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Available Classes

Dance
2 Year Olds
3 & 4 Year Olds
Kindergarten/1st Grade
2nd-3rd Grade
4th-6th Grade
7th-12th Grade
Hip Hop

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Class Descriptions

2 Year Olds
This class is a 45 minute class that combines creative movement, ballet, and tumbling to create a fun first group activity to participate in without mommy in the room. The teacher will spend time teaching your child and creating a fun learning environment for them to explore beginning movements of ballet as well as fun creative dance. Gymnastics time will be spent on balancing, jumping, and building confidence in their body movements.

3 & 4 Year Olds
The 3 & 4 year old classes focus on the introduction of dance terminology, listening skills, and adding the beginning of tap instruction. For example in a 3 & 4 year old class, instead of “bending” the children will learn the term “plié”. As tap is added they will begin more exploration of rhythm and counting as well as foot coordination. Gymnastics will also progress as they become more confident in their balance and body movements.

Kindergarten & 1st Grade Combo
The Kindergarten and 1st grade combo classes are 1 hour classes that involve ballet, tap, and introduces jazz. The class focuses on coordination as jazz movements become more involved and the execution of ballet becomes more precise. With the introduction of jazz and the progression of tap more contemporary music is used which adds to the energy and excitement for dance.

2nd & 3rd Grade Combo
A 2nd-3rd grade combo class increases to 1½ hours in length and includes ballet, tap, and jazz. With the increase of time that your child spends in class more steps in each discipline are introduced and more concentration and focus is expected. Each discipline now has more time to focus on combining steps and creating fun combinations to upbeat songs that your children will recognize and love. Some new steps that will be introduced may include develops, pirouette turns, leap combinations, isolations, along with the development of performance qualities and confidence.

4th-6th Grade
The 2 hour 4th-6th grade class provides older students the opportunity to explore ballet, tap, and jazz training along with choreography. More is expected of these older students in terms of flexibility training and skill learning but as their dance vocabulary becomes more extensive the combinations that are possible become more fun and more exciting for your dancer. Teachers will focus on self presentation while introducing more challenging steps in all three dance disciplines.

7th-12th Grade
The 2 hour 7th-12th grade class provides older students the opportunity to explore ballet, tap, and jazz training along with choreography. More is expected of these older students in terms of flexibility training and skill learning but as their dance vocabulary becomes more extensive the combinations that are possible become more fun and more exciting for your dancer. Teachers will focus on self presentation while introducing more challenging steps in all three dance disciplines.

Hip Hop
Our hip hop classes are 1 hour and focus on contemporary hip hop movements found in videos and commercials put to fun, up-beat music appropriate for the age of your child. Specific terms and steps are learned and rhythm skills are stressed in this high energy style of dance. This style of dance differs from jazz in that jazz is a more structured, stage dance, where hip hop is a style of dance that was first performed on the streets and continues to be developed into many specific styles.

  
School of Dance and Music - Nashville
63 E. Thompson Lane Suite 103 | Nashville, TN 37211 | (615) 403-0060 | Frontdesk@danceandmusicnow.com