COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Dance Fusion

This class is designed for students that are new to dance.  This combo class consists of Jazz, Hip Hop and Tumbling.  This provides the students with exposure to multiple dance forms. Children will learn the joy of expressing themselves through movement, song and dance in these exciting classes!  No experience required. 

Dance fusion 1 (ages 3-5) -- Saturday 9:15am-10:00am      

dance fusion 2  (ages 5-8) -- thuRsday 3:30Pm - 4:30pm


Intro To dance

This class is designed for students 2 years and older to explore dance through creative movement, and use of instruments and props. This provides students with exposure to multiple dance forms. Children learn the joy of expressing themselves through moment, song and dance in this exciting class! No experience required. 

intro to dance -- Thursday 10:15am-11:00am


Ballet

In our ballet classes, we focus on building a strong foundation with an emphasis on proper vocabulary and technique.   Students will work on body placement, lines and extensions through use of the ballet barré combinations, across-the-floor and center combinations.  We offer Pre-Ballet for children over the age of 3, where we begin the basics and get the dancers familiar with the art of Ballet.  Ballet 1 is an introductory class for elementary school students to begin their dance journey.  Children over the age of 8, should consider taking Beg/Int Lyrical.

Pre-Ballet (ages 3+) -- Monday 9:30am-10:15am    

ballet 1  (ages 5-8) -- friday  3:15pm - 4:00pm       


Jazz

These classes are designed to showcase a dancer's individual style and originality. Consisting of both high energy and upbeat popular music, students will learn how to combine fast, intricate footwork, graceful spins and aerobic floor work. Students will also learn technique and strengthen their ability to learn high-end choreography. Jazz 2 and 3 will be structured and taught similar to lyrical jazz class.

Jazz 1 (ages 7-12) -- Friday 6:00pm-7:00pm

Jazz 2 (placement required) -- Tuesday 6:30pm-7:30pm

Jazz 3 (placement required) -- tuesday 8:30pm-9:30pm


Lyrical Jazz / contemporary

Lyrical Jazz and Contemporary are both deep, personal, emotional styles of dance.  Lyrical Jazz is known by its connected and graceful movement of the body.  It is a specific style of jazz that connects movement and music together by illustrating emotion through each movement.   The contemporary class will emphasis barré exercises, across-the-floor combinations and center floor work.  

beg/Int Lyrical Jazz (ages 9+)  -- thursday 4:30pm-5:30pm  

int contemporary (ages 13+) -- mondays 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Advanced Lyrical Jazz (invite by instructor) -- Thursday 8:30pm-9:30pm


TRICKS, TUMBLING & ACRO

 

Our Acro classes introduce a skill that is unique in the way it seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics.  In these classes, you will learn everything from tricks and tumbling passes to combining skills to make one fluid movement.  Int Tricks & Tumbling is for students that already have an intermediate level of skill, such as back walkovers and front handsprings.  Adv Dance Acro is for the more experienced and older student that has already mastered the basics and is currently working on back handsprings, flips and more intricate combinations and tumbling passes set them to music.  If you are not yet ready for these classes, we also have a beginning class for ages 5-9 where they can begin their study in Acro with the basics.  For our littles ages 3-6, we have a tumbling tots class.  Tumbling tots does not perform in the recitals.

Beg tricks & Tumbling (ages 5-9) -- tuesday 3:45pm-4:30pm

int tricks & TUMBLING (ages 7-14) -- Tuesday 4:3oPM-5:30PM

adv dance ACro (placement by instructor) -- tuesday 7:30pM-8:30PM 

Tumbling Tots (ages 3-6) -- Friday 2:30pm-3:15pm 

 

 


Hip-Hop

Our Hip Hop Tots class is a great way to introduce younger students to Hip Hop and Breakdancing. Using age appropriate music and activities to engage our student to learn a fun combo that we build onto each week.   Hip Hop is an high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping and locking.   Hip Hop 1 is for our beginners ages 7+.  Our Kidz Hip Hop is a class that fills the gap between Hip Hop 1 and Hip Hop 2 where students may still need to refine the basics.  Hip Hop 2 dancers  are ages 10+ and should have 2 year of hip hop experience or a firm grasp of hip hop fundamentals and terminology.  Hip Hop 3 is for teenage dancers that want to continue to build on their skills.  All our Hip Hop classes will encourage students to bring their own individual style and personality to the choreography.

Hip-Hop Tots (ages 3-5) -- Wednesday 3:45pm-4:30pm  

Hip hop 1 (ages 7+) -- FRIDAY 5:00pm - 6:00pm

kidz hip hop (ages 8-12) -- tuesday 5:30pm - 6:30pm

hip hop 2 (ages 10+ or placement by instructor) -- wednesday 4:30pm - 5:30pm  

hip hop 3 (ages 13+) -- friday 4:00pm - 5:00pm


Teens & Tots Hip-HoP

This class was our MOST POPULAR class last year at Unity! This creative class combines both older teens with our younger dancers to create partner hip hop pieces throughout the year. It encourages students to work together, support one another, and learn side by side with the instructor.   Teens must talk to the instructor before registering.

Teens & Tots Hip-Hop (ages 7+) -- Saturdays 10:00am-11:00am


int/adv Breakdancing

Breakdancing is an energetic form of dance known for it’s intricate footwork, isolations and groundwork.  In this class, dancers will learn the basics of this fun style and combine different movements into a fluid piece.  Whether you are newer to breakdancing or an experienced b-boy/b-girl, you’ll be able to build on your skills with this class as we learn TopRocks, Freezes, Kip-Ups, Steps, Pop & Lock and more.  As you get comfortable with this style, you can create more complex combinations and add more moves to your repertoire.  If you are on the stage or in a cypher, breakdancing moves are sure to impress. 

int/adv Breakdancing meets saturday 12:00pm-1:00pm

 

musical theater

Musical Theater is a class that explores the various dance styles used in Broadway Musicals.   You will learn to connect with the audience in an expressive way while also learning theater terminology and stage basics.   This class will utilize props while using ballet, jazz and hip hop techniques.   Requirements:  One year of jazz or ballet training.  Students will also need black jazz shoes.

musical theater (ages 8-18) -- saturday 11:00am - 12:00pm

 

TEACHER ASSISTANT CLASS

** for more information, please contact Eileen 

teacher assistant (ages 11+)  -- Saturdays 1:00pm - 2:00pm