Classes

Fall Schedule
Fall Registration

Mommy & Me
Half hour class tailored to our 1 ½ to 2 ½ year old tiny dancers. Toddlers are introduced to dancing, singing, tumbling and movement.

Creative I II & III
These classes are 1 hour long and designed specifically for our small dancers ages 3 through 6, separated by age. Dancers are taught the beginning fundamentals of ballet, tap, and tumbling. Students perform 2 dances in the recital.

Ballet
Classes are offered from a beginner level to advanced. Students are taught proper body placement, body alignment, barre and center floor work, along with across the floor combinations. Beginner classes introduce vocabulary, proper alignment, and classical ballet technique. Advanced classes include adagio and allegro work, and combinations using balance, strength, and style. In addition, Pointe is offered. All students are urged to study ballet, as it is the foundation of all other dance styles and facilitates further success in these disciplines.

Lyrical
A style of dance that uses the emotion and mood of the music to elicit movements from the dancers. Students have a warm up focusing on core strength, flexibility, and movement of the back. The class includes floor work, progressions, and center combinations.

Tap
A style involving rhythm, dynamics, and varying sounds. Tappers will have a graduated warm-up to loosen their ankles and knees for proper execution of skills, across the floor progressions and have center floor work to learn and perfect new skills.

Jazz
Classes are fun and energetic. They include such elements as kicks, leaps, turns, splits, and isolations. Classes include stretch and strengthening exercises, floor work, and across the floor progressions in addition to center floor combinations.

Hip Hop
Classes combine street dance with funk and jazz, similar to what you would see in televised dance performances or music videos. Students will learn the importance of isolations and dynamics to execute pop-and-lock and funk movement.

Acro-Gymnastics
Teaches strength, flexibility, and tumbling. Gymnastics skills include but are not limited to backbends, walkovers, limbers, front handsprings, back handsprings, chest rolls, cartwheels/round off, handstands, and more.

Theatre Classes
Musical theatre classes are offered to children as well as adults.  In these classes, students will learn segments from Broadway Musicals as well as concentrate on acting and voice skills.

Autism Movement Therapy
Dance provides much pleasure to girls and boys of all ages. For children or adults with special needs, it can also be especially therapeutic and rewarding, both physically and emotionally.

ALA invites you to try Our Dance Movement Therapy classes at NO CHARGE!

The positive effects of our Dance Movement Therapy include improved muscle tone, coordination with increased self-esteem and social interaction.

Click here to learn more about this wonderful program.

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