Dance

At Peacock’s Performing Arts Center we offer dance instruction in a wide variety of genres. Our goal is provide quality instruction in a positive and encouraging environment. Students will follow a structured sequence of training stages intended to increase student’s technical skills, stamina and discipline in accordance with their age and physical development. We emphasize correct placement in order to prevent injury.  Our focus is to prepare our students for their future in dance whatever it maybe.


 2018-2019 Season Schedule 

 

REGISTRATION

 2018 – 2019 Season Registration

July 30 – August 3 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Below you will find a description of classes offered at PPAC:

Twinkle Tots

This class focuses on basic ballet technique, creative movement, musicality and motor skills. This class is designed to introduce our youngest performers to every aspect of the performing arts! It is perfect for children already singing and dancing all over the house as well as those that feel shy to get up in front of people. This is a wonderful class to instill confidence, self-esteem and good listening skills!

Twinkle Tots – Age 3

Broadway Babies

This class focuses on basic ballet technique, creative movement, musicality and motor skills. This class is designed to introduce our youngest performers to every aspect of the performing arts! It is perfect for children already singing and dancing all over the house as well as those that feel shy to get up in front of people. This is a wonderful class to instill confidence, self-esteem and good listening skills!

Broadway Babies – Age 4

Ballet/Hip Hop

This is a high energy class focusing on the very important techniques of ballet and the fun techniques of Hip Hop! This class focuses on rhythm, motor skills, basic ballet and basic hip hop technique. This class also promotes good listening skills, discipline skills, and self-esteem in an enriching environment!

Ballet/Hip Hop – Age 5 – 7

Ballet/Tap

This is the perfect class to begin learning the very important techniques of ballet and tap. Students will to explore movement, musicality, and rhythm. This class promotes good listening skills, discipline skills, and self-esteem in an enriching environment!

Ballet/Tap – Age 5 – 7

Ballet/Jazz

This is the perfect class to begin learning the very important techniques of ballet and jazz. Students will come to develop dance technique and vocabulary along with flexibility, coordination and confidence. This class promotes good listening skills, discipline skills, and self-esteem in an enriching environment!

Ballet/Jazz – Age 5 – 7

Ballet

Join us as we explore the technique of classical ballet. Students will develop an understanding of how to properly execute and interpret ballet terminology. Each class will include barre exercises, center floor work, and across-the-floor combinations. The ballet curriculum will increase in difficulty and complexity as the student progresses. Ballet training is vital to students who wants to excel in other styles of dance.

Ballet 1 – Ages 7 – 8

Ballet 2 – Ages 9 – 10

Ballet 3 – Ages 11 – 12

Ballet 4 – Ages 13 – 14

Ballet 5 – Ages 15 and up

Pre- Pointe

Pre-pointe is designed to prepare dancers for success en pointe.

This class emphasizes strengthening technique and knowledge of pointe work. Students will incorporate ballet technique training during pre-pointe. This class can be taken on flat or while wearing pointe shoes and is designed to strengthen feet and ankles. During class students will participate in resistance band exercises, barre exercises, across the floor combination and center floor work. You must be recommended by an instructor to study pre-pointe.

Pointe

En pointe is ballet dance that is performed on the toe.

Studying pointe requires dedication and commitment. Students will incorporate ballet technique training during pointe work. This class is designed to strengthen feet and ankles. During class students will participate in barre exercises, across the floor combination and center floor work. You must be recommended by an instructor to study pointe.

Modern

Modern dance is rooted in the exploration of freedom in movement. Students will discover the principles of drop/suspend and contract release. The curriculum includes influences from Limon, Horton, Taylor, Cunningham and more. Students will gain of understanding of movement qualities along with mixed meter music. Students must be enrolled in ballet and have 3 years of ballet training.

Tap

Tap focuses on rhythm, coordination, and tap terminology. Classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Exercises focus on strengthening the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. The class emphasizes proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun. As students’ progress through each level curriculum will increase in difficulty and complexity.

Tap 1 – Ages 7 – 9

Tap 2 – Ages 10 – 12

Tap 3 – Ages 12 – 14

Tap 4 – Ages 15 and up

Jazz

Jazz class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations. As students’ progress through each level curriculum will increase in difficulty and complexity.

Jazz 1 – Ages 7 – 8

Jazz 2 – Ages 9 – 10

Jazz 3 – Ages 11 – 12

Jazz 4 – Ages 13 – 14

Jazz 5 – Ages 15 and up

Contemporary/Lyrical

This class uses lyrical movement to express a feeling or emotion. Students will explore partnering and weight sharing exercises combined with basic techniques and skills from ballet and jazz. This class places an emphasis on interpretation of music lyrics while telling a story with movement that can be fluid or abstract. As students’ progress through each level curriculum will increase in difficulty and complexity. Ballet is an important part of contemporary study therefore you must take a ballet class in order to take contemporary.

Beginning Lyrical – Ages 7 – 9

Contemporary 2 – Ages 10 – 12

Contemporary 3 – Ages 12 – 14

Contemporary 4 – Ages 15 and up

Hip Hop

Hip Hop is an energetic class focusing on popular dance styles of today. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements. Hip hop dance requires students to have the strength and stamina to successfully perform moves.

Hip Hop 1 – Ages 7 – 9

Hip Hop 2 – Ages 10  – 12

Hip Hop 3 – Ages 13 – 15

Hip Hop 4 – Ages 16 and up

Acro Dance

This class focuses on acrobatic elements that seamlessly incorporating dance and acrobatics together. Students will learn the basics along with working to advance their skills.  The focus will be placed on increasing flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline and concentration. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique, teaching such a variety of acrobatic skills and how to include those skills within dance. Students are strongly encouraged be also be enrolled in a ballet and/or jazz class.

Acro Dance 1 – Ages 7 – 9

Acro Dance 2 – Ages 10 – 12

Acro Dance 3 – Ages 13 – 15

Acro Dance 4 – Ages 15 and up

*Student level placement will consider age and skill set.