Classes available for the Performing Arts program are as follows
(please note classes will need a minimum of five registrants to run):
Back 2 Basics
Ballet is the foundation for all things dance. G2D dancers will follow the RAD technique to develop fundamental ballet training. Ballet technique is a required class for all Performing Arts students (minus those taking just hip hop) and will be 45 minutes per week.
Ballet technique will be applied to learn dance routines to perform at various festivals G2D attends throughout the year. Ballet choreography class is 30 minutes per week.
Have a blast in this fast paced, high-energy dance class. Learn exciting jumps, turns and combinations used in all dance forms. Jazz dance has a technical base grounded in the fundamentals of ballet. Jazz is required class for all Performing Arts dancers wishing to enroll in optional classes listed below and is 45 minutes per week.
Jazz technique will be applied to learn dance routines to perform at various festivals G2D attends throughout the year. Jazz choreography class is 30 minutes per week.
Variety is a fun, energetic class with a theatrical angle. This class combines dance with specialty dance forms, acting, drama and/or singing. G2D has decided to include this class in the Back 2 Basics package for free, and a routine will be created incorporating all G2D dancers! Each Variety class will start with a half hour Conditioning class weekly, where we focus on strength, stretch and flexibility training.
Expand Your Repertoire
Acrobatic dance is designed to promote excellence in tumbling, flexibility, strength, balance, contortion, and partner/group stunting for dancers. Elements of gymnastics mixed with the grace of dance! Acro is comprised of both a 45 minute technique class and 30 minute choreography class so that we can ensure our dancers are safely and properly developing their technique in addition to their festival routines.
Rising Stars Ballet & Jazz
Geared towards six and seven year olds who have at least one year of prior dance experience. The Rising Stars classes will work on a jazz and ballet routine that will participate in one festival in either April or May. The class will run once a week for 45 minutes. Dancers can take one or both classes!