School Age Class Descriptions
5-6 year olds
6-7 year olds
7-8 year olds
This is a perfect combination class for young dancers ages. Ballet training promotes coordination, balance, correct body alignment and grace. Tap dancing develops a keen sense of rhythm, timing and musical awareness. Jazz dance introduces a stylistic dance vocabulary for a fun, funky and expressive way of dancing.This class is a fun and well rounded introduction to dance for young students.
Preschool Program Class Descriptions
Move and Groove
2 year olds
Move & Groove is designed for the specific needs of a two year old. This parent/tot class is a wonderful introduction to the structure of a classroom while allowing the child the freedom to explore her own natural movement. Dancers will march, gallop and roll...jump, twirl, wiggle and giggle while using our imaginations to go on exciting adventures. Fine and gross motor skills are developed through the use of music, dance, props and fun obstacle courses.
2.5 - 3.5 year olds
In this fun and exciting class dancers will march, gallop and roll... jump, twirl, wiggle and giggle while using our minds to go on exciting adventures. Fine and gross motor skills are developed through class dances, props, and fun obstacle courses.
3.5 - 5 year olds
3-4 year olds, 4-5 year olds
In this class we will skip, gallop and leap... stretch, crawl, wiggle and giggle. The dancers will learn basic tap dance, which is a wonderful activity to nurture a sense of rhythm and timing. We introduce and teach basic ballet positions and movements. A portion of this preschool class also allows the dancers to be able to freely experience their own moving body and find joy in dancing. We will end class with basic tumbling and balance beam activites. This preschool dance class is a wonderful introduction for the young student to a basic classroom structure in a fun and nurturing environment.
Adult Program Class Descriptions
Beginner Adult Tap
Tap is a popular style of American theatrical dance distinguished by percussive footwork that marks out precise rhythmic patterns on the floor. Dancers develop a keen sense of rhythm and balance. This basic level beginner tap class is geared towards the adult who has had little to no tap training. The class will take place in 8-week sessions. Come ready to have a blast!
Adult Intermediate Tap
Tap is a popular style of American theatrical dance distinguished by percussive footwork that marks out precise rhythmic patterns on the floor. Dancers develop a keen sense of rhythm and balance. This beginner intermediate level class is appropriate for the adult who has had some experience with tap dance and is looking to continue training. The class will take place in 8-week sessions. Come ready to have a blast!
Adult Intermediate Lyrical
Lyrical dance is a fusion of ballet, jazz and contemporary techniques. Most lyrical dance is primarily based in ballet, but allows for more freedom of expression through movement. This is a mixed level class where all are welcome. Dance experience is not required, just a desire to move and dance!
Adult Hip Hop
Inspired by street dance styles, this class will teach today's hottest hip hop moves, as well as old school dance styles. Dancers will develop body strength, flexibility, and increase stamina through this high energy class that is sure to get you grooving and sweating! All experience levels are welcome. Dress comfortably and bring a pair of clean sneakers for the dance floor.
Popstar Hip Hop- Ages 5-7
Does your child love to dance and pretend to be a popstar? Popstar hip hop is a very cool yet age appropriate dance class for children 5-7 years old. The dancers will learn basic hip hop as well as show some of their own best dance moves while grooving to their favorite music.
Hip Hop Ages 7-9
This class is a basic introduction to hip hop and jazz funk style dance. The class will include hip hop technique and choreography, and of course freestyle improvisation! We will have a blast dancing to age appropriate music and moves for the young dancers.
Boys Hip Hop Ages 6-8
This boys only hip hop class is a beginner level hip hop class where basic hip hop and break dancing styles will be taught. The boys are also encouraged to show off their own dance moves during the group freestyle.
Jazz Ages 8-10
Jazz dance introduces a stylistic dance vocabulary for a fun, expressive way of dancing. Basic jazz dance technique will be introduced in this class. This dance style is known for it's upbeat music and choreography style
Modern Ages 10+
Modern dance is a form of concert dance which encourages the freedom of expression, improvisation, innovation and creative exploration of movement. We will also use improvisation games to inspire the student's own creative movement. Students will dance in bare feet.
Hip Hop Ages 10+
This hip hop class is a fast-paced and energetic dance style using the latest street/urban dance moves set to hip hop music. Hip hop encompasses a wide range of street styles including breaking, locking and popping. This class for young beginners specifically focuses on developing rhythm and coordination while encouraging individual style.
'Inspirations' is a dance program specifically designed for children with special needs. Please contact the studio for additional information about our new program!
Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms. Classes begin at the barre where students perform movement sequences to develop strength, coordination, balance and proper alignment. These skills are reinforced through center and across the floor combinations. Classical technique and vocabulary are taught. Pointe shoes are introduced to students who are ready, at the discretion of the instructor.
This intermediate level class is an excellent experience for the student who is interested in further strengthening their dance technique. Including elements of ballet, jazz and modern technique, we will work to develop a solid technical base in the dancers.The students will learn a variety of jumps and turns as well as innovative choreography in this athletic class. This class will feature a variety of jazz styles- from broadway jazz to lyrical jazz. The class consists of warm up and conditioning exercises to increase flexibility and strength. Class time will be devoted to learning jazz technique as well as funky jazz dance combinations.
Modern dance is a form of concert dance which encourages the freedom of expression, improvisation, innovation and creative exploration of movement. The aesthetic of modern dance (also now called contemporary dance) is very diverse, as it is up to the choreographers to create their individual identity through their movement style. Some modern dance can take on balletic qualities, while others can bring the grounded elements of African dance into the aesthetic. Students are encouraged to express their own creativity through this form of dance.
Senior I Performance Team
Senior II Performance Team
Junior Performance Team
The Inspire performance team is a group of young dancers ages 7-14 who train in both ballet and jazz classes at the studio. The dancers perform in events in and around the community. The dancers have performed at Medway Pride Day, were featured on a local TV show, 'Milford Performs', and perform for the elderly. Inspire is beginning a junior Performance Team for the 2016-2017 season. Dancers interested in joining should contact Miss Amanda.