Ages 7+ Dance Classes
Individual classes for hip hop, acrobatics, ballet, tap, and jazz technique include barre exercises, traveling combinations, centerwork and turns. Advancement in age 7 & older classes is based on correct placement, skill mastery, and instructor recommendation – not by age – which means these classes may have a variety of ages. Students spend an average of two years at each level before mastering the skills to advance.
introduces the young dancer to beginning acrobatics tricks such as backbends, handstands, and limbers, etc. As the students build strength and flexibility, the difficulty of the skills increases.
Farmington Valley Dance & Music offers traditional ballet classes for all ages and levels. Students who train in ballet will benefit from better posture, increased flexibility and strength, and better timing. Studying ballet works synergistically with other dance styles and will speed progress in other dance disciplines. Ballet will also increase performance levels in just about every sport. We recommend that all FVDM students study ballet.
consists of strong, sharp, placed movements executed to today’s music. Jazz develops agility and coordination while instilling a sense of rhythm and interpretation of the music. Theater style choreography and hip hop style moves makes this class a favorite.
classes at FVDM incorporates modern and urban AGE APPROPRIATE movements performed to modern, upbeat, AGE APPROPRIATE music
classes at FVDM combine the technical elements of dance with feelings and emotions. Dancers tell a story with fluid and smooth movement.
classes at FVDM are designed to teach coordination and rhythm skills. As dancers progress, steps will get increasingly more intricate and complex rhythm patterns will be explored. Classes are offered to students age 7 through the advanced level. Tap dance for 4 -6 year olds is incorporated into our Jumping Beans and Shake It Up classes.