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OUR CLASSES

We have a large variety of dance classes for all skill levels from beginner to professional.   Whether your child is a beginner or experienced dancer, they can find the right class at our studio. All our dance classes welcome male and female dancers.    Our experienced instructors are passionate about helping each dancer achieve their highest potential, while also having as much fun as possible, we also offer our more experienced dancers opportunities to compete.  Have a look at our class schedule and class descriptions to find the one that best fits your needs.

TWINKLE TOES 

A developmental class focusing on child participation designed for dancers ages 3 years old.  Students are exposed to different styles of music, movement and fun dance games.  This class offers an introduction of valuable skills such as listening, taking turns, standing in line, and following directions.  This class offers an environment for children to developmentally grow, both individually and socially in a dance class setting. Additionally, activities will explore gross motor skill development and rhythm activities. This class is a pre-introduction to dance and is a great class to help transition your children into a dance class on their own

COMBO CLASS

Ballet, tap, tumbling, and creative movement. dancers are introduced to more formal dance technique. This class will lay the foundation for correct, safe, and successful dancing in years to follow while still creating a fun and engaging environment for our young dancers to learn and grow. Students will expand on the basic steps and terminology and continue to explore their own creative movement in a safe and positive environment. Along with the introduction of more skills and techniques, our instructors continue to foster creativity and imagination in class through movement and imagination games. Students will also work on refining rhythm and musicality through listening games and rhythm activities. Dancers in this class will continue to improve upon their flexibility, coordination, and classroom socialization.

JAZZ

Jazz combines many styles and techniques from popular 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. Classes include engaging warm-ups, isolations, stretches, across-the-floor progressions, and choreography combinations. These classes are for dancers who like precision and rhythm, physical challenges, and personal style and expression. Set to a variety of fun, engaging, and age-appropriate music, jazz classes are a great workout and fun for all ages.

LYRICAL

Lyrical dance began as an offshoot of jazz dance and was originally termed ‘lyrical jazz’. For that reason, lyrical is considered a fusion of ballet and jazz, with expressive movements that aim to tell a story. A unique trait of the lyrical genre is the emotional connection and storytelling brought to life by the song lyrics. Movement may be choreographed to the lyrics of a song, not just the rhythm. Students will learn lyrical technique along with how to express emotion through their movement to create a connection with their audiences.

ACRO/TUMBLING 

A style that combines basic acrobatic and gymnastics skills with dance.  Improves strength, flexibility and balance.  Students will begin with basic stunts such as log rolls, forward rolls, cartwheels, and beginner balances. More advanced students will continue to add to their repertoire with more advanced tumbling, balances, and stunts. Instructors are trained to provide every student with the necessary instruction and skills to ensure students are developing their acrobatic skills in a safe way.

HIP-HOP 

A fun class for all levels, combining athletic hip hop moves and energetic, upbeat music.  Hip Hop encompasses many different urban dance styles. 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.

BALLET

Ballet is the foundation of most modern day dance forms. This beautiful and demanding technique is a necessity for all young, aspiring dancers. Beginning classes focus on classroom etiquette, proper placement, and body alignment. As students advance, training encourages greater precision, a quickness and lightness of movement, the ability to cover space with ease and grace, and a refined carriage of the body. The importance of strength, flexibility, memorization, and performance will be stressed. Each class will include barre exercises, center floor work, and across-the-floor combinations.

POINTE

Advanced ballet dancers who successfully develop the required strength and control may be promoted to pointe shoes. Dancers must have extensive ballet training to be able to participate in our pointe classes. Students must meet certain requirements and must audition and gain permission to enroll in Pointe class.  By invitation only, email the studio for more information.

COMPANY TEAM

NEDC also houses one of the most sought out pre-pro professional competitive programs in the country,  or for our competitive dancers looking for a chance to perform on the competition stage. Our company dance teams are National Dance Champions year after year, winning major titles and thousands of dollars in scholarships and awards. By invitation only, email the studio for more information.