Advanced Tumbling (Mon. at 6:45pm-7:45pm): Jumps, flips, kicks, and twists! These are all things that 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, we at Xscape 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 will 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 (Thurs, 4:30pm and Sat 11am-12pm) 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.
Stretch and Improv (Tues. 5:30-6:30pm) Improv and freestyle are very important skills to have in the professional dance world. With this class, your child will be taught how to take control of their dancing, and feel more confident as well. Each week will be full of different and fun exercises to help your child feel more comfortable, and expand their dancing abilities!
Contemporary (Tues. 6pm-6:45) Borrowing classic, modern and jazz styles. Contemporary dance uses emotion to bring out a raw side of a dancer. Contemporary dance makes dancers feel vulnerable and open up to be free and let go. It helps them be less shy and enjoy dance!
Technique 2/3 (Tues. 7:45pm-8:35pm)(Tues. 6:45pm-7:45pm) This class is designed for dancers who want to take their dance training to a higher level. Helps advance dancers to a competitive level by taking their ballet technique and put that into a competition technique. This class along with ballet is the most important for any competition/ future competition dance.
Vocal Instruction (Mon. 6:15-7:00pm) Important for any dancers with goals to perform on broadway or in musical theater. This class will teach students not only to sing but to feel comfortable finding their voice and allow them to explore different musical styles and techniques that they would normally never think to try. They will learn to sing almost any genre they put their mind to, as well as 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 5:15-6:00) This class is designed for those with little to no experience with tap dance. The core of the class will focus on the development of basic technical skills (shuffles, paradiddles, flaps, pull backs, cramp-rolls, etc.), as well as the ear, or 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 Classes (Weds. at 3:45-4:30) (Fri. 4:15-5:00) These classes will be fast-paced and exciting. It is designed for those with prior experience in tap, and will 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 5:30-6:30)(Thurs. 5:30-6:30)(Tues. 4:30-5:30) One of the most popular and well known forms of dance. Jazz dance includes strength, flexibility and conditioning technique and progressions including turns, kicks and leaps. In a Jazz class the dancers also learn many fun and trendy dance steps that are used for all forms of dance. It is a wonderful class to get a well rounded variety of all dance steps. Dancers will learn choreography to popular and 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 6:00-7:00) Beginning jazz is a fun and engaging class for any young dancer who is starting out. Students will learn many fundamental jazz moves such as jazz walks, turns, leaps, and kicks. Every two weeks the dancers will also learn a small jazz combo (dance) where they can apply what they have learned and also improve their musicality, stage presence, and confidence as a dancer.
Beg. Tumbling ( Mon. at 5:15-6:00) Tumbling and acrobatic skills are important for any dancer. They help with strength, flexibility, power, and even technique! In beginning tumbling, young dancers will learn entry level acrobatics skills that include Handstands Cart wheels, and 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.