CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

DANCE ABILITIES

This class is designed for children with cognitive/physical disabilities. It is based on the Rhythm Works Integrative Dance program that combines rhythm and dance with evidence-based principles from occupational therapy, physical therapy, ABA therapy and speech therapy, This 45 minute class focuses on foundational skill development, self-empowerment, and independence through hip-hop dancing with a Rhythm Works certified Instructor.  All Dance Abilities students are encouraged to bring a buddy with them to class. There is NO CHARGE for the buddy.

 

Attire: Black bottoms and comfortable top (preferably a DANCE UNLIMITED shirt).  Sneakers or barefoot. If sneakers are preferred, please have a “studio only” pair that your dancer changes into at the studio in order to protect our floor.

Ages: All ages welcome

DANCE FIT

This 1-hour class satisfies your exercise and dancing itch! Class begins with full body warmup and conditioning, and then utilizes simple choreography in a series of fast-paced aerobic dances to get your body moving. Through dance, movement and games students will develop coordination, self-awareness, strength, rhythm and dance technique. 

Attire: Black bottoms and comfortable top (preferably a DANCE UNLIMITED shirt).  Sneakers or barefoot. If sneakers are preferred, please have a “studio only” pair that your dancer changes into at the studio in order to protect our floor.

Ages:  Elementary school-aged to young adults in middle and high school

MINI MOVERS

A 1-hour class that focuses on song and dance through creative movement and sensory experiences. These Mini Movers will work on foundational physical literacy skills as they participate in a shared experience with peers.

Attire: Black bottoms and comfortable top (preferably a DANCE UNLIMITED shirt)

Ages2-3 years old

FOUNDATIONAL GYMNASTICS LITTLES

This 45-minute class will give preschoolers a chance to move their active bodies while dipping their toes into their first gymnastics experience. We will be stretching, rolling, balancing, tumbling….and exploring how those little bodies can move! Tumblers will begin with a group stretch before transitioning through four rotations of floor exercise, beam, mini parallel bars, and mini “vaulting” with a springboard. 

Attire: Black bottoms and comfortable top (preferably a DANCE UNLIMITED shirt), or leotard, barefeet

Ages3-5 years old

FOUNDATIONAL GYMNASTICS KIDS

This 1-hour class will give kids a chance to move their active bodies while exploring their first gymnastics experience. Stretching, rolling, balancing and tumbling are worked on in each class as students move through four rotations of floor exercise, beam, mini parallel bars, and mini “vaulting” with a springboard.  Skills are progressive and based on the individual child under supervision of the instructor.

Attire: Black bottoms and comfortable fitted top, or leotard, barefoot 

Ages6-10 years old

NAMASTE YOGIS

This 1-hour kids yoga class will stretch and strengthen those dance muscles as well as teach kids calming sensory diet strategies that will help them learn to self-regulate.  Students will learn yoga poses, deep breathing, progressive relaxation, and meditation in a fun way that includes songs, games, crafts, and social skills.  Classes will be based on a monthly theme and include visual supports that will be projected on the wall to increase attention and maximize participation.  These visual supports will be shared with families in order to practice at home.  

Attire: Black bottoms and comfortable top (preferably a DANCE UNLIMITED shirt)

AgesAll ages welcome

CONTEMPORARY

During this one hour class, dancers will learn contemporary choreography. This style blends techniques from ballet, jazz, modern and lyrical dance. Dancers who enroll in contemporary are encouraged, but not required to enroll in Technique. Skills from Technique will be applied in choreography for this class.

Attire:  black form fitting top and bottom. no shoes or socks required.

Ages9+ years old

ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Calling all adults interested reigniting their dance talents as well as those wanting to step into the dance world for the first time! This one hour class has dancers learning contemporary choreography. This style blends techniques from ballet, jazz, modern and lyrical dance. No prior experience necessary! Just an open mind and a willing heart!

Attire:  black top and bottom. no shoes or socks required.

Ages18 + years old

TECHNIQUE

This 45 minute class will include a deep stretch to enhance flexibility, conditioning, and technique for leaps and turns. Students will integrate these newly learned skills into their structured improvisations.This class is a requirement for students taking contemporary but can also be taken without.

Attire:  black form fitting top and bottom. no shoes or socks required.

Ages12-18 years old

BEGINNING BALLET/TAP 

This one-hour class is designed to be an introduction to the worlds of both ballet and tap. Students will learn basic technique skills in both areas and use their new skills in choreographed pieces. Students will also focus on learning about their bodies through movement.

Attire:  tan tights, tan tap shoes, pink ballet shoes and your choice of leotard. 

Ages4-5 years old

BALLET/TAP ONE

This one-hour class will explore foundational elements of dance, focusing on incorporating technical skills into the dance styles we know and love. This class is designed to be an introduction to the worlds of both ballet and tap. Students will learn basic technique skills with a focus on learning about their bodies through movement.

Attire:  tan tights, tan tap shoes, pink ballet shoes and your choice of leotard. 

Ages6-11 years old

TAP ESSENTIALS

This one hour class, specifically for ages 10 and up, emphasizes clarity of rhythm and sound, and the development of style through the use of the whole body. Dancers will learn basic rhythm patterns starting with simple combinations that include shuffles, flaps, stomps, riffs, and pullbacks.

Attire: tan tap shoes, black bottoms and comfortable top.

Ages:  10+ years old

ADULT TAP

Calling all people 18+! Are you a former tap student looking to get back into those tap shoes in your closet? Maybe you have always wondered what it would be like to take a tap class! This class will introduce or re-introduce you to all the tap fundamentals needed to create some super awesome sounds to satisfy that dancing itch! 

Attire: tan tap shoes, black bottoms and comfortable top.

Ages:  18+ years old

KINESTHETIC TUTORING

This is a great opportunity for those looking to connect their academic skills with physical movement for effective knowledge retention! We will help your child connect mind and body through multi-sensory approaches to learning in reading and math.  Students will participate in a warm-up and stretch then transition to carefully tailored activities that target skill areas. When students learn through movement, it reinforces their academics and overall love for learning. Perfect after-school class to strengthen learning, improve memory and enhance motivation! This class is taught by certified elementary and special education teachers.