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BALLET RHYTHMS (Kindergarten 5 – 7 years)
This class is specifically designed for Kindergarteners who want a continuation of the elements learned in Primary Dance. Students will add to their ballet and tap vocabulary and have fun with more complex rhythms and steps. Additional Jazz class encouraged. Classes meet once a week and students participate in a winter showcase and the spring dance recital.

BALLET/TAP 1 (Grades 1 - 2)
his 60-minute class will enable the student to further develop ballet, the foundation of all dance forms, and tap skills, promoting coordination and an acute sense of rhythmic pattern. Additional Jazz and Contemporary/Lyrical classes encouraged. Classes meet once a week and students participate in a winter showcase and the spring dance recital.

BALLET TAP 2/3 (Grades 3 - 12)
This class offers a more formal structure, focusing on ballet only. Stretching and strengthening exercises are integrated as barre work is introduced with a greater emphasis on vocabulary and terminology. Additional Jazz and Contemporary / Lyrical classes encouraged. Classes meet once a week and students participate in a winter showcase and the spring dance recital.

BALLET FUNDAMENTALS 1/2 (Grades 1 - 4)
BALLET FUNDAMENTALS 2/3 (Grades 5 - 12)

This class offers a more formal structure, focusing on ballet only. Stretching and strengthening exercises are integrated as barre work is introduced with a greater emphasis on vocabulary and terminology. Additional Tap, Jazz and Contemporary / Lyrical classes encouraged. Classes meet once a week and students participate in a winter showcase and the spring dance recital.

TAP FUNDAMENTALS 1 (Grades 1 - 2)
TAP FUNDAMENTALS 2/3 (Grades 3 - 12)

This 60-minute class will enable the student to further develop ballet, the foundation of all dance forms, and tap skills, promoting coordination and an acute sense of rhythmic pattern. Additional Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary/Lyrical classes encouraged. Classes meet once a week and students participate in a winter showcase and the spring dance recital.

HIP HOP RHYTHMS (Kindergarten 5 – 7 years)
This class is specifically designed for Kindergarteners combining upbeat rhythms and fun of both Hip Hop and Tap! Students will add to their tap vocabulary and have fun with more complex rhythms and steps. Hip Hop is about personal style and expression. Additional Ballet class encouraged. Classes meet once a week and students participate in a winter showcase and the spring dance recital.

HIP HOP / JAZZ 1 (Grades K – 2)
HIP HOP/ JAZZ 2 (Grades 3 - 4)
HIP HOP/ JAZZ 3 (Grades 5 - 12)

Our Hip Hop/ Jazz curriculum is based on the classical jazz dance technique with influences incorporated from modern jazz, hip-hop, street jazz and Broadway styles. The Jazz portion focuses on flexibility, rhythm, extension, balance, speed, and strong movement, preparing students for a lifetime of dancing. Hip Hop is about personal style and expression, while dancing to popular hit music. Additional Ballet, Tap and Contemporary / Lyrical classes encouraged. Classes meet once a week and students participate in a winter showcase and the spring dance recital.

TECHNIQUE
This class is for dancers who wish to improve their strength, flexibility and technical dancing. The focus will be improving flexibility through an intense series of stretches, followed by strength training and working on technique primarily in turns and leaps.

For more information, please stop by or contact:
morrisondance@ymcacharlotte.org | 704 716 4619