CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

ADULT HIP HOP

This 18+ class will focus on basic hip hop movement and will include warm up, choreography and cool down. We will explore multiple genres of hip hop and take the time to break down movement. We will focus on finding your own style and groove and build up your choreography retention. This class is perfect for people who have never taken hip hop before!


Advanced Beginner Ballet

This level is for dancers (ages 7-9) who have 1-2 years of experience with beginner ballet. Focus points include proper alignment for healthy turnout, strength of ankles and core, flexibility for extensions, knowledge of basic terminology, coordination of arms, and fundamentals for turning. In the bigger picture, we seek to invigorate the child’s love of dance, open up their creativity and help dancers perform confidently.


Advanced Beginner Jazz

This level is for dancers (ages 8-11) who have 1-2 years of experience with beginner jazz and/or ballet. It’s a high-energy class where exercises focus on proper alignment, style and attitude! We work on flexibility, knowledge of basic terminology and especially on turns and leaps. Our class emphasis is to help each dancer have a strong technical baseline, perform confidently and to light up the child’s love of dance!


BEGINNER TAP

Tap is a really fun class designed to introduce dancers who have 0-1 year of experience to the genre. We teach them fundamental vocabulary and help them to develop their sense of rhythm and style! Students will begin by learning the classic Broadway style. Exercises focus on building stability of the knees & ankles, developing coordination and showmanship! Our class emphasis is on developing a baseline of proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having a ton of fun.


CREATIVE MOVEMENT

Dancers (ages 3-5) will explore the basics of ballet, jazz, and acro dance styles in a creative, fun, and developmentally appropriate way. Dancers will participate in both gross motor and rhythmic dances, exploratory games, and activities. In addition to dance skills, this class also offers an introduction to valuable “how to take class” skills such as listening, taking turns, standing in line, and following directions.


Intermediate / Advanced Jazz

This level is for dancers (ages 12 and up, or by audition) who have 3 or more years of experience. It’s a high-energy class where exercises focus points on strength and flexibility, learning a variety of turns and jumps, working across the floor and in a variety of choreographic styles. In the bigger picture,we aim to have a blast while deepening the dancer’s sense of impact and presence through dance.


Intro to Dance

Dancers (ages 6-8) will be exposed to the basics of ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, and acro-dance styles. Each week will consist of a different type of warm-up, across-the-floor technique, and a short dance in one of the above styles of dance. It’s an exciting exploration where dancers experience the diversity of each dance genre… and hopefully, find a fit that’s authentic to their unique personality!

 

LYRICAL 1

Lyrical dance is one of the most popular forms of dance for young people. It combines the technique of ballet with more expressive forms of contemporary dance. This is an introductory class so no experience is necessary. Ballet experience is helpful, but students will get some ballet instruction in this class. This class may be taken in conjunction with ballet studies or as a precursor to ballet.
Questions? E-mail HaydenCenter@haydencolorado.org or call the main office at 970-276-0500.