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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.
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 steps through 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 multiple styles. These classes are popular with all ages and provide an added benefit of cardiovascular exercise due to the high level of energy exerted. Focusing on flexibility, turns and leaps, jazz class is a fun and fast paced mixture of various techniques set to popular, upbeat music.
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 dance in theatre. This unique class blends dance with acting and singing (or lip syncing), most commonly enacting characters and ensembles from your favorite Broadway shows.
Hip-Hop evolved out of street and break dancing and is characterized by its athletic and urban style. Hip-Hop is set to 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 that combines classic gymnastics technique with precision acrobatic and dance elements. It is defined by its athletic character and unique choreography, which seamlessly blends acrobatics in a dance context. Closely related to floor aspects of gymnastics, Acro students focus on tumbling skills, flexibility and conditioning.
Perfect for dancers just starting out. This 45 minute class is geared toward children ages 2-3 years old. Our Little Stars will be introduced to Acro and the basics of Tumbling each week. Your dancer will love this high energy and action packed program. Students will work on rhythm patters, develop gross motor skills and engage in imaginative play. Social skills are also encouraged through learning to take turns and following directions while expressing creativity. 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, lyrical 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 as well as improvisational movement techniques are often used as well.
This class is packed with interactive fun! For ages 2 and 3 years old, your child will be introduced to basic ballet movements and terminology while developing coordination and rhythm. Dancers will gain confidence, make life long friendships and will learn how important it is to be active each and every day! Princess Ballet is the perfect way to prepare your little ones for the classroom environment, learning how to work together and follow directions.
Theatre Dance is a fusion of many genres that allows unconventional movements while portraying a story through dance. The use of props such as canes, top hats and gloves is also very popular in these routines. Specializing in "Fosse", this class is extremely stylized, requires jazz training and is for dancers ages 12 and up. Bob Fosse is best known for his signature jazz style which features sultry hip rolls, isolations, smooth wrist movements/snaps, turned-in pigeon toes and very specific, detailed movements, just to name a few. It can be challenging to execute the sometimes awkward-feeling Fosse movements while simultaneously conveying a story but once mastered will benefit even the most seasoned dancer.
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 sharp arm motion techniques, proper posture, jumps, kicks and tumbling. Students will be able to fine tune their cheer skills by memorizing routines and mastering the art of performing them. This class is recommended for enthusiastic students ages 4 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.
Dancers will combine advanced Hip Hop moves with higher level Acro. Dancers will learn to refine their urban moves using street and break dancing, while adding in complex 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.
An exciting new class fusing the styles of Contemporary and Hip Hop together. Groove challenges you to pay close attention to musicality while exploring different types of movement from sharp to smooth, fast to slow. This style gives the opportunity for technical and performance growth. Taught in a feel good environment with the only goal being enjoying the music and letting that move your body.
Our Stretch, Turn, Leap class provides concentrated training to work on the challenging essentials of dance. Students will develop stronger skills and will become more confident in their abilities. This class allows dancers to focus on three of the most critical elements in any dance discipline. Basic and advanced techniques will be explored. By narrowing the concentration down to just these elements, dancers are able to overcome challenges that they might otherwise struggle with for months or even years. Our S/T/L class may be just what they need to finally master a critical step that takes your performance to the next level. A ballet technique class is strongly encouraged as a prerequisite.
The dance world is continuously progressing in athleticism, technique and artistry. At Flair we research new and innovative ways to train and condition our dancers to their peak performance. This class and its elements are designed to help dancers develop a comprehensive and concise understanding of technique to reach a level of performance that will ensure success. Conditioning class focuses on strength, flexibility and stamina. A perfect program for both the competitive and recreational dancer looking to refine their skills.
Our Adult Dance program runs weekly in 6 week sessions. For those ages 18 and older, there is no experience needed! Every 6 weeks we will explore different styles of dance from Hip Hop, Contemporary, Jazz, Heels and even Bollywood! This fun and exciting class will offer a full hour of our standard class structure, beginning with a warmup, across the floor, perfecting skills and learning choreography. What better way to relieve some stress and burn some calories all while doing something that you love?!
At Flair, we strive to make a difference one dancer 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 create a gorgeous picture in the sky, these wonderful children will come together to also create a gorgeous "picture" through movement and the art of dance.
With 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 students, 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. Available upon active registrations and interest.
Contact Amanda Grace for more information or to make an appointment.
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2 Ilene Ct., Unit 14 Hillsborough, NJ