Me & My Shadow
Dedicated to our youngest dancers, this class is for children 2 and under. Fine and gross motor skills are developed through the use of music & dance. These classes aid with coordination, balance, musical awareness and listening skills. Parent or guardian must be present in class. (30 Minutes). This class has open enrollment and does not participate in our recital. Me & My Shadow is held on Saturday mornings at 9:15 and runs in sessions, starting back up in the Fall.
This 30 minute class is designed for those Tots that are ready to separate from parent/guardian.
The emphasis will be on structure, stretching, singing, tumbling, ballet and working on one recital DANCE!
This class will run for the entire dance year and will also perform one dance in our annual recital in May held at Oliver Ames High School in Easton!
Totally Two will be limited to 8 dancers. Class will be held on Monday mornings at 9am.
Preschool 1 (Ages 2.9 - 3.5)
Preschool 2 (Ages 3.5 - 4.5)
This program introduces the basic skills needed in Ballet and Tap. Classes are designed to promote gross motor development, listening skills, musicality and an introduction to the art of dance all in an encouraging and loving environment. Dancers will focus on balance, posture, coordination, rhythm and fun! These dancers are also the showstoppers in our show in May! (45 Minutes)
Kindercombo (Age 5-6)
First Grade Combo (6) + Acro Add on
(Age 5-6) These classes expand on basic skills to provide the young dancer with an excellent foundation designed to teach children the fundamental techniques in an enjoyable and playful environment. This is a 45 minute combo class that includes ballet and tap.
1st Grade combo class is for students who are getting ready for the challenges of our individual classes (grades 2+), by focusing on specific content needed to transition smoothly. This is a 45 minute combo class that includes ballet and tap, as well as and introduction to jazz. At this age, dancers have the opportunity to enroll in Acro. Students must be enrolled in the 1st grade combo class to enroll in the acro add on.
AIM Dance Team
Ballet is the foundation from which all dance comes from. Ballet comes highly recommended as it promotes correct body placement, strength and coordination. Each class will consist of barre, center, and grand and petite allegro work (based upon level). Once a student has mastered proper technique, a student may be able to advance to Pointe; which is at the discretion of the teacher. This is the basic foundation of all dance forms. It teaches proper placement,grace and poise. Class will help develop strength and flexibility.
Contemporary is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and ballet. Interpretive dance using balance and control. Increase flexibility, strength, and stamina. Learn how to use breathe and body awareness to enhance ability and express identity. Instruction is designed to awaken individual talents and freedom of self-expression.
Hip Hop offers students a more relaxed environment to learn combinations and dance moves. Hip Hop introduces students to the latest dance moves as seen on TV, music videos and in the movies! Because Hip Hop requires a student to fully understand musicality.
Jazz class consists of a warm up, across the floor progressions, and center combinations. Students will be versed in understanding musicality, rhythm and style.
Lyrical is a more expressive form of dance fusing together aspects of jazz and ballet. It focuses on ones emotions. It will help to strengthen grace and control. Placement in lyrical is at the discretion of the director.
Riverdance will increase physical skills such as body control, coordination, timing and fancy footwork!
Tap is one of the most rhythmic of all dance styles. Students will be introduced to numerous steps and progressions that will better concentrate their coordination and agility. Class consists of center work and progressions across the floor.
ACRO FOR DANCERS
Acro-Dance is the beautiful fusion of the artistic motion of dance and the athleticism of acrobatics. Often defined by its unique choreography, Acro-Dance blends seamlessly classic dance styles with acrobatic movement. The dance styles can be really anything, from a fast paced jazz routine to a slow and beautiful lyrical, or a completely out there contemporary piece.
Dance training is essential to the success of the Acro-Dancer. Training in acrobatics increases strength, balance, aerobic stamina and flexibility that will greatly benefit the dancer in their other classes.
Musical Theatre Jazz is a class that will blend classic jazz choreography with character-driven emotions and performed to exciting songs from past and present Broadway musicals. Dancers will learn choreography from musical theatre choreographers including: Bob Fosse, Susan Stroman, Jerome Robbins, Christopher Gatelli, Kathleen Marshall, and Andy Blankenbueler. Weekly combinations will be taught to musicals like: Hamilton, Hairspray, Newsies, Matilda!, Chicago, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and others.
Team and Company Members will be expected to compete in 3 competitions per year. Competitions are a wonderful outlet for children who are interested in the performing arts. It helps to build self-esteem, good sportsmanship and friendships that will last a lifetime. It also teaches students important values like time management and personal responsibility. We strongly believe that the values and training our Team and Company members receive prepares them to succeed in every facet of their lives.
We must disclose that being a part of the Dance Team is much more involved than regular recreational dancing in terms of commitment level and financial obligation. Students are required to dance for a specified amount of time per week depending upon level. Attendance should be consistent and constant. Financially speaking, costs to think about include: costumes, tuition, competition fees, travel/hotel fees (when necessary), convention fees and rehearsal fees (when necessary). It is a true family decision, so please consider your lifestyle, limitations and needs before committing to the company.