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This class is designed for boys only. It will emphasize athleticism, rhythm, body awareness, and fun! Some basic break dancing moves will also be incorporated. Learn the newest moves from Mr. Rich!
Explore the enchanting world of dance! These delightful camps will bring to life the themes and characters of favorite stories. Learning dance skills and technique, developing creative and imaginative expression while working on associated arts and crafts projects will be part of each day, along with snack. The camp curriculum also promotes reading and literacy by incorporating books from which the camps are inspired. An informal performance will be given on the last day of camp! 3-4 year olds.
Beginning Ballet covers the basic fundamentals of classical ballet and is a good beginning level for the 6 year old and up. Balanced exercises at the barre and center are introduced to gain strength, good posture, placement and discipline. Introduction to French terminology (ballet steps and their meanings), correct body alignment and proper technique are emphasized as well as introduction to turns (spotting exercises) and free movements (leaps, skips and jumps across the floor). Recommended for LFDA students previously enrolled in Ballet Standards through Ballet 1.
Intermediate Ballet will include variations and work suitable for all intermediate ballet students. This is a pre-pointe, beginning pointe class. Recommended for LFDA students previously enrolled in Ballet 2-3.
Advanced Ballet will include Variations and work appropriate for the advanced ballet dancer. Pointe work will be included. Recommended for LFDA students previously enrolled in Ballet 4-5.
Cecchetti 1 through Cecchetti 5 classes offer the student a firm foundation in classical ballet technique, language and theory as well as offer opportunity for certification by the Cecchetti Council of America. The Cecchetti syllabus develops strong classical lines, solid anatomical placement, as well as beautiful jumps, leaps and beats. The Cecchetti Method of Ballet is endorsed because of its careful regard for the laws of anatomy, its teaching of movement theory and the foundation it can provide for all styles of dance. Once the Graded syllabus has been accomplished, those students wishing to be certified (with the instructor's approval) may take the examination. Chicago area exams are held in early winter and spring. Examination is entirely optional and will incur added fees. Examination and certification is not mandatory for advancement in Cecchetti classes.
Jazz / Lyrical Classes will encompass different styles of jazz dance; classic, contemporary and lyrical. Class will include a warm-up, stretching, technique exercises and center work using combinations of both a rhythmic and percussive nature along with smooth and fluid movements. Skills and combinations will be taught to the appropriate levels.
Tap dance involves manipulation of the feet to create sounds and spell out rhythms. Our classes progress from basic technique and traditional forms to more complex polyrhythmic movement and choreography. Emphasis is placed on musicality and precision of sound. Improvisational skills and Tap history are incorporated into our syllabus as well. Skills and combinations will be taught to the appropriate levels.
Hip-Hop class teaches such movement styles as popping, locking, breakdancing, freestyle and other dance forms associated with the popular music and performance artists of today. Class will consist of a warm-up, technical exercises to increase strength and isolation, and choreographed combinations to improve style and performance quality. Intertwined into each class is the study of hip-hop history, musicality, and the family values of what is the true hip-hop culture. Skills and combinations will be taught to the appropriate levels.
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