Ballet- an artistic dance form performed to music using precise and highly formalized set steps and gestures. Classical ballet, which originated in Renaissance Italy and established its present form during the 19th century, is characterized by light, graceful, fluid movements and the use of pointe shoes for older more advanced dancers.
Jazz - a form of dance that officially started in the early 1900s and gained popularity through the 1950s. Using lots of leaps and turns, jazz dance incorporates many of the same elements as ballet. Our jazz classes use predominately "top 40" music. It is generally fast paced and fun!
Tap- a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. Two major variations on tap dance exist: rhythm (jazz) tap and Broadway tap. Broadway tap focuses on dance; it is widely performed in musical theater. Students will experience both variations in their studies at our school.
Acrobatics- is the performance of extraordinary feats of balance, agility, and motor coordination. It can be found in many of the performing arts, sports (sporting) events, and martial arts. Many compare our acrobatics classes to tumbling.
Hip-Hop - Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking, and popping which were created in the 1970s and made popular by dance crews in the United States.
Contemporary - is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.
Twirling - combines dance and gymnastics while manipulating one, two or three batons. This is a new class to the studio and is offered at the beginning level for a variety of ages.
Dance Team Prep - This class is meant to assist in preparing dancers for middle school and/or high school dance team try-outs. Focus will be on dance team skills including a variety of turns, leaps and jumps.
"My daughters have made friendships and enjoy participating in the theatrical recitals each year. Ms. Wende has become more than a dance teacher to them...She is also a friend. " ~Holly
Nancy Sauer School of Theatrical Dancing