Xpressit Dance Center Classes
Acrobatics is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character and its unique choreography, which seamlessly blends dance, acrobatics, and the use of acrobatics in a dance context. It is a popular dance style in amateur competitive dance, professional dance theater, and in contemporary circus productions such as those seen in Cirque du Soleil. Xpressit Dance Center currently offers three levels of acrobatics. Please refer to our schedule for course times and instruction details.
Ballet is a classical dance form demanding grace and precision and employing formalized steps and gestures set in intricate, flowing patterns to create expression through movement. Ballet originated during the Italian Renaissance in the fifteenth century and later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia. It has since become a widespread and highly technical form of dance performed world wide. Ballet is considered the foundation of any well rounded dance education. Xpressit Dance Center currently offers three levels of ballet. Please refer to our schedule for course times and instruction details.
The category of ballroom offered through Xpressit Dance Center focuses on Latin ballroom dancing. This form of dance focuses on common Latin ballroom dances such as the cha-cha-cha, rumba, samba, salsa, mambo, merengue, rumba, and bachata. Here students will learn posture, balance, coordination, styling, turn technique and partner dance. Xpressit Dance Center currently offers three levels of ballroom. Please refer to our schedule for course times and instruction details.
Contemporary is a style of dance which emerged in the 20th century as an outgrowth of modern dance and other 20th century dance techniques. Defining this style of dance can be difficult, as contemporary dance is an extremely fluid and very nebulous style of dance. Unlike traditions such as ballet, contemporary dance is not associated with specific dance techniques, but rather with a dance philosophy. In contemporary dance, people attempt to explore the natural energy and emotions of their bodies to produce dances which are often very personal. Xpressit Dance Center currently offers three levels of contemporary. Please refer to our schedule for course times and instruction details.
Hip Hop is an urban ethnic dance form that has gained popularity in recent days. It is an art form that evolved in the early 1900′s, when the youth in and around Bronx, New York started dancing on the streets. Hip hop dancing is an ideal way to express one’s creativeness. The dancing represents body movements that go with the beat and rhythm of hip hop music. There is breaking, popping, locking, and is characterized by its vigorous athletics and bouncy style. The jumps, breakages, and rotations in the movements are combined in such a way that the dance style becomes an informal and explosive one. Xpressit Dance Center currently offers two levels of hip-hop. Please refer to our schedule for course times and instruction details.
Jazz is a rhythmic, percussive art form seen primarily in commercial venues such as Broadway shows, The Academy Awards, and dance reviews. Evolving from a blend of European and African traditional social dances, it assimilated into the American culture. Jazz dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns. To excel in Jazz, dancers need a strong background in Ballet, as it encourages grace and balance. Xpressit Dance Center currently offers three levels of jazz. Please refer to our schedule for course times and instruction details.
Mommy and Me
Mommy & Me is toddler class is for beginner students. This class will focus on introducing our studio, the dance environment, and creative movement all with a parent/guardian participating to make these young dancers more comfortable.
Pointe technique is a technique in classical ballet where the dancer will stand on the tip of their toes in specially designed shoes. The shoes are much harder than ballet shoes. Most pointe shoes have a resin based material in the toe section which is hardened and designed to support the full weight of the dancer. Pointe represents the classical grace, beauty, and poise associated with ballet. Xpressit Dance Center currently offers two levels of pointe. Please refer to our schedule for course times and instruction details.
STJ is a course which incorporates three elements critical in developing any dancers. Stretch is a form of physical exercise in which a specific muscle or tendon (or muscle group) is deliberately flexed or stretched in order to improve the muscle’s felt elasticity and achieve comfortable muscle tone. The result is a feeling of increased muscle control, flexibility and range of motion. Turns are rotations of the body on its vertical axis, these can be done in quarters, halves, and full turns. Turns are crucial components to a number of methods of dance, including ballet and ballroom. Jumps are facets in most complex choreography. Xpressit Dance Center currently offers three levels of STJ. Please refer to our schedule for course times and instruction details.
Tap is an exciting form of dance that focuses on the musical phrasing and complexity of rhythms. In this art form dancers use their feet like drums to create rhythmic patterns and timely beats. The term “tap dancing” is derived from the tapping sound produced when the small metal plates on the dancer’s shoes touch a hard floor or surface. Good examples of Famous tap dancers, past and present, are Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell, Gregory Hines, and Savion Glover. Xpressit Dance Center currently offers two levels of tap. Please refer to our schedule for course times and instruction details.