Dance Styles

 

Acro | Ballet | Bollywood | Cheer | Contemporary | Hip Hop | Jazz | Lyrical | Musical Theatre | Pointe | Tap | Tumble | Yoga | Zumba


Acro Dance: Acro Dance is a style of Acrobatics used specifically for dancers. It is a genre of dance which incorporates elements of gymnastics, jazz, balancing, tumbling, and basic contortion. Students learn Acrobatic tricks such as handstands, cartwheels, chest stands, elbow stands, walkovers, side and front aerials and tumbling. Trick movements are usually executed slowly to emphasize gracefulness, body lines and picturesque extension. AcroDance offers more depth and variety to your choreography and creates a much more versatile dancer. We follow the Acrobatique Syllabus (Under the Adapt umbrella).
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Ballet:  Classical style of expressive dancing based on precise conventional steps with gestures and movements of grace and fluidity. Our Ballet program follows The Royal Academy of Dancing (R.A.D.) syllabus.  The classes incorporate the traditional study of classical ballet with free movement and character dance. Ballet is a very technical and disciplined style of dance. The movements are very precise and develop balance, strength and poise. Ballet is the core to all other styles of dance and is needed in order to progress through all disciplines of dance.
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Bollywood: is the dance-form used in the Indian films.  It is a mixture of numerous styles including belly-dancing, kathak, Indian folk, Western popular, modern, and jazz.

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Cheer: Competitive cheerleading is when cheer squads compete against each other at a competition. At a typical cheerleading competition, teams perform a 2 and a half minute routine with music that includes stunts, jumps, tumbling.
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Contemporary: A blending of modern, jazz, lyrical and ballet style and technique to form an expressive versatile style of dance that can be done to any type of music. Dancer’s performance and technical skills are challenged and expanded with this style.
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Hip Hop: A “street” style of dance often seen in music videos. It is a less technical and high energy style of dance that is done wearing street clothes and sneakers.
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Jazz: Often done to pop music, jazz is a technical form of an ever changing popular dance style. Dancers stretch and strengthen, while also working on their turns, leaps and dance technique. We follow the ADAPT Syllabus in our Jazz program. We are the only Okotoks studio offering the full criteria of Barre and Floor work.
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Lyrical: These classes involve both Lyrical and Modern styles of dance and movement. These styles are based on expressing ones self through dance, movement, gesture, and mime the lyrics and or feeling of the music. This class helps to develop expression, flow and artistic quality to the art of dance.
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Musical Theater: Singing, acting and movement techniques are combined and performed to various musical numbers.
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Pointe: Pointe technique is the part of classical ballet technique that concerns pointe work, in which a ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet.

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Tap Dance: We follow the ADAPT Syllabus in our Tap program. The emphasis in Tap is on creating rhythms using our feet and body as our instrument.
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Yoga: A stress relieving, ancient style workout which centers your mind while increasing strength and stretch.

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Zumba: Zumba dance fitness involves dance and aerobic elements. Zumba’s choreography incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo and martial arts. Squats and lunges are also included.

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