5-6-7-8 DANCE - "The Leaders in Dance Education"
Class Descriptions
 
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Ballet~Known as the ABC's of Dance. Ballet is the basis from which all dance forms are derived. Classical ballet technique and movements are instructed. The strictest of all disciplines, all ballet students are required to be in black leotards and pink tights with no covering garments over them. Hair is to be worn in a bun and off the face. Split sole ballet shoes are required for this class. 
 
JazzFree form of movement and styling that consists of basic jazz techniques. Various leaps and turns are some of the many steps instructed. Students must be in dance attire. Leotards, tights, dance shorts and pants are acceptable. Split sole jazz shoes are required.
 
Tap~ Movements consisting of sounds through tap shoes. Basic terminology and technique are instructed. Students must be in dance attire. Leotards, tights, dance shorts and pants are acceptable. Split sole tap shoes are required. Please make sure that shoes are true to size and not left with room for growth. This is not only very frustrating to your child when trying to duplicate sounds but very dangerous as well.
 
Lyrical Jazz~ This form of dance combines ballet and jazz disciplines and is interpreted through expressive movements to soft music that is not classical. For this reason, all students are required to take a ballet class in order to register for this class. Students must be in dance attire. Leotards, dance shorts and pants are acceptable. Footless tights should be worn so knees are always covered. Dance Paws, Footundees or Grips are to be worn on the feet. Please ask for assistance when purchasing shoes, as they do not run true to shoe size.
 
Pointe~ Consists of ballet technique done on pointe shoes. Students must be a minimum of 12 years old with at least 3 years of ballet experience and be tested by the instructor or director to make sure ankle strength is sufficient. All students registering for this class must also enroll in a ballet class. Black leotards and pink tights are to be worn with no covering garments. Hair must be in a bun and away from the face. Please speak with the instructor before purchasing Pointe shoes.
 
Hip-Hop~ A style of dance that has been developed over the years from a street style of movement. This is the dancing you see in various music videos today. Students must be in dance attire. Sweat pants, T-shirts and active wear are acceptable as well as dance shorts and pants. Hip-Hop sneakers are required. Street sneakers may not be worn.
 
Jazz Fusion ~A combination of Hip-Hop and Jazz styles. Students must be in dance attire. Sweat pants, T-shirts and active wear are acceptable as well as dance shorts and pants. Hip-Hop sneakers or jazz shoes are required.
 
Modern~Interpretive movements using body lines and shapes while executing balance and control. Various lifts and floor work helps to improve strength and stamina. Students must be in dance attire. Leotards, dance shorts and pants are acceptable. Students are to wear footless tights so their knees are always covered. Dance Paws or Footundees are required.
 
Contemporary~ This combines lyrical & modern techniques. For this reason, a ballet class must be taken in conjunction with this class so the students have a background of basic technique while learning jumps, partnering & other modern dance concepts. Students must be in dance attire. Leotards, dance shorts and pants are acceptable. Footless tights should be worn so knees are always covered. Footundeez or dance paws are to be worn on feet.
  
Little Dancer Program
  
Little Dancer Combo Classes~These classes are geared towards our "Little Dancers" ages 3 - 5. Each one hour class is broken up into two disciplines: Ballet/Tap or Ballet/Jazz (please specify when registering). Students will learn basic instruction in all disciplines combined with some fun dance games to help retain interest. We also add different themes to our classes such as Dance Princess & Pajama Party all while incorporating dance into their lesson. Only one form of dance will be performed in the recital. Ballet/Jazz students will need leotards and tights with ballet shoes. Ballet/Tap students will need leotards and tights with ballet and tap shoes. we also recommend you purchase a dance bag as students should put their Ballet shoes on first and their shoes will be changed during class. Please put your child's name or initials in all shoes and on their dance bag.
 
**NEW TO 5-6-7-8 DANCE**
Acro ~ Acro is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precise acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character, its unique choreography, which blends dance and acrobatics, and its use of acrobatics in a dance context. It is very similar to gymnastics in that it is a very physical genre of dance using much flexibility. Students must be in dance attire: sweat pants, t-shirts, active wear, etc. 
 
Tumbling ~ These classes are designated for our "Little Dancers" ages 3-5. This class includes beginner gymnastic and acrobatic movement and also fun dance games to help retain the interest of the dancers. Students should be dressed in athletic clothing that they are free to move in.
 
Additional Requirements
**All classes are once a week and one hour in length (except int. - adv. ballet). Please refer to specific class description for more information). All students must be in dance attire that is fitted and not baggy. No street clothes are to be worn. Please check specific class for individual instructions. Dance Clothing and shoes can be purchased at Capezio, Everything Dance or Center Stage retailers.  Hair should always be up off the face and neck. For your safety as well as others, no jewelry is to be worn. We recommend purchasing a Dance Bag to keep all shoes and outer garments. Please put your child's name or initials in all shoes.**
 
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