Modern, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, Musical Theater & Hip Hop Classes
Canyon Concert Ballet offers modern, jazz & lyrical classes in three levels:
- Beginning – based on ballet 1-3
- Intermediate – based on ballet 4-5 (or instructor approval)
- Advanced – based on ballet 6-7 (instructor approval)
Modern dance explores basic movement concepts such as over/under curve, contraction/release of the torso and articulation of the spine. It also emphasizes the use of the floor for centering, grounding oneself in movement, and focuses on the breath (inhale/exhale), which brings quality to one’s movement. Teachers incorporate an eclectic blend of contemporary and post-modern movement into their classes. Modern classes are strongly suggested for Ballet students and included at a significant discount in some Ballet Bundles.
Jazz dance, like jazz music, relies strongly on rhythm. A major element in musical theater and motion pictures, jazz dance is energetic with dancers using different parts of their bodies such as the shoulder, pelvis and head in isolated movements. All jazz students are strongly encouraged to be enrolled in a ballet class. Students will learn a variety of styles from Broadway to contemporary.
Lyrical dance is a fluid dance style that blends ballet and jazz dance. A lyrical dancer uses movement to express strong emotions such as love, joy and anger, and usually perform to music with lyrics…the lyrics of the chosen song serve as inspiration for movements and expressions. Music may consist of many genres including pop, rock and hip hop. Movements in lyrical dance are characterized by fluidity and grace, with the dancer flowing seamlessly from one move to another, holding finishing steps as long as possible. Leaps are exceptionally high and soaring, and turns are graceful and continuous.
Classes focus on the fundamentals of rhythm tap, including solid technique, classic and contemporary tap repertory and improvisation skills.
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Hip-hop has evolved from many dance trends, such as breakin’, poppin’, lockin’, the moonwalk…the list goes on and on. Take hip-hop and dip into the realm of freestyle and develop your own urban style under the guidance of our experienced and fun instructors!