|Welcome To The Dance Havens Class Descriptions Page. All classes are graded by age and ability. Each class is designed to teach techniques in a positive way to allow the learning process to be fun, yet fulfilling through constructive teaching methods. Not sure, which class is the right one? Contact us and we will help you make the decision that will allow for an exciting and rewarding dance class.|
Ages 3 3rd Grade Classes
Ballet/Tap Pre-School Ages 2.5 -5: This class teaches the basic ballet and tap techniques. Students will learn the elementary positions, exercises, ballet terminology and rhythmic skills of elementary tap. This class is designed for students to explore music and dance while developing skills for continued training. We use both contemporary and traditional teaching methods, utilizing musicality, tumbling, and fun dance games so that students will gain physical coordination. Through progressive learning they develop the ability to move on to the next level of learning. Students are given the opportunity to perform one dance in our annual dance recital.
Ballet/Tap Ages 5-6 - In this combination class, students develop grace, musicality, and elegant line as they learn additional ballet technique and terminology. In tap they build rhythm and improve listening skills. Basic elementary tap steps are taught in this class along with additional elementary combinations. We draw from traditional and contemporary methodologies focusing on anatomically sound principals and the joy of moving. Students are introduced to barre exercises, which will help them develop necessary skills for continued dance. This class provides a strong foundation for ballet and other forms of dance. Students are given the opportunity to perform two dances in our annual dance recital.
Boys Hip-Hop & Tap - Ages 5-8 Boys will build rhythm with basic hip hop and tap rythyms that are popular and fun! This is an energy packed class that teaches technique, discipline and musicality. Students perform one dance in the annual recital.
Ballet/Tap/Jazz-Hip Hop Ages 7,8,9 This is a combination class that incorporates the three major dance subjects. In ballet, students continue to develop grace, musicality, and elegant line. It is a continuation of those basic ballet concepts learned at a younger age with a gradual increase in difficulty to prepare students for the more complex combinations. Jazz is taught in its contemporary form, learning isolations, flexibility stretches such as splits and holds followed by dance combinations of turns, kicks, leaps, and jumps all with a street style/ hip-hop edge. Students build a firm foundation of basic tap footwork and terminology. Coordination and listening skills are developed to allow for more complex tap rhythms to various types of music. Students will be given the opportunity to perform three dances in our annual recital.
Acro Dance Competition Team Ages 8 & Up - The Acro Dance Team combines jazz dance, traditional artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and stunt work. It requires balance, power, and flexibility. Students learn the fundamentals of contortion and tumbling, and combining these skills with partnering and group stunts. This class has a strick attendance policy, competes in one local competition and performs in the annual recital.
Competition Ages 8-12 This class is designed to teach the students the importance of working together as a team. Students develop even greater friendships, and respect for their dance peers while having lots of fun learning their competition routine. The class emphasizes on technique and performance. Students will compete in ballet, tap, or jazz in local competitions. Students are required to also take one of the Ballet/Tap/Jazz classes offered during the week. We will enter in one or two competitions in the season, and they will perform their competition dance in our annual recital and will be required to dance in any special events held by the studio.