C & C Academy of Dance offers a wide variety of classes for ages 2 and up, of all skill levels for recreational purposes. We also offer a Competition Team for more serious dancers and Private Lessons (upon availability) for those who want to fine-tune their skills in a private environment.
Can't decide which class is right for your dancer? We offer a FREE trial class for all new students. This allows the dancer to experience the class before they join. Call or visit the studio for more information.
CLASSES WE OFFER
Ballet training is essential to a dancer's progress. It teaches and improves coordination, flexibility, and musicality, as well as develops and strengthens the muscles. Ballet class consists of barre and center work.
Special classes are devoted to the technique "Sur Les pointes". Students must have been enrolled in or taken previous ballet classes. Pointe class may only be taken by recommendation of the instructor and approval from the Directors.
These classes introduce young children to music and performing arts. The program helps students develop listening and motor skills, body awareness, endurance, concentration, group cooperation and individual expression, coordination, and balance. The dancer will be introduced to ballet, tap, and jazz. Recommended for ages 2 and up (Potty trained preferred)
Jazz training focuses on body placement and rhythmic movement. Each class includes the proper technique in stretches, warm-ups, isolations, center work, turns, jumps, etc. Emphasis is also placed on developing musicality, discipline and learning quality of movement.
Instructors teach a variety of tap styles with a strong emphasis on technique and performance. Our tap training can begin as early as age 2, where students are introduced to elementary rhythms and use of body, legs, and feet in basic tap steps. As students mature and progress, increasingly demanding technical exercises and complex routines are taught.
An expressive form of dance that combines ballet and jazz techniques while telling a story to the audience. Lyrical is extremely technical and emphasizes the importance of fluidity in dance.
Contemporary dance is an advanced style that incorporates elements of modern, lyrical, jazz and ballet for an ultimate performance.
Hip Hop classes provide an excellent workout (similar to aerobics) while having fun. Students learn rhythm, coordination, isolations, basic dance steps and put it all into a routine they can "show off" at recitals and competition. This form of dance comes about from and is influenced by today's music and culture.
Designed to improve the dancer's technical skills and flexibility related to more physical movement. Through a variety of exercises in the center and across the floor, dancer's will strengthen their abilities to raise the height and technique of their leaps in addition to proper turn alignment for multiple rotations, hand placement, and posture.
Clogging is a type of folk dance which involves striking the heel, the toe, or both against the floor or each other to create audible rhythms. Teachers focus on a more modernized version of the classic clog and are done in time with the music.
TUMBLING (Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced)
Gymnastics floor work can be a great asset to any dancer or can be a lot of fun to learn all on its own. The teachers will focus first on the basic elements and safety involved in tumbling and will continue to develop gymnastics skills according to the student's level. Dancers will begin learning these skills on mats and will advance to performing their skills on the floor.
STRETCH / CONDITION
Designed to improve a dancer's range of motion, enhance muscle flexibility and increase their level of core muscle strength. Through a variety of stretches and conditioning exercises, a dancer will also increase their awareness of their own body's potential as it connects to expression through movement.
CHARACTER / MUSICAL THEATER (NOT CURRENTLY OFFERED)
A performance-based class focusing on jazz technique and skills instrumental in Broadway-style choreography. Ballet and classical jazz exercises will be emphasized along with across the floor exercises that will develop a variety of turns and leaps.
WORKSHOPS & INTENSIVES
Every year during the summer school semester break, we offer weekly and/or monthly workshops and intensives. Intensive classes are designed to set smaller goals and focus on what each dancer is trying to accomplish. The summer workshops are designed to give each dancer a taste of several different dance styles and have a fun activity during the summer. Many of our workshop/intensive classes are taught by talented, professional choreographers who work with famous musicians, bands, and TV/Music personalities.