CLASS TYPES

Classes For the Young Dancer

Creative Movement (ages 3 - 4)
Creative Dance is for children 3-4 years of age. Creative Dance explores both the creative and physical dimensions as they gain awareness of music, rhythm, and movement. Activities are designed to develop strength, coordination, creative thinking, and expressions. Through class activities, children refine gross/fine motor skills and develop the creative process through imagery and props. Also, children learn to develop social and verbal skills as they work to mature and progress through the program.

Creative Combination I (ages 4 - 5) - 1 hour class (45 min ballet 15 min tap)
Ballet and Tap further develop the child's creativity and skills by introducing techniques and concepts that are the foundation of basic ballet, and tap classes. This class focuses on building a solid foundation in ballet and tap basics with emphasis on proper terminology and placement while remaining sensitive to the developmental needs of the young dancer.

Combination Class II (ages 5 - 6) - 1 hour class: 45 min Ballet & 15 min Jazz
Ballet and Tap further develop the child's creativity and skills by introducing techniques and concepts that are the foundation of basic ballet, and tap classes. This class focuses on building a solid foundation in ballet and introduces jazz basics with emphasis on proper terminology and placement while remaining sensitive to the developmental needs of the young dancer.

Pre-Ballet / Ballet Level I
Pre-Ballet of Level I is for children six years of age. This class provides bridge between Creative Combo and Adagio’s first level of ballet. Children are introduced to the structure and discipline of an hour long ballet class, as well as music awareness and basic ballet terminology. Pre Ballet (Level I) emphasizes expression through music with standardized ballet terminology steps.

Pre-Teen - Teen Classes

Ballet
Ballet is the foundation of dance. It is based on training at the barre as well as performing centre work. This builds a very strong technique which advances the child in flexibility, control and posture. Ballet helps the dancer ease into all other dance forms such as jazz, tap, modern etc.

Pre-Pointe/Pointe
Pointe work is introduced to dancers whom have developed sufficient strength. Pre Pointe is introduced once a student has reached the advanced beginner/intermediate level. While in pre pointe students are developing strength. Pointe is continued at the advanced intermediate/advanced level. Students must take at least two ballet technique classes per week outside of pre pointe class. Students must be approved to participate, with several years of ballet experience. Students will be evaluated at the end of the year.

Jazz (Level Basic - Advanced Beginner/Intermediate)
Students are taught basic isolation movements, which will help, further & improve their dance coordination. This ever popular form of dance incorporates many styles such as Fosse, Lyrical, Character and Hip-Hop. The classes are divided to include a warm-up, across the floor, and technique, ending with choreography set to contemporary music.

Jazz (Level - Advanced Intermediate/Advanced)
These dance forms emphasize more of the modern movement of the body, from contemporary techniques to traditional styles. Students will learn floor combinations, choreography, leaps and traveling moves. These upper level classes are longer in time to accommodate the more advanced dancer.

Lyrical (Level - Advanced Intermediate/Advanced)
Lyrical is a fusion of ballet and jazz techniques, and this art form gives dancers a chance to create more passion and theatrics into their technique. . Lyrical challenges choreographers and dancers to use motion to interpret music and express emotion. A lyrical dancer's movements show the meaning of the music. This class includes modern dance technique and combinations.

Strengthening/Turns and Progressions
This class is geared toward students that want to fine tune or prepare for drill team. The dancer learns and masters multiple leaps and turns while participating in exercises that strengthen the abdominals, upper/lower body, arms, and back. It will increase stamina, endurance, and energy levels in order to perform at your maximum level.

Competition Choreography
This class is for the sequences needed for solos, auditions, ensembles, and competition pieces. Only competition pieces that are competing under Adagio Performing Arts name. (This class is for students who are registered for the 2013-2014 competition season, have fulfilled the necessary prerequisites, and have been evaluated and approved by the instructor. Upon meeting the requirements, students may join the class if they have been invited by the instructor.)


Adult Classes

Adult Ballet
This class is for the beginner to ballet technique. Class focuses on basic barre and center work.

Adult Jazz/Contemporary
Adult Jazz/Contemporary is a fusion class combining Modern dance techniques and Jazz techniques. Curriculum focuses on incorporating jazz stretches, exercises, leaps, turns, progressions across the floor with combinations while introducing new concepts of modern movement from classical dance such as lyrical.

Adult Core Conditioning
This 60 minute class combines the benefits of stretching and core strength. Focus is placed on strengthening the abdominal muscles, hip flexors, and lower back while incorporating deep stretches to help build long lean muscles, endurance and muscle tone. Perfect for dancers or athletes!

Adult Tap
Tap Dance is a style of American theatrical dance. It was distinguished by percussive footwork that marks out precise rhythmic patterns on the floor. The dancers learn to incorporate musicality with complex footwork.



Levels + Experience

Level Experience
Basic 0 - 2 years of training; No prior knowledge of dance terminology
Beginner 2 - 5 years of training; Basic understanding of discipline and general dance terminology
Advanced Beginner / Intermediate 5 - 8 years of training; Complete understanding and proficiency of discipline and general dance terminology
Advanced Intermediate / Advanced 8 - 11 years of training; Complete understanding and proficiency of discipline and higher/advanced dance terminology