Our one of a kind, creative movement and pre-ballet classes were expertly designed to aid in your tiny dancer’s development. Increasing motor, problem solving, and social skills, these classes nurture emotional development, self-confidence, and self-responsibility. We focus on movements that strengthen coordination, rhythm, and agility, while creating a one of a kind atmosphere complete with professional, visual lighting effects. The goal is to think, feel, communicate thoughts, and emotions through movement, and show development and visual perception through the process of creative art making, fun, and dance.
Formalized in the 15th Century, ballet is where dancers receive the most important part of their dance training. It provides the necessary grace, beauty, core strength, and technique to graduate to new heights of dancing. It is the only technical form of dance that can be done by itself with no accompaniment from other forms of dance. Ballet is the backbone of dance, it’s our foundation and power.
Pointe is a technique within ballet in which a dancer wears a specific pointe shoe that allows them to support all their body weight on the tips of their toes while appearing to float around the room effortlessly. These classes are invitation only, as they involve several major factors including students age and placement.
Contemporary is where we extend our classical training and begin to explore movement through more artistic, individualized methods. Borrowing from classical, modern, and jazz techniques, it provides the dancer with the freedom to explore to their hearts desire.
Modern dance began as a reaction to the strict movement vocabulary of classical ballet. It nurtures the dancer’s individual expression of body awareness and inner interpretations, through embodied music and rhythms. Some of the most influential modern dance techniques include Graham, Limon, Cunningham, and Horton.
Lyrical is a combination of ballet and jazz that emphasizes movements fueled by poise and inner expression. The music behind the movement serves as an inspirational platform. Through graceful movement, the dancer is able to express deep emotion as if telling a story to their audience.
Jazz is a style of dance that incorporates facets of ballet, modern, lyrical, and hip hop. It is a fun, expressive form of dance which makes it very popular amongst all age groups.
RAW Wellness classes are specifically designed with the intention of delivering the gift of movement to adults of all ages, through all stages of life. Working through the self, these classes range in anything from yoga, Zumba, meditation, and stretching. Come explore the miraculous things that our bodies are capable of. Come as you are, leave feeling great.
With its roots extending back through jazz, hip hop is a street dance style that includes pop and lock, isolation, breaking, and freestyle. The dancer usually dances to the popular sounds of hip hop, rhythm and blues, and specialized beats, which makes it very popular style of dance in today’s society.
Improvisation is movement that is spontaneously created using various methods of execution, stemming solely from the dancer’s ability to interpret, adapt, and create from an authentic place. Expressing the language of the mind, it’s fun, natural exploration is often enjoyed by students of every age.