Classes

Infinity’s dance classes put a strong emphasis on technical training with a focus on classic styles. The combination of ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and hip-hop gives a dancer a solid base to discover a large variety of opportunities in the professional dance world.

See the 2018/2019 Fall Schedule here: Infinity Fall Schedule 2018/2019

Pre-School Creative Movement Class: (ages 3-4) This class will introduce basic ballet vocabulary and classroom etiquette. Students will have fun enacting stories through dance while learning to move as a group.

Attire: Pink ballet tights, leotard of any color, pink ballet shoes. Hair should always be secured away from the face in a ponytail or bun.

Ballet/Tap Combo Class: (ages 5-7) Ballet and tap exercises are taught to introduce important dance basics such as stretching, concentration, rhythm, coordination and discipline. The purpose of this class is to provide a strong foundation for continued dance training as well as develop a love for dance itself.

Attire: Pink ballet tights, leotard of any color, pink ballet shoes, black patent leather tap shoes, (any style).  Hair should always be secured away from the face in a ponytail or bun.

Pre-Professional I, II, and III

Ballet: Classical Ballet provides the necessary foundation that is needed to be successful in every other form of dance. Traditional barre work, center work and combinations are included in all classes. Correct ballet training develops poise, grace, posture, flexibility, strength, agility, a sculpted body, and impeccable technique.

Jazz: Classes teach basic jazz dance technique, terminology and movement quality with an emphasis on proper execution of jazz isolations, rhythms and style performed to contemporary music.

Attire: Pink ballet tights, maroon leotard, pink ballet shoes.  Ballet skirt is optional. Black jazz pants or shorts may be worn over leotard in jazz class, black laceless jazz shoes are required. Hair should always be secured away from the face in a ponytail or bun.

Modern: In modern dance the specific core values are exploration, musicality, abandonment, and intuition.  Classes focus on the fluidity of the spine, articulation of fine motor movement, and body strengthening that incorporates familiar ballet and jazz exercises.  Students will be challenged to think beyond their normal dance repertoire and really purge their feeling and emotions into the movement.

Attire: Leotard or tank of any color, tights or black yoga pants, lyrical shoes or bare feet. Hair should always be secured away from the face in a ponytail or bun.

Lyrical/Contemporary: Contemporary dance is highly musical and often characterized by body isolations, pedestrian gestures, and geometric shapes.  Lyrical is expressive, fluid, and graceful.  This class will examine the differences in the styles and find moments of overlap through various challenging across the floor exercises and extended center combinations.

Attire: Leotard or tank of any color, tights or black yoga pants, foot undeez, jazz, or half-sole lyrical shoes permitted. Hair should always be secured away from the face in a ponytail or bun.

Tap I: Tap is all about rhythm, footwork, and using the feet as a percussive “instrument”. Key elements in tap class are timing, rhythm, and musicality. Various styles will be incorporated into class, including Broadway tap and Rhythm tap.

Attire: Leotard or tank of any color, black jazz pants, black tap shoes, (any style). Hair should always be secured away from the face in a ponytail or bun.

Hip-Hop I and II: Hip-Hop is a form of street dance, featuring popping and locking, body isolations, and current popular moves. It is related to Jazz, but with a less technical foundation and more of a freestyle feel. Hip-hop is urban, diverse, and forever changing. This class gives students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style.

Attire: Hip-Hop, sweats, yoga, or jazz pants. No Jeans! Tank, leotard, or tight T-shirt. CLEAN street shoes.

Adult Jazz Class: Classes teach basic jazz dance technique, terminology and movement quality with an emphasis on proper execution of jazz isolations, rhythms and style performed to contemporary music. Students enrolled in this class will learn a choreographed piece and perform in the annual recital.

Attire: Leotard or tank of any color, black jazz or yoga pants, black laceless jazz shoes. Hair should be secured away from the face.