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|Class Descriptions & Appropriate Dancewear
|CLASS DESCRIPTIONS & DANCEWEAR
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Tap focuses on rhythms and intricate footwork, creating a percussion instrument out of the
dancer’s feet. Classes emphasize the development and strengthening of basic tap technique
and terminology highlighting the importance of rhythm and sound. BPAC teaches both
Broadway-style and Rhythm tap. Tap shoes are required.
Black lace-up tap shoes for the more advanced dancers (please avoid split-sole tap shoes).
Beginner tappers can use any tap shoe (we suggest black Mary Jane style taps).
If the music of Broadway shows is contagious, then the dancing is simply epidemic! Dance is
often used to help tell a story, to heighten emotion, or to achieve aesthetic value. Learn
both original musical theatre choreography and recreated choreography from some of
Broadway’s greatest hits!
Form-fitting clothing and tan jazz shoes.
In this fun class, students learn to tumble and hold static balances, while building strength
and flexibility with attention to safety and control. This class is designed to help categorize
the fundamental tumbling skills in three different groups: balance and support, rotation, and
springing and landing. This class will be high energy, motivating, and fun!
Bare feet and form-fitting clothing.
A classical form of dance based on traditional positions of the arms and feet. Classes consist
of barre exercises and center work. Classes focus on overall body alignment and awareness
with emphasis on proper usage of feet and legs and execution of turnout. Carriage and usage
of upper torso and arms are also stressed.
Females: Black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet shoes..."split-sole" shoes are preferred.
Hair should be worn in a bun. Males: Black tights, dance belt, black form-fitting shirt or
tank, black ballet shoes.
Pointe class may be taken by students who are not yet on pointe to further develop and
strengthen the muscles necessary to go on pointe. Readiness for pointe work is determined
by each student’s strength and physical development, not by their age. Pointe class may be
taken with the permission of the instructor.
Instructions will be given to the student on where and how to purchase pointe shoes.
Contemporary is a fusion of jazz, ballet, hip hop, lyrical and many modern dance styles,
encouraging pedestrian-like movement. Contemporary is quickly becoming a mainstream
form of dance that focuses on a natural way of moving while still incorporating the technical
aspects of dance. Choreography is often emotional, gripping, and exquisitely delicate,
all at the same time.
Form-fitting clothing. Balera contemporary shoes must be purchased at the BPAC front desk.
Hip Hop is a high-energy class that uses the latest sounds in rap, R&B and pop music
together with movements influenced by some of today’s hottest video choreographers.
Hip Hop, while urban, diverse and forever changing, encompasses movement that has
elements of popping, locking, and breaking. Due to its freestyle movement, students are
able to develop their own sense of style.
Clean sneakers or bare feet.
COMBO (ages 3-4)
This class is perfect for the young dancer who wants to explore Ballet and Tap. Classes
introduce basic Ballet vocabulary and movement skills while building a foundation for future
progression in the study of Jazz. Classes introduce Tap fundamentals and rhythmic skills.
Tap shoes required, ballet shoes optional.
Black tap shoes. Slippers, bare feet, or ballet shoes are perfect for the Ballet portion of class.
MINI MOVE IT (ages 3-4)
This class is based in the Jazz and Hip Hop styles. Come for the fun & energetic dancing and
stay for the upbeat music. Our instructors keep the kids dancing continuously while mixing it up
with some stretches and fun across the floor activities.
Bare feet and form-fitting clothing.