DANCENATION RECREATION CLASSES:
Our recreation classes include Twinklers, Sparklers, Glitter Girls, Shooting Stars, Pizzazz Poms, Hip Hop, Praise Dance, Tap, Show Production and *Ballet. Our recreation classes work on a variety of styles including Pom, Kick, Hip Hop & Jazz routines. Recreation classes are performance classes which meet once a week and run 30, 45 and 60 minutes long. Performance classes will have up to 3 performance opportunities throughout the season including the Winter & Spring Showcase.
*Ballet & Tap classes will only perform for the Winter & Spring Recital.
PRAISE DANCE (K-12th grade)
Praise dance (also known as liturgical dance or worship dance) is a form of dance that seeks to articulate the spirit of God through movement of the body. Praise Dance is a performance class and is sure to be an inspirational experience for those seeking a meaningful relationship with Christ.
TINY TUTU TOTS, TWINKLERS, SPARKLERS, GLITTER GIRLS & PIZZAZZ
Performance classes focusing on novelty, pom and jazz styles.
ADAPTIVE DANCE - StarBrites (5 years - 18 years)
This program is designed to foster a love of dance and creative expression in children with special needs. The primary goal of Adaptive Dance classes is for the children to experience the pure joy of dance and music. Additional benefits may include improvements in coordination, overall fitness, balance, focus, listening, self-esteem, self-expression, rhythm and musicality. A progressive choreographed dance routine is learned weekly.
NO LIMITS (6 years 18 years)
This class will explore many styles of dance. There are no limits.
CHARACTER SHOW PRODUCTIONS (3 years-12th grade)
Show productions are large scale mass routines available for ALL ages often times utilizing props, backdrops and creative character costumes. Character Show productions are shorter term sessions offered as two 6 week sessions and one day workshops. For the My Guy & Me production, dancers must have a male partner (often times it's dad but it can be anyone!). Show Productions are performed at our Winter & Spring Recitals and are usually a favorite for all!
DANCENATION COMPETITION CLASSES:
Competition Teams will meet twice a week and require a ballet lesson. Competition teams may work on Jazz, Musical Theater, Novelty or Lyrical/Contemporary routines and may require more than one uniform. Competition teams will compete throughout the season as well as perform at the Winter & Spring Showcase. In order to be eligible for a competition team, dancers:
BALLET 1 (K-2nd grade)
Ballet 1 classes start on the floor in a circle, either sitting or standing, with stretching, balancing and strengthening exercises. We also go across the floor with ballet steps and dance steps of leaps, bourrees, chasses, as well as our motor skills of hopping, skipping, jumping, marching, etc.
BALLET 2 (3-5th grade)
Ballet 2 classes will start out at the ballet barré for their ballet positions, posture, stretch and strengthening exercises. Then students move to center floor for leaps, turns, and jumps. Combinations of ballet steps are then danced across the floor.
BALLET 3 (6-12th grade)
Ballet 3 classes will start out at the ballet barré for their ballet positions, posture, stretch and strengthening exercises. Then students move to center floor for more complex combinations of ballet steps leaps, turns and jumps.
Ballet dancers will need to purchase a DanceNation leotard and tights for their ballet lessons. Ballet skirts and tutus are also appropriate for class. Ballet shoes are required for all ballet classes. Ballet classes will perform for the Winter & Spring Showcase.
Leaps & Turns (2-12th grade)
This is a non-performance class focusing on correct posture, positioning and skill building.
Ballet 1, 2, 3
Meeting Sundays & Wednesdays focusing on fundamentals, alignment and refinement of skills. This is a non-performance class that is required of all competition students.