Classes start September 8th 2019!


 

2019/2020 Schedule is now posted. Click Here to view.

Tiny Toes

 

This half-hour class focuses on introducing children to music and movement through playful activities.

This class is offered in 8 week sessions. Ages 2-3 years old. Classes are offered Wednesdays at 9:45 am, Saturday 9:00 am and Sundays at 3:00 & 3:30 pm. Our next 8 week session starts Sunday September 8th, Saturday September 14th or Wednesday September 11th.  You can find registration forms in the drop down menu under forms. Completed forms can be emailed to leisasdanceschool@gmail.com or drop by the studio to register.

Update September 5th 2019 - Tiny Toes classes for the September session are now full. Registration for the session starting in November will open on October 7th 2019.

Summer Hours - July 8th - 12th, July 15th-19th, August 12th-16th, August 19th-23rd 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

 


Ballet

 

 

Ballet is a classical dance form, characterized by grace and precision of movement and by elaborate formal gestures, steps and poses.  Ballet encourages and requires strength and discipline.  Students will benefit from learning foundation techniques required in many other dance genres.

Classes begin at age 6.


Jazz

 

Jazz dancing can be energetic and enjoyable with a variety of moves, steps, leaps and turns.  It involves strength, flexibility and versatility and showcases a dancer’s individual style.  Throughout its history, jazz has developed in parallel to popular music.  Jazz has become one of the most popular dance styles in recent years, mainly due to its popularity on television shows, movies, music videos and commercials.  

Classes begin at age 6.

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Tap

 

Tap is a form of dance characterized by the use of shoes with metal plates on the heel and ball of the shoe – known as “tap shoes” to create a percussive sound.  Tap routines encompass complex and rhythmical patterns and syncopated phrasing and can be performed to a wide variety of musical styles.  

Classes begin at age 4.

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Traditional Step Dance

 

Traditional Stepdance is an old Celtic dance form with roots in Tap Dance.  It is traditionally performed to fiddle and/or pipe music.  Reels, Jigs, Strathspeys and Clogs are the most common musical forms. Originally, hard soled shoes were worn, but now metal clickers are more commonly attached to the soles of the shoes.  The dancer makes complex rhythms, either matching or in counterpoint to the rhythm of the music.  At one time, the area in which a dancer lived could be told by the style of the movements.  Gradually styles merged as populations moved.    

Classes begin at age 10.

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Pre-Dance 1

 

Pre Dance 1 is an introduction to dance for children 3-4 years of age.  These 30 minute classes expose students to the joy of dance through movement games, exercises, exploration of dance styles and an introduction to movement vocabulary.  Children flourish in a positive atmosphere of self-discovery while learning a curriculum that introduces the basic concepts of ballet and jazz, promotes musicality and rhythm, and instructs foundational and fundamental dance techniques.

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Pre-Dance 2

 

Pre Dance 2 is a continuation of pre dance 1.  It is a 45 minute class for children 4 and 5 years of age.  This class further builds on the fundamental elements of ballet and jazz technique. This class will give students a sound foundation to progress into a jazz and/or ballet class at the age of 6.

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Hip Hop

 

Hip Hop classes utilize upbeat music from various genres, in addition to the latest hip hop hits.  This is an energetic class that not only teaches Hip Hop movements and technique, but also instills rhythm and precision in muscle memory.  

Classes begin at age 7.

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Lyrical Dance

 

Lyrical dance combines the elements of ballet, modern and jazz techniques.  The choreography reflects the lyrics of the music by gestures, facial expressions and melodramatic movement.  Emotion is the main focus of the movement.  Success in this program is realized by students currently studying jazz and ballet.  

Classes begin at age 10.


Baton Twirling

 

Baton Twirling combines dance, agility, coordination, flexibility, gymnastics, and more while manipulating a single or multiple batons.  Fundamental characteristics of the sport include the handling of the baton to create visual images, pictures, and patterns executed with dexterity both close to the body and into the air.  Baton twirlers are called majorettes.

Classes begin at age 5.

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