Classes here provide our students with an intensive technical training and study of the Arts. Each level is based in a curriculum designed specifically to assist our students in achieving their maximum potential.
Our class curriculum, such as Tap was created using the syllabus and techniques of the Al Gilbert system for Tap. Our Ballet syllabus was created using the principles of French, Italian and English (Royal Academy of Dance) systems along with material from Dance Makers.
F.A.M.E.D. Studios classes are 1-hour long and lessons, such as Acting and Voice, are half an hour long. Competitive classes are 1.5 to 3 hours in duration, with extra rehearsals on scheduled dates. All of our regular and competitive classes begin with stretch and warm-up exercises, intended to prepare dancers for class, improving flexibility, agility, strength, and balance. Within the course of the class, students learn original combinations and choreography that culminate into a dance piece for them to perform at the Studios' recital.
Class Levels ...
Mommy & Me/Little Divas & Divos- Ages 2 1/2 to 5, Beginner
Classes are designed to introduce young children to the rhythm of movement by developing motor skills and memory. This preschool age curriculum is structured to bring fun and joy into each child as they enter into the world of dance. Focusing on self- esteem, coordination, balance, flexibility, and strength in combination with dance and exercises with music. We focus on rhythm, movement, coordination, memory and introduction to preschool beginner ballet. The Mommy and me class is for ages 2 1/2 to 5 year olds that need assistance in class. Parents are in attendance to help participate in their child's learning atmosphere. Students must be able to spend 45 minutes in a structured class with other students and staff.
BALLET/JAZZ/TAP- Ages 5 to 7, Beginner Combo Class
The beginner combo classes are intended for ages 5 to 7. Students are introduced to elementary ballet positions, terms, and ballet class etiquette, including basic dance technique skills. As for Tap and Jazz, the classes are an introduction to expanded basic tap and jazz steps, danced to today's music. Students must be able to spend 45 minutes to 1 hour in a structured class for each type of instruction.
HIP HOP- All Ages, Beginner to Advanced
Hip hop is a form of dance to hip hop music, rooted from the hip hop culture of freestyle and old school breaking. Hip Hop encompasses choreographed movements that are energetic, synchronized, and performed. It is a freedom of movements, adding personality, originality, and swag. Hip Hop is taught at all levels for each age bracket, including 2 to 5, 6 to 10 years old, 10 to 13 years old, 13+, and adults.
TAP- Ages 8+
Tap is the form of dance that focuses on foot timing, rhythm, and speed. Tap technique is taught from Al Gilbert's syllabus and tested throughout the dance season. Strength and flexibility are emphasized to master this dance form. Techniques are learned during warm up, center, and across the floor training. Tap is available for all dance levels.
JAZZ- Ages 8+
Jazz is a dance form derived from a broad range of dance styles, including syncopated rhythm and improvisation that originated from African American vernacular dance. In the 1950's, a new genre of jazz dance —modern jazz— emerged, with roots in Caribbean traditional dance. This type of dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique movements, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns. To excel in jazz, dancers need a strong background in ballet, as it encourages grace and balance.
CONTEMPORARY- Ages 8+
Contemporary dance has its roots in the Modern Dance genre. It is not a specific dance technique but a collection of methods developed from modern and post-modern dance and can take on many forms, including dance fusion, emergent dance, and revisionism. Unique movements, holds, turns and leaps allow dancers to express themselves. Intricate arm and leg movements form shapes with the body that are not typically used in any other dance genre. Because of its free flowing movement, slow, emotional music is most often used. Contemporary is only offered for intermediate to advanced students.
JAZZ TECHNIQUE- Ages 8+
Jazz technique is a class that emphasizes proper body positioning while dancing. Its fundamental elements include core strengthening, flexibility, proper extension and alignment of the body, leaps, and turns. Each body movement is carefully critiqued for proper placement and execution. Jazz technique is recommended for all dance levels, taken in conjunction with Jazz, Hip Hop, and Ballet classes.
LYRICAL- Ages 8+
Lyrical dance style has its primary basis in ballet, combining the many technical elements of classical ballet with the freedom and airier aspects of jazz, contemporary and modern dance. It is typically considered a sub-category of jazz and contemporary dance, the latter itself being an emerging category. Lyrical dance is expressive, simultaneously subtle and dynamic.