Level & Pre-Requisite Guide:
AL- All Levels
Beg or I – Beginner Level, no prior experience necessary
Beg/Int or I/II- Advanced Beginner Level, at least 1 to 2 years of prior experience in the style
Int or II – Intermediate Level, 2 to 3 years of prior experience in the style
Adv or III- 4+ years of dance training in multiple genres
(+)- Dancer must also be enrolled in Ballet AND Jazz with BDC Children & Teens
(^)- Dancer must also be enrolled in Ballet OR Jazz with BDC Children & Teens
Ballet focuses on the foundations of proper body alignment, technique, and vocabulary. In this class dancers develop flexibility, coordination, and confidence.
Jazz incorporates foundations of proper body alignment, technique, flexibility and classic jazz dance vocabulary with an upbeat rhythm-based style
Boys' Technique explores the fundamentals of ballet and jazz technique. While boys are, of course, welcome in all our classes, this class focuses on the unique attributes of strength and style that set male dancers apart.
Musical Theater Dance (^) builds on the fundamentals of jazz technique while adding elements of acting and storytelling in the classic Broadway style.
Tap combines rhythm and coordination to make music with the feet and body. Students will learn the basics of tap technique and musicality.
Hip-Hop focuses on the popular urban style of dance. Class work consists of a cardio and strength building warm-up, stretching and developing a vocabulary of steps and combinations. Intermediate level classes are for dancers with 2-3 years of experience.
Breaking is a style of street dance which focus primarily on four types of movement: top rock, down rock, power moves, and freezes. This class combines fundamentals of these skills with hip-hop foundations.
Acro incorporates elements of both jazz and acrobatics instruction focusing on flexibility, tumbling, strength, and technique with an upbeat rhythm-based style
Lyrical (+) is a style that builds upon a foundation of classical ballet technique with an emphasis on finding freedom in the movement. Dancers focus on understanding the dynamics and initiation of the movement along with a sense of breath, musicality, and connection to a story.
Jumps & Turns (+) builds upon classic ballet and jazz technique with a focus on across the floor progressions to build skill and understanding of leaps, turns, and floorwork.
Contemporary (+) is a fusion of ballet, modern, and jazz technique that incorporates artistry and improvisation to create unconventional shapes, dynamics, and musicality.
African combines rhythm and music to the rich tradition of African dances. Students will gain an understanding of the traditional dances all while improving strength and stamina.
World Dance is a high energy class where students explore the rich diversity of traditional world dances through movement and rhythm.