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Graded Technique Classes (Ages 7 & Up)

Individual classes for hip hop, acrobatics, ballet, tap, and jazz technique including barre exercises, traveling combinations 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. 

Acrobatics

Acrobatics 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 increase.

Acrobatics is similar to the gymnastics floor routine with no apparatus. Students learn tricks, movements and progressions on mats, and when the dancer is proficient at a specific movement, they are encouraged to perform it without the mat. Conditioning and control of the muscles are obtained through a balanced exercise program and progressive training. Numerous benefits of acrobatics are limberness, strength, balance, speed, inner rhythm and timing, and increased self-confidence

 

Ballet

Ballet classes at Farmington Valley Dance & Music, LLC are designed for the beginner through advanced dancer. Ballet students will learn proper body alignment, traditional ballet technique and the grace of motion while at the same time building muscle tone and strength. It is recommended that all students study ballet.

Jazz Dance

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.

Tap Dance

is 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 Intro to Dance, Dance Basics and Kidance classes.

Lyrical/ Contemporary

Introduces the young dancer to Tap technique & combinations.

TAP is 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 Intro to Dance, Dance Basics and Kidance classes. 

It’s never too late to register at Farmington Valley Dance & Music, LLC! 
It’s easy to register from the convenience of your home with our online registration system. Registration requires payment of the last month’s tuition and a $40 registration fee per student.

Click HERE for the  2020-2021 Fall Dance Schedule