For our littlest dancers aged 18 months to 2 years, this 45-minute class introduces the world of dance and rhythm through simple movement, play, and music. WDC’s Tiptoe Tots will learn to develop listening skills, understand instruction, socialization, and friendship.
For our dancers aged 3 to 4 years, this 45-minute class introduces the foundation of dance and discipline of classical ballet. Students will learn proper positions of the body, balance, spatial awareness, group movement, and structure. At the pre-ballet level, dancers will utilize the ballet barre, simple stretching exercises, and start developing and understanding French terminology.
TAP / JAZZ COMBO
For our dancers aged 3 to 4 years, this 1-hour class combines 30 minutes of tap and 30 minutes of jazz.
TAP: During tap class, dancers will learn to use their feet as an instrument, developing their musicality through sound, strengthening the dancer’s rhythm, and finding the music’s beat.
JAZZ: The jazz portion of class introduces dancers to lively and creative stylized movements that will start developing core strength and flexibility, while building self confidence in a fun, energetic environment.
KINDERGARTEN – 12TH GRADE
Ballet is the foundation of dance, as an art form and discipline. Dancers will learn the 5 proper positions of the feet and body, balance, spatial awareness, group movement, and structure. At all levels, dancers will utilize the ballet barre, learn center and across the floor combination choreography, and continue the development of French terminology. Ballet instills confidence, respect, and tradition while building mental strength, focus, physical coordination, grace and posture.
Pointe is an advanced form of ballet where dancers will learn how to perfect their ballet technique to create long beautiful lines and shapes with their bodies. Dancers will be required to take ballet class and must be evaluated by a Woodforest Dance Company ballet instructor to be considered for pointe.
Jazz is a creative and lively stylized movement that develops core strength, endurance and flexibility, while building self confidence in a fun, energetic environment. Dancers will learn classic and trendy choreography that includes turns, kicks, leaps, and trick jumps. The athletic nature of jazz will develop the dancer’s arm, leg, and core strength that creates a well-rounded technical dancer.
Tap is where dancers learn to use their feet as an instrument, developing their musicality through sound, strengthening the dancer’s rhythm, and finding the music’s beat. During tap class, dancers will strengthen their core and improve balance, coordination, and movement control.
Lyrical is a form of dance that uses a combination of ballet and jazz techniques as a form of expression. Dancers will learn to become emotionally connected with the music while creating fluid, continuous, and graceful movements to tell a story. Lyrical instills self-confidence, artistic creativity, connectedness, and emotional strength.
Hip Hop is a true head to toe freestyle dance form with high energy and intensity that reflects hip hop music and culture. Dancers will learn how to isolate moves through 3 main styles of popping, locking, and breaking. Hip hop helps dancers develop social skills, promotes teamwork, reduces stress, and it’s a whole lot of FUN!
POM / DRILL / PERFORMANCE
Pom/Drill/Performance is a team focused dance style that is centered around executing entertainment skills for large crowds at different types of sporting events, pep rallies, and parades. Dancers will be taught sharp, clean and precise arm movements, tight kick lines, execution of choreographic visuals, and endurance of high energy, larger than life performances.
COLLEGE DANCE TEAM PREP
College Dance Team Prep is offered only to Juniors and Seniors in High School. Dancers will take Pom/Drill/Performance to the next level with advanced turn combinations with changing spots, quadruple pirouettes, high level jumps/tricks/skills. Dancers will work with Woodforest Dance instructors towards College Dance Team try-outs and requirements, access to UDA College Dance Team clinics and understanding the collegiate Dancer look!
Skills Precision is a high intensity technique, execution, and skills training designed to take dancers to the next level. Dancers will utilize tools such as stretch bands, ankle weights, Bosu balance trainers, foam blocks, and barre work to gain extreme flexibility, core strength, proper posture, and powerful jumps, tricks and turns.
ELITE ATHLETIC PRECISION (Boys ages 7-12)
Elite Athletic Precision is a designed skills training class that focuses on developing the cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, core strength, balance, and agility of young athletes. These boys will utilize tools such as stretch and resistance bands, Bosu balance trainers, foam blocks, and low weight medicine balls to take their athleticism to the next level.
ADULT HIP HOP
Were you born in the 1900’s? Are you ready to party like it’s Y2K? Adult Hip Hop offers a fun, outgoing, come as you are, high energy, fitness class! Dancers will have the opportunity to learn “pop, lock, and drop it” combinations to hip hop music from the past and present, all while making friends, staying fit, and having fun!
Adult Stretch focuses on keeping muscles flexible, strong, and healthy in order to maintain range of motion in the joints. This class will offer a combination of active stretching and assisted stretching, utilizing tools such as stretch bands, yoga mats and foam blocks to regain flexibility, build core strength, and re-engage proper posture.
ADULT CARDIO TAP
Lets get that heart rate up and tap, tap, tap! Adult Cardio Tap offers an action packed 45 minute class that gets your heart rate up while dancing. We call this a “sneaky” calorie burn because of the fun you’ll have while getting to rhythmically tap to the music.