Classes

"If you dance with your heart, your body will follow" - Mia Michaels

ACROBATICS (OPEN CLASS):

This open class is a high-energy class that focuses on gymnastics similar to that of floor work. The class focuses on a 25 minute stretch and warm-up, and an hour of balance, some partnering work, and basic level tumbling such as cartwheels, walkovers, head/handstands rolls, handsprings, tucks and more. This class ranges from beginner to advanced levels.

BALLET TECHNIQUE AND JUMPS AND TURNS
(OPEN CLASS):

Ballet class is focused on using an understanding of anatomy and proper alignment to build the strength and knowledge necessary to progress in ballet or any other technique.  Our students are taught Chechetti, Ecole de Francis, and Russian methods so that a student is well rounded and versatile. Through the use of imagery the students will learn to create the length and lines within their bodies critical to performance and expression.  The emphasis of class is for every student to understand their own body so that they get the most out of their facility to reach their full potential. For more advanced students, we invite them to take part in pointe as well.

HIP HOP (TEAM ONLY):

Routines and technique that strengthen dancers in different styles of Hip Hop. It consists of 7-10 minute stretch and a 50 minute choreography session. These techniques include sharpness, popping, emotion and musicality, intricate timing, and most of all teaching students how to have fun with it.

GYMNASTICS
(ADVANCED ACRO STUDENTS ONLY):

This class taught by our gymnastics coach and is exclusively designed for our Company advanced students.  Students must be ready to train seriously before moving into this level of learning. 

BREAKDANCING:

Brooklyn Breaking Academy mainly focuses on teaching kids the basic fundamentals of breaking as well as excessively training them. These fundamentals include, but are not limited to: top rock, footwork, freezes, threading, musicality, flow, battle, etc. The class will consist of a 10 minute stretching period, followed by a class learning and training, and ending with a 10-15 minute freestyle/battle. For more information, ask about out BBA Team and full program.

JAZZ (TEAM ONLY):

Our jazz classes stem from basic ballet technique with today’s moves and rhythm. It is an energetic class filled with jumps, turns choreography and also stems into theatrical and modern-day forms. Students are warmed up and then take the class across the floor to advance their skills for choreography.

TAP (TEAM ONLY):

Our Tap classes are designed to help students develop style sound and rhythm. We focus on tap technique that ranges in different styles. We work on flexibility and coordination and speed. We want all our tap students to have fun and progress through different levels.

CONTEMPORARY AND LYRICAL:

Both disciplines bend elements of contemporary and Lyrical dance, such as freedom of expression, control, fall and recovery, musicality, breathing, balance and contraction. These styles of dance allow students to explore their dance style outside of the confides of ballet.