Ballet is a conventional form of dance, usually set to classical music. It is taught in a turned-out body position. Ballet will assist students with proper body alignment and improve posture and technique. This method is designed to employ the body as a whole, with total involvement of the body in every movement.
Jazz is an exciting and increasingly evolving dance form that’s full of rhythm, passion, and life. Classes explore body isolation and to encourage individual expression and personal style. Jazz can be powerful and percussive or expressive and fluid. Jazz is very stylistic and gives dancers an opportunity to discover where movement is initiated from in the body.
Hip Hop is an extremely energetic style that uses the latest sounds in R&B, rap, and pop music. Hip hop embraces movement that has elements of popping, locking, and breaking as well as freestyle movement to give students an opportunity to develop their own sense of style. Hip hop is urban, street, diverse, and forever changing.
Combo 1 is a class that includes both Tap and Ballet. Tap, as well as Ballet, are foundations in the dance community that when taught together complement each other. Ballet is a conventional form of dance that assists with proper body alignment and technique while Tap is an expressive, percussive form of dance. This class also begins to focus on dance vocabulary. This class is taught by an adult teacher/studio owner that has a collegiate-level focus on early childhood and dance education.
Combo 2 is a class that combines Ballet and Hip Hop. Ballet is a conventional form of dance that assists with proper body alignment and Hip Hop is an exciting style that includes elements of popping, locking, and freestyle. Dancers will focus on mastering movement skills and dance vocabulary. Combo 2 is the final stage of preparation for the more advanced styles of dance. This class is taught by an adult teacher/studio owner that has a collegiate-level focus on early childhood and dance education.
Modern dance is a free, expressive style of dancing that began in the early 20th century as a reaction to classic ballet. Modern dance is just as codified as Ballet, although it does have many different techniques that it is based on including Horton, Graham, Humphrey-Weidman technique, and many more. At Revelations, we focus on Horton and Graham and the strong Modern Dance foundations that they are based upon.
Acro is a form of movement that combines dance with acrobatic tricks seamlessly into unique choreography. Students will focus on core strength, full body strength, skills, and flexibility to set the dancers up for tumbling.
Creative Movement through learning experiences helps students understand the elements of movement and dance (body actions and shapes, awareness of space, moving to time, awareness of energy and force, and awareness of relationships). Creative Movement is an exciting and joyful way for children to explore movement through music, develop physical skills, channel energy, stimulate imagination and promote creativity. This class is taught by an adult teacher/studio owner that has a collegiate-level focus on early childhood and dance education.
Contemporary Dance is a very interpretive style of dance that focuses on unconventional movements. Contemporary Dance has shifted away from Classical Ballet. Unlike classical ballet, contemporary dance does not have fixed movements, instead, it is a search for new forms and dynamics. Contemporary Dance focuses on oppositional movement, alignment, raw emotion, and methodical breathing.
Tap is a style of dance that is characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. Tap is a fun and exciting dance style derived from Ireland and Africa that incorporates rhythm and syncopation of the feet where the dancer becomes an instrument of sound while moving their body in time with the music.
Dance improvisation is a class that involves the spontaneous creation of movement as well as learning to free the body from habitual movement patterns. The development of improvised movement is facilitated through a variety of different activities that focus on creative exploration including body mapping through levels, shapes, and space.
Musical Theater is a dance form that brings Broadway to class by combining dramatic acting with dance. Learn to dance, act, and lip sync in a very stylized way to your favorite Broadway hits.