Dance Inspirations follows the Twinkle Stars Curriculum for ages 2 – 9
Inspired Toddler Dance - Ages 2-3
Our thirty-minute introductory dance class combines ballet, tap, and creative movement for young dancers. In this class, they will learn the fundamental steps while developing important skills like following directions and imitating movement in a positive and encouraging environment. Engaging music is carefully selected to inspire these little dancers to express themselves through dance. We also incorporate fun props like bears and hula hoops to stimulate their imagination, creativity, and, above all, to ensure they have a blast! Join us for a class filled with joy, learning, and lots of fun!
Inspired Stars - Ages 3-4, 4-5 & 5-6 An age specific 45 – 60-minute class containing ballet, tap and jazz/creative movement (60 min classes include Acrodance) The purpose of the class is to introduce young dancers to the three styles of dance and inspire movement and creativity within a positive environment. Dancers will also learn basic steps and terminology in all three styles. For example, all dancers will learn what a “plie” is and how to demonstrate one. The use of fun, age-appropriate music engages the young dancers’ minds and bodies. The use of props such as hula hoops for the “freeze dance” makes the end of class the most fun! Placement Notes: Inspired Stars 3-4 students must be at least 3 1/2 years old.
Show StarsTM Ballet
The Show StarsTM Ballet program fosters musicality, body awareness and movement potential in a format that encourages individual artistry. Inspired by the work of Rudolf Von Laban and Irmgard Bartinieff, the class explores the elements of dance; Body, Space, Force, and Time, through creative exercises that are movement focused rather than story focused. The knowledge gained in these classes prepares the student for the attention to detail required in the study of formal ballet training.
Show StarsTM Jazz
Show StarsTM Jazz combines many styles and techniques from ethnic and contemporary dance, to ballet. Rhythm, upon which all dance forms depend, is particularly integral to jazz dance. The first half of class consists of exercises which stretch and tone muscles and develop support for proper stressfree alignment of the skeletal structure. Using jazz, soul, R&B, ethnic and pop music, jazz classes are a great workout and a fun way to release tension while attaining a body awareness.
Show StarsTM Tap
Show StarsTM Tap is an exciting rhythmic exercise and dance form which is enjoyable to both kids and adults. Rooted in AfricanAmerican History, tap offers a variety of styles and techniques. Students will realize results in dance movement after a minimum number of classes. The classes stress the basics of tap and allows dancers to build into combinations which are great to watch and delightful to hear.
Show StarsTM Hip Hop
Show StarsTM Hip Hop provides a structured method of learning various Hip Hop dance movements in a funfilled and vibrant class environment. From R&B and House to Club and Pop, Hip Hop classes utilize upbeat music from various genres, in addition to the latest Hip Hop hits. The resulting outcome is an energetic class that not only teaches you Hip Hop movements and technique, but also instills rhythm and precision in your muscle memory.