Hip Hop Class

EMPIRE DANCE PROGRAMS

Creative Movement 1

(Ages 2-3 Years Old)

 

This class meets once per week for 30 minutes and introduces students to dance, with an emphasis on balance and coordination. Using music, movement, props, and games to develop skills and interest. All children enrolled will perform in our winter showcase and end of the year showcase.

 

***Dancers Must Be Potty-Trained***

Creative Movement 2

(Ages 3-4 Years Old)

 

This class meets once per week for 45 minutes and continues on the introduction of dance, balance, and coordination. In Session two we start introducing rhythms and sounds, and start to introduce our younger dancers to terminology.  All children enrolled will perform in our winter showcase and end of the year showcase.

***Dancers Must Be Potty-Trained***

Kinder Combo

(Ages 4-6 Years Old)

 

This class meets once a week for 1 hour 15 minutes, and starts to introduce the fundamentals of Ballet, Jazz, and Tap. Dancers will learn terminology, how to create rhythms, and have a great time exploring new styles. This class teaches and emphasizes techniques and stretching, and prepares dancers to move on towards individualized classes per style. All children enrolled will perform two routines in our winter showcase and end of the year showcase.

Rec Jazz/Tap Combo

(Ages 7-10 Years Old)

 

This class meets once a week for 1 hour, and starts to develop a deeper learning into Jazz and Tap technique. This class will stress the importance strength and technique for a dancer, and giving a fun flair to their choreography. Teaching our dancers rhythm and musicality, in our tap classes we strive to teach our dancers the love of a crisp clear sound! From hoofing, to Broadway, to rhythm tap; dancers will get an opportunity to experience many different styles of a favorite dance form. All children enrolled will perform two routines in our winter showcase and end of the year showcase.

Dancers with Tap Shoes

Ballet 1

(Ages 7-10 Years Old)

 

This class meets once a week for 1 hour, and starts an individualized learning into the ballet fundamentals and techniques. Ballet is seen as the foundation of technical dance, and for our dancers we strive to build on that classical technique. Ballet is designed to develop a dancers technique, dance vocabulary, and class etiquette. Students will learn a classical based syllabus with influence from English, French, and Russians styles.

Hip Hop 1

(Ages 8-12 Years Old)

 

This class meets once a week for one hour, starting our young dancers training in Urban styles. In these early years Dancers will be introduced to Popping, Locking, Breaking, and Party Dancing styles. This class will consist of fun, high intensity movements and moments, with a focus in a dancer's ability in groundness and core strength. All dancers enrolled will perform a routine in our winter showcase and end of the year showcase.

Hip Hop Dance

Pre Pointe

Pre Pointe is designed to train dancers for pointe. This class has a heavy focus on developing strength, core stability, and the proper alignment needed to execute more advanced work. Dancers must be taking a minimum of two ballet classes a week to participate in this class and it is invitational only. This class is a prerequisite in order to be considered for pointe. This class does not have an individual routine in showcases, however the dancer will have a performance piece for each ballet class taken.

Pointe

Pointe is an advanced style of ballet that dancers may only take upon invitation after being evaluated by the ballet/pre pointe teacher. It is a demanding style that requires an understanding of the ballet technique as well as a demonstration of proper alignment and muscle development.  Dancers must be taking a minimum of two ballet classes a week to participate in this class and it is invitational only. All dancers enrolled will perform a routine in our winter showcase and end of the year showcase.

Ballet Dancers

Mini Competition Team

An invitational, by audition, hand selected team; that will take multiple class styles per week and perform multiple pieces per each showcase. Dancers on our Mini Competition Team will take weekly technique classes including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Hip Hop; performing in all 4 styles.

Intermediate/Advanced Competition Team

An invitational, by audition, hand selected team; that will take multiple class styles per week and perform multiple pieces per each showcase. Dancers on our Intermediate / Advanced Competition Teams will take weekly technique classes including 2 Ballet’s, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Lyrical/Contemporary, Musical Theater, Technique. Dancers on these teams will perform in all styles listed above and have opportunity for specialty routines in addition.

Women in Dance Performance

TEAM SHOWCASES

Dancers on ALL of the Competition Teams will perform in the Winter Showcase, Company Show, 2-3 Competitions, and Recital Showcase. Dancers on this team will also have the opportunity to be selected for specialty routines such as solos, duos, trios, groups, or productions. Auditions for this team are held each August and dancers on these teams receive special perks like extra routines selection, extra performances, travel opportunities,  and the chance to be a part of an amazing dance family! Please inquire to the contact information below if you and your dancer are interested in more information and auditioning. We look forward to meeting you and dancing with you!