Class Descriptions

Adult Programs:

Our adult programs include beginner and intermediate/advanced levels in tap dancing. Classes are fun and non-competitive. Classes are held in 6-week sessions. If there is not a current session listed on our schedule, email us to indicate your interest!

Adult Intro to Tap
Class length: 45 minutes
Attire: Comfortable athletic wear
Shoes: Tap shoes (any style/color)
Recital: No recital routine is typically performed; however, it is a possibility based on the interest of the group

Adult Tap II
Class length: 45 minutes
Attire: Comfortable athletic wear
Shoes: Tap shoes (any style/color)
Recital: No recital routine is typically performed; however, it is a possibility based on the interest of the group

Adult Pilates (Mat)
Class length: 60 minutes
Attire: Comfortable athletic wear
Shoes: Bare feet
Additional: Additional equipment such as a yoga mat may be required
Recital: No recital routine is performed

Adult Hip-Hop
Class length: 60 minutes
Attire: Comfortable athletic wear
Shoes: Street Shoes
Recital: No recital routine is typically performed; however, it is a possibility based on the interest of the group

Adaptive Dance Program (LEAP):

Our adaptive program offers students with different learning and physical abilities to attend a dance class with their peers in a supportive, fun, and caring environment. Classes run in six-week sessions and can vary throughout the year in terms of age and structure, based on student interest. If there is not a current session listed on our schedule, email us to indicate your interest! 

Adaptive Program
Class length: 45 minutes
Attire: Athletic wear
Shoes: Bare feet, or supportive sneakers
Recital: Dancers in this class might perform one routine in the recital

 

Additional Class Descriptions:

Technique

Technique at Elevate Dance Center is a 60 or 90 minute class focusing on deep stretching, strengthening, and general dance elements such as leaps, turns, and across the floor combinations. This class is required if you are on the Elevate Competition Team.

Stretch and Strengthen

This class consists of exercises that will help fine tune the muscles dancers use to power their movements. Using bodyweight, and equipment such as Therabands and yoga blocks, students will be guided through a series of exercises designed to enhance their performance in the dance studio and on stage. An emphasis on properly stretching the muscles, particularly in the feet and legs, is incorporated into this class as it is important to l­engthen and strengthen our bodies at the same time.

Jazz Fusion

A fusion of jazz dance and other contemporary dance genres such as hip hop, commercial jazz and jazz funk make this style of dance a popular choice for today’s dance students. Dancers will most often recognize jazz fusion in choreography seen in music videos and other pop culture media.

Pilates (mat)

Taught by a certified Pilates instructor, mat Pilates focuses on engaging one’s core in every movement using slow, controlled exercises specific to Pilates curriculum. Muscles throughout the body are targeted, and there is a focus on using proper breath and enhancing stability and flexibility. Participants are asked to bring their own exercise or yoga mat from home.

Musical Theater Jazz

This class uses music and performance elements from Broadway musicals. Students will use jazz dance technique to build a ‘Broadway Bound’ quality to their performance, including the use of facial expressions and movements.

Advanced Skills and Variations for Contemporary Dance

Stay current on the latest tricks and trends in the contemporary dance world! Contemporary dance is one of the fastest growing genres in the dance industry and this class provides students with the knowledge and training to execute complex and fun skills being created and showcased in contemporary choreography.