DANCE STYLES

MINI MOVERS

This class teaches beginning movement and spacial awareness through the use of games and rhythmic patterns.  It is designed to introduce peer interaction, as well as coordination and rhythm.

 

 

PRE COMBO TAP & BALLET

This class teaches dancers a combination of both tap and ballet terminology and movement. This class will enhance motor skills, spatial awareness, balance, coordination, as well as class etiquette and peer interaction. The tap portion of this combo class focuses on rhythm and musicality.

 

 

COMBO TAP & BALLET

This class teaches dancers a combination of both tap and ballet terminology and movement. Dancers will continue to focus on motor skills, spatial awareness, balance, coordination, class etiquette, and peer interaction with more emphasis on following directions.

 

 

BALLET 5-7

This class focuses on beginner ballet terminology and movement. Our ballet classes follow a traditional structure dividing time between barre and center floor work. Dancers continue to focus on motor skills, spatial awareness, balance, coordination, class etiquette, and peer interaction with more emphasis on following directions.

 

 

JAZZ 5-7

This class builds strength and flexibility. Basic motor skills transition into kicks leaps and turns. This style is energetic and fun. Dancers continue to focus on motor skills, spatial awareness, balance, coordination, class etiquette, and peer interaction with more emphasis on following directions. Although it is not required, it is beneficial to study ballet in conjunction with jazz technique.

 

 

FUNKY FROGS HIP HOP

Hip-hoppers will focus on motor skills, spatial awareness, balance, coordination, class etiquette, and peer interaction with more emphasis on following directions. Hip-Hop fuses jazz and street dance forms. Students learn isolations, dynamics and movement unique to Hip Hop culture. Teachers will use popular, age appropriate pop and hip hop music. Although it is not required, it is beneficial to study jazz in conjunction with hip-hop.

 

 

BEG./INTERMEDIATE HIP HOP

Intermediate dancers are ready for a more professional class structure. This age group seeks challenge so we plan our classes to meet the needs of an eager student. Hip-Hop fuses jazz and street dance forms. Students learn isolations, dynamics and movement unique to Hip Hop culture. Teachers will use upbeat, age appropriate pop and hip hop music. Although it is not required, it is beneficial to study jazz in conjunction with hip-hop.

 

 

JAZZ/TAP COMBO

Intermediate dancers are ready for a more professional class structure. This age group seeks challenge so we plan our classes to meet the needs of an eager student. This class builds strength and flexibility. Intermediate motor skills transition into different kicks, leaps and turns. The Tap portion of this class is aimed at progressing tap skills and terminology.  The skills developed in this class will serve older students, especially those interested in musical theatre style.

The WMDC recreational program provides dancers of all skills and ages a place to learn basic dance skills in a comfortable environment.  Whether dancers have goals of being competitive dancers or simply improving their movement and rhythm skills, we have something for everyone!

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