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These classes are designed specifically for our dancers ages 6 through 8.
If interested in ballet classes, please click below to see our DDO Ballet Academy offerings!
Hip hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements. Hip hop dance requires students to have the strength and stamina to successfully perform moves. Therefore class includes upper and lower body conditioning as well as a rigorous warm-up to help prepare students for more intense movements.
Students may wear any clothing that allows free body movement and tennis shoes/sneakers.
Jazz classes are fun and energetic. They include such elements as kicks, leaps, turns, splits, and isolations. Classes include stretch and strengthening exercises, floor work, and across the floor progressions in addition to center floor combinations. Lyrical is a style of dance that uses the emotion and mood of the music to elicit movements from the dancers. Students have a warm up focusing on core strength and flexibility. The class includes floor work, progressions, and center combinations.
Students may wear any type of dance attire. For shoes, tan jazz shoes for the jazz portion and nude pirouettes for the lyrical portion. Hair should be secure and off of the face.
Tap is a style involving rhythm, dynamics, and varying sounds. Tappers will have a graduated warm-up to loosen their ankles and knees for proper execution of skills, across the floor progressions and have center floor work to learn and perfect new skills. Dancers will learn a variety of tap styles such as musical theatre/Broadway to rhythm, jazz tapping.
Students may wear any type of dance attire (ie. athletic wear, leggings and a shirt) and black tap shoes. Hair should be secure and off of the face.
Acro is not the typical tumbling or gymnastics class. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique, teaching such skills as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, balance and contortion tricks. Advanced classes will also incorporate tumbling tricks such as handsprings and aerials. Classes will consist of stretching, conditioning, and practicing tricks down the mat.
Students may wear any type of dance attire and will go barefoot. Hair should be secure and off of the face.
Each class will perform 1 routine in each production!
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