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Class Descriptions

Below you will find descriptions of our offered classes. For information on class placement and to learn about how to register please visit our Registration details page.

Intro to Dance | Creative Dance | Pre Dance | Combo Classes | Kids Fitness | Ballet | Ballet Barre Fitness
Hip Hop/Jazz | Advanced Jazz | Broadway Jazz |Musical Theater | Lyrical Jazz/Modern | Acro Jazz |
Contemporary Choreography | Tap | Cheer | Pilates | Adult Relaxation | Dance Fitness
Dance Inspiration
| Teams and Company

Creative Dance and Pre Ballet

Intro to Dance Class - Age 2 and early 3s with Mommy or Caretaker. Maximum participants of 8 "couples". A 30 minute class that enhances motor skills, creativity and musicality.

Creative Dance - Fun and expressive movement for the 3 and early 4 year olds. A 30 minute class that increases rhythm, coordination and movement awareness.

Pre Dance - Specifically for 4 and 5 year olds, dance class experience in a fun, yet structured atmosphere preparing dancers for ballet technique. Barre work and basic terminology included.

Combo Classes - 25 minutes each of ballet, jazz or tap which offers the 5-6 year old student the opportunity to experience more than one dance form in a one hour class period. Prerequisite for this class is one year of Pre Dance. Black leotard and ballet pink tights.

Kids Fitness - Fun, Fit and Funky! This non-performing class will combine strength, flexibility, balance and dance into one hour of non-stop movement and send you home feeling great. Clean tennis shoes and breathable, movable clothing.

POINTE SHOES

Ballet, Pre Pointe and Pointe - All ballet classes are set according to student's age and previous training by the teacher. All ballet classes include stretching, barre work, and center combinations set for class level.

Someone has said that the foundation of dance is Ballet. To excel in Ballet we encourage adding more classes as the years go on in training.

Levels 2 and 3 are strongly encouraged to come twice a week and level 4 / Pre-Pointe is required to come twice a week.

Pre Pointe: at least 2 years previous training is preferred and it is the prerequisite for any Pointe class.

Teacher placement required for Pre-Pointe and Pointe.

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"Pointe dancing is an elite form of ballet, requiring years of training and dedication. While appearing light and ethereal, the dancer must be extremely strong. She has to have the technical skill to align her muscles and bones perfectly over the toes of one foot (about a square inch), while making it look effortless. Only students with the proper strength and dedication should go on pointe.  A student will need to build up "muscle memory" by taking ballet classes several days a week. Muscle memory is achieved only by repetition. Improper alignment and lack of strength are the reasons that injuries can occur. Well trained, with properly fitted shoes, a pointe student  can progress from beginning pointe work, to an advanced level with no ill affects. Pointe dancers are special and have reason to be proud!" Miss Jennifer Greene

Ballet Barre Fitness - Ballet Barre and Pilates Floorwork to build strength and poise that gets you through your day. Bare feet and breathable, movable clothing.

 

Jazz Shoes

Hip Hop / Jazz - Technical Jazz Technique with a funky Hip Hop mix that keeps the dancer improving quickly and thinking on her feet. All music and choreography is current, tasteful, and age appropriate.

Advanced Jazz Technique - Previous Jazz training and teacher placement required. Jazz choreography, turns, jumps and floor work for the intermediate/advanced dancer.

Broadway Jazz - Your character shoe dreams come true in this musical theater style class. Great Jazz technique and flashy choreography practiced and performed in heels. Prerequisite for this class is Jazz 3. 2 inch heel tan character shoes, black jazz pants and black leotard.

 

Musical Theater - This class is for the dancer who is interested in pursuing the "triple threat" in musical theatre- dancing, singing and acting. Dancers will learn choreography from a variety of musicals as well as learn basic acting and singing exercises that contribute to character development. 
*No previous theatre experience required. 

Lyrical Jazz / Modern - Fluid expression, using gravity, pull, and natural movement. These classes are a fusion of Modern, Jazz and Ballet technique for the experienced dancer and the committed beginner. Bare feet.

 

Acro Jazz - Because sometimes it’s just fun to be upside down!  Acro/Jazz is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic movements. Great skills for cheer, contemporary, circus and musical theater. Ballet, Jazz and Pilates are also recommended as Acro. is physically demanding. Black leotard and black jazz pants with t-shirt on top.

 

Contemporary Choreography

When participating in conventions, workshops, and especially auditions; dancers are expected to be able to learn, remember, and impressively execute choreography in a very short amount of time. When discussing the class idea with my sister, she referred to it as “study-skills” for dancers. I believe this really sums it up in a nutshell; and also believe it would be an extremely valuable class to offer the girls.

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Goals:

My goal in teaching this class is to exercise, enhance, and accelerate each student's ability to learn, comprehend, and exceptionally perform choreography in a short period of time. I like to think of it as a “study-skills” class of sorts for dancers.

Outline:

The class itself is run in the following manner: A short warm-up, followed by delving straight into complex choreography. The students will be given new combinations every week (or possibly every other week depending on the complexity) in an attempt to stretch and eventually annihilate any boundaries holding them back, and to mentally equip each student for situations where difficult choreography must be learned and executed within a small window of time.

Tap

Tap - Rhythmic, fun drumming with the feet! Tap 1 & 2 is an hour long class for beginners and Tap 2 & 3 is for all ages working at an intermediate level.

Cheer - In this class students learn cheer routines, bumps, stunting, and self-confidence! Suitable for ages 6 through 18.

Pilates

Pilates - This 60 minute Pilates mat class is aimed to help strengthen, stretch, and tone your whole being while gaining flexibility, strength, balance, and coordination. In this class we focus on the six basic principles of Pilates: control, concentration, center, precision, breath, and flow.

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Making a habit of participating in Pilates exercise each week will help provide great overall health. Joseph Pilates’ famous (and true) promise is, “in 10 sessions you will feel a difference, in 20 sessions you will see a difference, and in 30 sessions you will have a whole new body!”

Pilates is beneficial for all individuals; dancers and non-dancers!
For the dancer, Pilates will help develop the meticulous postural alignment, dynamic balance skills, strength, flexibility, coordination, and core strength that is required in dancing.
Other benefits of Pilates for all individuals:

  • Revitalizing mind-body workout
    By incorporating breath, proper spinal alignment, and flowing movement, you become in tune with your body and learn to control your movements. Pilates’ breathing can also help reduce stress.
  • Development of a strong core

Pilates helps strengthen the core muscles (abdominals and back muscles close to the spine), which are essential to everyday life. You learn to use the core muscles in all of your daily movements in order to avoid injury or misuse of other areas of the body.

  • Gaining long, lean muscles and flexibility

Pilates elongates and strengthens muscles, improving muscle elasticity and joint mobility. Having balanced strength and flexibility makes one’s body less likely to be injured.

  • Creating an evenly conditioned body

Unlike many conventional workout methods, Pilates conditions the entire body. Instead of working the same muscles every time, causing weak muscles to get weaker and strong muscles to get stronger, Pilates works the whole body, creating an evenly conditioned musculature. This greatly decreases the chance of injury.

  • Gentle yet challenging

Most of the Pilates exercises are performed in sitting or reclining positions, making it low impact. Pilates is frequently used to rehabilitate injured individuals. Although it is gentle, Pilates is also challenging. There are many modifications that can be made to the exercises to meet each individual’s needs in difficulty and intensity.

 

Adult Relaxation - Calm the body, mind and spirit with one hour of quiet music, stretching and affirmation. Bare feet and breathable, movable clothing.


Dance Fitness - Tuesday morning moms can get their fitness groove on while little ones are enjoying their own dance training right next door for both the 30 minute and full hour classes.  Dance Sneakers and comfortable, movable clothing.


Dance Inspiration - Be an integral part of the new choreography being birthed from Reflections School of Dance by participating in improvisation, storytelling and movement experimentation. Bare feet and comfortable, movable clothing.

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Teams and Dance Company– By Audition Only:
A professional and training group for intermediate/advanced dancers using styles and choreography carefully selected to reflect those characteristic to the Christian lifestyle. For approximate ages 14 - College. These students gain leadership training, performance opportunities, involvement in the creative choreographic process and the option of taking part in the Company trip & Outreach.

For more information on our Dance Teams and how you can become involved, please visit our Teams page.