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Fall 2018 Classes start on Tuesday, September 4!

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Class Descriptions

learn ballet in san franWe offer a wide variety of classes across a range of age groups. Classes are based both on age, previous experience, and skill (at the discretion of the instructor).

Mommy and Me
A wonderful introduction to dance for 2-year-old boys and girls. Caregivers and their little ones will enjoy learning basic dance steps and routines through simple movements, songs, props, and games. Parents can dress comfortably, but should bring dance shoes or socks to participate in class. Children should be in dance attire.

Pre-Dance Combo
A structured class specially designed for three-year-olds. This class is a combination of ballet, jazz, tap, and acrobatics to help young “chickadees” build coordination and confidence. They will explore movements and music while developing a strong foundation of dance. Children must have tap shoes.

Pre-Ballet
An introductory ballet course that allows young children to explore music appreciation, creative movement, and storytelling while developing strong listening skills, poise, and proper body-alignment. All dance steps will be broken down for young dancers to understand and learn successfully. Students will engage in simple exercises to develop balance, coordination, body strength, and dance technique. The classes are structured to be fun and engaging but will also instill proper dance decorum and a foundation for strong dance technique.

Pre-Jazz/Tap
An introductory class for children to explore rhythm, movements, and music while developing strong listening skills, posture, and confidence. All dance steps will be broken down for young dancers to understand and learn successfully. Students will engage in simple exercises to develop balance, coordination, body strength, and dance technique. The classes are structured to be fun and engaging but will also instill proper dance decorum and a foundation for strong dance technique.

Boys-Only
Classes are specifically designed for young male dancers. These fast-paced classes will allow boys to all socialize together while being introduced to various styles of dance. The exercises and steps will focus on upper and lower body strength, coordination, agility, and power.

Ballet
A classical dance form consisting of precise movements and body positions. Students who practice ballet develop correct posture, body alignment, grace, poise, and technical versatility. As the basis of Western dance forms, including jazz and lyrical dance, it is highly encouraged for all young dancers. Students should consider taking two or three classes a week in order to develop strong technique in all areas of dance.

Jazz
A versatile dance style characterized by dynamic quality and muscle isolations. This dance form is represented in musicals, contemporary dance, and dance conservatories. Dancers build balance, body control, and strength in order to build technical skills for jumping, leaping, and turning. All jazz students are highly-encouraged to enroll in a minimum of one ballet class.

Tap
A dance style characterized by the percussive movements of the feet. The exercises are excellent for rhythm and coordination. This dance form is fun and challenging because the dancer also becomes a drummer! All students must have tap shoes.

Lyrical
A combination of ballet, jazz, and modern styles of dance. Students are encouraged to interpret and express the lyrics and quality of the music. This popular dance style requires strong ballet technique, control and flexibility. It can also be referred to as contemporary style. All lyrical students should be concurrently enrolled in a minimum of one ballet class.

 

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Bay Area Dance School  |  4600 El Camino Real, Suite #106, Los Altos, CA 94022  |  (650) 472-2214  |  info@bayareadances.com