Dance in Africa is integrated into the entire life experience. African dance is characterized by its close relationship to drumming, its primary source of inspiration and life rituals.
Asian fusion encompasses the
ritualized and traditional movements of storytelling as well as gestures
Classical ballet teaches grace,
posture, and flexibility. The standardized vocabulary and movements
of ballet form the foundation for excellence in dance training. This
highly codified art form developed out of the court dances of the late
16th century and has since grown into a dance technique of strength
Bollywood like Hollywood is the word used for the booming popular film industry in India. Bollywood is a dance form based on classical Indian dance and is fused with various Western forms, including hip hop, jazz, and Latin.
An intermediate ballet class for boys that serves to strengthen grand allegro and turning skills.
The exploration of creative movement facilitates body and spatial awareness, balance, coordination, focus, the development of locomotor and axial skills, motor planning and coordination. The class helps build strength, flexibility, and self-confidence and allows children to actualize kinesthetic expression in a positive and encouraging environment. Children use their imaginations to celebrate movement and have lots of fun.
DREAM is a 32-week, four-hour a week program that engages students through dance to become better citizens and leaders. With over 150 hours of instruction per student/per year this intensive program provides students with a supportive environment at their school site.
2012 DVD Sale:
$20: Children and Youth Concert DVD
$20: Conservatory Concert DVD
$35: Children and Youth/Conservatory Concert DVDs
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Hip hop has roots in African,
tap, jazz, step, and martial arts. This stylized urban movement is about personal style, expression, and reinvention and contains such movements as popping, locking,
and breaking. It is one of today’s most commercial dance genres, seen
in music videos and pop culture.
Hip Hop Flip Flop
Little dancers are introduced to hip hop and it’s popping and locking movements that have their roots in African, jazz, step, tap and martial arts. They also Flip Flop through some basic cartwheels, rolls, and stretches to prepare for the more rigorous break dance oriented floor moves that are a central part of hip hop dance. Coordination and speed, personal style and expression are emphasized and encouraged.
Hip hop has roots in African, tap, jazz, step, and martial arts. This stylized urban movement is about personal style, expression, and reinvention and contains such movements as popping, locking, and breaking. It is one of today’s most commercial dance genres, seen in music videos and pop culture.
Bollywood like Hollywood is the word used for the booming popular film industry in India. Bollywood is a dance form based on classical Indian dance and is fused with various Western forms, including hip hop, jazz and Latin.
Holistic Fitness Class
This series of 11 classes will introduce students to a low-tech, low-impact approach to fitness. Based on Dianne Woodruff's "3-D Workout," this program is perfect if you're a beginner, if you are looking to get moving again or if you want to learn new skills to enhance your current regime. The class has three segments: body integration, stretching and gentle resistance training.
Jazz dance is characterized by technique, improvisation and the syncopated rhythms of jazz music. Jazz dance developed in the early 1900s as it shifted from the club scene to the theater scene and became a mainstream dance form in the 1920s. This codified technique grew out of traditional ballet, tap, and African vocabularies. Today, broad jazz training includes classical jazz, lyrical, modern, and LA styles.
Jazz/Jazz: Dancing Through Pop Culture
Teenagers participate in a high-energy exploration of jazz dance and it's links to pop culture from Andy Warhol to the present. The program consists of 2 ½ hour technique and pop culture classes and collaborative repertory work linked to the main themes.
American modern dance technique and expression developed from the work of many first and second generation
pioneers—Martha Graham, Jose Limon, Humphrey/Weidman, Lester Horton, Merce Cunningham, and others. Modern dance experimentalists such
as Meredith Monk, Pina Bausch, Ronald K. Brown, and Deborah Colker have
taken technical and artistic expression to new areas of contemporary
dance including post-modern, Afro-modern fusion, and other crossover
Pre-Ballet & Beginning Ballet
Students work on an elementary level. Placement, posture, grace, and flexibility are developed along with an understanding of standardized movement vocabulary of ballet.
Sri Lankan Traditional & Folk Dance
Sri Lankan Traditional Dance: Classical Kandyan dance, which is the most prominent and high-profile traditional dance form is a fundamental part of Sri Lankan culture, identity and heritage. In this class, students will learn various movements of Kandyan dance and songs, including energetic and rhythmic hand and foot movements, postures as well as vannam (Vannams are beautiful recitations of poetry and dance which mainly describes the behaviors of animals, including the peacock, monkey, elephant etc).
Sri Lankan Folk Dance: Villagers have used Sri Lankan folk dance for thousands of years to praise gods, bring out prosperous harvests, and get through daily chores. Folk dances are accompanied by songs, rhythmic hand gestures, foot movements, dramatic expressions, and ancient stories. Students will learn and explore movement and songs of folk life.
CityDance Summer Camps
CityDance Select Summer Intensives provide the intermediate to advanced pre-professional student with technical training, artistic refinement, and sensibility in various techniques, repertory, composition/improvisation, YogaLates and stretch. Repertory work is focused on the primary intensive genres and offers students the opportunity for exploration and growth through original choreography and new ideas in contemporary dance. Each CityDance Intensive includes classes in ballet, jazz, modern and other genres.
Tai chi is a series of 37 gentle
flowing movements that have been practiced as a health exercise since ancient times.
Performed in a calm peaceful manner, tai chi teaches relaxation, increases energy, and erases tension.
The rhythm and movement of tap, created by the metal taps on the heels and toes of a dancer’s shoes, transforms the dancer into a percussive musician. Tap is a lively and popular genre around the world. Created in the U.S. during the 19th century, tap evolved from a variety of forms including African dance and drumming, flamenco dance, step dance, and clogging.
Technique only program gives students the opportunity to study technique in classical ballet, modern and jazz on a weekly basis.
Creating Dance for Video
Yoga is the disciplined practice
of physical poses and breath exercises designed to create a union between
the mind, body and spirit.
“ZUMBA FITNESS®. MOVING THE WORLD TO A NEW BEAT.”
Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s exactly what the Zumba® program is all about. Zumba® is a Latin-inspired dance fitness program that incorporates Latin and international dance music and movements that are energetic, exhilarating, effective, and easy-to-follow and is moving millions of people toward joy and health.
This class is open to all students (minimum age of 16) at any levels or background. There’s no other fitness class like a Zumba Fitness-Party™. We promise, it will be a blast!