Advanced Tumbling (Mon. at 7:45pm-8:45pm) Jumps, flips, kicks and twists! These are all things we emphasize in this class. As dance has adopted more acrobatic and gymnastics- inspired moves into its curriculum, the pressure felt by dancers to incorporate harder and flashier moves into their routines has skyrocketed. Luckly, at Xscape, we have the class to meet these challenges! Taught by Coach Lucas, who has over ten years of gymnastics experience, and twenty years of martial arts experience. Your children will learn in a fun and patient environment. The goals of this class include learning backwards tumbling: handsprings, flips, and contortions, Strength Training: hand stands, holds, and partner tumbling, and finally Safety, Comfort, and Control. Due to the advanced nature of this class, sign-ups will be initially limited to placement only.
Little Dancers (Tues 6:00-6:45pm & Thurs, 4:30-5:15pm) Little Dancers ballet and tap class is a fun, energetic, and enjoyable class for little ones which will help spark an interest in dance. The Little Dancers class will incorporate interactive activities to keep them entertained as well as educating them in ballet / tap techniques.
Contemporary (Friday 6:45-7:30) Borrowing classic, modern and jazz styles, contemporary dance uses emotion, bringing out the raw side dancers. Contemporary dance makes dancers feel vulnerable, open up, be free and let go, helping dancers to be less shy and enjoy dance!
Technique 2/3 (Tues. 6:00-6:45pm & Tues.6:45-7:45pm) This class is designed for dancers who want to take their dance training to a higher level, helping advance dancers to a competitive level by taking their ballet technique and putting it into a competition technique. This class, along with ballet, is the most important for any competition/ future competition dance.
Singing (Mon. 6:15-7:00pm) Important for any dancers with goals to perform on broadway or in musical theater, this class teaches students not only to sing, but to feel comfortable finding their voice, allowing them to explore different musical styles and techniques they might not otherwise try. They will learn to sing almost any genre they put their mind to, timing, rhythm, vocal keys and proper breathing techniques, to name just a few. This is a fun, judgement free area for students to open up to other artistic styles that will go hand in hand later on!
Beg. Tap Class (Weds. at 5:30-6:15pm) This class is designed for those with little to no experience in tap dance. The core of the class focuses on the development of basic technical skills: shuffles, flaps, pull backs, cramp-rolls, etc. As well, students will better understand the ear and ability to understand music and rhythm. A small portion of the course will be dedicated to learning about and honoring historical tap figures to gain a holistic understanding of the art form.
Int./Adv. Tap Class (Weds. at 3:45-4:30 & Fri. 4:00-4:45) These classes will be fast-paced and exciting, designed for those with prior experience in tap. These classes focus on further developing both technical skills and the ear. Other course objectives include: the ability to quickly learn combinations without vocal instruction, a deep understanding of tap history and an ability to improvise comfortably.
Jazz 2/3/4 (Tues. at 5:00-6:00, Thurs. 5:00-6:00 & Tues. 4:00-5:00) One of the most popular and well known forms of dance, Jazz includes strength, flexibility, conditioning technique and progressions, including turns, kicks and leaps. In a Jazz, dancers also learn many fun and trendy dance steps used for all forms of dance. It is a wonderful class to get a well rounded variety of all dance steps. Students will learn choreography to popular, age appropriate music of today, along with vintage styles of jazz from the last decades. This is a perfect class to start your dance training.
Beg. Jazz (Mon. at 5:15-6:00) Beginning Jazz is a fun and engaging class for any young dancer starting out. Students learn many fundamental jazz moves such as jazz walks, turns, leaps and kicks. Every two weeks, dancers will learn a small jazz combo, where they can apply what they have learned, improving their musicality, stage presence and confidence as a dancer.
Beg. Tumbling (Mon. at 7;00-7:45pm) Tumbling and acrobatic skills are important for any dancer, helping with strength, flexibility, power and even technique! In beginning tumbling, young dancers will learn entry level acrobatics skills, including handstands, cart wheels, round-offs, as well as walk-overs and handsprings. Many skills taught in this class are intended to not only make better acrobats, but also better dancers. All in a safe and fun environment.
Slay the Stage (Mon. at 7;00-7:45pm) Acting and Improv are skills that will be slayed in this class. From pantomime to monologues to scene work, many skills will b worked on to help performers understand the important of performing and not just dancing. At the end of each class, students will learning and practice basic improv skills. Students will have some homework in this class an be asked to bring bask props and costumes from home.