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Creative Movement

Creative Movement available for younger dancers ages 2-4. This class introduces basic dance technique in a fun and playful way. With the use of props and special activity dances, it helps to develop rhythm, coordination, and balance. is a stimulating, fun and imaginative class which has been designed to develop your child's natural interest in dance and music. The fundamentals of basic dance movement and pre-ballet with the use of imagination in dance and movement is introduced.

Dress Code: Hair should be worn in a bun or pulled secuely away from the face.
Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes (not slippers). Skirts or black boy shorts are allowed. Boys should wear a t-shirt, black jazz pants, black ballet shoes.


Combination (Tap/Ballet)
Combination Classes Ballet/Tap these classes are geared toward less experienced OR younger students who want to learn the techniques of ballet/tap. The four age levels of combination classes we offer are the foundation stages of our technique classes.

Dress Code: Hair should be worn in a bun or pulled secuely away from the face. Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes (not slippers), black tap shoes. Skirts or black boy shorts are allowed for all Ballet/Tap combo classes. Boys should wear a t-shirt, black jazz pants, black ballet and tap shoes.

 

Ballet
Ballet is the foundation to all dance styles and is recommended for anyone serious about dance or those who want to excel in the other techniques. It helps to develop proper body control and alignment, foot and arm placement, poise, and grace. Ballet, the basic of all dance forms, teaches proper placement, carriage, grace and poise and is highly recommended as a complement to other classes. The terminology and body placement learned quickens advancement in other classes.

Dress Code: Hair should be worn in a bun and pulled securely away from the face. Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes (not slippers). Skirts or black boy shorts are allowed . Boys should wear a t-shirt, black jazz pants, black ballet shoes.

 

Demi-Pointe
Demi-Pointe is the building of a good foundation for entering Pointe. It is a continuation of ballet with concentration of feet and barre work. Demi-Pointe includes barre and center work, designed to build a beautiful, graceful and healthy body with fine posture and poise. Strengthening of the ankles and feet are necessary in preparation to enter into Pointe. After sufficient study of ballet, a student is advanced to Pointe. Any age appropriate Ballet or Lyrical class must accompany this class.. This is a Non-Recital class.

Dress Code: Hair should be worn in a bun and pulled secuely away from the face. Black leotard, pink tights only, skirts or black boy shorts allowed. Pink ballet shoes. Boys should wear a t-shirt, black jazz pants, black ballet shoes.

 

Pointe
Pointe a continuation of classical ballet for students ages 11-12 years or older in which a dancer wears Pointe shoes that assist them in dancing on their toes. A strong technical foundation in ballet is required. Class is by invitation only.

Dress Code: Hair should be worn in a bun and pulled securely away from the face. Black leotard, pink tights only, skirts or black boy shorts allowed. Pink ballet shoes and professionally fitted Pointe shoes are required. Pointe shoes are required to participate in class and perform in Recital. Boys should wear a white t-shirt, black jazz pants, black ballet shoes.


Modern/Contemporary
Modern/Contemporary dance draws on modern dance techniques and encompasses the work of Laban, Cunningham and Graham. Unlike Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance utilizes floor work, and is concerned with theme and concept. Contemporary Dance balances lyricism, fluidity and athleticism. There are several activities that are performed in class as a key to reach the reason behind the movement.

Dress Code: Hair should be worn in a bun and pulled securely away from the face. Any tight-fitting dancewear, Foot Undeez, Pirouette Shoes, or barefoot. Boys should wear a t-shirt, black jazz pants, black ballet shoes.

 

Jazz
Jazz reflects a combination of many cultures and changes with the styles of the time. It can be performed to different kinds of music such as pop, rock, or jazz. The beginning level includes stretches, isolations, and simple choreographed combinations. Intermediate Jazz classes include the beginning material executed at a quicker tempo. Also included are turns, hops, jumps, kicks and leaps. Junior and Teen Jazz classes work on more complex combinations, as well as the development of style and control.

Dress Code: Hair should be worn in a bun and pulled securely away from the face. Any color tight-fitting jazz wear, tights or jazz pants, black jazz shoes. Boys should wear a t-shirt, black jazz pants, black jazz shoes.

 

Lyrical
Lyrical Dance involves using moves to interpret and express the mood or meaning of a song including showing balance, extension, and facial expression. Lyrical Jazz is a style of Jazz that has been fused with Ballet. The slow and controlled movement of Lyrical encourages artistic expression, passion and emotional content while building grace and fluidity of movement.

Dress Code: Hair should be worn in a bun and pulled securely away from the face. Any tight-fitting dancewear, Foot Undeez, any color boy shorts are allowed. Boys should wear a t-shirt, black jazz pants, black ballet shoes.

 

Tap/Stompin' Tap
Tap/Stompin Tap involves a series of rhythmic movements focusing on the feet. It helps develop rhythm, coordination, and combines the study of rhythm, precision and the fluidity of movement and style. Tap dancing is an excellent way to increase the coordination between mind and body and develop musicality. Offered to all ages in various levels.

Dress Code: Hair should be worn in a bun and pulled securely away from the face. Any tight fitting dancewear, black tap shoes. Boys should wear a t-shirt, black jazz pants, black tap shoes.

 

Hip Hop
Hip Hop is a fun dance style that lets you forget about the conformity of the other techniques. This is a street style of dance open to interpretation from each individual. It involves using energetic moves to express the feeling you get from the music. Hip Hop dance refers to dance styles, mainly street dance, to hip hop music. Some specific styles of new school hip hop are referred to as Krumping, Sea Walking, Snap Dance. Many of the new styles of Hip Hop are seen in today's music videos, and are very popular with children and teens. Offered to ages 6 & up in various levels. Focus is on the latest street styles of hip hop. This class teaches rhythm, musicality, coordination, and age-appropriate hip hop choreography. This is an excellent class for high-energy kids who want to take a fast and fun dance class.

Dress Code: Hair should be pulled securely away from the face. Any tight fitting dancewear, knee-pads, black dance boots. Boys should wear any color t-shirt and athletic shorts/pants and black dance sneakers.

 

Tumbling/Pom
Tumbling/Pom teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control. Basic tumbling skills are taught, cartwheels, forward rolls, back rolls, hand stands and many more. They will learn a pom-pom routine and upon occasion, performs in the Recital. This is excellent hand eye coordination exercise and produces the cutest routines.

Dress Code: Hair should be pulled securely away from the face.

 

Musical Theater
dance lessonsMusical Theater is a Jazz-based class with acting and play on music. Ages 7 and up. Learn how to dance and move on stage like you are Broadway bound! Study musicals and learn what it takes to be a star! Voted most popular class! Voted most popular class!

Dress Code: Hair should be pulled securely away from the face.

 

Turns, Elevations, Core (T.E.C.)
Our T.E.C. classes are excellent for anyone who is serious about advancing their skills as a dancer. Students will work on techniques focusing on correct body and arm placement on turns, leaps, jumps, etc. These classes also offer strength building exercises and improved flexibility. Turns, Elevations, Core concentrates on proper technique, execution, body placement, flexibility, balance, alignment and strength while learning some of today's latest stalls and tricks. Through proper warm up, effective stretching, body isolations and floor work incorporating center floor and across the floor combinations, each level builds on the previous one leading to greater understanding and proper execution. This is a Non-Recital class.

 

Summer Camps and Classes
Summer Classes/Camps are offered in June/July to provide dancers with fun filled classes. Our Classes have included 2-3 Creative Movement, Ballet/Tumbling, Hip Hop, Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theatre Jazz, Stretch/Strengthening, Turns/Elevations/Core, and Audition Techniques. Our Camps are more focused on summer fun, and feature themes like Rockstar or Princess Week. Classes and Camps have proven to be popular and fun for the dancers!

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Danzco Dance Academy  •  19380 Hwy 105 W  •  Suite 503  •  Montgomery, TX 77356 •  (936) 582-1722  •  danzcodance@yahoo.com

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