Classes offered at Flash Pointe Dance
Broadway & Rhythm Tap
Leaps & Turns
Mommy & Me
For all disciplines the techniques and skills taught in the fall are built on throughout the course of the year.
Ballet is the foundation of ALL dance forms. Learning one’s center is key in learning to dance. Students will be introduced to ballet concepts, technique and vocabulary. Ballet is a beautiful balance of strength, control, and grace. Classes are traditionally organized, including stretching, barrework, porte de bras, adagio, pirouettes, petite and grand allegro.
Pointe is offered to students who have mastered the knowledge and technique of ballet – and have the required strength to dance en pointe. Fundamentals of correct en pointe technique are presented.
Contemporary dance is intricate and physical. The dancers change levels and directions quickly and seamlessly. Contemporary dance may deal with abstract concepts, images, or emotional extremes. It has a rawness that sets it apart from plot-driven ballets or jazz.
Modern dance was formed as a break away from the structure of classical ballet. There are many pioneers in modern dance such as Martha Graham and Lester Horton who emphasize a whole-body approach including contractions, and release, flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness to allow freedom of expression. Students will be taught not only technique but the philosophies behind the different schools of modern dance.
Leaps & Turns
A course designed to strengthen technical jazz dance elements. Students work on the fundamental aspects of jazz. Most of the class work is done through progressions across the floor that include turns, jumps, leaps, and kicks.