Creating Expressive Dancers Daily!
Our dance program offers high quality dance education to create artistically expressive dancers. We work with dancers on techniques in Ballet, Tap, Hip-hop, Latin motion and Tango. We also offer Yoga and Zumba for kids and adults.
Dance allows the children in our classes to use their bodies as an instrument of expression and communication. They also learn teamwork, focus and improvisational skills while enhancing self-esteem. In addition to being an excellent creative and expressive outlet for children, dance is a fun way for kids to get daily exercise. Dance helps today's children learn and think in new ways!
Class size is limited, so we encourage the earliest possible registration. One studio registration and policy form per family. Enroll now!
Pre-Dance and Tumbling
The program offers kids a basic introduction to creative movement and age appropriate dance steps, exploring fundamental elements of dance; rhythm, time, balance and off balance, size, focus etc. Social skills including co-operation, appropriate behavior, and leadership is an integrated component of the class. These classes are all about fun! (3, 4 and 5yrs).
Dress Code: Pink, white or black gymnastic slippers, a body suit and tights (any color), and we also allow the little ones to wear a ballet skirt of their choice. Boys may dance in bare feet, a T-shirt or tank, comfortable pants or shorts.
The LDVinci's Ballet classes provide our students with a basic to advanced understanding of the classical ballet principles and technique. Ballet is the foundation for all dances and can help dramatically improve other dance techniques such as Jazz Funk, Tap, and Hip-Hop by training and developing your muscles to move with the grace that a dancer does.
All LDVinci's instructors are classically trained and have experience with dance companies.
Dress Code: All ballet students are required to wear their hair in a bun. Pink ballet tights, and a pink for younger students or a black body suit. Pink leather ballet slippers are necessary.
Jazz is a dynamic dance form that is set to up-beat pop music. Jazz technique builds successively on each level as students progress through their courses. Classes typically begin with a thorough warm-up and flexibility training. This is then followed by lessons and work on jazz techniques, followed by jazz routines to end the class.
Dress Code: Stretchy jazz pants or leggings. Jazz shoes split sole booties (Intensive) or black gymnastic slippers (Recreational).
This class offers the same technique and class structure as jazz but the style is smooth and continuous. The dancers should use this movement and emotion to tell a story through their dance.
Dress Code: Ballet attire with any added skirts or shorts so legs are viable.
This class focuses on the basic Modern and Contemporary Dance Techniques. Students will learn modern and contemporary dance vocabulary, and basic axial center techniques (changes in balance, and discover improvisational choreography. It uses the gracefulness and control of ballet, but incorporates the limitless creativity of body movement. Very liberating and soothing to a dancer's soul and mind.
Dress Code: Same as in Jazz.
A fun, popular, and energetic, street dance which combines the Hip-Hop modes of popping, locking, stepping, into clearly choreographed routines. Hip Hop is a great introduction into different styles of dancing, but is practical as well. It is fresh, and pleasurable to learn.
Dress Code: Baggy sweat pants and tops, clean street skate shoes, dance sneakers or jazz shoes are required.
Tap requires the use of fine motor skills in the feet, plus co-ordination and rhythm. Understanding of music beats and how they break down is an integral part of the learning process in tap. The fun challenge is getting your feet to relate to these musical dynamics while learning the steps. Discover rhythm and body awareness through tap technique and choreography (all ages).
Dress Code: It is especially important to purchase a good quality tap shoe. We recommend the oxford style tap shoe. For the very young students you may purchase the patent leather, ribbon tie shoe. Clothing should be comfortable including stretchy tops and jazz pants.
Tween Musical Theatre (8-11 yrs old) This is a mixed level class that introduces musical theater dance. Emphasis will be on ballet and jazz techniques and will combine barre, center work and basic dance combinations from musicals on Broadway or in film and T.V. Students will be encouraged to explore acting through dance.
Teen Musical Theatre (12 yrs and up) This is a mixed level ballet/ jazz class that works to increase flexibility and strength. Students will learn essential theater dance steps and the fundamentals of turns and jumps. Every few weeks, students will learn a new dance combination introducing a different style, genre or era of dance. Students are encouraged to explore acting through dance while working on movement, dancing with strength, and "selling" a dance number.