Classical ballet is the basic foundation of any professional dancer. It develops strength and control of the muscles, flexibility, good posture and carriage of the body. These classes focus on the basic through advanced steps of the ballet technique and teach students to move through space smoothly and with control. Strong barre work involves lengthening of the legs and feet, turnout of the hips, coordination of arms, legs and head as well as the development of musicality. Center work concentrates on balance, jumps, turns and adagio work. For the advanced dancer there is the option of pointe work; which is purely decided upon the strength, ability and dedication of the dancer; any dancer interested in pointe work must first be reviewed by the ballet instructor.
Classes build technical skills, strength, focus and dramatic intent while increasing the dancer’s versatility. Basic and advanced technical skills and expressiveness are developed through a complex movement vocabulary that ranges from the quick and rhythmic to the lyrical. Choreography in class combinations is reflective of both concert and commercial styles of jazz.
Classes execute tap technique and terminology, while learning rhythm, timing, musicality and terminology.
Consists of jazz and ballet technique while emphasizing strength, control and interpretation: Where dancers interpret the lyrics or intent of a song with or without words.
Consists of controlled acrobatic and rhythmic gymnastic movements, passes, balance and flexibility while incorporating dance.
Consists of various disciplines that includes: pantomime, improvisations, lip sync, commercial technique, microphone technique, script work, monologues, portraying character from a play or movie as well as Broadway theater dance styles.
Showstoppers Dance Team & Spotlight Ballet Company
Dance Team (DT) and Spotlight Ballet Company (SBC) both performing companies are by invitation or audition only upon the discretion of the DT or SBC Directors. These are both performing companies with the highest level of training, commitment and quality. The expectation of the student is to prepare them for professional work and to meet professional standards. The opportunities with both DT and SBC are created by the students and their commitment; each dancer is evaluated on an individual basis and at any time can be re-evaluated based on attendance, conduct and professional work habits. This is a major time commitment and that must be understood by any student wishing to be a part of either DT/SBC or both.