2nd - 4th grade
TUESDAYS: 5:30 - 6:25p.m | Ms. Sara
LOCATION: McAllister Center, Lafayette
Students will get the best of both worlds in this combination class of two contrasting dance styles. They will experience the elegance and athleticism of Ballet, and the lively and spirited style of Jazz! Students will learn Ballet barre exercises that challenge balance, fun group dances based off famous ballets like The Nutcracker and Swan Lake, and leap and turn across the floor. Dancers will get a look into a real ballerina’s life – what she packs in her dance bag, and what she wears from special pointe shoes to tutu costumes. In the Jazz section of class, dancers can get some energy out while learning big jumps to upbeat music and how to make strong, crisp movements. They will be taught how to properly warm up through stretches that will increase flexibility for high kicks and leaps.
Class time will also include activities that develop the skill of improvisation (allowing dancers to create their own movements), which builds confidence and develops a well-rounded dancer.
**Our Fall semester will also include occasional events such as “Dance & Lit Days”, using a book or poem to ignite inspiration, and “World Dance Days” when we explore a dance from another country at the end of class.**