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

 

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.

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.

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.

Funky Fit Dance Party: No more dance party of 1 alone in the shower, car or bedroom!  Join Candice and other fun adults to shake your groove thing to the hot beats of latin, hip-hop, pop and caribbean music.

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.

Intro to Aerials:  Whether interested in trapeze or 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.

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.

Lyra / Aerial Hoop:  Known as a steel hoop suspended in the air, the lyra is a circular apparatus that is typically seen spinning or swinging. Students will engage in proper warm-up and cool-down as well as strength training and conditioning. Most similar to a trapeze, Students will learn mounts, dismounts, skills, and sequences pertaining to their aerial level.

Mixed Level Silks:  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..

Musical Theater: Students will learn jazz dance choreography from musicals along with tap dance basics.

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.

Pilates: Using the Pilates Method, you will increase your core strength and overall mobility.

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: Two ropes and a solid steel bar is this apparatus that will take you soaring, spinning ands swinging into the air.