CoMMotion Dance Classes

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Be encouraged. Be enchanted. Be engaged.

Energy combined with expertise, love for students, love for learning, and love for dance equals tons of fun!!

Whether you are a serious artist following a path towards the world of professional dance, enjoy dancing as a hobby, or looking to build an excellent physique, look no further for inspiration, motivation and excellence!

 

 

 

 

Performance Programs & Classes

 

 

Ballet

Ballet

Our Ballet class exposes students to the grace of classical dance!

Each class begins with a warm up stretching session at the bar before progressing to the center floor. Emphasis will be placed on basic positions of the feet and arms as they relate to proper body alignment and balance. Register for our ballet class and watch as your strength and control improves to accommodate any style of dance!

** Classes are 1 hour long unless otherwise noted.

Ballet for Ages 5-7 Years - This class is for the student with no experience that is interested in learning ballet technique.

Level I - This class is for the student with little or no experience.

Level II - Students must have at least tha years of previous ballet training or have completed Level I.

Level III - This class is designed for the experienced dancer who is able to properly execute intermediate level technique and combinations.

Pointe Technique for Ballet - This class is for the intermediate/advanced dancer. The primary focus in this class is expanding ballet vocabulary, executing advanced ballet steps and perfecting pointe technique. Students will gain strength, balance, flexibility and confidence. This class focuses on ballet barre technique, dancing across the floor and centre exercises. This class is one hour and 30 minutes.

**Students must have taken a minimum of two ballet classes and have the approval of the teacher before beginning pointe work.

 

Contemporary

Contemporary

Our Contemporary class exposes students to foot work as well combinations that utilize strength!

Each class begins with a full body warm up that utilizes breathing technique to release tension and gain mobility. Students will be given a series of exercises that focus on strong foot placement and ballet technique that supports a contemporary style. Register for our contemporary class to become proficient in body awareness and stylistic sensibility!

Level I - This class is designed for beginners with little or no experience.

Level II - This class is for the intermediate/advanced dancer with over 2 years of ballet technique.

 

Combination Classes

Stars Program/Combination classes

Our Youth Combination classes are designed for your energetic children!

Is your child energetic and loves to dance? If so, we have created an environment just for them! Register your child for an imaginative, nurturing, and inspiring class that emphasizes the various disciplines of dance.  Styles include: Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Hip Hop, check our schedule for specific combinations of these styles.

 

Hip Hop

Hip Hop

Our Hip Hop class exposes students to Jazz and street style dances in a highly energetic dance class!

Our Hip Hop class is designed to develop self confidence and poise. Students will learn rhythm and coordination with age-appropriate hip hop choreography with no suggestive music/movement. Register for our class for a fun and fast dance class!

Level I - This class is for the dancer with little or no experience.

Level II - This class is designed for the intermediate dancer that has had previous experience in the hip hop genre.

Level III - This class is designed for the advanced dancer that has had previous experience in the hip hop genre.

 

Jazz

Jazz

Our Jazz class exposes students to Classical Jazz, Hip Hop and a touch of Lyrical!  The most commonly utilized commercial style of dance.  From Broadway to cruise ships to the latest Gap AD, jazz dance is the style of dance that pioneered many a dance career.

Jazz dance has several styles and methods, most of which are taught in this class. Classical Jazz is medium paced and is based on style, utilizing both full body flexibility and isolated moves. Hip Hop is high intensity, fun filled dancing to the latest pop music. Lyrical focuses on slow moving turns, releases and personal expression. Combined, these styles enhance flexibility while toning the muscles and improving endurance. The class begins with a center warm up focused on classical principles, strength, range of motion and flexibility. Dancers are given simple to complex exercises that challenge these principles depending on their age and class level. Register for our Jazz class to develop individual expression!

Level I - This class is for the beginning student with little or no experience.

Level II - This class is designed to expand the student’s vocabulary, memorization and performance skills.

Level III - This class is designed for the intermediate student. Students must have mastered a double pirouette, front and side leap and proper execution of jazz movement combinations.

Level IV - This class is for the advanced dancer with an understanding of ballet terminology and proper body placement. Dancers must be able to perform and memorize advanced level combinations.

Jazz Technique for Poms - This class was created for students interested in joining their school poms squads to further develop their dancing, leaps, kicks, turns and memorization skills.  This class is for beginner to intermediate dancers.

 

Tap

Tap

Our Tap classes expose students to rhythm, coordination, and basic tap fundamentals, terminology, and choreography!  We teach both rhythm tap and stage/Broadway tap.

Tap dance combines both rhythm and show tap to music ranging from show tunes to hip hop. Register for our class to become a master of rhythm!

Level I - This class is for the beginning student with little or no experience.

Level II - This class is designed to refine tap skills, while moving beyond the fundamentals of tap. Students will put the fundamentals to work by learning new steps, rhythms, patterns, and combinations.

Level III - This class continues the skills taught in level II adding more complex combinations, more pullbacks, wings, and more advanced time steps.

 

Technique Classes

Classes that utilize basic techniques to build your fundamentals

 

Poms Training

Our class exposes students to the fundamentals of Poms!

Thinking about trying out for your Poms team? You'll need exceptional technique as well as stage presence. Our class is designed to teach you these fundamentals! We have trained many of the MCPS coaches, some are currently in our faculty, so believe us! Register for our Poms class is you are interested in auditioning for a Poms team!

 

Turns & Leaps

Our class exposes students to the fundamentals of Turns & Leaps!

Our class concentrates on the technical aspects of leaping, jumping and turning by teaching a series of jumps, leaps and turns, with weight and directional changes. Register for our Turns & Leaps class to develop balance, strength, elevation and body alignment.

Level I - This class is designed for beginning students with at least one year of dance experience.

Level II - This class is for intermediate and advanced students seeking more complex turn and leap combinations.