Teens (ages 12-18)

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Teens take the lead of DDC!

Whether they've danced their entire lives or have just recently set foot in the studio, our teens take the chance to connect with others and show off their skills both in class and on stage! From perfecting their technique to exploring their creative voice, our 12-18 year olds know how to take charge in the studio.

Ballet

Mondays @ 8pm-9pm

A classical dance form originating in the 1600s, ballet emphasizes technique, athleticism, and grace. Ballet can be learned from a very young age and perfected over a lifetime. Class includes warm up at the barre, across the floor exercises, and combos featuring familiar ballet music.

Students will improve:

discipline 

grace

balance

jazz

Mondays @ 7pm-8pm

Brought into America in the early 1900s, jazz dance is a high energy, entertaining dance form often performed to pop music. Class includes a warm up in the center, across the floor exercises, and combos for incorporating technique and style together.

Students will improve:

confidence

technique

flexibility

hip hop

Thursdays @ 6pm-7pm

Hip Hop brings a large range of styles to the table, including popping, locking, whacking, breaking, and more. Class includes a high energy warm up, breaking down moves and techniques, and combos to build stamina and performance skills.

Students will improve:

strength

stamina

style

Tap

Mondays @ 6pm-7pm

An ever-evolving dance form, tap brings joy to everyone young and old. Taking tap improves rhythm, increases articulation and coordination, and builds aural skills. Class includes a warm up in the center, breaking down tap moves, and improving skills across the floor and in combos.

Students will improve:

rhythm 

articulation

coordination

Acro

Tuesdays @ 7pm-8pm

Acro is where gymnastics meets dance. By using only floor elements, students learn and master tumbling and acrobatic skills. Class includes a warm up in the center and across the floor, strength building exercises, running passes, and chances to create new moves and sequences. 

Students will improve:

strength 

flexibility

confidence

Lyrical

Thursdays @ 7pm-8pm

Stemming from ballet, lyrical dance uses classical technique to explore new ways to move, express emotion, and perform. Class includes a warm up in the center, technique across the floor & in the center, and learning how to perform a variety of emotions.

It is highly recommended that students who take lyrical also take ballet.

Students will improve:

technique 

flexibility

emotional intelligence

musical theater

Wednesdays @ 5pm-6pm

This musical theater class gives students the opportunity to work on acting exercises, learn basic dance technique, and practice performance skills. From learning original Broadway numbers to exercising our own choreographic skills, students will learn theater history and explore their creativity to be the next generation of Broadway lovers and performers. 

Students will improve:

performance skills 

technique

confidence

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