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Senior Hip Hop Company performing at Midwest Starz Dance Competition, April, 2017

 

At New Attitudes, we offer many different styles of dance at skill levels for every dancer. We have programs for dancers ages two through adult! Class level and placement are granted based on availability and aptitude. Below are the different styles and types of classes we have to offer. 

For student placement and other questions regarding classes & tuition, please call our office at 920-286-3455

Petite Pirouettes

WednesdayPetitesPetite Pirouettes is our beginning program for young dancers ages 3 to 5. This program combines introductory elements of ballet and tap during each class and encourages exploratory movement. Young dancers will learn the basic fundamentals of dance, movement, and rhythm as well as classroom behavior and social skills.

 

 

 

Ballet

Ballet is a technical and traditional form of dance using French terminology to communicate movements and choreography. Class consists of exercises both at the barre and center floor which are designed to build posture, poise, and technique. Each level is developed to advance students’ education in a safe way, and preparing a solid foundation to build classical ballet technique which is the base for many dance styles including lyrical, jazz, modern, and contemporary.

Pointe/Pre-Pointe

Pointe is an advanced, classical style of ballet. Pointe is performed and practiced wearing pointe shoes, which are specially made to allow the dancer to bear weight on the toes. This class focusses on more advanced technique and terminology while building on previous ballet knowledge. Pointe is usually the goal of a dedicated ballet student and permission of the instructor is required for enrollment.

Musical Theatre Dance 

This fun & energetic style of dance can be seen in classic Broadway shows like 42nd Street and Oklahoma, as well as modern musicals like Wicked & Hamilton. This class integrates acting and dance as students will learn the fundamentals of studying and portray character, auditioning for roles, and various choreophy styles based in jazz dance. Great for students looking to participate in community and/or school theatre. Currently offered during summer sessions only.

 

Tap

Tap1American Tap Dance is a unique genre with a rich historical background. It has various styles which can be traced back to influential decades of the 1920's - 80's. This method of dance builds understanding of rhythm, timing, and syncopation. Students will work on traditional methods, styles, and steps which will serve as the building blocks to new combinations, emphasizing specific styles and rhythm patterns.

 

 

 

Jazz

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Jazz dance is an American institution with deep roots in Jazz music and entertainment industries including Broadway & Musical Theatre. In class, dancers will focus on jazz technique such as flexibility, strength, synchronization, alignment, as well as classic leaps and turns. True to its roots, Jazz dance also focusses on showmanship and musicality which is reflected in its choreography and student expression.

 

 

 

Lyrical

This style of dance is animated and expressive. It incorporates elements of both jazz and ballet. Choreography and movement are inspired by song lyrics and/or the tone of the music. Ballet technique is still present in this dance style, but utilizes jazz interpretations and rhythms. In this class, dancers will continue ballet technique as well as jazz fundamentals. Ballet and/or jazz experience is required for enrollment.

Modern/Contemporary

Contemporary dance is highly expressive as choreography strongly relates to the human condition. Its movements are generally a response to emotion, thought, or idea, and encourages the audience to understand and relate through detailed, sometimes less technical movements. Dancers work on interpretation and communication through movement as well as ballet technique.

Pom

Pom is a style of dance similar to drill team. It utilizes sharp, synchronized motions choreographed to upbeat music. Each dancer uses pom pons to highlight and emphasize their precise movements and unique part of group choreography. In class, dancers work on improving their sharp arm motions as well as jumps, turns, flexibility and synchronization.

Irish Dance

IrishIrish Dance is a traditional form of dancing and a significant part of Irish culture. Popularized in the late 90s by the hit stage production, "Riverdance", this folk style includes the "Reel" and the "Jig". It is performed and practiced to traditional Celtic rhythms and music. There are two styles of Irish dance which include the hard shoe and the soft shoe.  Soft shoe dancing is done wearing ghillie shoes, a soft black shoe that fits similar to a ballet slipper.  This style consists of various jumps and intricate footwork.  Hard shoe dancing is done wearing jig shoes which have fiberglass tips to enhance and emphasize the rhythms of the music.  Hard shoe dancing includes clicks, trebles, stamps, and a number of combinations of taps from the toes and heels. 

 

    Story Book Dance - NEW!

This program is for our littlest dancers aged 2 to 3. Each half-hour class begins with a movement or dance related story and continues with a small series of movement based activites that focuses on the very beginning fundamentals of dance & coordination such as balance and large motor skills. Props such as wands, ribbons, balls, rythym sticks and more are used to integrate creative movement and expressive play.