A style of dance that gives the audience no notion of the meticulous placement of an arabesque, the strength to appear weightless en pointe, the speed to accomplish the intricacy of beats, nor the years of pirouettes to perform those final fouettés rond de jambe en tournant, is what separates ballet and gives it mystique and elegance.
A class specialized in: across the floor, perfecting turns, breaking down the logistics on having better jumps and leaps. Alongside, placement, carriage, pointed feet, straight legs, good turnout, high demi pointe, deep pilé, squared hips, and good posture.
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.
A style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres: modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements; Contemporary stresses versatility and improvisation, unlike the strict, structured nature of ballet
A style of expressive dance that incorporates progressions, such as: turns, leaps, and jumps. It is also a very meaningful dance since it is an interpretation of the actual song being plated. It can depict happiness, sorrow, excitement, or a combination of all.
A style of dance that refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking, and popping which were created in the 1970s and made popular by dance crews in the United States.