Open Contemporary Overview
The Open/Contemporary program offers classes in multiple disciplines and styles. A diverse and experienced faculty will help prepare the student for endeavors in theater, dance, competition dance, and poms. In addition to a well-rounded dance education, students will establish a respect for commitment and hard work, foster creative thinking skills, and develop self-discipline and confidence. Students choosing this track need not audition but will be placed according to their ability and age and can create their own schedule based on their class level placement.
The Open Contemporary Program offers Jazz, Tap, and Hip Hop Performing Ensembles for ages 9+.
The Open/Contemporary ballet classes work on building a proper technique and a strong foundation that can be utilized in all other dance disciplines and interests.
An American art form, tap is making music with your shoes. It is percussive, rhythmic, and can be improvisational or musical theater based. See schedule for class times.
Jazz includes various styles characterized by the use of improvisation and influenced by the rhythms and techniques of jazz music. Jazz is an upbeat and energetic style of dance derived from the roots of ballet technique. See schedule for class times.
Contemporary dance combines the strong but controlled legwork of ballet with the elements of mid 20th century modern dance such as contract-release, floor work, fall and recovery and improvisation.
Stretch, strength, Pilates based exercises, yoga inspired exercises, and cardiovascular endurance will be covered during each quarter. These classes complement a strong jazz/ballet background and are a way to work on increasing flexibility and core strength.
Hip Hop includes a wide range of styles such as breaking, popping, locking, krumping, and even house dance. It features isolating body movements with specific rhythms and dynamic contrasts of sharp and relaxed qualities. See schedule for class times.
Join us to refine your technique and keep up those skills for your High School Dance Team!
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Artful IMPACT! in collaboration with The School of Performing Arts is excited to offer a new dance program for ages 9-99 with special needs!