Description of Classes> Dance Technique Classes
Dance Technique Classes for Adults and Teens over 14 and up
(Not all of these classes may be offered during the current, or next semester).
African/Modern Fusion This dynamic
African dance class emphasizes fitness using West African dance
movement and the pulsating-joyful rhythms of West Africa, Brazil, Haiti
and beyond. Learn folkloric secular and sacred dances that
accompany these rhythms, and explore freestyle African and Brazilian dance forms. A
great way to gain stamina, strength, and flexibility while having fun.
No experience necessary, all levels welcome.
Ballet Modern classical ballet forms a strictly defined dance
vocabulary. Classes will emphasize posture, placement, basic positions,
center floor patterns, and locomotor movements. Movement is geared for
each level. Wear ballet slippers. Levels I through III.
Ballroom You will learn basic patterns for Merengue, Rumba, Salsa, Waltz, Cha Cha and Swing.
Want to ballroom dance but don’t have a partner? Have two left feet?
Dancin’ David’s Ballroom Line Dancing classes are made for you. Come
have fun and move!
Ballroom Line Dancing You will learn
basics of posture, partnering and patterns in Merengue, Rumba and
Swing. These dances can be done at almost any social event.
Going to a wedding or corporate party? Want to look and feel great on
the dance floor? Want to meet new people? Dancin’ David’s Ballroom
Basics class was made for you!
Belly Dance An exotic classical form to
improve posture, tone muscles, and increase self confidence!
Accompanied by heavily syncopated music of the Mid-East, students will
study the naturally expressive movements for which this form has become
so popular. This class is open to all levels, no experience necessary.
Hip Hop Learn steps straight off the street and
MTV. Class incorporates popping, locking, and syncopated rhythm, and
puts cutting edge moves to popular house, hip-hop, and pop music.
Class will use the latest and greatest Hip Hop moves and music. This class is open to all levels, no experience necessary.
Irish Dance This class is Traditional Irish
Stepdance. You will learn basic movements and timing for the Irish jig,
reels, slipjigs, hornpipes, treble jigs, and a variety of 2, 3, 4, and 8
person group dances. The emphasis will be on traditional steps and
music, as passed down from generation to generation. Class is geared
toward the new dancer, but those with other dance experience, and those
with Irish dance experience are welcomed to join as movements will be
geared toward individual dancers. Wear ghillies (Irish light shoes, we
can order), ballet slippers, sneakers or dancer sneakers, or socks.
Isadora Duncan Dance
Natural, expressive style of dance pioneered by Isadora Duncan. This
class helps develop grace and artistry. Duncan Dance is heavily
influenced by poetry, music, and mythology. Bring your ideas! We will
dance them. No experience necessary, all levels welcome.
Jazz (All That Jazz) Learn all styles of Jazz
dance technique including Pop, Broadway, Hip-Hop, and Lyrical. Class
includes warm-up, stretching, and floor combinations, and will help to
develop rhythm and performance skills. This class is open to all levels,
no experience necessary.
Lyrical Jazz is sometimes
thought of a soft jazz. It uses movement to express feelings and ideas.
It is a combination of jazz and ballet, which develops strength,
flexibility, fluidity and intent. Class will include warm-ups, dance
combinations and a cool down stretch to contemporary music.
Modern Dance The experience of modern
technique is equal to the intensity of ballet & jazz with greater
emphasis on the movement exploration. Modern technique develops a strong
flexible body through excercises, combinations and across the floor
patterns designed to increase the students sense of time, space, weight
and dynamics. Levels I & II.
Modern Hip Hop Fusion will
fluid modern movement with hip hop beat and rhythms.This class focuses on beat and emotional
expression. Class includes warm-up, strength & stretch, center and across the floor, and dances phrases. This
interpretive style is for anyone who enjoys Hip Hop, R&B Jazz, and Funk Music.
Musical Theater Jazz Dance Remember “Singing
in the Rain”, “Cool” from West Side Story, “One Singular Sensation”
from Chorus Line, “All that Jazz” or “Cell Block Tango” from
Chicago? Easy to learn versions of dances from the movies will
have you singing along as you learn some jazz, street funk, Robbins, Bennet, Fosse style
modern, character dance and more. Warm-ups will begin and cool
down stretching will end each class. Some dance experience is helpful.
Tap Dance is an American tradition. Learn all the basic
steps including time steps, military rhythms, buffalo, and fancy
footwork. Dances will be developed as class progresses. Wear tap shoes. Levels I & II.