WHAT PROGRAMS ARE OFFERED AT FUSION DANCE PROJECT?

Ballet/Tap X (Ages 2-3): This is a forty-five-minute introductory dance class for preschoolers containing ballet, tap, and creative movement. Students are introduced to basic ballet vocabulary while exploring movement and music in a fun, creative way. Dancers in this class will improve flexibility and coordination through fun, age-appropriate movement, and exercises. Our instructors use imagination games, upbeat age-appropriate music and props like scarves, hula hoops, tambourines, and maracas to inspire and excite students about dance. Students will also work on classroom skills such as following directions, listening and working with others. This class is a positive and fun first dance experience for all!

Ballet/Tap Y (Ages 3-4): This class builds upon Ballet/Tap X, while also introducing new dancers to the life of dance! Students are introduced to basic ballet vocabulary while exploring movement and music in a fun, creative way. Dancers in this class will improve flexibility and coordination through fun, age-appropriate movement, and exercises. Our instructors use imagination games, upbeat age-appropriate music and props like scarves, hula hoops, tambourines, and maracas to inspire and excite students about dance. Students will also work on classroom skills such as following directions, listening and working with others. This class is a positive and fun first dance experience for all!

Princess Ballerinas (Ages 3-4 & Ages 5-7): The Princess Ballerinas Dance Program was originally created by a studio owner from California. The inspiration was to provide a unique and memorable dance class experience for little ballerinas teaching dance through imaginative, theme-based classes. In 2015, the Princess Ballerinas Dance Program was shared with other passionate dance teachers and innovative studios around the world who also wanted to create a special and inspiring experience for their youngest dancers. Whether your tiny dancer is attending weekly classes at a local studio or simply starring in her own living room performances at home… we welcome and encourage ALL little ballerinas to join us in celebrating and enjoying the magical and joyful world of dance!

Ballet/Jazz/Tap Z (Ages 5-8): This high energy class teaches rhythm, coordination, and balance through age-appropriate movements set to fun upbeat music. Ballet, Tap, and Jazz instills rhythm and helps young dancers develop muscle memory. This style is upbeat and great for girls and boys who like to move and are excited about the fast pace of transitioning between multiple styles within one class.

Ballet & Jazz (Ages 4+): This is a combination class that is a great introduction to jazz for most little ones who have only taken ballet, tap, and creative movement up to this point. Jazz combines many styles and techniques from ethnic 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. This class is for students who have more than 1 year of dance experience.

Ballet Ensemble (Ages 9-14): Ballet for this age group reinforces the basic concepts and then gradually moves the students into the intermediate dancer. Moving in time with the music becomes more important, as well as memorization of ballet terminology. More complex combinations are given as students progress. This level of training is also designed for students who want to advance their studies and, for girls, prepares them for pointe. The traditional ballet class format of barre followed by center exercises is used. Correct placement and turnout continue to be emphasized. Students who are more serious or interested in moving en pointe should take this class twice a week.

Pre-Pointe and Pre Pro Ballet  (Instructor Approval) Students will have mastered the vocabulary of ballet and will have a solid technical foundation. The emphasis lies in artistry, stamina, pointe work and strength. Pointe class may be taken by students who are not yet on pointe to further develop and strengthen the muscles necessary to go on pointe. Readiness for pointe work is determined by each student’s strength and physical development, not by their age. The instructor will advise parents when a student has the necessary strength and maturity to go on pointe. Pointe class may be taken only with the permission of the instructor.

Street Jazz (Ages 7+): Street Jazz is a fusion of commercial jazz, hip-hop, and Street. This class will be the foundation for solid jazz technique that will be beneficial for dance competition and conventions. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements.

Advanced Street Jazz (Instructor Approval): Street Jazz is a fusion of commercial jazz, hip-hop, and Street. This class will be the foundation for solid jazz technique that will be beneficial for dance competition and conventions. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements.

Rhythm Nation Tap (Ages 7+): Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style, and sound. Students will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm Tap. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. The class emphasis is on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun.

Advanced Contemporary/Lyrical (Ages 13 and up and/or instructor approval): Hip Hop encompasses many different urban dance styles as well as freestyle movement to give students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style. Contemporary incorporates Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz, and Contemporary techniques and curriculum and requires a high level of proficiency in both Ballet and Lyrical/Contemporary dance forms, artistic expression, and performance. This class is appropriate for dancers in Advanced Ballet, or serious students with extensive training in Lyrical/Contemporary dance. Jazz class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns.

Progressions: (Ages 7+): This class is designed to improve a dancer’s range of motion, enhance muscle flexibility and increase their level of core muscle strength. Through a variety of across the floor progressions, stretches, and strengthening exercises, dancers will also increase their awareness of their own body’s potential as it connects to expression through movement.

Rockstar Tech & Turns (Ages 7+): Our Rockstar Tech & Turns class focuses on improving balance, flexibility, body alignment, and strength through both center floor and barre work as well as across the floor combinations.  There is a strong emphasis on proper execution of various turns, leaps, and jumps.

Flexibility and Improvisation (Ages 4+): This class is designed with three primary intentions: First and foremost is the health and well being of the dancer, by developing full body strength and flexibility in congruence with proper biomechanics in relation to our anatomy and physics. Second is specific strength and conditioning exercises to improve and enhance dance training. And lastly, it is designed to build upon and increase dancer technique and properly align the body during dancing.

Beginning/Intermediate, & Advanced Flexibility and Improvisation (Ages 8+): This class is designed with three primary intentions: First and foremost is the health and well being of the dancer, by developing full body strength and flexibility in congruence with proper biomechanics in relation to our anatomy and physics. Second is specific strength and conditioning exercises to improve and enhance dance training. And lastly, it is designed to build upon and increase dancer technique and properly align the body during dancing.

Beginning / Intermediate / Advanced Hip Hop: 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.

No Girls Allowed!: This hip-hop class is designed for BOYS ONLY!

Mini Acro (Ages 4-7) & Beg/Int/Adv Acro (Ages 5+): Learn the basics or work on advancing your skills in this flexible Acro class! Acro is not the typical tumbling or gymnastics class. Our experienced acro instructor will guide the class towards increased flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline and concentration. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique, teaching such skills as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, backbends, walkovers, balance and contortion tricks, aerials, all at each student’s individual level of experience. And it’s fun, too!