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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 proud to include the Acrobatic Arts curriculum!
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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.

Dance City is Proud to include the American Ballet Theatre® Curriculum!


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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. 




 

  

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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


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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

 

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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

 
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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.


  
 


Get ready for those parties, weddings, cruises, and fun nights on the town! Schedule a Private Lesson Package or sign up for a group class and learn your favorite Smooth, Rhythm, and Swing dance styles. 


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

 

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