A style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character, its unique choreography, which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics. Dancers gain tremendous strength and flexibility in Acro, and learn how to do tumbling tricks from cartwheels to back tucks and more.
a compilation of dance including modern, classical ballet and lyrical. A fusion of movement and technique. from the warm-ups to combo this class takes the dancer through an exciting emotional journey in dance.
Ballet & Pointe:
Students are taught ballet exercises at the barre and center floor, progressing towards more complex combinations as the levels increase. The teaching emphasis is on how to stand with the body in proper alignment, the use of turn-out from the hips, pointing feet and the coordination of the arms and head movements. Ballet is beautiful, flowing and elegant, yet is also strong, forceful and disciplined. It is a basis for dance subjects. Ballet classes are mandatory for competitive dancers.
A high-energy class that uses the latest sounds in rap, R&B and pop music together with elements of poppin', locking, and breaking as well as freestyle movement to give students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style.
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Jazz technique, stretching, strengthening, progressions and jazz choreography all rolled into an hour class.
Jumps & Turns:
Training with jumps & turns classes, focus on technique, jumps, kicks, turns, and leaps as well as stretching and strengthening. Jumps & Turns classes are mandatory for competitive dancers.
Our Pre-School combo classes include tap, ballet and jazz. The ideal way to start your youngest BDC dancer! And YES! At BDC the 2 year olds do start learning REAL dance steps.
Tap students develop coordination, rhythm, strength and stamina. Basic techniques and rhythm through the use of the shuffle, flap, ball-change and other beginning steps are taught. As students progress, a focus on control, speed and smoothness while exploring syncopation is taught along with more advanced steps. Close floor work with focus on speed and clarity of sound is emphasized.
Strong use of ballet is incorporated into this form of dance. Performed simply as “poetry in motion”, lyrical often uses the “lyrics” from songs to non verbally express the music. Having a very strong ballet background is important to mastering this dance technique.
Bella Dance Company