A challenging class combining skills from previous level classes and correlating steps to lengthy and complex combinations with correct technique, extensive terminology and knowledge of the art of ballet itself.
Pointe class may be taken by students who are not yet on pointe to further develop and strengthen the muscles necessary to go on pointe. Students who are on pointe must take at least two ballet classes per week. Readiness for this class is determined by each student’s strength and physical development, not by their age. The instructor will advise parents when a student has the necessary strength and maturity to go on pointe. Pointe class may be taken only with the permission of the instructor.
Lyrical is a hybrid of ballet, jazz and modern dance styles. It is a ballet-based technique that allows a greater range of movement than the strict body lines and foot work in traditional schools of ballet. Lyrical exposes dancers to a wide range of techniques that fosters versatility. This class focuses on centering, strengthening the body, increasing flexibility, improving balance, proper placement, body alignment, fluidity and emotion. The dancer learns to let the music and their own passion guide the movement. The class consists of a warm up with stretching, center work, and a combo routine at the end of the class which is all set to contemporary music. The class will let you express yourself through dance and music, often times the choreography tells the story of the music.
Tap class will provide students with a strong understanding of basic tap foundation, terminology, timing and rhythm. An emphasis will be placed on explanation of terminology, execution of basic steps through more challenging rhythms, precise tap sounds, improvisational techniques, coordination, syncopation and technical execution.
We challenge our students with many different forms of jazz, all high energy but with different styles. These classes are popular with all ages and provide an added benefit of cardiovascular exercise due to the high level of energy exerted. Jazz class is a fun and fast paced mixture of various techniques.
This jazz based dance class will focus on scenes, songs, and choreography from musicals old and new. Topics learned will include: bringing characterization to the choreography, defining a character, stage presentation and learning to master the various techniques and styles of theatre. Specializing in "Fosse", this class is extremely stylized and requires jazz training.
Hip-Hop evolved out of street and break dancing and is characterized by its athletic and bouncy style. Hip-Hop is set to a strong beats, builds stamina and emphasizes body isolations, attitude, coordination, free-style movement and rhythm. This class includes a lot of choreography and memorization of patters and sequences to new, popular and familiar music.
Acro (Acrobatics) is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision arobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character and unique choreography, which seamlessly blends arobatics in a dance context. Closely related to gymnastics, Acro students focus on tumbling skills, flexibility and conditioning.
Perfect for dancers just starting out. This one hour class is geared toward children ages 2-3 years old. Our Little Stars will be introduced to equal amounts of acro, ballet and tap in each weekly class. Your dancer will love this high energy and action packed program. Students will be introduced to rhythm patters, develop gross motor skills and engage in imaginative play. Acro, ballet and tap basics will be taught all while expressing creativity. Social skills are also encouraged through learning to take turns and following directions. We can't wait to introduce your child to the Flair world of dance!
Originally informed by and borrowing from classical, modern, and jazz styles, contemporary has come to incorporate elements from many styles of dance. Due to its technical similarities, it is often perceived to be closely related to modern dance, ballet and other classical concert dance styles. In terms of the focus of its technique, contemporary dance tends to utilize both the strong and controlled legwork of ballet and modern dance's stress on the torso, and also employs contract-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation characteristic of modern dance. Unpredictable changes in rhythm, speed, and direction are often used as well.
Musical Theatre is a fusion of many genres that allows unconventional movements while portraying a story through dance. The use of theater props such as canes, top hats and gloves is also very popular in these routines. This unique class blends dance with acting and singing (or lip syncing), most commonly enacting characters and ensembles from your favorite Broadway shows.
A cheerleading class, Flair style that will combine cheer, acro, jazz and stunting in a controlled and safe environment. With professional instruction, the students will learn arm motion techniques, proper posture, jumps, kicks and tumbling. Students will be able to fine tune their cheering skills by memorizing routines and mastering the art of performing them. This class is recommended for enthusiastic students ages 7 and older who wish to pursue a position on a competitive or school cheerleading squad or simply become more familiar with cheering techniques. Pom Poms will be used during class rehearsals and performances.
A class that Miss Amanda is super excited about! Dancers will combine advanced Hip Hop moves with higher level acro. Dancers will learn how to refine their Hip Hop moves using street and break dancing, while adding in complex acro tumbling and tricks. Students will also be required to work together in partner stunting. Flair Fusion is a class that is set to a strong contemporary beat while building stamina, emphasizing body isolations, enhancing coordination and most of all encouraging high energy movements. This class is recommended for dancers ages 10 and older who are comfortable with trying new, challenging stunting moves.
Join us for this high energy class that brings Jazz to an entirely new level adding in classic hip hop moves. Step and groove to your favorite hip hop and pop artists. Learn moves performed by iconic pop stars while incorporating your own "flair" into each step. Expect a fresh style and a variety between smooth, lyrical routines to sharp, hard-hitting choreography. Dancers ages 10 and older are encouraged to join us for Jazz Funk.
Classes offered to dancers ages 7 and older looking to join the Flair Competitive Dance Company (FCDC). Dancers will be placed with their appropriate age group to refine and enhance their dance techniques. All genres will be explored including jazz, lyrical, contemporary, ballet, hip hop and more. Dancers will learn the exact choreography being currently taught to members of the FCDC to get a taste of what is required of them to be a part of our competitive team. In the case of an injury, scheduling conflict or illness, it is possible dancers will be pulled from these classes and asked to be a temporary or permanent member of the FCDC. Anyone looking to compete is encouraged to take advantage of this class. Members of the FCDC are selected by Miss Amanda in the fall.
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Trying to make a difference one child at a time. Every child has the desire to be something special and share the love of dance with someone like themselves! We realize the frustration in some children when they can't complete a task as fast as their friend. We are calling these beautiful children "the rainbow league" because just as a rainbow combines colors to paint a beautiful picture in the sky these wonderful children will receive more color in their lives.
With these special needs children the rainbow league will move at a slower pace and each child gets to develop at their own speed, this way they feel a sense of accomplishment after every class. This is extremely rewarding for ALL involved, the teachers and of course their parents! This class will teach children how to freely express themselves in a loving caring environment.
"We each have our own way of living in the world, together we are like a rainbow. Some show shades of blue others yellow and green and yet others red, orange, indigo or violet. It all blends together, we are the rainbow, and each part is crucial. We all contribute to that beautiful painting. Together we will sing with all the voices of the mountains and we will paint with all the colors of the wind"
We believe that giving these children the gift of dance and an equal chance to express themselves artistically should be just that... a gift. There is no charge for the rainbow league.
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Understanding the relationship between music, rhythm and controlled movement with proper ballet technique.
Intermediate and Teen:
New and more complex material will be taught at an accelerated pace. Students will strongly focus on technique and vocabulary while demanding grace and precision.
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