Class Descriptions

Here at A.I.M. we believe your student is more than just another number. We believe in quality and not quantity. By keeping a low student to teacher ratio it will ensure that your dancer will get the individual attention they deserve and want.

Class descriptions:

Preschool classes are 45 min

Level I thru Level V classes are 1 hour

 

Preschool- In this class your child will develop coordination, increase motor skills and learn musicality. The Preschool dancer will learn the basic steps in Ballet, Tap, and Tumbling. They will learn structure, listening skills and social interaction all while having fun and making new friends.

Level I classes are the next level up from Preschool. In each class they will concentrate on which ever form of dance they are learning. Level I classes are offered  in Ballet, Jazz and Tap.

 In each class your child will learn proper terms, body alignment and placement, center combinations and across the floor technique. Just beginning or those who haven’t learned the skills mentioned would be perfect for these class.

For Level II up to Level V we offer the following classes:

 

 

Beauty, form and elegance is a great way to describe Ballet. It is the foundation for all dance forms. Proper technique and terms are emphasized in this class. Barre, center floor, and across the floor combinations are taught to achieve a progression of advancement for the student. Classes are taught at the appropriate age and technique level.

Ballet Attire:Solid colored leotard,pink tights, ballet shoes and Pointe shoes if you are en pointe

 

Tap focuses on the development of a sharpened sense of rhythm, coordination, and clarity of sounds. This class incorporates warm up, rhythm sequences and combinations. We offer many forms of tap, from traditional, modern, softshoe and musical theater tap. No matter what style you are working on, you are guaranteed to have loads of fun!

Tap attire: Any color leotard, halter,crop orcamisole, dance pants, hot shorts, black or tan tights, tap shoes

 

Jazz is an upbeat and high energy class. It is an exciting and ever evolving form of dance full of rhythm and syncopation. This class explores body isolations of the head, shoulders, ribcage, feet and arms. Jazz class teaches basic jazz technique, terminology and movement with emphasis on proper jazz isolations, rhythms and style.

Hip Hop is one of the most up and coming styles of dance. It is characterized by its expressive and athletic style. This class promotes current trends and music. This fast paced class can be taught to anyone with a passion to move, be prepared to sweat and have tons of fun! All music and movements are age appropriate.

Jazz attire: Leotard,any form fitting dance top, hot shorts or jazz pants. Jazz Shoes

 

 

Hip Hop is one of the most up and coming styles of dance. It is characterized by its expressive and athletic style. This class promotes current trends and music. This fast paced class can be taught to anyone with a passion to move, be prepared to sweat and have tons of fun! All music and movements are age appropriate.

Hip Hop attire:Comfy dance clothes and tennis shoes or jazz shoes

 

 

 

 

Lyrical/contemporary is a free flowing form of contemporary ballet combined with Jazz technique. This form of dance is usually performed with lyrics of a song. In this class the dancer will learn to convey a message and feeling through movement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Technique Class is designed to train the dancer in all technical areas. Each class will go back to the basics of each genre of dance techniques that will focus on proper body alignment and placement. It is a great class to partake in to learn the fundamentals of dance.

 

 

 

 

 

Students progress through these levels as through grades in any school; however, all students move at different rates. Some spend more than two years in one level while the mind and the body learn to work together; some may progress much faster. When the student has learned the technique appropriate for each level and when the student’s body has become strong enough to accomplish those movements, then, at the discretion of the instructor, the student is moved to the next level. Advancement is based on ability, not age. The primary levels are the most important levels as they solidly prepare the student for more technical work.