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Definition of Style & Attire
Ballet: Ballet is your core foundation of dance. It is where you learn the proper technique to become a strong dancer. Ballet is also a very controlled and graceful style that teaches musicality by dancing with the music and expressing the same emotion and message the music is portraying. Attire: Ballet pink slippers, leotard, pink tights, hair: bun preferred
Pre-pointe: Pre-pointe is taking ballet up a step and focusing more on the muscle building of the feet and leg muscles to prepare the dancers for pointe. Prerequisite: Ballet Ages 11+ Attire: same as ballet
Pointe: Pointe is the advanced work for a ballet dancer; in where the wear special shoes that allows them to dance on top of their toes. Prerequisite: Ballet
(Approval needed from instructor to participate in this class) Attire: same as ballet except ballet pink pointe shoes.
Tap: Tap is where you make variations of rhythmic patterns and sounds with a special shoe. Tap is another style of dance that teaches musicality and also syncopation.
Attire: Leotard, tights, dance shorts and tank tops allowed, black taps (** except Prima and lower: tan taps), Hair out of face.
Jazz: There are many different styles of jazz. Jazz is an American dance form that is heavily influenced by the modern day music. Today jazz is known as a very showcasing style, focusing on the performance while incorporating the strengths of turns and leaps.
Attire: Leotard, tights, dance shorts and tank top allowed, jazz shoes optional, hair out of face.
Lyrical: Lyrical is the introduction form of contemporary. Lyrical is a fusion of all different dance forms such as ballet, modern, and jazz dance. Lyrical is a very expressional style that tells a story and goes hand and hand with the song.
Attire: Leotard, tights, dance shorts allowed, bare feet and turn shoes, hair out of face.
Contemporary: Contemporary is also a fusion of all different dance styles and is known for the story the dance portrays. With more than one person, contemporary is also known for the use of one another, such as lifts or connecting with each other to create a more powerful image or message.
Attire: Leotard, black tights, bare feet and turn shoes, hair out of face.
Modern: Modern is a very grounded style of dance, in which movements tend to stay low and the use of the core is dominate. There are different styles of modern some that are focused on gravity, free flowing, and the breath of movement, where other style are focused on the sharp, precise movements. Attire: Leotard, Black tights, bare feet, hair out of face.
Hip Hop: Hip hop is another style that teaches musicality and also teaches isolations. Hip hop movements can be sharp and quick or smooth and milky. It is also a very expressional style and where one tends to express their struggle or emotion inside.
Attire: leotard, tights, dance shorts and tank tops allowed, jazz shoes or jazz sneakers optional, hair out of face.
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