Dance Haven Medford MA Center For Dance Education
The Dance Haven, Inc.        379 Salem Street        Medford, MA 02155        781-391-0677
  
Welcome To The Dance Haven’s 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.



PRE-TEEN & TEEN CLASSES

Ballet Beginner/Intermediate
Ages 11-14- For students who have completed elementary ballet and have a basic understanding of ballet and are ready to learn the more technical aspects and skills associated with ballet. Students learn proper alignment through barre work, ballet technique and center floor exercises.  As students progress, more ballet terminology and techniques are introduced.  Students will perform one number at our annual recital.

Beginner Intermediate Tap Ages 11-14– Students in this class have taken several years of elementary tap.  The class focuses on speed, difficult rhythms and challenging steps. Musical Theatre tap and Rhythm tap are the two styles we focus on the most. This class requires high energy and rhythmic skills.  Barre and center floor exercise variations will increase agility and musicality.  Challenging combinations will turn into fun routines.  Students will perform one number in our annual recital.

Ballet Technique Ages 10-18 - This class is a non performance class designed to assist students in strengthening not only their ballet technique but all styles of dance training such as lyrical, jazz, contemporary, pointe.   Progressing from Barre work to Centre work, this class offers dancers an opportunity to further their knowledge and consistently develop better technique.


Teen Lyrical Ages 13-18 - A hybrid of ballet, jazz and modern dance, Lyrical is one of the most popular styles of dance for young women, in particular. It is more emotive than jazz, less codified than ballet and pulls movement vocabulary from modern dance. Lyrical incorporates a musical flow of rhythms and disciplinary dance technique. Students are required to take ballet class to enroll. Students will learn combinations that are set to slower pop songs and ballads. The class focuses on strength and flexibility techniques in center and across the floor combinations.  Students will perform one number in the annual recital.

Hip HopAges 13 & Up – THIS CLASS IS GREAT FOR BOYS AND GIRLS!  Class requires a background in hip hop or other dance experience. You must have some knowledge of the hip hop style. This class will teach combinations with new and intricate movement. Students will continue to gain further understanding of this style. This class will be more challenging than introductory classes and is a high energy packed class.  Students will perform one number in our annual recital.  

NEW Technique Flex Training 11-18 - This class is for dancers enrolled in classes at The Dance Haven. This class will combine , strength, and flexibility training as well as customized dance technique traiinig.  This class is designed to personal train dancers in a group setting.  Students enrolled are welcome to join this class twice a week for an additional $10 a month tuition fee.



" Dancing: The Highest Intelligence in the Freest Body."  ~Isadora Duncan

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