Dance is more than learning steps.
Each time you dance you create an experience that you share with yourself and others. In my life I have learned that it is these experiences, not objects, which make us happy.”– Caroline Calouche
Aerial Inversions: This class is all about being upside down! Includes proper aerial warm-up and stretch as well as conditioning of lower abdominal and all muscles needed for inversions. Students should have previous aerial experience prior to taking this class and be able to hold lock off comfortably.
Acrobatics/Partner Acrobatics: This class will train students on the proper conditioning, alignment, and strength needed for acrobatic movement such as tumbling, balancing, or partnering. Students will engage in proper warm-up and strength training before learning various skills pertaining to acrobatic level.
Acrobatics and Silks: Learn both acrobatic and aerial silk skills in this cirque combo class. Classes will include cardio and strength training as well as preparation for various acrobatic skills. Classes will also include aerial silk training and conditioning.
Ballet : Learn the fundamentals of classical ballet. Class will focus on basic ballet technique, proper body alignment, French terminology and musicality. Students will focus on both barre and center work. The intricacy and extent of training will depend on the student’s level.
Ballet and Silks: This intermediate combo class is for students interested in ballet repertory as well as aerial silks. Students will learn ballet skills and terminology as well as aerial silk syllabus skills. This class will prepare students for strong and controlled aerial movement.
ChoreoLab: This class will have a syllabus with a timeline with choreography assignments and in-class showings. Dig deep and bring out your inner choreographer with this class about experimentation and understanding of dance relationships such as time, space, and energy.
Contemporary Dance: This dance class allows students to explore and understand how their own bodies move while gaining an understanding of contemporary vocabulary and how it is similar, yet different, then classical ballet. Students will develop body control as well as freedom of movement.
Contemporary Dance and Silk: This class is an introduction to contemporary dance and aerial silk.Students will participate in both body control and strength training warm-ups as well as contemporary combinations both on the floor and in the air.
Dance and Sling: This intro level combo class will prepare young flyers for higher level dance and aerial classes. Half of the class time will be spent on intro contemporary and jazz skills, while the other half will be spent learning intro aerial sling.
Dance and Trapeze: This intro level combo class will prepare young flyers for higher level dance and aerial classes. Half of the class time will be spent on intro contemporary and jazz skills, while the other half will be spent learning intro level trapeze skills.
Hand-balancing: Learn and develop the muscles used for inverted balancing. This class will train students on proper alignment and technique during handstands and other balances. The class will also teach proper warm-up and cool-down for shoulder stretching and strengthening. Students will perform exercises both on the floor and on hand balancing canes.
Hip – Hop: Hip hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing and breaking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements. Hip hop dance class includes upper and lower body conditioning as well as a warm-up to help prepare students for more intense movements.
Intro to Silk (Aerial): For those interested in Aerial Silk, this class will teach the introductory fundamentals of aerial dance. Students will learn proper warm-up and stretching for air movement as well as develop the necessary muscles for successful flying. Students perform most exercises on the ground or low to the floor until necessary experience is obtained.
Intro to Trapeze and Lyra: For those interested in learning trapeze and Lyra, this class will teach introductory fundamentals that apply to both of these apparatuses. Students will learn proper warm-up and stretching for air movement as well as develop the necessary muscles for successful flying.
Jazz: Typically seen on Broadway musicals or upbeat music performances, Jazz is a fun and energetic dance genre about showing some style. Students warm up with cardio, strength training, and stretching. Students will learn proper Jazz alignment as well as sequences of dance steps danced to music. Jazz shoes are optional; socks or bare feet acceptable.
Mixed Level Lyra: Known as a steel hoop suspended in the air, the Lyra is a circular apparatus that is typically seen spinning or swinging. This class will cater directly to the aerial level of the students within the class. Students will engage in proper warm-up and stretch before training in Lyra conditioning and skills. Skills will be taught based on skills level of students currently in the class.
Mixed Level Silk : This class will cater directly to the aerial level of the students within the class. Students will engage in proper warm-up and stretch before training either on a sling or silk apparatus. Instructors will teach skills and exercises based on current skill level..
Open Practice: Work independently or with a friend on dance, acrobatic, or aerial skills. A CCDC instructor will be close by for safety, but will not be available to teach skills. Provides an opportunity for students to review any previous class material or to work on conditioning.
Performance Workshop: This class is designed to help more advanced dancers and flyers learn about the performing aspect of aerial dance. Students will engage in dance and aerial exercises while experimenting with performance elements such as phrasing and style.
Pilates: Using the Pilates Method, you will increase your core strength and overall mobility. The main focus of the Pilates method is the development of balance, breathing, concentration, control, coordination, efficiency, flow, harmony and precision. With these ideas in mind, each exercise is centered on working the whole body and is efficient for both body and mind strengthening.
Pointe: Must have permission to enroll. Students with at least 2 years of solid ballet training can begin pointe training. Students will utilize previous ballet technique while wearing pointe shoes, a hand-made shoe composed of layers of fabric designed to allow the dancer to stand on the top of their toes. Most exercises cater to strengthening the ankles, feet, and legs.
Rope: Also known as Corde Lisse, this apparatus combines drops, holds, and swings on a single rope hanging from the ceiling. Closely related to aerial silks, this class will teach the basics of proper warm up, aerial conditioning, and skills involving aerial rope.
Tap: Tap is an original American dance style that combines music and dance traditions from West Africa and the British Isles. Classes focus on technique and musicality and are supplemented by a wide variety of musical genres. Tap shoes required.
Trapeze: Comprised of a steel bar with two rope attachments on either side, the trapeze will have you spinning, swinging, and flying! Unlike the circus flying trapeze, however, aerial dance trapeze uses movements such as balances, contortions, drops, and swings. Introductory students learn similar skills to that of an aerial sling.
Trapeze & Contemporary Dance: This aerial combo class will combine contemporary dance warm-up and exercises with trapeze skills. Students in this class will develop a better understanding of aerial dance through the act of apply dance attributes to aerial skills.
Warrior Challenge for Boys: Test your strength and stamina in this class all about training. Practice skills such as climbing, hand balancing, coordination, and strength. This class will test and enhance your physical abilities through repetition, progress documentation, and trial.