The Dance Corner is dedicated to providing its students with a well-rounded education in all facets of dance. Our classes emphasize correct technique, fundamentals and a familiarization of the dance vocabulary.
Ages 14 months-2 years and their caregiver
Our newest program for the littlest movers and their caregiver — Baby Dance With Me! — is 1/2 hour movement and music class designed for little movers 14 months to 2 years and their caregiver. The class is the perfect introduction to music and movement for the very young child not ready to separate but ready to explore in a nurturing learning environment. The basic elements of dance are introduced in a positive and loving way using props such as scarves, stuffed animals and musical instruments. Caregivers (in comfortable clothing) and children participate together throughout the class. Little movers must be walking. 4-week sessions of Baby Dance With Me are offered through out the year. Click Here to register.
A thirty minute introductory dance class for toddlers containing ballet and creative movement. Students are introduced to basic ballet vocabulary, while exploring movement and music in a fun, creative way. Our instructors use imagination games, upbeat age-appropriate music and props like scarves, hula hoops, tambourines and maracas to inspire and excite students about dance. Students will also work on classroom skills such as following directions, listening and working with others. This class is a positive and fun first dance experience for all! We encourage new students younger than 3 1/2 to try the Twinkle Twos class.
Ages 3 1/2-5
A 55 minute class for pre-schoolers containing ballet, tap and creative movement. Dancers will learn basic steps and terminology in ballet and tap, and explore their own creative movement styles through the use of imaginative music and games in a safe, positive environment. Dancers in this class will improve flexibility and coordination through fun, age appropriate movement and exercises. Our instructors use imagination games, upbeat age-appropriate music and props like scarves, hula hoops, tambourines and maracas to inspire and excite students about dance. Students will also work on classroom skills such as following directions, listening and working with others. Placement Notes: It is highly recommended that Pre-Stars students be at least 3 ½ by December 1st. Students younger than this should consider the Twinkle Twos class for their first dance experience.
A 55 minute class for 5-6 year olds comprised of ballet, tap and creative movement. During the Kinderstars year dancers are introduced to more formal dance technique. This class will lay the foundation for correct, safe and successful dancing in years to follow. Students will expand on the basic steps and terminology from the Pre-stars level in ballet and tap, and continue to explore their own creative movement in a safe, positive environment. Along with the introduction of more skills and techniques, instructors continue to foster creativity and imagination in class through movement and imagination games, the use of props and activity songs. Students will also work on refining rhythm and musicality through listening activities and the use of rhythm sticks, tambourines and other instruments and props. Dancers in this class will improve flexibility and coordination through fun, age appropriate movement and exercises. Placement Notes: It is highly recommended that Kinderstars students be at least 5 years old by October 1st. Students younger than this should consider the Pre-Stars class for their dance experience.
This high energy class teaches rhythm, coordination, and balance through age-appropriate movements set to fun upbeat music. Hip Hop instills rhythm and helps young dancers develop muscle memory. This style is upbeat and great for girls and boys who like to move and are not excited about the traditional ballet and tap classes.
A 55 min class for ages 5-7. Kidance introduces the young dancer to ballet sequences and the basic steps of jazz and tap. This class is perfect for young children who want to do it all!
This is a creative movement class for our tiniest tumblers and ballerinas! We will work on gross motor skills and progress to forward rolls and handstands.
Mini Cheer And Tumble (Ages 4-6): In this class for aspiring cheerleaders, students will learn tumbling including basic progressions such as forward rolls, cartwheels, handstands, bridges and round-offs. They will also learn cheer motions, jumps and fun cheers!
Junior Cheer & Tumble (Ages 6-8): This class incorporates basic tumbling progressions and cheer fundamentals. Students will work on basic progressions: forward rolls, backward rolls, handstands, handstand drills, cart-wheels, and round-offs. Students will also learn cheer motions, jumps, stunts & fun cheers!
(Ages 5-7) Kid Tumble focuses on the fundamentals of tumbling such as basic progressions including forward rolls, handstands, cartwheels, round-offs, and bridges.
This is a beginner class that teaches the basic fundamentals of tumbling. Students will work on basic progressions: forward rolls, backward rolls, handstands, handstand drills, cart-wheels, and round-offs.
Students must be able to do a backbend to enroll in this class. This class is geared for students who have mastered the basic tumbling skills (Level 1) and are ready to move on. The skills in this class are front walkovers, back walkovers, multiple cartwheels, two-step entry into a round-off, and back handspring drills.
Our acrobatics classes focus on developing flexibility and strength. Students will learn basic contortion and acrobatic tricks such as front and back walkovers, scorpions, chin stands and cartwheels. Dancers who need work on their flexibility should consider adding acrobatics to their class schedule.
This upbeat class teaches Broadway-style jazz choreography and show-stopping stage presence with a focus on learning song-and-dance numbers from a variety of musical productions, past and present. Broadway Kids is a great class for aspiring Broadway stars!
The foundation of most modern day dance forms. This beautiful and demanding technique is a necessity for all young, aspiring dancers. Ballet classes are offered for beginning through advanced levels.
Offered for students age thirteen or older, who have studied ballet at The Dance Corner for at least three years and are taking two or more dance classes a week (including ballet). Instructor permission is required for Pointe classes.
Jazz combines many styles and techniques from ethnic and contemporary dance to ballet. Our jazz classes teach basic jazz dance technique, terminology and style with an emphasis on proper technique, alignment and movement quality. Set to jazz, R&B, ethnic and pop music, jazz classes are a great workout and fun for all ages.
Tap is a style of American theatrical dance, distinguished by percussive footwork and rhythms. Our tap classes stress the basics of tap while also teaching musicality and rhythm. Try tap for fun and fitness.
These upbeat classes teach Broadway-style jazz choreography and show-stopping stage presence with a focus on learning song-and-dance numbers from a variety of musical productions, past and present. Broadway Jazz is a great class for students interested in Musical Theater.
Lyrical is a fusion of ballet and jazz, with expressive motions that tell a story. Students will learn lyrical technique along with how to express emotion through movement.
Contemporary & Modern Dance
These classes blend elements of Contemporary and Modern dance, such as freedom of expression, interpretation of music, principles of fall and recovery, control, breathing, balance and contraction/release. Teachers incorporate an eclectic blend of contemporary and post-modern movement into their classes. Modern and Contemporary Dance forms allow students to explore their individual dance style outside of the structure of traditional ballet and jazz classes.
Offered for boys and girls of age 7 and up. Students will learn the traditional Irish dances made popular by “River Dance.” Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced classes.
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Hip Hop encompasses many different urban dance styles such as poppin’, locking, breaking as well as freestyle movement to give students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style. Our Hip Hop classes teach rhythm, coordination, musicality and choreography without suggestive music or movements. Students are challenged to think on their feet while enjoying an energetic and fast-paced dance class. Our Hip Hop dancers develop focus, strength, and agility while having fun. This is an excellent class for high-energy kids who want to take a fast and fun dance class.