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Hip-Hop, Modern, Jazz & Tap Dance

All Metro Arts Dance classes are invited to participate in two performance opportunities during the year.

Winter Arts Showcase- "No Frills" & held in mid-December. This is an informal celebration of what the students have been working on during the fall sessions of class. Each class will have the chance to perform on stage. There is no charge to attend and no costume to purchase. Music and Theatre classes are also invited to perform.

Spring Production- "All Out" & held in the beginning of June. This is a large scale show, complete with backdrops, costumes, props and set pieces. The Theatre Company also performs alongside the dancers to make a more cohesive performance. Those who choose to participate will be required to register for the performance and the same dance class during the winter & spring sessions of class. Deadlines to register for the performance are in January of each year. Dancers are invited to participate, but it is not a requirement to be in hip hop class.


undefinedMetro Arts Hip Hop: All Hip Hop classes emphasize musicality and movement precision in a safe environment with appropriate music. We offers this dance style of dance in a way that is positive and kid friendly, helping students to boost their confidence as dancers, while learning movement they will be excited to share with friends and family. Each hip hop class is designed with specific goals with ability level and age appropriateness in mind.

  • 4-8 Year: Beginning Level. Students will focus on building confidence as a mover, following direction, and start to work on memorization of choreography. Beginning hip-hop focuses on moving without inhibition, comfort ability with unfamiliar movements, and development of musicality and rhythm. Students will be introduced to basic hip hop vocabulary and the use of “counting” in regard to music and choreography. (Class length: .75 hour)

 

  • 9-15 Year: Beginning Level. Students focus on building confidence as a mover, following direction, and start to work on memorization of choreography. Participants in this class are able to actively listen and participate for a full hour of class time. Beginning hip-hop focuses on moving without inhibition, comfort ability with unfamiliar movements, and development of musicality/rhythm. Students will be introduced to basic hip hop vocabulary and the use of “counting” in regard to music and choreography. Some isolation work will be introduced to beginning students in this age bracket. (Class length: 1 hour)
     
  • 10+ Year: Intermediate Level. Students begin to learn more advanced movement, including syncopation and isolation of body parts. Intermediate students memorize choreography with ease and engage in more challenging musical rhythms. Intermediate students are confident movers who follow class activities without inhibition. Students gain a strong sense of musicality as it pertains to movement and continue to develop personal dance style by participating in “free style/improvisation”. Intermediate students are able to actively recognize “counts” in music to assist in exec ution of choreography. (Class length: 1 hour)

 

  • Dress Code: Clean sneakers, socks, comfortable clothing, hair pulled back in ponytale if past shoulders. Please no bare midriffs.

     

undefinedMetro Arts Contemporary Modern: Teen/Adult only. All Modern classes emphasize proper use of modern technique and core strength, building muscles to aid in longevity as a dancer. Modern is taught at a beginning intermediate level and is available for students age 13+. Instructor permission is required for prospective students younger than 13 years of age. Modern students engage in a center floor warm up, across the floor activities, and memorization of choreography.

Dress Code: Bare feet, active wear (yoga pants, leggings, leotard ok, tanks, shirts & please no bare midriffs).


 

undefinedMetro Arts Jazz: All jazz classes focus on classic and contemporary jazz and lyrical techniques with an emphasis on turns, leaps, musicality, and improvisation. Students are engaged in a supportive and safe environment that is taught at age and ability level.

  • 6-8 Year: Beginning Level. Students are introduced to jazz and contemporary technique in a supportive environment. Students engage in center floor warm up which focuses on stretch and strength, across the floor activities which introduce basic turns and leaps, and center floor combination which encourages use of new skills and ability to learn choreography efficiently. Students taking the beginning jazz class are encouraged to also participate in a ballet class congruently.
     
  • 8-12Y Year: Beginning/Intermediate Level. Students at this level are required to have taken 2 sessions ballet and must currently be enrolled in a ballet class. Intermediate jazz students learn turns and leaps which build upon their technical knowledge of dance. Stretch, strength, musicality, and improvisation are all implemented in class so that dancers advance quickly and gain an understanding of the spectrum of different jazz and contemporary styles. Instructor permission is required for students age 8 years old who have not attended the 6-8Y beginning level jazz for a full dance season (fall – spring).

 

  • 13+ Year: Beginning/Intermediate Level. Students at this level are required to have taken 2 sessions ballet and must currently be enrolled in a ballet class. Intermediate jazz students learn turns and leaps which build upon their technical knowledge of dance. Stretch, strength, musicality, and improvisation are all implemented in class so that dancers advance quickly and gain an understanding of the spectrum of different jazz and contemporary styles. Instructor permission is required for students age 13+ years old who have not attended the 6-8Y or 9-12Y beginning level jazz for a full dance season (fall – spring).

 

  • Dress Code: Jazz shoes, jazz pants, leggings or bike shorts with tights, leotard, tank tops ok. Please no bare midriffs.

     

undefinedYouth Tap: 

  • 4-7Year: Beginning Level.  Students are introduced to basic foundation of tap technique in a supportive environment. Students engage in center floor warm up which focuses on stretch and strength, across the floor activities which introduce basic steps, and center floor combination which encourages use of new skills and ability to learn choreography efficiently. 

 

  • 8+ Year:  Beginning Level.  Students are introduced to basic and advanced tap technique in a supportive environment. Students engage in center floor warm up which focuses on stretch and strength, across the floor activities which introduce basic steps, and center floor combination which encourages use of new skills and ability to learn choreography efficiently. 

 

  • Dress Code: Tap shoes, jazz pants, leggings or bike shorts with tights, leotard, tank tops ok. Please no bare midriffs.

 

***More ages and levels coming as the program continues to grow.