Dance Styles Offered
The following dance styles are currently offered through Xpressit Dance Center. More information regarding the various levels of these courses, or any offered combinations, can be found by clicking the button below.
- Acro 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. Please refer to our schedule for course times and instruction details.
- Baby and Me Baby & 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. Please refer to our schedule for course times and instruction details.
- Ballet 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. Please refer to our schedule for course times and instruction details.
- Ballroom 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. Please refer to our schedule for course times and instruction details.
- Contemporary 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. Please refer to our schedule for course times and instruction details.
- Heels (Stiletto Dance) Open to adults 18+ the goal of this class is empowerment, body positivity and fun! This class will focus on the basic aspects of heels dance such as walking, different types of stretch techniques to improve your flexibility and explore the many ways you can move your body, improvisation, floorwork is also introduced.
- Hip-Hop 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. Please refer to our schedule for course times and instruction details.
- Improv Dance improvisation (commonly known as improv) is the process of creating movement without pre-planning any steps or choreography. Free movement is a great way to have fun, relieve any stress and explore new ways to move. Please refer to our schedule for course times and instruction details.
- Jazz 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. Please refer to our schedule for course times and instruction details.
- Pointe Pointe 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. Please refer to our schedule for course times and instruction details.
- Stretch & Technique is a course which incorporates two elements critical in developing any dancers, stretch and technique. 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. Technique focuses on the precision of movement, use of correct placement and alignment and the creation of beautiful lines. Stretch and Technique ensure a dancers longevity, teach them how to prevent injury, build strength and flexibility, and refine the quality of their movement. Please refer to our schedule for course times and instruction details.
- Tap 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. Please refer to our schedule for course times and instruction details.
- Turn & Jump Turn and Jump is a course which incorporates two elements critical in developing any dancers, turns and jumps. 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. Please refer to our schedule for course times and instruction details.