UNET Dance Studio Classes
Below are our class descriptions
Students will learn tumbling, flexibility, muscle control, concentration, and balance skills, with an emphasis on the fundamentals of acrobatics that enhance other dance techniques! From backbends, somersaults, handstands, cartwheels, & handsprings, dancers will be challenged to improve their flexibility.
It teaches young dancers discipline and a strong work ethic while also focusing on strengthening and lengthening muscles. We teach a classically technique class focusing on vocabulary, correct posture and execution, and a strong understanding of the dancers’ body. Only dancers enrolled in pointe may purchase pointe shoes, as dancers without enough strength can easily injure themselves.
Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet.. Exercises focus on increasing flexibility and strength, total body connectivity, and creative problem solving.
Hip Hop dance is a balance of letting go and being loose with your body and movements, while at the same time controlling them. Whether it is fast or slow, Hip Hop is a style of dance that is filled with character, attitude and fun!
Stemming from a combination of Ballet, theatrical dance, social dances, and African dance, Jazz has grown into a technique focused on extensions, turns, and jumps. Dancers work on stylizing their movement while also working on changing dynamics.
Lyrical takes jazz technique and focuses on the expressive side. It is set to softer, emotionally driven music and works on body lines, expression and sustaining balance. These classes are for dancers who like precision and rhythm, physical challenges, and personal style and expression particularly with lyrically expressive songs.
Modern is a form of contemporary theatrical and concert dance employing a special technique for developing the use of the entire body in movements expressive of abstract ideas.
Musical Theatre is the fusion of singing, dancing, and acting with performance on stage. Classes include breathing and singing technique practice, acting and improvisation activities, as well as dance technique and performance. These classes are for dancers who like the spotlight, drama, singing, and telling a story through dance. Exercises focus on increasing flexibility, strength, confidence, and performance. The story and emotional content of a musical– humor, pathos, love, anger – are communicated through the words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole.
Parent & Me
Early childhood music classes stimulate & lay a strong foundation for each young explorer. They will learn basic steps & rhythm, strength, motor skills, body awareness & social learning. Creative movement provides a fun, safe introduction to dance and movement.
While working with pointe shoes, students will move through basic across the floor and barre work, and be taught more complicated techniques as they progress. All students in Pointe must exhibit adequate strength, stamina and skill to properly execute their moves.
Stretching & Conditioning
Our stretching and conditioning class is a perfect addition for our dancers training in ballet and/or jazz. We will split our focus between increasing flexibility and strengthen core muscles needed to support more advanced dance training.
Tap focuses on rhythms and patterns in footwork through proper technique, as well as personal style and producing clear sounds. Classes include a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm tap. These classes are for dancers who like rhythm, precision footwork, and creative styling. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement.
Leaps & Turns / Tricks & Turns
This is a technique based class. Dancers will learn correct body placement and alignment to execute these skills. Skills to be worked on include: but are not limited to: pirouettes, a la second turns, leaps, illusions (forward/backwards), airplanes, needles, floor work, and more. We recommend Dancers having at least 1 year of jazz.
Competition teams are auditioned for by dancers who want to push past the recreational stage of dancing. Competition classes meet once a week to work on a routine that they compete 3-4 times throughout the year. Competition dancers must also take ballet and jazz/contemporary (based on which techniques they compete with their team).
UNET Dance Studio will have four competition teams (Jazz, Hip-hop, Lyrical and Contemporary). Teams are built based on skill and age (solos, duets, trios and group numbers).