Class Descriptions

Class Descriptions

Acro

A style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements.  It is defined by its athletic character, its unique choreography, which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics, and its use of acrobatics in a dance context.

Classroom Dress Code
Bodysuit
Tights and/or shorts
Bare feet
Hair in a bun

Ballet/RAD Ballet

A classical dance form characterized by grace and precision of movement and by elaborate formal gestures, steps and poses.  At Dynamic Dance, we follow the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus.

Classroom Dress Code

Primary Ballet
Pink cap sleeve style bodysuit (skirt optional)
Pink tights
Pink leather ballet slippers
Hair in a bun

Level 1 & 2  Ballet
Tank style bodysuit with belt
Pink tights
Pink leather ballet slippers
Hair in a bun

Intermediate Foundation to Advanced Ballet
Burgundy or Black bodysuit with spaghetti straps and pinch pleat
Pink tights
Pink leather ballet slippers (no split sole)
Pointe Shoes – as specified by teacher
Hair in a bun

Master Class and Open Ballet
Bodysuit
Pink tights
Pink leather or canvas ballet shoes
Hair in a bun

Contemporary

Contemporary dance draws on both modern and postmodern dance as a source of inspiration.  The dance form combines modern dance elements and classical ballet elements as well as newer philosophies of movement that depart from classical dance techniques by altogether omitting structured form and movement.

Classroom Dress Code

Body suit
Tights and/or shorts
Bare feet
Hair in bun

Highland

A style of athletic solo dancing which evolved into its current form during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in the context of competitions at public events, where it is typically performed to the accompaniment of bagpipe music.  At Dynamic Dance we follow the Scottish Dance Teachers Alliance syllabus.

Classroom Dress Code
Bodysuit
White tights
Ghillies
Hair in a bun

Hip Hop

Hip-Hop includes a wide range of styles notably breaking, locking, and popping.  What separates hip-hop dance from other forms of dance is that is often freestyle in nature and refers to social or choreographed dance styles primarily danced to hip-hop music.

Classroom Dress Code
Loose clothing
Clean indoor shoes with support and laces
o NO slip-ons

Jazz

Jazz dance is frequently influenced by other dance styles such as acro, ballet, contemporary, lyrical and hip-hop.  In turn, many other dance styles are influenced by jazz dance.  Technique is the foundation of all modern jazz dance movement (curriculum commonly includes ballet training).

Classroom Dress Code
Bodysuit
Tights and/or shorts
Shoes specified by Teacher
Hair in a bun

Musical Theatre

A form of theatre combining song and dance. The emotional content of the piece as well as the story itself, is communicated through the words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole

Classroom Dress Code
Bodysuit
Tights and/or shorts
Shoes specified by Teacher
Hair in a bun

Tap

A form of dance characterized by a tapping sound that is created from metal plates attached to both the ball and heel of the dancer’s shoe.  These metal plates, when tapped against a hard surface, create a percussive sound and as such, the dancers are considered to be musicians.

Classroom Dress Code
Bodysuit
Tights and/or shorts
Tap shoes
o Competitive dancers must have Slip-On Tap Shoes
Hair in a bun

“Wee dance” for children under 3

An exciting introduction to movement and music.  Students will learn to follow instruction in a fun and safe environment and will enjoy using an assortment of dance props.  Scarves, ribbons, drums and other rhythmic instruments help children explore the world of dance.

Classroom Dress Code for dancer
Bodysuit or loose clothing
Tights
Clean shoes or Ballet shoes
Hair pulled off face

Classroom Dress Code for parent
Clean shoes or socks
Loose comfy clothing

***Parent Participation in class is Mandatory*

Dynamic Dance

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