Artistic Kids Dance Academy

Classes offered

BALLET

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Is the basis for all structured forms of dance. Each student is provided the best ballet technique with knowledge, ballet terminology, appreciation for music, and self confidence in all forums. Our goal is to develop a disciplined dancer through barre, center floor, & combinations suited to age & ability while developing body strength, self assurance, poise & grace.

POINTE

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Is an extension to ballet training. Dancers perform the same ballet steps on the tips of their toes, instead of the balls of their feet. Special shoes are required for this discipline. The first few months of pointe class will be nothing more than doing exercises to strengthen the feet, legs, and ankles. Pointe is a discipline only for dancers who practice very often and are patient enough to learn correc

JAZZ

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dancers will develop charisma and showmanship along with dance technique and strength. Dancers will learn classical jazz techniques and focus syncopated rhythms and body isolations. Consisting of a warm-up & a variety of combinations both across the floor & center floor. 

TAP

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Is a distinguished art form of rhythmic footwork that promotes awareness of timing, rhythm, & mental concentration. Tap is an innovative dance form that evolves with literally every style of music. Tap is the only style where you can hear your progress. 

HIP-HOP

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Ability to learn a funky style of dance such as: freezes, popping, locking, krumping and old school, hip hop new style and the newest hip hop trends.  Classes are fun, hip, and extremely popular. Hip-hop is a fast-pace; high-energy class that will keep you wanting more. It is a combination of street style moves, isolations, and floor work. 

ACROBATICS

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Beginning/Intermediate Tumbling will focus on basic tumbling skills. Students will learn forward & backward rolls, back bends from the ground, cartwheels, handstands, & round-offs. Intermediate/Advance Tumbling students will learn back extension rolls, handstand forward rolls, walk-overs, tick-tocks, aerial's, front and back hand springs, and tumbling sequences.

LYRICAL

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Emphasizes strong emotional feeling & line while telling a story. It is a fusion of ballet technique and bound by the dancer's inner emotions. Both ballet & jazz are the foundation from which lyrical dance is developed. Lyrical choreography is fluid and graceful to powerful and expressive music. 

CONTEMPORARY

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provides a multitude of techniques designed to allow connection with the dance space, the music, and fellow dancers. Builds on traditional forms of technique to create movement. This form of dance is to prepare a dancer's body for a wide range of movement possibilities. 

MODERN

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Is more relaxed, free style of expression.  Modern often utilizes floor in the routines and dancers are usually bare foot and costumes reflect the chosen emotions.  Dancers will learn control, flexibility and body expression. Many of the steps are done off the center of balance, which is amazing when achieved. Dancers will develop creativity in their movements and find new ways to use their bodies for performing and expressing themselves in dance. 

MUSICAL THEATRE

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Recognized as a newer style of Jazz dance, most notably seen in musicals and theatrical productions such as Oklahoma, West Side Story, Sound of Music, Cats, Cabaret, Chicago, WICKED, and more. Musical Theater classes are jazzed based but set apart by the showmanship & acting skills of the dancers. This style of dance is also related to telling a story through dancers facial expressions. 

HEELS

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Learn a sophisticated and classy style of dance while in heels. Developing dancers core, strength, and endurance. Specializing in techniques for broadway, shows, and commercials. Style of dance benefits the dancer in auditions for music videos and broadway shows. Elevate your dance training and be able to execute advanced choreography in heels. a fun innovative new trend that is sweeping the nation.

JUMPS & TURNS

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Is designed for the student to really spend extra time to fine tune & advance their jumps and turns. This class is to help gain maximum flexibility, leaping higher and more gracefully, and also to help perfect pirouette and turn combinations. This class is also designed to help dancers build endurance, and core strength.

FLEXIBILITY

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Flexibility and Stretching class introduces various techniques of flexibility training as well as techniques that are especially designed to improve your range of movement. By strengthening and conditioning students as they grow and advance as dancers, we can decreases the chance of injury and in the long run it helps creates an intelligent, well-rounded artist with self-awareness.

DANCE EXTREME

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Helping dance students grow and shape children as dancers in a class that focuses on cardio and strength training. This class is to improve muscle strength, posture, balance and coordination while executing self discipline. This class is developed to bring your dancing to the next level. the goal is to equip dancers with the necessary exercises, tools and self-awareness they need to use on a daily basis where this training is not limited to only class time. 

BROADWAY/ACTING

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Students will gain confidence in a fun and professional environment, learning the techniques of acting for Film, TV, and Stage.  Acting students will enjoy theatre games focusing on improvision technique, character development, and body awareness.  Lessons in diction (dialect for the advanced levels) will be covered, as well as Monologue and Scene Study. Song and dance class. 

Pre-School Classes

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Classes specially designed for dancers ages 2-5. 

Dance Basic is a class where young dancers get a taste of each style of dance we offer while developing musicality, rhythm, and technique.  Jazz/Hip-Hop is un upbeat class combining jazz technique with hip-hop movement. 

Creative Rhythm is a tap class focusing on tap steps yet recognizing timing and rhythm in music. 

PAGEANT COACHING

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Creating Beauty From the Inside Out
Pageant Coaching for girls, teens & women who would like to develop themselves mentally and physically for pageant competition. We help to improve your interview skills and stage presentation. Poise, confidence, and inward beauty are the keys to success. Available to choreograph your talent, help you find music, assist in selecting your pageant wardrobe, offer advice on hair/make-up, provide interview practice and feedback, and make you feel comfortable and confident on stage 

BRIDE & GROOM DANCE

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Worried about your first dance as husband and wife? No worries, let us help you. Give us your music choice and we can put together a routine for the soon to be bride and groom. Classes are private, not with group. Classes are 45 minutes. We aspire to make your first wedding dance the talk of the night and a moment to be treasured forever. Please call to set up an appointment to meet and we will discuss times that work for you and song choices.