Class Curriculum

Qualified instructors are available to teach all ages and levels of subjects listed. However, if there are not enough students of a particular age group or level, the courses may not be offered.

*The length of class is determined by age and level of students enrolled.

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Floor Gymnastics & Acrobatics

(Offered in Kinderdanz Classes Only): Time is divided between warm-ups, exercise, and perfection of tumbling & gymnastics skills, which are integrated with basic dance movement. Classes are split by level.

Ballet & Pointe Classes

(Ages 6 & Up): Ballet is the foundation of all dancing. It provides the grace, poise, and technique needed to be proficient in other areas of dance. Students may go on pointe only with permission from the director and/or ballet instructor.

Modern Dance

Modern dance is a creative, dynamic style that was formed in part to rebel against the structured moves of ballet. Modern dance has many styles, but we offer three at Dance Makers: contemporarylyrical, and hip-hop. In a way, modern dance is a mix of all dances, with every type of tempo, movement, and rhythm imaginable.

Hip-Hop Dance Classes

(Ages 6 & Up): A break off of African dance, hip-hop will help the dancer loosen up, gain rhythm, and have controlled isolated movements. They’ll be learning the latest and greatest moves on any MTV and BET video.

Hip-Hop Aerobics

(Adults Only): “Hip-Hop Hype” is a high-energy dance fitness class that aims to target all your muscles by incorporating both old and new school dance moves and choreography that challenges both the mind and body. In this class, hip-hop dance and group exercise fuse together to create an exhilarating experience. Get ready to dance and adapt to a variety of hip-hop music and dance styles as well as get a full workout from head to toe.

Jazz Dance Classes

(Ages 6 & Up): Class includes isolations, stretches, and footwork. The entire body receives a workout as students are exposed to contemporary funk, hip-hop, and theatrical jazz styles.

Kinderdanz

Beginning dance for ages 3 and 4 incorporating ballet, tap, and tumbling. These dancers will need pink leather ballet slippers, black patent leather tap shoes, black leotards, and pink ballet tights. (No tutus or skirts.)

Advanced Kinderdanz

Beginning dance for ages 5 and 6 incorporating ballet, tap, and tumbling. These dancers will need pink leather ballet slippers, black patent leather tap shoes, black leotards, and pink ballet tights. (No tutus or skirts.)

Lyrical Dance Classes

(Ages 6 & Up): Class are offered to students with a ballet and jazz background who are studying ballet concurrently. It encompasses balance, control, flexibility, and interpretation of music with dance.

Tap Dance Classes

(Ages 6 & Up): Beginning dance for ages 3 and 4 incorporating ballet, tap and tumbling. These dancers will need pink leather ballet slippers, black patent leather tap shoes, black leotards, and pink ballet tights. (No tutus or skirts.)

Technique

The focus is on center floor work and progression across the floor. Children learn the proper feet and arm placement while working on turns, jumps, and extensions.

Zumba Classes

(Adults Only): This class is an aerobic dance party that uses a combination of various Latin dances (salsa, samba, merengue, reggaeton), club dance, West African dance, reggae/dancehall, and sultry movements. The upbeat music used in this class spans the globe as do the fun moves. It targets areas such as the glutes, legs, arms, abdominals, and the heart.

Zumba Boot Camp Classes

(Adults Only): It’s hardcore but not hard to do. If you crave structure and extra instruction, Zumba Boot Camp gets in your face in only the best way—the fat-burning way. Win the battle of the bulge and push yourself beyond your potential. This class is an aerobic dance party that uses a combination of various Latin dances (salsa, samba, merengue, reggaeton), club dance, West African dance, reggae/dancehall, and sultry movements. The upbeat music used in this class spans the globe as do the fun moves.

Sip & Pump Classes

(Adults Only): Dancers have worn heels throughout history during jazz, tap, and ballroom performances, and Dance Makers is reviving this age-old tradition with a modern take on the music component. Sip & Pump is a heels class for adults 21 years and up, where students learn street jazz, funk, and hip-hop techniques while wearing heels. Mastering this technique will help to make you stronger and more confident, and allow you to release the stresses of each day in a fun, energy-charged environment.