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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

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Whether you're a serious dancer committed to furthering your training, or just looking for a fun and enriching activity, Elevation Academy has something for you! Our experienced instructors are passionate about helping each dancer achieve their greatest potential. Our classes focus on proper technique, vocabulary, history, and more, encouraging dancers to develop artistic and academic skills. Through positive group interactions students gain confidence, self esteem, knowledge, sense of worth, leadership skills, friendships, and so much more!

PRE-K CREATIVE MOVEMENT

This creative movement class introduces basic dance technique through a fun-focused curriculum. Students will learn other skills like staying in lines, taking turns, following instructions, etc.

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KINDER BALLET

This class serves as an introduction to basic ballet technique. Through a fun, structured curriculum, dancers will learn proper ballet body positions and terminology.

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KINDER JAM & TUMBLE

This class is a favorite among young dancers! Students will learn basic dance steps and introductory tumbling in this fun, high energy class. They'll get a chance to "Jam Out" while exploring isometric body movements, rhythm and more!

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BALLET

The foundation of all dance forms, ballet is highly encouraged for all dancers. Students learn classical ballet technique and terminology through level appropriate barre, center, and across-the-floor progressions. Watch your child develop grace, elegance, technique, discipline, flexibility, stamina, endurance and more!

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PRE-POINTE/POINTE

Dancers must have reached Intermediate/Advance level, been taking 2-3 ballet classes a week for at least one year and be at least 11 years of age. For the safety of the dancer, teacher recommendation is required for Pointe. Dancers must demonstrate strong core and ankle strength and be able to hold their ballet placement at barre and center.

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HIP-HOP

Fun and fast paced! Dancers groove to the music learning rhythm, coordination, confidence and more while developing strength through the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Students are encouraged to bring their own individual style and personality to the movement allowing for optimum creative expression!

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JAZZ

Dancers will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns.  Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, Street and Contemporary to help develop a well rounded dancer.  Curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions and combos.

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LYRICAL

Lyrical is a fusion of ballet and jazz techniques. Classes in Lyrical will emphasize interpretation of music lyrics while telling a story with movement that can be fluid or abstract. Students will take the slow fluidity of ballet and combine it with the the turns and leaps of jazz.

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CONTEMPORARY

Contemporary dance has grown to become one of the dominant genres for formally trained dancers throughout the world.  It is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Dancers in this genre strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.
Students will learn to use their bodies in a variety of ways. Traditional modern dance, release techniques and intense athleticism are combined to attain a grounded sense of freedom within the body.

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MODERN/IMPROV/CHOREOGRAPHY

This class for the mature dancer explores various modern dance techniques as well as introduces basic improvisational and choreographic skills. Dancers will utilize their technique to explore different qualities of movement on the floor, in the air and through partnering.

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STRENGTH & STRETCH

Stretch/Strengthening class is designed to improve a dancer’s range of motion, enhance muscle flexibility and increase overall body strength. Including elements of Pilates, Yoga,  dancers will also increase their awareness of their own body’s potential.

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ACTING FOR DANCERS

Dancers will explore beginning acting techniques and application through musical theatre choreography.

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INTRO TO TAP

A class for age 11+, Intro to Tap dives into the basics of tap dance technique.

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COMPANY

Company class is for Company dancers only. This is a time for these like-minded students to come together and work on technique, special skills, flexibility, cross training, competition group choreography and more.

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TEEN BALLET TECHNIQUE

This entry level class is great for the beginner or intermediate teenage dancer! The proper ballet technique and alignment necessary to support all other dance styles will be learned.

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TEEN JAZZ TECHNIQUE

Teen Jazz Technique is the perfect class for the beginner/intermediate teenage dancer looking for a fun, upbeat and educational experience. Dancers will explore basic jazz technique and various styles including traditional, lyrical, commercial and more!

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