Ballet + Tap Combo
Classical Ballet is taught at DCS using the Cecchetti Method. Ballet is the basis of all dance. Basic body positions, barre, stretching, center work, proper alignment, will help the dancer increase flexibility, build strength and gain gracefulness. Proper French vocabulary is used in this class, and builds a strong foundation for all types of dance.
Traditional tap is taught demonstrating steps including Maxi Fords, Pull Backs, Time Steps, and Wings. It has all the Broadway flare, but with the popular music of today. Musical theater is incorporated with most of our tap classes, which is intended to help students with stage presence and expressing themselves though dancing, acting, and singing. Tap and musical theater are so great for rhythm, coordination, and exercise. This class is so much fun, and great at any age!
*Lyrical Dance for the older student is incorporated with our ballet classes.
**Pointe shoes are recommended to the individual student only when her muscles are physically ready.
DRESS CODE FOR THIS CLASS:
1) Pink ballet shoes
2) Black tap shoes
3) Any color leotard
4) Any color tights
5) Dance skirts (optional)
All dancers are required to come to class properly dressed.
Hair should be pulled back, preferably in a bun.
No jewelry should be worn and no chewing gum.
Proper class etiquette should always be considered.