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We offer teen and adult classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Break Dance, Lyrical, Contemporary, Belly Dance, and Fitness. Join us in the exciting world of dance for teens, and adults. Please contact us if you're interested in joining a class or, teaching a class.


Classes: Ballet/Pre-Ballet| Belly Dance | Bollywood | Break Dance |Contemporary Ballet/Contemporary Dance | Hip Hop & Bolly Hop | Jazz/Musical Theatre/Theatrical Jazz | Tap

Ballet
Class Description
Ballet
(teen/adult)

Drill fundamental ballet exercises without the pressure of learning complicated choreography. Work on strengthening and stretching all muscle groups to achieve a dancer’s body and ballet lines. Great for beginning dancers who want to learn the basics and develop proper ballet form. Also useful for intermediate and advanced dancers who want to focus on their technique.

Class format includes warm up and quick stretch, technique drills, floor work, stretching, break down a difficult ballet step and cool down.

Pre-Ballet
(3-6 yrs)

Through the structure of the class, children are supported in learning sequencing, turn-taking, problem-solving skills, impulse control, and cooperation. Your child will learn to understand and reproduce rhythm, be introduced to ballet technique explore creativity and imagination, and gain body and spatial awareness.
Wear: Girls should wear leotard (any style/any color) and tights, ballet shoes. Boys should wear fitted t-shirt and sweat pants or play pants and ballet shoes.

Ballet
(9-12 yrs)

A graceful classical dance form, ballet is the foundation of all dance styles. Correct body alignment and placement is emphasized.
Wear: Girls should wear leotard (any style/any color) and tights, ballet shoes. Boys should wear fatted t-shirt and sweat pants or play pants and ballet shoes.

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BELLY DANCE
Class Description
Belly Dance
(teen/adult)

Beginning Belly Dance - Technique & Drills, Tuesday, 7:45 pm-9:00 pm
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This class will introduce students to the beautiful and elegant art form of Middle Eastern belly dance while building strength, flexibility and great muscle control. The class focuses on building basic belly dance vocabulary. Students will learn the proper posture, isolation techniques, essential moves and traveling steps, and simple dance combinations. Each class includes cardio and stretch warm-up and lots of drills - a good workout guaranteed!

Intermediate Belly Dance - Choreography & Performance, Tuesday, 9:00 pm-10:15 pm
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This class offers more challenge to students who already feel comfortable with belly dance essentials. Students are introduced to more difficult techniques, transitions between movements, layering, complex dance combinations and choreographies, props. Musical interpretation and performance skills will be taught as well. Students are encouraged to participate in group performance projects!

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BOLLYWOOD DANCE
Class Description
Beginning Bollywood
(teen/adult)

Bollywood dance has been India's most entertaining and popular form of dance for several decades. It mashes in a unique blend of dances from different parts of the country including Indian folk, classical and is also inspired from western dance forms. Typical Bollywood dances are on songs from popular Hindi (Indian) movies.

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CONTEMPORARY
Class Description
Contemporary Dance (teen/adult) Contemporary Dance fuses ballet, modern dance and it draws from other philosophies of movement that are outside the realm of classical dance technique. This style can be danced to almost any type of music, or united with other dance forms to create new styles of movement.

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HIP HOP
Class Description
Beginning
Hip Hop
(teen/adult)
This class is designed for dancers with no prior experience and it includes a warm-up, hip hop progressions, and a short routine . The focus is placed mostly on style and loosely on technique.
Beg/Int
Hip Hop
(teen/adult)
Learn to dance like you see in the latest. music video clips. Students will learn technique, style and choreographed routine geared toward a dance concert. Selected dancers will be invited to perform in the Ariel Dance Productions' annual concert.

Intermediate Hip Hop
(teen/adult)
A challenging Funk for your feet. The class covers street dance moves such as: hip hop, popping, locking, hitting, jamming to name a few. Don't be surprised if you find yourself being the center of attention the next time you are groovin' on the dance floor at your favorite club.

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Jazz
Class Description
Beginning-Intermediate Jazz
(teen/adult)
This class is for students with some background in dance, although not necessarily experience in jazz. Students will continue to work on technique, balance, strength, coordination, jumps, turns, and short combinations.
Intermediate Jazz
(teen/adult)

This is a high-energy class that focuses on warm-up, across the floor work, multiple turns, and complex dance combinations: Afro Jazz, Hip Hop, Funk, Lyrical, Musical Theater, and Traditional styles. Students can expect fun, high energy music, experienced teacher and a great workout!

Lyrical Jazz
(teen/adult)

Lyrical dance style draws from ballet, jazz, contemporary and modern dance. This dance style dance is expressive, subtle, dynamic, and it focuses on conveying musicality and emotion through movement. It is a combination of intricate, highly technical, and pedestrian/naturalistic moves. It is commonly set to popular music with vocals as well as rich instrumental portions of a pop song.

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TAP
Class Description

Beginning/Intermediate Tap (teen/adult)

Intermediate tap dance technique and choreography class will focus more on intricate footwork, help tap dancers develop speed, clarity, greater showmanship and beautiful sound quality.  Designed to refine existing tap skills this class puts the fundamentals to work by learning new steps, rhythms, patterns, and combinations. Students will also enjoy learning choreography that blends a variety of tap styles such as Stomp, Showboat, Musical Theatre and Rhythmic.

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