Class Descriptions ...
Beginner Ballet & Jazz Combo is a ballet and jazz combination class for 2-3 year olds. This beginner course is designed for young children to experience dance class structure, learn to follow instructions, understand body movement, and rhythm development in a nurturing environment.
Ballet is the foundation of ALL dances and is a required class for all students. It is important for students who wish to further their education in dance to take ballet. Ballet includes traditional barre and center work. Students will learn proper ballet technique, which will build graceful, strong bones.
Lyrical is a combination of jazz, ballet, and modern dance. Students learn to move by telling a story through their bodies with the lyrics of the music. Lyrical dancing is done to performed to music that is slow, powerful and inspiring. Students learn control and flexibility of their bodies.
Pointe, also known as dancing en Pointe, is the act of standing on the tips of the toes while performing steps from ballet. It is performed using hard-toed and stiff-shanked pointe shoes. Dancing on pointe requires strength and is a central part of a female ballet dancer’s training and repertoire. Pointe is available through invitation only and is taken by the most dedicated dancers with prior ballet training.
Jazz is a style of movement all its own. Students learn isolations, kicks, turns, leaps, and jazz combinations. Using contemporary music, dancers are introduced to different styles of jazz dance.
Tap is popular all around the world. The name comes from the tapping sound made when the small metal plates on the dancer’s shoes touch a hard floor. This lively rhythmic tapping makes the performer not just a dancer, but also a percussive musician.
Acro is a style that combines classical dance technique with athletic agility. Students will increase flexibility, strength, balance, and muscle control to learn basic tumbling skills.
Hip Hop is a high-energy blend of street style dance. Students learn fun, energetic dances, which include sharp, isolated, stylized movements.
Contemporary is a modern style of dance that uses lyrical movements to convey a story. It is a very dramatic expression of dance.
Voice is the perfect class for those who wish to improve vocal skills and sing well. Students learn pitch, terminology, and stage presence.
Chance to Dance Program
The Pink Slipper is proud to offer the Chance to Dance Program for physically challenged students free of charge as our studio community service project. It is the belief of the entire studio that ALL children deserve the opportunity to learn. ALL students are welcome at The Pink Slipper and we are fully handicapped accessible. The only expense involved is the usual recital costume.