MUSICAL THEATRE DIVISION
Explore timeless music from some of Broadway’s most notable and critically acclaimed musicals (and also some of its best kept secrets) from the 1930s to today. The class will also examine the concept of scene into song. From solo to ensemble pieces, you will gain the confidence, skill and versatility necessary to make you a triple threat.
Through positive reinforcement and a common purpose, you’ll find community in collaboration in this performance based, creative environment. This class will develop a repertoire of pieces to tell its own unique story. If there’s an emotion to be felt, there’s a song for it. Come and know the joy of performance through self expression and teamwork. Bring a song and a dream. *Ages 13 and up.
ACTING & IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP
Our Acting Program empowers the student with the necessary core skills to take responsibility of their own growth and learning as an actor. This program offers the student a unique method of acting that enables students to discover skills found in the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual aspects of the human condition. Auditioning and working in the business will also be examined.
PRIVATE VOCAL LESSONS
Discover your own personal style and work towards developing a repertoire of pieces that can be used in auditions, or on any stage, as compelling performance material. In a private, one on one setting, you will study an approach to singing that is derived from classical mouth positions and techniques, applied to pop singing sensibility. You will learn healthy singing techniques through non-threatening vocalizations. These exercises are geared towards strengthening your range, dynamics, durability and proficiency as a singer to assist you towards achieving longevity as a vocalist. Every voice is different and unique and such is reflected in the overall experience of your private lessons. *Private lessons are of limited availability and subject to the teacher’s discretion.
PRIVATE DANCE INSTRUCTION
In a one on one setting, students are offered an opportunity to strengthen their individual abilities in the genre of their choice. You will see your ability grow immeasurably and at an accelerated rate. *Private lessons are of limited availability and subject to the teacher’s discretion. Must be taken in conjunction with regular classes.
Our jazz training includes a mix of Broadway, Classical, and “Street” Jazz styles. Throughout the year, our students will study a mix of genres designed to give them a broad range of ability and versatility. Students are strongly encouraged to take Ballet in preparation for Jazz. *Specified Jazz classes have Ballet as prerequisite.
A mixture of Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, and Jazz, this class is designed to give students a solid technical base as well as express the emotion of dance through phrasing and musical timing. *Specified Lyrical classes have Ballet as prerequisite.
Students will explore Ballet Technique that is vital to their growth as dancers. Classical ballet is the foundation of all dance movement and is the most important and most highly recommended subject to be studied in the Dance Division.
Students will study various tap dance techniques from the early soft shoe to advanced contemporary style tap routines. Our classes incorporate Broadway tap, Rhythm tap and Rockette style show tap.
These classes are designed for students with dance experience. Emphasis will be placed upon spatial awareness, floor work, weight shift and groundedness. Elements of Graham and Horton technique will be included. For students ages 13 and up.
LITTLE LAMBS BALLET CLASS
(2 1/2-4 years old)
An introductory Ballet class specifically created for pre-school age dancers. Students will discover Ballet through imagination and creativity and explore storytelling through movement which develops a love for performing, stage presence and confidence. *Children must be independent from the parent and fully potty trained to participate in class.
(2 1/2-4 years old)
For our youngest, future stars, this class is the precursor to Ballet and Tap technique. 30 minutes of Ballet and 30 minutes of Tap will keep these young movers on their feet and engaged as they tip toe their way to the stage!
*Children must be independent from the parent and fully potty trained to participate in class.
(5-6 years old)
The natural next step for our little ones on their performing arts journey. Students will build upon the knowledge and training they received in the Ballet/Tap Combo class. They will grow in technique, add a new genre of dance and layer in many different styles. Students will continue their growth as performers and instill a lifetime love of learning in the performing arts.
This class is a fun way for any student to explore the pop culture phenomenon. With roots in African dance and street jazz, hip hop is the hard hitting movement of the urban pop culture and a creative, physical expression of emotion and soul.
Similar to the floor skills of gymnastics, it is a high energy performing art that focuses on strength, flexability, balance and partnering work. Basic tumbling includes backbends, cartwheels, handstands/headstands, rolls, walkovers, handsprings, aerial tricks and more.