Beauty, flow and elegance are inherent in the elements of ballet. Ballet is the classical dance form that can be mastered by it or used as a technical base or supplement to other dance forms. Classes focus on overall body alignment and awareness with emphasis on proper usage of feet and legs and execution of turnout. Proper terminology, carriage and usage of upper torso and arms are also stressed. Musicality is continually emphasized along with balance and coordination through the strengthening of the body core. Traditional barre work, center floor work, and combinations are included in all classes.
An exciting and ever evolving dance form full of rhythm, syncopation, passion and life. Steeped in the rhythm of jazz music, a true American art form, jazz dance brings energy, life, and soul to all who embrace it. Classes explore isolations of each part of the body and encourage individual expression and development of personal style. Emphasis is on the importance of energy, rhythmical accuracy, and style. Jazz can be powerful and percussive! Ever evolving, jazz dance is taught with the music of today together with the classical jazz of yesterday. Classes teach basic jazz technique, terminology and movement quality with an emphasis on proper execution of jazz isolations, rhythms and style performed to a wide variety of music.
TAP / HOOFIN'
Classes emphasize the development and strengthening of basic tap technique and terminology highlighting the importance of rhythm and sound. Tap focuses on intricate rhythms and swift footwork, creating a percussion instrument out of the dancer’s feet. Tap dancing allows each dancer to have a “voice” by the sounds produced with their feet and develop each dancer into an innovative musician. This is a broad category that encompasses the hoofing styles of various legends of the past and present of which each student will learn the historical importance. Tap dance emphasizes the flow of movement while reaching for unimaginable rhythms and beats emerging from the soul.
Contemporary Lyrical are two forms of dance that showcase fluidity, expression, and passion. Theses forms of dance are done to popular ballads and slower contemporary music. The dancer is taught to interpret his or her movement with feeling, motion and style. They will learn to tell a story or create the picture of the song. This style combines the fluid beauty of ballet with the more sharp moves in jazz. A Ballet or Jazz class is recommended along with contemporary/lyrical to build in technique.
A high-energy class that uses the latest sounds in rap, R&B and pop music together with movements influenced by some of today’s hottest video choreographers. To encompass a well rounded history of hip hop, this class is fused with earlier hip hop music and moves as well. Hip hop encompasses movement that has elements of poppin', locking, and breaking as well as freestyle movement to give students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style. Hip hop is an urban, street, and funky style of dance that is diverse and forever changing.
Cross training class for all athletes and dancers with a focus on balance, flexibility, core strength, and coordination. Tumbling is a fun class that focuses on rolling, flipping, and twisting in a safe manner. Proper form and technique is stressed regardless of age and is required to move up in any level. This class encompasses basic and advanced skills such as rolling, cartwheels, handstands, walk overs, back handsprings, aerials, round offs, back tucks and much more. Tumblers acquire a comprehensive knowledge of skills and develop an immense amount of courage and self motivation.
A form of dance that infuses hip hop, jazz, lyrical, and ballet all together. This style requires high energy and is fast paced. Majorette has choreographed movements that are usually done alongside a marching band but done also in stand battles against another opponent. This style of dance is a show stopping energetic style taking the dance world by storm.
A fun and exciting class that allows the student to develop basic coordination and learn dance vocabulary. Music, movement, balance, and basic dance steps are presented in a fun, friendly, and positive manner. These students are introduced to the forms of Ballet, Tap, and Jazz dance.
CEDS ELITE (Competitve Team)
CEDS REPRETORY / COMPANY / ENTERTAINERS
CEDS ELITE is our pre - professional division compromised of three groups: CEDS Repretory our intermediate level, CEDS Company our advanced level, and CEDS Entertainers our Tap Company. Company members are required to take Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tumbling, and rehearse for 2 hours minimum a week depending of age level. The Company will showcase the students who are the best of the best. These students will be performing at annual competitions each year as well as showcase choreography and routines created by various instructors and guest artists. CEDS Company members learn about teamwork, hard work, dedication, and sportsmanship all while developing into a well-rounded dancer.
Zumba is a fusion of Latin and International music / dance themes that create a dynamic and exciting fitness class thats allows you to express yourself while having fun. The class is catered to those who wish to have fun while progressing in their peronal health and fitness lifestyle. The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.
Fun and exciting classes that allow the student to learn choreographed movements but also perform with freedom of movement, adding in their own personalities. Adult Tap focuses on proper instruction of how to articulate your feet and ankles as well as explore musicality, rhythm, and syncopation. While Adult Jazz/Hip Hop, focuses on execution of isolations, technique, and full body movement.
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