Classes at Melody Lane
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Intro to Acting
Honing your acting and improv skills is an excellent way to work through stage fright, improve public speaking skills, create interesting characters, learn to “think outside the box”, and trust your gut instincts. Students who study acting and improvisation have noticeable improvements in their overall onstage abilities.
Levels 1, 2, 3, Pre-Pointe, Pointe Offered in three levels of skill comprehension with a focus on Cecchetti and Russian methods. A combination of barre, center, and floor work exercises are executed.
This combination class includes Tap, Ballet, and Creative Movement for pre-schoolers. In Tap, the students learn to focus on the beat of the music learning shuffles, flaps, heels, ball changes, and other Tap movements. During Ballet, French terminology will be taught to the dancers as well as the proper technique. Dancers can be expected to learn terms such as plie, tendu, cambre, releve, passe, arabesque and more! Creative Movement often begins with a tumbling segment where the dancers learn forward and backward rolls, cartwheels, bridges, and handstands, followed by a fun dance game to end the class. These games are designed to help the students with the coordination and motor skills, and sometimes include props such as hula hoops, pom pons, parachute, maracas, teddy bears, etc. Level 1 is for students ages 2 1/2-4, level 2 is for students ages 4-5, and level 3 is for students in Kindergarten.
Intro & Intermediate Levels // A circus concentration in the art of flexibility. Students learn proper warmup techniques from Western, Mongolian, and Russian methods to prevent injury and increase mobility and strength within stretches. Students learn poses, elements, and partner stunts to develop into choreography. Elements such as cheststands, elbowstands, handstands, backbends, and frontbends will be explored. Performance skills will also be incorporated into training. Parents and students must consult with instructor before enrolling in a class. 1 hour of ballet per week in required for all students taking a contortion class. Beginner contortion students must build proper core strength through ballet or equivalent in order to support flexibility.
Hip Hop- Level 1 // Students will begin to learn popular dance moves and a variation of styles of hip hop. They will learn to become familiar with different genres, and will focus on fundamental movements. Hip Hop- Level 2 // At this stage students should be familiar with different styles, it is at this stage where we piece together different movements and explore the art of freestyle to inspire creativity! Hip Hop- Level 3 // We focus on learning choreography! We will be making connections to the music and focusing on the importance of performance. Dancers will learn to add there own personal style to the movement and make it there own!
Levels 1, 2, & 3 // In Jazz, dance members will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, Funk, Street, and Contemporary. to help develop a well-rounded dancer. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement and includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations. As students’ progress steps, styles and dance combinations will become increasingly more complex and intricate.
Beginner/Intermediate, Intermediate/Advanced Levels
Mini Song & Dance
Mommy & Me
Age 2 & Up
Intro, Beginner/Intermediate, Intermediate/Advanced Levels
Levels 1, 2, & 3, Adult // Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm tap. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. The class emphasis is on developing proper tap technique, producing clear and crisp tap sounds. As students’ progress curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.
Levels 1, 2, & 3 Curriculum based on skill level, not age (Instructor may choose to level class(s) according to age/ability). Based on USA Gymnastics regulations. Students will learn basic tumbling skills and knowledge of core strength such as handstands, bridges, walk overs, rolls, etc. and learn to build upon these with difficulty, complexity, and power. Levels 2 & 3 will learn to build combinations of skills into tumbling progressions. Performance skills will also be applied to training. Parents and students must consult an instructor before enrolling in any level.