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Course Descriptions & Dress Codes

 

Dance Classes

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.)

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.)

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.)

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.)

Boys Athletic Skills 

Students explore fun activities designed to develop motor skills, rhythm, flexibility, hand-eye coordination and achieve athletic success. 

(T-shirt, shorts, sneakers.)

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.)

Dance Conditioning

Non-performing class focusing on strengthening, toning, and flexibility to compliment dance training.  

(Dancewear, jazz 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)

Lyrical

The beauty of ballet and jazz combined in a unique dance form. 

(Leotard, shorts optional, jazz 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.)

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.)

 

Tap

Students learn to coordinate steps with music and rhythm.

(Leotard, shirt or shorts, black oxford tap shoes.)

 

Turns and Jumps Technique 

Non-performing class which extends and advances Lyrical dance technique.

(Leotard, shorts, ballet or jazz shoes.)

 

Fitness Classes

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 athletic clothes)

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)

Fit Flow Yoga

A Vinyasa that is a total body workout, combining breath and movement while concentrating on flexibility, strength and balance. Modifications are provided in this upbeat class for varying levels of experience. Please bring a yoga mat.

(athletic clothes and a mat)

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Academy of Dance
 

2914 Piper St. Yankton, SD 57078

Tel: 605-665-7729

Email: aodyankton@gmail.com