Elevate

Elevate Dance Program

Grades 6-8

 

Your middle school student will have ample opportunity to learn, grow, join and serve in our Elevate dance program. Along with favorite disciplines that they have grown accustomed to, such as Ballet, Tap and Jazz, they will now have the opportunity to begin precision classes and some students will be ready for pointe classes! In addition, students have the opportunity to join our junior chapter of The National Honor Society of Dance Arts or enter our teacher's assistant training program!

My girls love dancing at Copeland Queen School of the Arts. They have such talented teachers who strive to make sure the children are having fun as well as learning the skills needed in the dance class. The studio is fabulous! The relationships the students share between them is one that is positive and encouraging. So blessed to be a part of such a wonderful dance studio.

Lisa Hathaway

Ballet 

Ages 8 and up

 

Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms.

 

Each level will focus on proper body alignment, terminology and correct execution of steps, as well as strength and flexibility training, through barre’, center floor and across the floor adagio and allegro combinations.

 

​Classes are one-hour long. Students are to wear a black leotard, and and pink full-footed tights  with pink leather or canvas ballet shoes. ​Hair must be secured in a bun.

 

Tap

Ages 8 and up

 

Students will develop rhythm, style and sound quality in this class that blends both traditional broadway style tap and current rhythm style tap together. Emphasis on ankle and foot mobility and flexibility, speed and accuracy.

 Students will wear a solid colored leotard and tights (dance shorts may be worn as well) Tap shoes will be determined by level and instructor. Hair should be secured off the face and neck.

Jazz

Ages 8 and up

 

 Students will learn musicality and technique, focusing on balance, flexibility, and strength, through different genres of music including Broadway, Latin, and current hits.

 

Students will wear a solid colored leotard and tights (dance shorts may be worn as well) with skin-colored slip-on jazz shoes. ​Hair should be secured off the face.

 

 

Contemporary

Ages 12 and up

 

Contemporary classes are designed for intermediate to advanced students with previous training in ballet. Students will explore basic techniques and skills from ballet, jazz and modern. It emphasizes the interpretation of music lyrics while telling a story with movement that can be fluid or abstract.

 

Students will wear a solid colored leotard and tights (dance shorts may be worn as well) Shoes TBD by the instructor. ​Hair should be secured off the face and neck.

 

Hip Hop

Ages 8 and up

 

These fun, upbeat classes teach hip hop technique and choreography without the worry of suggestive moves or inappropriate music! Dancers develop rhythm, coordination, and self-expression.

 

Students will wear comfortable gym type clothing and DEDICATED black, "Converse" style low-top sneakers. Hair should be secured off the face and neck.

 

Acro/Tumbling

Ages  and up

Floor tumbling and contortion with an emphasis on the correct formation of skills. Students work at their own level.

Students will wear a solid colored leotard and footless tights or leggings. Bare feet required. Hair should be secured off the face and neck.

Musical Theater

Ages 8  and up

 

Acting and dancing come together in this theater styled jazz class.

 

Students will wear a solid colored leotard and  tights or leggings with skin colored jazz shoes. Hair should be secured off the face and neck.

 

Precision

Ages 12 and up

 

"Rocekette" styled jazz classes with an emphasis on precise, sharp movement and synchronized styling.

 

Students will wear a black colored leotard and skin colored tights with skin colored t strap character shoes.. Hair should be secured off the face and neck.

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