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Description of Classes

Dance Fusion NW offers a diverse range of styles & classes including Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Theater, Acro and Fitness

Dance & Movement

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Ballet/Pointe

Ballet is a classical dance form characterized by light, graceful, fluid movements using highly formalized, set steps and positions. An artistic dance style that provides the foundation and technique necessary for many other dance forms. Characterized by grace and precision of movement, this classical art form is wonderful training for poise, beauty and strength and a must for all students serious about learning to dance.

Tap

Explosive, rhythmic, fast and fun – Tap uses the sound of the shoe hitting the floor as a percussive instrument. Excellent for coordination, rhythm and musicality.

Jazz

Fun & funky – full of leaps and turns – the qualities of Jazz dance include body isolations, low center of gravity, high energy and style with a firm foundation in ballet technique. Our classes are frequently infused with a combination of styles that range from Classical to Theatrical, Funky to Modern.

Contemporary/Lyrical

Fluid, musically inspired movement combining elements of the Modern, Ballet and Jazz dance mediums. Contemporary dance encourages natural, spontaneous movement and personal interpretation while Lyrical combines Jazz and Ballet movement with choreography inspired by the lyrics of the music. Both are wonderful for encouraging self-expression and awareness of space and body.

Hip Hop

Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture.  Our Hip Hop program includes funky, hard-hitting street styles as well as softer lyrical styles. Positive, energetic, edgy, creative and age appropriate.

Acting

This course highlights theatre fundamentals including but not limited to; physical interpretation of a role, theatre history, stage presence and technique, and audition boot-camp. Course theory is based on Constantin Stanislavski, Alexander technique, Laban Movement Analysis, and Robert Cohen’s ‘Acting Power’. Students should expect to learn about the body as an instrument, storytelling, relaxation, breath-support, as well as casting and audition preparation. This is an introductory course appropriate for any skill, proficiency or experience level.

Sing Dance Act!

If you’re interested in the Performing Arts, our Sing, Dance, Act classes are invaluable. Integrating acting, improvisational, theatrical dance and vocal skills to gain experience in the Musical Theater genre, it is a ton of fun!

Acro

Acro is especially challenging as it requires students to be trained in both dance and acrobatic skills. Our Acro classes guide students through tumbling basics from beginning to advanced levels in a mat format. With professional instruction in a safe environment, Acro is excellent for stretch, flexibility, stamina and strength.

Youth Classes Ages 2-5!

Our Wiggles Out! And Tiny Tappers classes are fun-filled introductions to dance that incorporate tap, hip hop, rhythm & balance games, ballet basics, storytelling and singing. Introducing the youngest dancers to the joy of movement.  Our youth Combo classes combine Tap & Jazz basics in one fun-filled hour.  Fun and educational at the same time, our youth classes lay the foundation for a lifetime of dance arts appreciation and joy.