Fuchsia Ballet (Preschool)
Students will learn the
building blocks of ballet technique.
They will become familiar with ballet terminology, musicality, spatial
orientation, and performance.Our approach is that "dancing is fun!" We use educational games to help focus on movement, balance, rhythm, coordination, learning colors/shapes/numbers, and following directions.
Ballet (Elementary School and Up)
Students will learn ballet technique through the
use of terminology and implementation. Focus is centered on placement, posture,
flexibility, strength, musicality, ballet vocabulary and execution of
choreography. Ballet class
emphasizes structure and will include work at the barre’, in the center and
across the floor. Experience the reward of achieving total body control, self-discipline, self-confidence, and proper body placement through the conditioning of dance.
Jazz (Elementary School and Up)
Students will learn the technical aspects of jazz
dance through conditioning in the center and across the floor. Emphasis will be placed on coordination
of movements, kinesthetic awareness, abdominal strength, flexibility,
musicality and spatial orientation.
The use of style is a major component of jazz dance that will be
explored as students progress through the technique.
Tap (Elementary School and Up)
Students will explore the rhythm and
musicality of the art of tap dance first by learning the technique and later by
using that technique to create complex rhythmic structures such as
syncopation. Emphasis will be
placed on articulation of the feet and ankles, working as a group, speed,
precision and intricate footwork.
Hip Hop (Middle School and Up)
As a contemporary style of dance, hip hop is ever
changing and therefore this class will integrate popular music, pop cultural
movement styles and global influences.
Contemporary (Middle School and Up)
style of dance borrows from ballet, jazz, and modern; combining popular
music with emotion to help students learn to express emotion through
Prepointe/Pointe (Middle School and Up)
Students will focus on strengthening the
abdominals, legs, ankles and feet through work at the barre’ and in the
center. Student’s who wish to study “en pointe” must take a ballet class once a
week in addition to their prepointe/pointe class. Permission of the teacher is required to pursue to minimize the risk to developing joints and muscles.
Technique classes: Ballet, Jazz, & Contemporary (Middle School and Up)
Students will focus on flexibility through
extensive stretching. Strengthening exercises will also be performed to target
certain muscles. The class will help improve ability and stamina. Students will focus to learn and master a wide range of skills related to the specfic linked-genre. Our
primary concern will be improving skills that are essential for ballet, jazz
and contemporary styles of dance. These are technique only classes (no choreography will be taught to perform in the show). It is to augment your performance in other classes.
Onyx/Company Classes (7th grade and Up)
Placement is by audition or invitation
only. Ballet Technique is required for Onyx Ballet. Jazz Technique is required for Onyx Jazz. Contemporary Technique is required for Onyx Contemporary.
All ability levels encouraged to participate!Styles of dance explained
above. Focus will be on enjoyment, fitness, and acquiring or maintaining
Please see our page dedicated to the description of this program.