Styles of Dance Offered at Pure Energy Dance Foundation
Classes are open to all interested students from age 3 to Adult. All students have the opportunity to be involved in our year-end recital at the Burt Church Theatre at the end of June.
All dancers that are level junior and up have the opportunity to participate in competitions during the Spring. All Competitive students must be enrolled in, and regularly in-attendance of all mandatory classes as set out by the Artistic Director for each dance level. All interested students enrolled in competitive classes may participate in Solos, Duets or Trios by submitting a request in the fall. There are no auditions for competition participation!
Rec Hip Hop Rec Hip Hop Classes are 45 minutes once a week. This class is for ages 6 – 10 and 11 – 18 age groups. Whether your child is dying to rock the floor and show off their mad style or they want to dance without the formal attire or technical pre-requisites; Hip Hop dance is powerful and electrifying. Students will learn about the history, music, culture, and styles that make Hip Hop one of the most popular genres of today. Hip Hop dance activates individuality, allowing each student the opportunity to exhibit their uniqueness and personal style….
Tiny Toes It’s never to early to start! Classes are for ages 3 – 4. Watch your child gallop, skip, spin and jump with a huge smile on their face in Tiny Toes or Happy Feet where every class is a journey brimming with excitement, exploration and learning. Along the way, our dancers improve co-ordination and musicality, develop new skills, gain strength and endurance in an en
Happy Feet These dance classes are geared towards dancers aged 4 -5 years. Dancers will begin to explore basic ballet and tap movement with a special emphasis on interactive movement games, imaginative mimes, singing and story telling. Classes are 60 minutes once a week
Ballet The Foundation of technique begins with Ballet. Learn to stand with confidence, move with precision and develop accurate posture and alignment gaining poise, grace, confidence and strength. Ballet also teaches commitment, determination and body awareness. Because of the physical demands and expectations at higher levels, Elementary, PreIntermediate, Intermediate, and Advance classes, dancers attend twice weekly. Additional classes are recommended and sometimes required to strengthen and build technique.
Pointe For Intermediate to Advanced level students. Includes barre and centre work to strengthen the feet and ankles, learn placement, and increase flexibility as they develop pointe work skills. (Note: Students must be assessed by a doctor and approved by the teacher before going up “en pointe”.) Pointe class accurse during regular Technique Ballet Class.
Jazz Is your child full of personality? A little on the bold side? Or they want to be? Students can expect to strut their stuff in Jazz class. Jazz dance is a stylized movement form that has developed in parallel to American popular music. It promotes individuality and demands performance. Seen on TV, advertising campaigns, on stage and in musicals, Jazz dance is the leader of the entertainment biz. Students will improve musicality, move with power and learn to attack movement with a vigor that is Jazz. Students in PreIntermediate level and higher take 2 classes weekly. Because of the…
Tap Tap dance has the transformative power to make the body a dynamic sound machine. Each week when your child puts on their special dance shoes they will feel a lively beat bubble and boil within them. As tap dancers, they will live, breathe, feel and experience the playfulness, creativity and wonder that comes from making music. Students will develop a deep understanding of phrasing and musical form, improve rhythm and co-ordination and have a tremendously loud amount of fun. Classes follow Al Gilbert syllabus of studies.
Lyrical Got drama and angst? This choreography-based class is for Elementary and higher level dancers who want to give voice to their feelings, passion and emotion. Lyrical dance incorporates jazz, ballet and modern dance techniques and is known for its expressiveness and musicality. Competitive dancers must be enrolled in a Technical Jazz class to compete in Lyrical
Contemporary Contemporary dance is a creative style of expressive dance. Which combines elements of several dance styles including modern, jazz, lyrical, and classical ballet. Contemporary dance stresses versatility and improvisation, unlike the strict, structured nature of ballet. Contemporary dancers focus on floorwork, using gravity to pull them down to the floor. This dance genre is often done in bare feet. Contemporary dance can be performed to many different styles of music.
Hip Hop Whether your child is dying to rock the floor and show off their mad style or they want to dance without the formal attire or technical pre-requisites; Hip Hop dance is powerful and electrifying. Students will learn about the history, music, culture, and styles that make Hip Hop one of the most popular genres of today. Hip Hop dance activates individuality, allowing each student the opportunity to exhibit their uniqueness and personal style. They are encouraged to let their voice be heard, groove wholeheartedly to the beat and bring pride and confidence into their dancing. Ain’t no half…
Is your child an avid cartwheeler? Do they love to be upside down? AcroDance is a physically demanding activity that combines dance technique with acrobatic elements and is great for students looking to enhance their agility, flexibility, & strength. AcroDance is meant to be a complimentary activity to our dance training rather than a tumbling or gymnastics class. It is only involved in competitions or the year-end recital by special invitation by the Artistic Director. Invitations are sent in September and Extra Line fees apply.
Tech and Stretch A class designed to strengthen the body, foster the development of flexibility, improve alignment and to further support the students’ dance training. This class is mandatory for all competitive dancers enrolled in Elementary, Pre Intermediate, Intermediate or Advanced. It is not involved in any competitions or the year-end recital.
Adults Aerial Fusion Does the thought of hanging like a bat sound like a fun thing to do? Aerial Fusion is a unique way to fly and defy gravity with a blend of yoga, pilates and dance inspired movements done with aerial silk hammocks. The aerial hammock is used as an apparatus to help support and suspend areas of the body in the air 2 – 4 feet from the ground. Aerial Fusion is designed to develop a balance between breathing, stretching, strengthening, and relaxing, all while exploring playful movements with your body. No experience required!