2014/15 Class Schedule 

click on photos below for a listing of class offerings by category. For a listing of classes by age/grade please select the "classes by grade and day" drop down menu under the"Classes" tab above.

IXL Classes
Please note that this is a separate off-site IXL program

Acro dance is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character, its unique choreography, which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics and its use of acrobatics in a dance context.
Dance City is an official Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy! Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy are taught through a nationwide network of top quality dance studios. We are proud to be one of them!

Your child will receive a quality dance education in a caring and fun environment, all based on the beloved Angelina Ballerina character. The Angelina Dance Academy curriculum is designed by internationally renowned master teachers and child development experts you child will be inspired to pursue their dreams of dance, just like Angelina Ballerina!

Register today and your little star with big dreams will develop the love and skills of dance that will last for a

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Click on photo for a listing of our ballet classes
Ballet is a classical form of dance with emphasis on body alignment, control, precision and grace. Develop the fundamentals of dance through classical barré, center work and progressions. Ballet is strongly recommended for all serious dancers because it provides the basic foundation for all other forms of dance. *Please note that this category includes dance classes for the Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy!

 

Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker ballet, "Dance of the Mirlitons," by the Kirov Ballet.


 
Click on photo for a listing of all our combo classes

Combination classes are designed to give the young dancer an opportunity to discover and explore different types of dance in one class. They typically incorporate movement and basic ballet. Depending on the class, combination classes may combine ballet and tap, ballet and jazz, jazz and tap or tap and hip hop. When a student chooses to concentrate on a particular dance style the individual classes in tap, jazz, hip hop or ballet are recommended.


Our "Intro to Dance" classes focus on creative movement to build the necessary gross motor skills needed for primary dance instruction. We use fun, upbeatmusic to learn basic skills like hopping, skipping, jumping,galloping and balance coordination. Students will learn basic ballet steps including plies, tendu,releve and other introductory dance steps.


 

  

click on photo for a listing of our Hip Hop classes

Hip Hop is a street dance style that has evolved as a part of the Hip Hop culture and primarily danced to Hip Hop music. Can include a wide array of styles such as Breaking, Popping, Locking, Krumping and House dance.


 

"If You're Happy and You Know It," Hip Hop dance routine from our June 2012 recital


Jazz dance combines stylistic movement with intricate rhythms and body isolations. It also includes leaps and turns as well as upbeat combinations of movement. Jazz technique is designed to increase body control and coordination and continues to be an essential element of musical theatre choreography, where it may be interwoven with other dance styles as appropriate for a particular show. Jazz dancing can be seen in shows such as West Side Story and Damn Yankees. Famous jazz dancers include Bob Fosse, Gwen Verdon, Jerome Robbins and Gus Giordano.


*Please note that this category includes Musical Theatre

 

"Witch Doctor" Jazz routine from our 2012 recital

 

Lyrical is a fusion of Ballet and Jazz dance. Uses dance to interpret the emotion of music. Movement is meant to show the meaning of the music and tell a story. Lyrical dance has a poetic, expressive quality characterized by or expressing spontaneous, direct feeling. Choreography is meant to express deep personal emotions while being highly rhapsodic and enthusiastic.

 

"Better Days" Lyrical dance from 2012 recital

 

The name comes from the tapping sound made when the small metal plates on the dancer's shoes touch a hard surface. This lively, rhythmic tapping makes the performer not just a dancer, but also a percussive musician. Tap is a style of American theatrical dance using precise rhythmical patterns of foot movement and audible foot tapping. What is now called "Jazz dance" evolved from Tap dance, so both dance styles have many moves in common.


  
 


Come play, sing, and laugh with your toddler! learn fun follow-along dances with puppets, scarves, instruments and more… Embrace a creative and developmentally appropriate environment with your little one. Your child will develop gross motor skills, familiarity with dance class format, and a genuine love of music and dance.

 

Dance City Parent-Toddler classes are offered through "Music Together with Merrily."

 

DANCE CITY PERFORMANCE PROGRAMS


Dance City is proud to offer a number of performance opportunities for dancers and singers through our Premier Performance Program. The program includes the Dance City Performance Team (DCPT), the Dance City Glee Club and the Urban Dance Academy. Click here for more information

 

Working with Kathy, students learn to sing all phrases of a song with good breath control and with accurate pitch and rhythm. Students learn correct posture and diction, and learn exercises for extending their singing range and controlling the tone of their voice.

 

30-minute private lessons with Kathy: $30

 

Click here to enroll or contact Kathy directly at kathylessons@gmail.com to schedule a session.



Have you always wanted to Ballroom dance? Now's your chance!


Get ready for those parties, weddings, cruises, and fun nights on the town! Learn a new life-long skill, meet great people, and burn calories the fun way!

Schedule a Private Lesson Package or sign up for a group class and learn your favorite Smooth, Rhythm, and Swing dance styles. Not only will you study the steps, you'll also learn tips and techniques that will take your dancing to the next level.

You can choose to learn any of the following dance styles in your lessons:
Waltz, Viennese Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Salsa, Merengue, Cha-Cha, Rumba, Samba, Argentine Tango, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Mambo, Night Club Two Step, Quickstep, Polka, and Hustle.

For a current list of Amy's class offerings, or to book a private lesson, please contact Amy directly at atranchida@hotmail.com or 586-801-0465.
 
 


Zumba®: Are you ready to party yourself into shape? Forget the workout, just lose yourself in the music and find yourself in shape at the original dance-fitness party. Zumba® classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before you know it, you'll be getting fit and your energy levels will be soaring! It's easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating.

Zumba® Toning: When it comes to body sculpting, Zumba®Toning raises the bar (or rather, the toning stick). Learn how to use lightweight, maraca-like Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and tone all the target zones, including arms, abs and thighs. Zumba Toning is the perfect way to sculpt your body naturally while having a total blast.

Zumba® classes will continue at Dance City with Ericka!

When:
Mondays 9:30 - 10:20am (Zumba)
Thursdays 8:30 - 9:20am (Zumba Toning) *NEW TIME!

Cost:
$130 for 10 classes or $15.00 walk-in

Please contact Ericka directly with any questions: (248) 860-6598
Serving Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Royal Oak, Troy, Huntington Woods, Oak Park and more!!