Dancers who are planning on attending Term 2 (Jan. to May) will be participating in the year end recital May 6, 2023. Dancers & gymnasts can attend class in yoga wear or shorts and a t shirt. Your footwear can be clean indoor running shoes (hip hop) jazz or ballet slippers or bare feet. Jazz or ballet slippers will be required for those dancers participating in the year end recital in those classes.
Hip Hop: Hip Hop classes focus around freestyle movements to today’s pop and hip hop music. These classes offer a great work out for your mind and body while improving your rhythm and style. Dancers wear yoga clothing or shorts and t shirts. Clean indoor running shoes or hip hop shoes.
Jazz: Jazz dance students work on skills such as leaps, turns, kicks and jumps. It is a fun, upbeat class combining technical elements and creativity, all the while increasing flexibility, strength and musicality. Dancers will build their cardio levels and see an increase in co-ordination. Dancers can wear Jazz shoes, bare feet or socks with grips on the bottom, yoga wear, bodysuit or shorts & t shirt to class.
Acrobatics: Acrobatic dancers at ASD follow the syllabus of Acrobatic Arts. This unique system allows each student to work at their own pace. Skills are broken up into 5 elements; flexibility, strength, balance, limbering and tumbling. This system allows every child to develop a strong and balanced acro technique. ASD utilizes the air trampoline and foam pit to assist the dancers with their skill learning. If you are a fan of Cirque du Soleil then acro is where you should be. The skills are similar to floor gymnastics, however we teach the intro and exit of the skill differently to accommodate for the dance flooring. Dancers wear bodysuits, unitards or yoga wear and participate in bare feet.
Tap: Tap dance students learn how to use their feet like drums to create rhythmic patterns and the use of shading for sound quality. The tap dance program increases their awareness of rhythm and syncopation, while helping the student to combine musicality with performance quality. Dancers wear tap shoes, yoga wear, bodysuit or shorts & t shirt to class .
Ballet: Ballet is the foundation of dance technique and is carried over to all other dance styles. Ballet improves strength, agility, flexibility and balance all the while increasing the students focus and body awareness. Students are taught to use proper posture and poise, and to present themselves in a graceful manner. Dancers wear full sole Ballet slippers and bodysuits or yoga wear and bare feet.
Lyrical: Lyrical is a dance from that had its beginnings in Ballet. The dancer will perform an emotional inspired piece based on the lyrics of the song. The best way to describe it is if you were to turn off the music and have the dancer keep moving, you should be able to determine from watching the movement and emotion of the dancer what feeling is being conveyed in that piece. Dancers will perform in bare feet and a bodysuit or yoga wear.
Musical Theatre: If you love Broadway you will fit right in with this program. Dancers will sing, dance and act to popular Broadway tunes. Dancers wear shorts & a t shirt or yoga wear and clean in door running shoes or bare feet.
Creative Dance: This is our beginner Ballet program and an excellent place to start your dancing experience. Dancers are taught movement & mime work all geared to their age level. This half hour program keeps your little one moving with fun activities that tap into their creativity. Send your little one dance in shorts & a t shirt, yoga wear or a bodysuit. Footwear can be bare feet, socks with grips or Ballet slippers.
Gymnastics: This is a non-recital program. Participants will learn the foundation elements on floor, vault, bars and beam. We have a 2 sets of bars & single rail, 4 beams, trapezoid vault, floor mats, foam pit and multiple air trampolines to aid in the skill development. Gymnasts wear shorts & a t shirt (please make sure the top can tuck in, we are upside down a lot) yoga wear or a bodysuit and bare feet. If you prefer they can attend with socks that have grips on the bottom.