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We begin our ballet classes at the tender age of 3, introducing it through creative movement. As students’ progress, we provide strong classical techniques stressing proper body alignment, allegro, adage and center combinations, correct placement and terminology. Ballet is a total body exercise and the foundation of all dance. It is impossible to be an advanced jazz dancer and not be an excellent ballet technician.
Tap is different rhythms produced by making sounds with your feet. Tap classes include tap barre, movement across the floor and center floor combination. Tap terminology is introduced at a young age. Our advanced dancers continue working on intricate rhythms and various styles of movement. Tap is a fun and unique way to work with coordination, timing and style, as well as rhythm and dance. Tap is also a wonderful compliment to hip hop and jazz dancing.
At Dance FX we have a nice balance in our jazz program by offering many different styles. We focus on Classical Jazz technique and add Funk, Hip-Hop, Broadway, Urban and the occasional flare of the newest trends. We choose to focus on the muscle development, flexibility, athleticism, endurance and control aspect of a jazz technician. Jazz is highly recommended for those wishing to enroll in hip hop. Students enrolling in Beg. Level 2 or higher are required to be enrolled in the appropriate ballet class as well, unless otherwise approved by the director.
A combination class of creative movement and tumbling, wiggling and of course, giggling. Young dancers will learn to take turns, know directions, count, and learn many basic dance fundamentals. In a comfortable and friendly atmosphere, we make dancing fun and encourage learning while maintaining discipline. This class will perform one routine in the recital.
- Requires revolution ballet shoes.
This class introduces both tap dance and ballet to the young dancer through fun and creative lessons using imagination, props, and movement exploration. The last 15 minutes of this class will be spent working on the mats developing flexibility, balance, and strength necessary for acrobatics and tumbling. This is a combination class that will perform two dances in the recital.
- Requires Revolution ballet shoes & Revolution tan tap shoes to start.
This class introduces jazz dance while continuing to build skills and development in both beginning ballet and tap. Through fun and creative lessons using imagination, props, and movement exploration, it is our goal to foster a love for dance in all 3 styles. As ballet is the foundation of all dance, jazz is very important for dancers wishing to explore hip hop. This class will begin your child’s journey into the wonderful world of jazz dance. This class will perform a ballet and a tap dance in the recital.
* Requires Revolution ballet shoes & Revolution tan buckle tap shoes to start. Jazz shoes are optional.
It is our goal at this age to develop positive attitudes towards dance and learning skills such as basic ballet barre exercises, alignment and body placement and technique. The fundamental work in all three classic styles of dance is introduced and revisited each week ultimately hoping to build muscle memory and technique to further the dancer’s progression and development. Students will advance from this level based on individual development and should plan to spend at least 2yrs in each level before advancing. This class will perform 3 routines each in the recital.
* Requires Revolution ballet shoes & black jazz tap shoes.
Please note: 1 – 2 years of previous ballet & tap or a minimum age of 7 is required to enroll.
Ballet is the foundation of all dance styles. It is highly recommended that students be enrolled in the appropriate level classes in ballet and jazz before enrolling in extra classes. (Classes can be taken simultaneously as well.) *Each extra class listed below requires a separate, $50 costume deposit.
- *MUNCHKIN HIP HOP – Ages 5-7 – 30 Minutes
- *JR. HIP HOP – Ages 8-11 – 30 Minutes
- *BOYS ONLY HIP HOP – Ages 7-up – 30 Minutes
- *INTERMEDIATE TEEN HIP HOP – Ages 12+ – 45 Minutes
*REQUIRES DANCE SNEAKERS OR OTHER TENNIS SHOES NOT WORN OUTDOORS.
Students will learn cheerleading and high school drill team type movement and skills. This class focuses on flexibility, strength, and choreography which includes jumps, tricks, and eye-catching movements. Pom is a Dance FX specialty, as Miss Tanya was a former Iowa Barnstormer Cheerleader! This class will perform one routine in the recital.
Prerequisite: It is highly encouraged that students be enrolled in ballet/tap/jazz simultaneously
* Requires black or tan jazz shoes to start.
We have been blessed to be a part of Dance Fx for the last 5 years, my only regret is not finding this little gem of a studio sooner!! This is our home away from home and I wouldn’t have it any other way!!
This Is one of the best places, been here for 13 years and now teaching ! Wouldnt trade DFX in for anywhere or anything ! It’s a family thing