STDC currently offers the following classes:
Creative Movement- This class is designed for beginning dancers ages 2 -3 years old. Through creativity and imagination the beginner dancer receives an introduction to the basics in musicality, ballet and tumbling.
Ballet/Tap-This hour long class will consist of 30 minutes of ballet and 30 minutes of tap. Combo classes are for beginners only and will focus on basic movement, barre work and center floor. This is a great introductory to dance for ages 3-6.
Ballet/Jazz- This hour long class will consist of 30 minutes of ballet and 30 minutes of jazz. Combo classes are for beginners only and will focus on basic movement, barre work and center floor. Jazz dance consists of faster pace movement set to child friendly pop music. This is a great introductory to dance for ages 4-6.
Lil Idols- This fun class consists of singing and dancing to your favorite Disney or kids pop songs! The class will work on rhythm patterns, tongue twisters and learning the lyrics to various songs. A typical jazz warm up and basic combinations will be taught. Many routines with singing will be taught throughout the year. This is a great class for little performers or young children that will be interested in developing their studies further in musical theatre at the age of 6.
Lil Hip Hop- Hip Hop is a fun and high energy form of dance that requires no formal dance training. Students will gain knowledge of how their body moves, build self confidence and a great energy release.
Jazz- This class is offered for beginner through advanced level dancers. Jazz technique incorporates various turns, jumps, and leaps that give the dancer a variety of skills that can be utilized in many jazz styles. Through choreography and combinations the student will gain a knowledge of different styles and forms of jazz technique. Warm up preparation focuses on stretching, flexibility, conditioning, and toning of the body. Progressions across the floor and combinations are the premise of jazz technique. Performance skills and stage presence are important aspects that will be incorporated into the class
Tap- This class teaches rhythm and coordination through sound. Tap classes are offered for the beginner through advanced level dancer. Tap styles such as Broadway, Street, and Rhythm Tap will be explored in this class. The importance of counting music and distinguishing different rhythms is a valuable aspect of tap technique that is prominent for every other dance form. Basic sounds will be developed in the beginner level classes and will be further developed for the advanced dancer. Progressions across the floor are necessary for the sound and clarity of tap steps. Through combinations the dancer will learn to put the sound to music
Lyrical- This class is a fusion of jazz and ballet technique. Some modern technique is used as well. Expression is developed through lyrical technique. We recommend that students take at least one year of recent ballet training before enrolling in a lyrical technique class.
Hip Hop- Hip Hop is a fun and high energy form of dance that requires no formal dance training. Students will learn a variety of hip hop styles through choreography and combinations. East Coast, West Coast, Street, Pop, Krump, and Funk are just a few of the different styles of hip hop that the dancers will explore in this class. Hip Hop helps to develop coordination and rhythm for any level of dancer. It is a freestyle form of dance that is not based on a codified system like most other dance forms.
Musical Theatre- Acting is an important component of musical theater training. Using a variety of approaches, methods and techniques, classes provide students with concentrated work in basic acting techniques, improvisation, character development, scene work, monologue study, stage direction, script analysis, critiquing and mime techniques. Most acting classes are geared to the strengths and weaknesses of the students enrolled and should be repeated.
Jumps and Turns- This class is just like it sounds! If you want to improve your jumps and turns, then this class is the one for you! Class will start with toning and core exercises and then progressions across the floor as well as centre floor work will make you a stronger dancer. This is a high intensity class that is for dedicated students only.
Pilates- Pilates is a body conditioning routine that seeks to build flexibility, strength, endurance, and coordination without adding muscle bulk. In addition, pilates increases circulation and helps to sculpt the body and strengthen the body's "core" or "powerhouse" (torso). People who do pilates regularly feel they have better posture, are less prone to injury, and experience better overall health.