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Recreational Dance Classes

Vancil Performing Arts Center offers a wide variety of dance styles for boys and girls of all ages and skill levels. There are Recreational classes for students wishing to dance for fun and exercise, and Dance Companies for dancers wishing to participate in competitions and possibly pursue dance as a career.

Please review the class descriptions below. If you have any questions regarding a class, the class schedule, or would like to know which classes are best for your child, please contact the studio.

 

Recreational Dance Classes

Ballet and Creative Movement
Ages 2-3
The emphasis is on fun and creativity while utilizing music, movement, and coordination activities as an early introduction to dance. Basic ballet terminology, rhythms, fine motor skills, and muscle awareness are taught.

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Ballet and Creative Movement
Ages 3-4 and 5-6
This class will teach basic ballet for the appropriate age level along with creative expression and the use of imagination. This class is part of our Leap N Learn program that emphasizes appropriate teaching techniques for children of all ages while stimulating creativity and imagination. (Note: by enrolling in both Ballet/Creative Movement and Tap/Pre-Jazz, the student will maximize the benefits of the Leap N Learn program.)

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Tap and Pre-Jazz
Ages 3-4 and 5-6
Our tap class will focus on rhythm and timing along with the basic tap steps. The pre-jazz will be an introduction to jazz which is a lively and fun form of dance. This class is part of our Leap N Learn program that emphasizes appropriate teaching techniques for children of all ages while stimulating creativity and imagination. (Note: by enrolling in both Ballet/Creative Movement and Tap/Pre-Jazz, the student will maximize the benefits of the Leap N Learn program.)

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Tap and Jazz Combination Class
Ages 6-7, 7-8 and 9-10
These are intermediate level classes. Tap class will combine rhythm, timing, coordination and style. Jazz movements are taught to a variety of modern day music. Dancers will begin to lean more about stage performance at this level.

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Technique
Technique of all dance disciplines will be covered in the classes. Proper stretching and flexibility will be covered, along with proper execution of leaps, turns, jumps, and will encompass barre work. This class allows for a more thorough, in depth teaching of basic technique that may not be extensively covered in regular classes. This is a mandatory class for all competitive teams, but is an ideal class for any student that wants to advance in any style of dance.

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Tap
Ages 7 and up
Combining rhythm, timing, coordination, and style.

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Jazz
Ages 7 and up
Dance movements taught to a variety of modern music.

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Pre-Pointe
Ages 6 and up
Classical ballet classes are offered with concentration on barre and centre work.

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Pointe
For advanced pre-pointe students, upon teacher recommendation, in addition to regular pre-pointe classes. This class requires a firm understanding of basic ballet techniques, and a large amount of dedication and time to ensure safety and proper technique is exercised.

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Pre- Lyrical
An introduction to lyrical. Students will learn this style of ballet and jazz fusion to prepare them for more advanced classes later on. *Must be enrolled in pre-pointe.

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Lyrical
A very popular style of dance, this beautiful contemporary dance form incorporates Jazz and Ballet techniques. *Must be enrolled in pre-pointe.

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Contemporary
Ages 12 and up (Senior-Master Troupe). A more advanced type of lyrical dance that involves more floor work, modern movements, and more elements of storytelling skills.

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Young Adult Ballet | Contemporary Fusion and Jazz | Hip-Hop Fusion
Our NEW Young Adult dance classes offers fusion ballet/contemporary and fusion jazz/ hip- hop. These unique classes will be beneficial to young adults just starting in dance, or for anyone who wants to continue their dance education after graduation.

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Pre-Hip-Hop
Ages 6-10
An introduction to Hip-Hop. High energy Jazz dance. *Must be enrolled in a Jazz class.

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Hip-Hop
Ages 8 and up
High energy Jazz dance. *Must be enrolled in a Jazz class.

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VPAC Rockettes
Ages 8 and up
High energy Rockette style tap dance. Kick lines and formations. *Must be enrolled in a Tap class.

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Hip-Hop Tap
High energy Tap dance, with the latest styles of Tap technique. This class requires a firm understanding of basic tap techniques, and a large amount of dedication to ensure safety and proper technique is exercised. *Must be enrolled in a Tap class.

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Tumbling
Beginning
Students will learn basic skills, including cartwheels, headstands, rolls, backbends, and kickovers.

Intermediate
Designed for students working on limbers/walkovers and beginning back hand-springs and round off back handsprings

Advanced
Designed for students who can already do their kickovers and pull-ups, and are working on back handsprings and round-off back handsprings or harder. This class will also focus on strength and flexibility as well as some synchronized tumbling.

 

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Vancil Performing Arts Center
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