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Course Descriptions and Dress Codes

 

Ballet/Tap/DanceTeam/Character - Young students improve strength and coordination with these dance style movements.  (Girls: Leotard, pink leather ballet shoes.  Boys: T-shirts, shorts, black jazz shoes.)

 

Ballet - Note: Ballet students entering 7th grade and up are required to take two ballet classes per week. Students receive training in classical ballet movements. Ballet is the foundation for all dance styles. (Leotard, dance tights, pink ballet shoes.)

 

Pointe - Students take ballet to a higher level through the art of dancing on pointe. Pointe is an optional addition to ballet training. Ballet students entering 7th grade and up may enroll. (Leotard, theatrical pink tights, pointe shoes.)

 

Character - Ballet-based ethnic dance style adapted for stage.  Examples are the Russian and Spanish dances from the Nutcracker Ballet. (Leotard, dance tights, circular skirt, dance shoes.)

 

Lyrical - The beauty of ballet and jazz combined in a unique dance form. (Leotard, shorts optional, jazz shoes.)

 

Tap - Students learn to coordinate steps with music and rhythm. (Leotard, shirt or shorts, black oxford tap shoes.)

 

Modern - A mix of other dance forms working with movement, tempo, and physical expression. Improvisation and choreography techniques will be explored. (Dancewear, no shoes.)

 

Musical Theater - Experience musicals through different dance styles and learn about choreographers and a variety of shows. (Dancewear, Dance shoes.)

 

Acro - Combines dance techniques with precision acrobatic elements and focuses on tumbling-based movements for dance. Acro includes flexibility and conditioning exercises to create strong, versatile dancers.  (Leotard, shorts optional, no shoes.)

 

Dance Team - The style of athletic jazz that everyone enjoys seeing at athletic events. (Leotard, shorts, tights or leggings, jazz shoes.)

 

Hip Hop - Athletic dance and street movement class.  (Athletic wear, sneakers)

 

Athletic Skills - Students explore fun activities designed to develop motor skills, rhythm, flexibility, hand-eye coordination and achieve athletic success. (T-shirt, shorts, sneakers.)

 

Turns and Jumps Technique - Non-performing class which extends and advances Lyrical dance technique.  (Leotard, shorts, ballet or jazz shoes.)

 

Advanced Ballet Technique - Non-performing class focusing on ballet and pointe techniques. Contact your ballet teacher for enrollment permission.  (Leotard, theatrical pink tights, pink ballet and pointe shoes.)

 

Dance Conditioning - Non-performing class focusing on strengthening, toning, and flexibility to compliment dance training.  (Dancewear, jazz shoes)

Intro to Cheerleading - An introduction to the fundamentals of cheerleading. This class will develop cheer techniques - focusing on flexibility, vocal projection, cheers, jumps, arm and hand placement, and precision dance.  (leotard, tight fit shorts or leggings, sneakers)

SHiNE™ Dance Fitness - a dance fitness program that is rooted in traditional jazz, ballet and hip-hop and is designed for all dance abilities, but you do not have to be a dancer! SHiNE will improve your endurance, balance and coordination while toning and elongating muscles. (tennis shoes or jazz shoes, and regular workout attire)

Barre Fitness - Barre fitness is a hybrid workout class - combining ballet-inspired moves with elements of Pilates, dance, yoga and strength training. Most classes incorporate a ballet barre and use classic dance moves such as plies, alongside static stretches. Barre also focuses on high reps of small range movements.  (Athletic clothes and a mat.—optional.)

605-665-7729  |  aodyankton@gmail.com

​2914 Piper Street • Yankton, SD
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