Ballet focuses on strength, flexibility and grace. Through barre and center work dancers increase their technical and anatomical knowledge. Ballet classes at CMAC follow the Cecchetti and Vaganova methods which focuses on purity of line and simplicity of style.
Not sure what dance style will be the right fit for your dancer? Then we have the solution! In our Dance Sampler class the dancer will get a taste of Ballet, Jazz and Tap all in one class! This class starts with a Ballet warm up, Jazz across the floor and a Tap combination. Try it all with Dance Sampler!
Dance with me!
Music, movement, balance and basic dance steps are introduced in a fun, friendly and positive environment. This class includes mom or dad or another loved one participating in the class, taking an active role in encouraging, supporting and keeping the little dancer on track. This class establishes the beginnings of dance success for your little dancer! Session tuition covers the dancer and participating adult.
Demi-Pointe & Pointe
This class designed to get a dancer ready to go en pointe! Specific foot and ankle exercises will be taught in class along with movements performed en pointe. How to sew and tie your Demi-pointe or Pointe shoes will be covered in this class. It is required to take Ballet 2, Ballet 3 and/or Ballet 4 class and have the teachers permission prior to taking the Demi-Pointe & Pointe class.
Intro to… (Ballet, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Modern & Tap)
Our intro classes are a joyful way for children to explore movement through music, develop physical skills, channel energy, stimulate imagination and promote creativity. These classes focus on a specific style of dance while providing children with opportunities for non-competitive, success-oriented and creative experiences.
Hip Hop is an accumulation of many aspects of culture. It draws music, dancing and art together to tell a story. In class, we pull the rhythms, accents and stylings of hip hop culture through warming up, stretching, strengthening and conditioning, and an accumulation of choreography. We discuss language and attitude as it relates to our own lives, and offer an opportunity to tap into a rich culture through movement and authenticity.
Jazz dance is an exploration of style and presentation. Jazz classes begin with a warm-up to develop strength, flexibility, correct alignment and coordination, followed by progressions across the floor, and culminates in extended dance combinations.
Modern dance throws out the rule book of the ballet world and focuses on exploring new and inventive ways to move. In this Limon based technique class dancers will explore such elements as contact/release, floor work, fall/recovery, and improvisation.
Stretch it Out
Stretch it Out is CMAC’s newest dance fitness class. It focuses on stretching large muscle groups to relax and lengthen, which puts less strain on the skeletal system and reduces tension around the body. This class will incorporate stretches seen on the dance floor and in the yoga studio as well as use of foam rollers/tennis balls. This class can accommodate mixed levels of training and abilities.
Tap is a form of dance commonly characterized by syncopation, improvisation and a rhythmical tapping sound attained by the dancer from the small metal plates on the dancer’s shoes. It is in this way that a dancer becomes a percussive musician. In this class you will also explore rhythm tap and Broadway tap that is commonly seen in musical theater.