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Dance Disciplines


These are some examples of types of dance disciplines to know about as your child gets ready to be a dancer.


Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. Students are taught rhythms, timing, and leg/foot coordination done to all types of music.


Jazz dance is a high energy, fast moving, stylized technique influenced by rhythms of jazz music. Jazz teaches acting, expression, technique and how to move with the beat of the music. Dancers will learn leaps, turns, kicks and center combination work to upbeat and popular music.


Ballet is the fundamental “backbone” of all dance training. A classical dance form demanding grace and precision and employing formalized steps and gestures. Students will learn elegance, technique, discipline, flexibility, confidence, and endurance.

Hip Hop

Hip Hop refers to street dance styles primarily performed to upbeat, funky music. It includes a wide range of styles, including breaking, locking, and popping. Hip Hop is known for it’s fast, athletic movements that help with coordination and strength.


Acro dance is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. Acro’s unique choreography seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics into this new art form. Acro teaches agility, balance, flexibility, strength discipline, and concentration, and is a wonderful accompaniment for any dancer.


Lyrical combines ballet, jazz, and contemporary dance techniques, teaching the student to communicate emotion through music. Lyrical is a fluid, technical form of dance that allows the student to explore their musicality and the close relationship music shares with dance expression through choreography and performance.


Contemporary is an expressive style of dance that combines a variety of dance genres. It utilizes both the strong and controlled legwork of ballet and modern dance’s stress on the torso and employs contact-release, floor work, fall and recovery and improvisation characteristic of modern dance. Contemporary allows for the dancer to be creative and free.

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre is perfect for those who love to sing, act and dance! This discipline teaches dialogue, music, dancing, singing, and acting through a variety of games, exercises, and repertoire from Broadway Musicals.

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