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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

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Level Descriptions 

Ballet 1 - 1 class per week. Dancers are introduced to basic positions, steps, and rhythm  

Ballet 2A - 1class per week. Dancers begin tying steps together and learn proper posture and basics of technique 

Ballet 2B - 2 classes per week. Dancers build on what they learned in level 2A and are introduced to more complex steps and vocabulary 

Ballet 3 - 3 classes per week. Dancers learn intermediate steps and technique  

Ballet 4 - 4 classes per week. Dancers develop further strength and flexibility - advanced steps are introduced 

Level 5  - 5 classes per week. Dancers master technique and string advanced steps into more complex combinations 

Level 6  - 5 classes per week. Dancers develop pre-professional technique, strength, and vocabulary 

Level 7  - 5 classes per week. Dancers reach pre-professional level  

Level 8  - 5 classes per week. Dancers are prepared for professional auditions and programs

*Dancers will be introduced to pre-pointe options if they so choose, around ballet level 3.

My Adult and Me Yoga

  • My adult and me yoga class for children up to 3 years old — that mixes music, yoga movement for preschoolers. Children become more aware of their innate sense of rhythm, and the joy of yoga movement.

Acro

  • Ages 10+

  • The beautiful fusion of classic dance technique and the precision, and athleticism of acrobatic elements.

  • Acro dancers seamlessly blend musicality, emotional expression, line and extension with acrobatic movements in a dance context.

 

Gymnastics

  • Gymnastics is a practice of acrobatic moves that are carried out on a variety or specialized equipment, such as a balance beam. Requires balance, strength, flexibility, agility, coordination, and endurance. 

  • Not only learning new skills, but also the confidence to go along with it. 

My Adult and Me Tumbling

  • Is designed to introduce gym activities with an adult participate through stretching, gymnastic obstacle and activities, helping to teach listening and learning skills along the way. 

  • Classes are designed to help children develop balance, body awareness, strength, flexibility and coordination.

  • Adults will help assist toddler with gymnastics and obstacle course after being shown proper technique and safety. Teacher will also help assist toddler learn the proper techniques in a safe and fun environment. 

  • Toddler will be introduced to somersaults, trampoline, bear crawls, monkey jumps, balance beam, bars, jumping and having fun!

Gymnastics Beginning Ages 3-5

  • Classes are designed to help children develop balance, body awareness, strength, flexibility and coordination.

  • Students will work on basic fundamentals of waiting your turn, standing in line, following obstacle courses independently, and staying with the instructor. 

  • Students will be guided through step by step skill progressions, exercises, gymnastic moves, providing the opportunity to effectively achieve and refine basic gymnastics skill.

  • Gymnastics skills they will learn at somersaults, cartwheels, balance beam, bar work, handstands, balance and having fun. 

Gymnastics Beginning 

  • Ages 6-10. Your gymnast will be introduced to the idea of a structured gymnastics class as they work on skills. They will learn the basics while having fun: how to move, how to land properly, balance and support yourself, and increase their strength.

Gymnastics Intermediate 

  • Ages 7+, will focus on the above while they break skills down into individual movements, and get to try out all the equipment in the gym, to enhance the technique of each skill.

Tumbling

  • Tumbling, also known a floor gymnastics, is a form of gymnastics that is performed without any specialized equipment. Tumbling is seen as gymnastics, in elements such as floor routines, using backflips, handsprings, summersaults and tucks. Students will start with the basic elements, such as forward roll, backward roll and cartwheel. After mastering these basic skills, children can move on to learning one of the most-used skills in the sport: the round-off.

Lyrical

  • Ages 8+

  • A style that combines ballet and jazz dancing techniques.

  • It is performed to music with lyrics so that it inspires expression of strong emotions the choreographer feels from the lyrics of the song.

  • This style concentrates on an individual approach and expressiveness of such emotions as love, joy, hurt, or anger. 

  • It does not concentrate on the dancer’s precision of movement.

Pre Ballet/Creative Improv

  • A fun and creative introduction to ballet class. Students explore developmentally appropriate ballet vocabulary and movement skills through the dance concepts. Musicality, improvisation, skill development, and the fundamentals of choreography are taught with an emphasis on nurturing the creative voice of each student. 

Creative 

  • Ages 3-4

  • Creative dance for ages 3 and 4, dancers will feel the freedom of movement with fun music, props, storytelling and costumes all the while being gently directed by an experienced teacher in this Wonderful 55 minute children’s class and no shoes necessary.

Creative 

  • Ages 6-9

  • Creative dance open level for ages 6-9. In this class students will open up the question "what types of movement makes me happy". Students will develop hand-eye coordination, body alignment, awareness, turns, jumps, inversions and rhythm with and without music. This class is a foundation of movement flowing through the body that will assist students throughout their life, whatever direction passions take them as they grow.

Creative Ballet/ Rhythm Tap

  • Lays the foundation for young dancers to learn how to move and control their bodies, take instructions, and memorize various combinations.  

  • This is done by teaching young dancers the basics of ballet and tap through fun and creative teaching techniques. 

  • Teachers focus on fostering a love of dance and the technique behind it. A combination of both tap, ballet and creative dance tailored for their age in a fun 55minute class, perfect way for a child to be introduced to dance. 

  • Memorize various combinations for rhythm and creative movement

Modern Dance

  • Modern dance is a movement technique that began its formation in the early 1900. It began as a break away from traditional ballet technique and has grown ever since. The traditional style of Modern dance plays with the relationship between rhythm and weight allowing movement to be propelled through space using momentum. In our Modern classes we will be exploring techniques developed by Jose Limon, Lester Horton, Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham

Open Beginning Tap

  • All level accepted

  • No Experience necessary.

  • Enjoy the fun of learning tap rhythms, combinations and contemporary and broadway styles. 

  • Tap shoes required.  

Tap/Jazz - Beginning/Intermediate 

  • Ages 9-12 or by permission.

  • Dancers are encouraged to take the complete class.

  • The perfect combination for either young tap or jazz dancers as they move up in levels.

Tap Intermediate

  • Ages 12+ or by permission.

Luigi Jazz

  • All ages, all body types, all types, all levels of dance experience.

  • Each class includes warm-up and technique exercises.

  • It concludes with a fun piece of Jazz choreography.

This class is offered as a rental, so if you are interested in this class, please contact Daunne Zinger at zingerd@whidbey.com

 

Tap Intermediate/Advanced Adult 

  • For adults who have experience in tap as they learn how to move at a high, medium, or low impact level so they can enjoy their passion at any age.

  • By permission  

Ballet 1 (once a a week)

  • Begins to focus on the details of basic ballet technique and etiquette. 

  • It is here where dancers begin to understand the concept that certain muscles are needing to be used while dancing.

  • They are introduced to the barre and learn how to properly use it in order to further their ballet training.

  • Students are challenged to memorize detailed combinations and perform basic steps with proper technique. 

  • Repetition is key in this class. 

  • Teachers are sure to incorporate teaching techniques that allow the students to understand these basic and fundamental concepts of ballet in fun and entertaining ways. 

  • Time is often made at the end of class to allow students to ‘let loose’ and find their inner dancer through ‘freeze dance.’ 

Ballet 2A (once a week)

  • Ages 7+

Ballet 2B (twice a week)

  • Ages 7+

Ballet 3 (three times per week)

  • Ages 9+

 

Ballet 4/Pre-Pointe (ballet 4-four times per week, pre-pointe is twice per week)

  • Students have often progressed far enough in their technique training to start their journey into the world of pointe. Pre-pointe classes focus on strengthening and conditioning dancer’s body in order to prepare for the strenuous world of pointe. Feet/ankle strength and flexibility are often the prime focus in this class, however, the upper body is also a critical part to properly preform pointe work. Teachers try to provide each student with different exercises, techniques and tips in order to help the individual dancer progress to the next level of pointe training. Repetition of these exercise are imperative in learning how to dance on pointe. As dancers progress, the focus turns from the barre to centre. It is here where dancers must incorporate the skills they learned at the barre to work in centre. Pointe work is challenging and dancers often progress at different paces. 

 

Ballet 5-8(5+ classes per week)

Open Ballet

  • For ages Teen thru Adult. Tuesday evening 6-7:00pm. Great class for students wanting to come back to ballet or trying It for the first time. No mandatory dance wear. 

Pointe

  • Technique Level V-VIII

  • Advanced classical pointe work with focus on building strength and pre-professional level technique

Returning Home To Your Body (and making space to feeling better)

  • Description coming soon

Hip Hop

Hip-hop is all about groove, rhythm, and varied texture of movement. You don't need fantastic flexibility or perfect technique. Just come have fun! (And don't forget to bring some clean sneakers.)

Hip Hop Beginning

  • Ages 6-9

Hip Hop Open

  • Ages 10-Adult

Daunne’s Easy Stretch/Easy Dance (zoom only)

  • This 60-minute class will include an easy, body-friendly warm up, followed by a variety of stretching exercises that can be done standing or seated.  

  • The class will conclude with a couple of easy to learn dance combinations from Zumba and/or Line Dancing.

KUDAYO deep stretch with martial movement

 

  • This class will expand a dancer’s movement vocabulary, though stretch and martial arts. Open to students 12- adults. ​

Returning Home To This Body

This is a time just for you - to return home to your body and to create space. 

 

  • As we age, our bodies have injuries and traumas, strengths and limitations. We hold deep beliefs and beautiful stories. Although we have amazing capacity, we rarely make it through without layers of stress. What has the potential within me, to move with more space, with more ease? What is needed to allow that space to come into being?  

 

  • We will use a bundle of approaches, theories and methods including:

Hellerwork Structural Integration

Somatic Experiencing therapy

Ball/roll work 

Stretching

Hands-on adjustments

And more...

 

  • This class will cover:

Functional movement exploration

Nervous system balancing and coherence

Fascial lengthening and re-education

Passive Strengthening and core stabilization

And more...

The hope is that you will leave the class feeling better, with more tools and curiosity to keep exploring.

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