CLASSES

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Class schedule 2017-2018

Poquoson Dance Academy

Creative Movement (3 1/2 - 5 years old)
Expand on basic skills with influence on rhythm, coordination, self expression and emphasis on performance.

Beginning Ballet & Tap  (5 - 7 years old)
Learn the fundamentals of classical ballet and tap dance styles. Classes will introduce basic concepts, terminology and proper technique through barre, center, and across the floor exercises.

Ballet - Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced and Pointe

Ballet positions, technique, and exercises will be covered as dancers develop poise, grace & confidence.

Tap, Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced

Rhythm, timing, and agility will be a focal point during this class which builds coordination.

Jazz (Ages 6 & up)
Enrich and extend students' technical skills through center and progression work. Skills such as leaps and turns are incorporated into choreographed routines.


Lyrical Dance (Ages 10 & up)  - Prerequisite - Ballet

Lyrical dance is a dance style that blends ballet and jazz dance. Lyrical is generally smoother and a bit faster than ballet, but not quite as fast as jazz. A lyrical dancer uses movement to express strong emotions such as love, joy and anger.  


Hip Hop (Ages 6 & up)
Isolation, popping & free-style movement will all be a focus of this athletic and energetic dance style.


Contemporary (by invitation)

Combines elements of several dance including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Stresses versatility and improvisation, unlike the strict, structured nature of ballet.  Dancers focus on floorwork, using gravity to pull them down to the floor.