If your dancer has completed a series of intro or combo classes, or they have the recommendation of one of BDC's instructors, our ballet classes teach an in-depth approach to ballet technique. Classes include levels I, II, III, IV, and advanced, each preparing your dancer for a greater understanding of the art of Ballet. These classes are a prerequisite to Pre-pointe and pointe classes.
Combo classes give dancers exposure to the fundamentals of ballet, tap, and jazz dance styles. These classes are ideal for developing coordination, increased motor skills, and musicality in a young child. It also gives older dancers exposure to different dance styles. Dancers will also learn structure, listening skills, and social interaction while experiencing the love of dance. Classes are broken up by age groups. See class schedule for more information on which group your dancer should register for.
Contemporary dance draws on modern dance techniques as well as newer philosophies of movement that depart from classical dance techniques. Unlike classical ballet, contemporary often utilizes ground work and dancers often perform in bare feet. It is required to take a Ballet class in conjunction with Contemporary.
A specific style of dance that focuses on body isolation technique as well as freestyle improvisation. This high energy form of dance has become increasingly popular over the last 30 years with the influence of Hip Hop music. Students will learn various forms of hip hop dance as this dance style is ever-changing. Clean and age-appropriate music is used for all class levels. Class levels encompass Hippity-Hop, I, II, III, IV/Advanced.
An ever-changing dance genre always open to new movement ideas and the latest cultural styles. A wonderful form of dance that stimulates the mind and body alike. This class will incorporate traditional dance moves with the latest dance styles. Students will experience increased flexibility while working on turns, leaps and jumps. These class is by teacher recommendation only and encompass levels I, II, III, IV, and Advanced.
Pre-Pointe focuses on preparation and conditioning for the experienced ballet dancer who wishes to go "en pointe". These classes stress the development of the necessary strength and muscle tone with particular emphasis on correct body alignment as well as feet. Pointe will continue the emphasis on vocabulary and technique. Students begin to learn the concepts and execution of combinations at the barre and in the center. Must also be enrolled in 1 hour and a half Ballet techniques class - no exceptions. These classes are by teacher recommendation.
A form of dance where rhythmic sounds are created by the feet. These classes are ideal for developing coordination, increased motor skills, and musicality. These classes will incorporate warm-up, center technique, and dance combinations using various styles of upbeat music. These classes are by teacher recommendation only and encompass levels I, II, III, IV, and Advanced.