Poquoson Dance Academy

CLASSES

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Adult Fitness Classes- NEW THIS YEAR!

We have 2 new classes for adults this year, Zumba on Wednesdays at 8pm and Piyo on Thursdays at 7:30pm. Ages 16+ and all participants must sign a waiver. Classes are $5 drop-in or $45 for 10 classes. 

Class schedule 2018-2019

Creative Movement (3 - 4 years old)
Expand on basic skills with influence on rhythm, coordination, self expression and emphasis on performance.

Beginning Ballet & Tap  (5 - 6 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 (Ages 7 & up)
Rhythm, timing, and agility will be a focal point during this class which builds coordination.

Jazz (Ages 7 & up)
Enrich and extend students' technical skills through center and progression work. Skills such as leaps and turns are incorporated into choreographed routines.


Lyrical (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- Beginning and Advanced (Ages 7 & 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.