5678 Dance
The School For The Performing Arts!

Class Descriptions

Class Schedule


Tiny Tots Combo A(3-4 year olds):  Our youngest dancers will develop balance, coordination, and simple dance technique in this fun-filled hour of dance. Our rising stars will develop their fine and gross motor skills as they learn tap, ballet, & acrobatics. 
 
Pee Wee Combo B(4-5year olds): This class focuses on reinforcing basic motor skills and rhythm exercises.  Fundamental ballet and tap exercises are taught in this 1-hour class while encouraging our young students to explore the use of their creative minds in relation to movement.
 
Pee Wee Jazz: is a fun-filled, optional extra ½ hour class for Pee Wee Combo B students.   This class introduces the beat and rhythm to music while connecting basic jazz steps. The children are ready to display their skills while building self-esteem and refined socialization skills. 
 
Petite Combo C(5-6 year olds): This class is a combination class for the young dancer, which is 1 ½ hours and includes tap, ballet, and jazz. Students will learn the basics of each genre of dance and will develop gross motor skills such as skipping, hopping, and leaping. Students will learn how to take turns and work together.  The instructor will implement a class syllabus along with positive feedback in order to encourage and motivate their students.  
 
Ballet: Ballet is the most important class a student can take.  It is the foundation for all dance movement and will only enhance and improve a student’s progress in other dance styles.  Ballet challenges students’ minds, with learning and memorizing patterns and sequences, and challenges students’ bodies by building correct body posture, fluidity of movement and body awareness.  It provides a student with balance, coordination and strength.  This class will consist of the ballet barre, dancing across the floor, and a dance combination in the center. 
 
Tap: Tap is an exciting dance form that makes the dancer the musician.  It explores the use of the smaller muscles of the feet and body, along with the larger ones.  Significance is placed on the articulation of tap sounds with clarity and speed while performing.   Emphasis is placed on rhythm, accent, shading, and weight changing.
 
Jazz:  Jazz dance builds coordination of all parts of the body.  Students work on turn & leap, isolations, and progressions of dance steps while expressing themselves. This form of dance has been featured on the hit show So You Think You Can Dance.  At 5678 Dance we stress technique and flexibility.  
 
Hip Hop: This form of dance encompasses many of the classical dance styles but is presented in a street or nontraditional way.  Students are introduced to rhythm, musicality, control, and performance. There are five styles of Hip Hop: locking, popping, house, breaking, and free style.
 
Modern:  Modern dance encourages dancers to use their emotions and moods to design their own steps and routines instead of following a structured code of technique, as in ballet.  Another characteristic of modern dance in opposition to ballet is the deliberate use of gravity. Whereas classical ballet dancers strive to be light and airy on their feet, modern dancers often use their body weight to enhance movement. The student must be enrolled in ballet.  
 
Lyrical: Lyrical dance is a combination of jazz and ballet.  The student must be able to feel and interpret the music.  The student will tap into his/her emotions and will create a story.  Flexibility, strength, and control are stressed.   The student must be enrolled in ballet. 

 

Musical Theatre: Musical theatre combines music, songs, and spoken dialogue with dance.  Students must have Miss Jennifer’s permission and be enrolled in ballet.


Zumba: "Ditch the Workout - Join the PARTY!!!" Working's never been known to be much fun UNTIL NOW! Zumba® Latin Dance-Fitness fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will blow you away. Zumba® Fanatics achieve long term health benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exhilarating hour of caloric-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life!

 

Acting: Does Your Child Want To Be A Star? Your child will learn how to audition, learn how to read commercials, do improvs, and read monologues.  5678 Dance offers inexpensive lessons in a professional atmosphere.  Every class will present a scene on a theme at a final term showcase performance.

 

What type of Dance Floor is used?

Dance is a very physical activity that requires a lot of jumping, which can put stress on bones and joints. Most dance footwear does not provide any cushioning or support, so the shock of dance movement can place a lot of pressure on the knees and back of a dancer. The best way to prevent against potential injury is by choosing a studio with a professional sprung floor.  A sprung floor is a dance floor that rests on a system of high-density foam, to absorb the shock of jumping. 5678 Dance has sprung floors. Our special floors help reduce the risk of injuries and allow students to dance longer without getting tired.