Studio Elevare Class Descriptions

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A Note About Age Groups: Age groupings apply for Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet classes. Age groupings for all other classes are only suggested. Dancers may also be placed in classes according to skill level. For class assignment questions, please contact Aimee Baxter at info@clement-arts.org.

Creative Movement (Ages 3-4)
Designed as an introduction to dance, this class assists the very young dancer in exploring movement through music, creativity and imagination. Introduction of basic ballet vocabulary provides structure, improves coordination, and challenges the memory while creating a love of dance through imaginative games, songs, and storytelling.

Pre-Ballet (Ages 5-6)
This class introduces younger students to basic ballet vocabulary and technique in a structured, yet fun, setting.  Beginning ballet concepts taught include musicality, rhythm, coordination, spatial awareness, class etiquette, and more

Ballet 1 (Ages 7+)
The goal of this class is to impart the fundamentals of classical ballet. This class focuses on proper posture and body alignment, while also building on French terminology and musicality. Class structure and etiquette are also emphasized, and musicality and creativity are explored through both improvisation and structured combinations.

Ballet 2 (Ages 12+)
This class reinforces the basic concepts learned in Ballet 1 while placing great attention and focus on positions of the arms, direction of the body, and increased understanding of ballet technique. Musicality will continue to be emphasized along with the memorization of French vocabulary.

Lyrical (not currently scheduled)
Lyrical is a beautiful dance form that incorporates jazz and modern dance technique while maintaining a strong foundation of ballet. It uses these techniques to express lyrics of songs in graceful, emotional, and inspirational dance. This class enhances the dancer who enjoys fluid moment through imagination, personal artistry, and creativity, while developing strength in technique and performance. (This class is open to Ballet 1 and higher. Prerequisite: all dancers enrolled in Lyrical must also be enrolled in a ballet class.)

Beginning Ballet/Jazz (Ages 7+)
Combining genres of dance, Ballet/Jazz will develop young dancers coordination as well as an understanding of dance concepts and terminology. Concentration will be focused on alignment, proper execution of technique, and coordination. This class is a fun-filled introduction to the energetic style of Jazz while maintaining Ballet as the foundation upon which all dance is built. Beginning Ballet/Jazz is designed for the younger dancer with little previous experience.

Intermediate Ballet/Jazz (Ages 12+)
Combining genres of dance, Ballet/Jazz will develop dancers coordination as well as an understanding of dance concepts and terminology. Concentration will be focused on alignment, proper execution of technique, and coordination. This class is a fun-filled introduction to the energetic style of Jazz while maintaining Ballet as the foundation upon which all dance is built. Intermediate Ballet/Jazz is designed for the older dancer with some previous experience.

Hip Hop (boys & girls, ages 8+)
This class will consist of multiple urban dance styles, including pop locking, Columbus-style stepping, and basic hip hop choreography. The foundation of this class is based on the Person of Jesus Christ, and the fullness and joy of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Ultimately, this is a class of faith. Faith produces joy, and we want to use that joy and energy to hip hop in many ways by faith. Students will have an awesome time dancing to the beat and learning the joy of the LORD through song and dance.
Attire for class includes athletic shorts/pants and sneakers.


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