Class Descriptions

Class Descriptions

BALLET – 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 American, Russian, and Italian techniques which focus on purity of line and simplicity of style.

CARDIO JAZZ – Cardio Jazz classes begin with a warm-up to develop strength, flexibility, correct alignment and coordination, followed by extended dance combinations designed to get your heart rate up while having fun!

CONDITIONING – This class is a gentle introduction to lightly weighted cross-training in a supportive atmosphere! This conditioning class focuses on strength building, increasing mobility, and cross-training to prevent injuries, both in and out of a dance class. The class will target the full body with different levels of intensity to accommodate different levels of training and abilities. With upbeat music and an encouraging atmosphere, this class is designed to leave you feeling good!

DANCE SAMPLER – Not sure what dance style will be the right fit for your dancer? Then we have the solution! In our Dance Sampler 1 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. In our Dance Sampler 2 class the dancer will get a taste of Hip Hop and Modern all in one class! This class starts with a Hip Hop warm up and Modern across the floor/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 Pointe shoes will be covered in the Pointe Classes. It is required to take 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 – 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 styling 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 – 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 – 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.

MUSICAL THEATER – Musical theater dance is the study of Broadway dance and dance styles. Our focus is on Broadway musicals old and new through choreography with an emphasis on performance skills. Be prepared to dance, sing and most of all have fun!

ON MY OWN – Music, movement, balance and basic dance steps are introduced in a fun, friendly and positive environment.  On My Own! is designed for the preschool student who is ready to enter the classroom on their own and actively participate in class. This class establishes the beginnings of dance success for your little dancer!

TAP – 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.

VARIATIONS – A variation is an excerpt taken from a classical ballet. Students will learn the variation choreography and gain knowledge about the history, characters, and story lines of some of the world’s most beloved ballets. This is a secondary class option for our level 3 and 4 Ballet dancers to focus on Ballet technique with no performance commitment. It is required to take the NP Ballet 3/4 class prior the variations class.

YOGA – This class will include joyful movement targeted towards strength building, stability, and muscle coordination to warm up the body for safe and effective stretching. Several variations will be offered for each posture, encouraging individuals to pay close attention to what is appropriate and accessible for their unique body. By gaining a greater understanding of body awareness, participants can work towards building their own at-home routine dedicated to limberness goals.