Studio: 301 S. Tubb St. Oakland, FL

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CLASS description

FOUNDATION
CLASSES
 
Creative Movement/////////

(ages 3/4)

 

Intro to movement skills, class organization, independence, socialization, ballet vocabulary, gentle stretching, movement games, songs, and tumbling.

 

Dress Code:

Ballet Pink - Cotton Leotard

Pink Tights (Legs)

Pink Leather Slippers 

No Attached Skirts.

 

  

Creative Movement/Tap///////

(ages 4/5)

 

Continuation of above, movements across the floor, elevation, tumbling and rhythm skills through tap.

 

Dress Code:

Ballet Blue - Cotton Leotard

Pink Tights (Legs)

Pink Leather Slippers 

Tan Tap Shoes

No Attached Skirts

 

 

Pre-Ballet/Tap////////////////

(ages 5/6)

 

Beginning skills exercises, use of arms, muscle orientation, basic stretching, build on basic tap vocabulary and 3 sound skills.

 

Dress Code:

Ballet Burgundy - Cotton Leotard

Pink Tights (Legs)

Pink Leather Slippers 

Tan Tap Shoes

No Attached Skirts.

 

 

Ballet/Tap/////////////////////

(ages 6/8)

 

Intro to Ballet Barre, center floor skills, focus on balance, change of direction skills. Second half of this combination class is devoted to basic skills in preparation for Level I Jazz/Tap class.

 

Dress Code:

Navy Blue - Cotton Leotard

Pink Tights (Legs)

Pink Leather Slippers 

Tan Tap Shoes

No Attached Skirts.

 

 

 Acrobatics/////////////////////

(ages 5 to 8)

 

Intro to skills of tumbling including flexibility balance and control in general movement tasks, floor tumbling, light beam work and mini-trampoline.

 

Dress Code:

Solid Leo or Gymnastics

Pink  or Tan Convertible Tights

Acrobatic Shoes or Foot Thongs

No Skirts or Tshirts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROGRESSIVE CURRICULUM
 

From age 7 or 8, class times need to be lengthened to provide ample time for all necessary skills and experiences. Age assignments should be used only as a guideline. Placement may vary by necessity, skill level or other factors at the discretion of the Director and the teacher assigned to the class.

Classical Dance Technique ////////////////////////////

 

Progressive Ballet skills based on Classical training styles. Pointe is at the discretion of the Director and not appropriate until age 12 or up. The pointe/repertory class is by audition only.

 

Dress Code:

Ballet I :  Lavender/ Black Cotton Leotard

Ballet II : Black Cotton Leotard

Ballet III : Black Cotton Leotard

Ballet IV/V : Any Solid or Print Leo

Pink Tights by Bloch

So Danca Canvas SD 16 Light Pink Slippers 

All ballet students should own at least one Ballet Skirt for class/performance to be worn at teacher discretion.

 

 

Jazz and Tap///////////////////

 

Beg Adv- Beg skills based on American Musical Theatre styles. As our students advanced we expose them to a variety of tap styles and jazz styles appropriate to their level of performance. Our focus at CDPA is primarily classical jazz style, lyrical jazz and rhythm tap. Physical expression, expanded knowledge of the vocabulary of each style and fluidity of movement is a primary focus.

 

Dress Code:

Solid or Two toned Leotard

Pink or Tan Tights (Legs)

Black Jazz Shoes

Black Tap Shoes

No Attached Skirts.

 

 

Modern/Choreography///////

 

Contemporary dance technique based on the styles of various pioneers of modern dance. Skill development in improvisation, emotional performance, and choreographic design. Strong ballet or jazz background recommended but not necessary for level I students.

 

Dress Code:

Solid or Two-toned Leotard

Convertible or Footless Tights (Legs)

Barefoot or Foot Thong

 

 

 

Scottish Highland/////////////

 

Traditional dance form of Scotland. Builds stamina, strength, and commitment. Simultaneous enrollment in ballet is strongly encouraged. Competition is optional but encouraged.

 

Dress Code:

Solid or Two toned Leotard

Tan Tights (Legs)

Ghillies (require for recital/competition)

Soffee Shorts optional

Knee Socks Requiered

 

 

RECREATIONAL
CLASSES
 

 Any student coming to dance later in life or returning to dance after a significant absence should consider our teen level classes or the classes below. Additionally if dance is not the primary extra-curricular focus of the student then we strongly suggest teen level classes or the classes below for overall continuity for all involved.

 

 

 Jazz/Acrobatics ///////////////

 

Beg/Int jazz and acrobatics for DANCE. This class is focused on how general acrobatic skills can be incorporated in dance performance. As students advance, they may begin to learn skills to enhance their potential for aerial tricks and cheerleading try outs.

 

Dress Code:

Solid or Two-toned Leotard

Tan or Black Tights (Legs)

Black Jazz Shoes

Jazz Pants/Bootie Shorts.

 

 

 

Hip Hop/////////////////////////

 

Contemporary performance style of dance, seen in commercial venues, television, live concerts and music videos. CDPA does not incorporate the sexual content of music nor movements most often associated with this style of dance. Instead, we focus on the unique elements of the style such as alternative rhythms and body isolations, quickness of movement and direction changes.

 

Dress Code:

Solid or Two-toned Leotard

Tan or Black Tights (Legs)

Black Jazz Shoes

Jazz Pants/Bootie Shorts.

 

 

Cheer Dance////////////////////

 

Basic dance and tumbling skills as they relate to the ever-changing requirements of todays cheer leaders. Flexibility, "line work" and style will be the overall focus.

 

Dress Code:

Leotard with tee or tank

Soffee Shorts (any color)

Sneakers or Jazz Shoes

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