The use of fun, age appropriate music will keep the dancer engaged and excited to come back each week! 

Discover with Me! - This is an Adult and Child participation class. Dancers should be 18 months to 3 years old. Explore the joy of movement with your little one and discover the many benefits of early childhood dance classes. We will dance, sing, and play in both one-on-one activities and group activities. Through circle songs, open exploration, and gross motor development exercises, children will blossom with each passing class as they grow with their caregiver during this precious time together.

 

DiscoverTOTS - This is an Independent Dance Class for dancers Ages 2-3. 

Watch your child’s independence and confidence soar, as our DiscoverTOTS explore and discover the benefits of a more structured dance class. Following directions, waiting for our turn, and collectively problem solving will encourage emotional and social development. Live singing, musical play, and sensory props will have these little ones moving and grooving with their friends and eager to return to class each week!

Discover Dance 1 - Ages 3-4.5 Discover the magic of imaginative play with live singing, structured explorations, and skill development. Our DiscoverDance 1 classes offer an outlet for creative expression, physical growth, and social interaction. Children will explore the essence of movement that will lead to the

discovery of multiple styles of dance.

Jazz/Hip-Hop – Have you ever wanted to dance like a Broadway star or wondered how to move like dancers on MTV or So You Think You Can Dance? Learn the Broadway Jazz style influenced by Bob Fosse and musicals like West Side Story and Footloose and move like dancers seen in Lady Gaga and Beyoncé videos. Center and across the floor technique and exercises will be taught including body isolations, kicks, leaps, jumps, and turns as well as developing personal style.

 

Modern/Contemporary – Learn the history and technique behind the formation of Modern dance.  Modern technique will be taught influenced by the styles of Martha Graham and Isadora Duncan. From angular movements and flexed feet to ebb and flow movements that tell a story, students will learn the importance of arching and contracting and use of emotion in dance.  Students must be enrolled in a jazz or ballet class to enroll in Modern/Contemporary.

Pointe – This class requires solid technique and understanding of the art of ballet.  Students must be enrolled in ballet twice a week and obtain permission of the director.

 

Tap - Are you interested in tap dancing like Fred Astaire or Savion Glover? In this class students will learn to use balance, counting, and timing to dance with clarity and crispness as they dance in unison with the class.  Center warm-up and across the floor exercises will be practiced in both Broadway and Rhythm tap styles.

Triple Threat - A combination of Tap, Ballet, and Jazz for Ages 5-6.  See separate Tap, Ballet, and Jazz class descriptions. 

 

 

Musical Theater Program

Act One Players

Be a part of this exciting new musical theater troupe, where students will explore their creativity through dance, musical vocal performance & drama instruction.  The season will culminate with a live performance of a musical! 

 

This program is a collaboration of The Complete Actor Studio and Studio A Dance & Performing Arts.  We will meet at Studio A Dance & Performing Arts' dance studio for learning dance & choreography and meet at The Complete Actor Studio for music & acting instruction and play rehearsal.

 

Join now to be a part of this exciting new youth theater troupe!  

Register through The Complete Actor Studio at www.tcactor.com or click on the Register Here for Youth Musical Theater Ensemble button below. For more information on how to register, call 860-255-8404 or email TCActorStudio@gmail.com. 

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