Glen Dance Studio offers a variety of dance classes for boys and girls of all ages and levels:
Ages 1-3, Parent and Me Dance Class
Music, movement, balance, and basic dnace step are introduced in a fun, friendly, positve manner. THis class includes mom, dad, or another loved one participating in the class along with the little dancer, Our teacher will keep the music and curriculum moving along while parents take an active role in encouraging, supporting, and keeping the little dancer on track.
Ages 3-4, 45 minute class, part ballet and part tap
The primary goal of this class is to foster a love of dance and movement. Students do learn correct terminology and steps for basic ballet and tap. The creative component is also quite large. For example, scarves and other props are used to facilitate the dancer's own physical expression. A dancing narrative helps children to understand that dancing is a form of expression and a means of communicating feelings and actions. Many activities are set up a as game or make believe to enable the children to learn and have fun. Classical and children's music is used.
Intro through Level V
A classical ballet class using all components of a traditional class including barre, stretches, adagio, placement, turns, leaps, allegro, and reverence. Students may also do creative movement exercises to learn to use dance as an expression of feelings and actions. We use ballet terminology, classical, and contemporary music.
Entrance is by permission only
Ballet dancing on pointe shoes for advanced students only.
This class uses percussive movements, rhythms and time steps. Dancers wear flat tap shoes. Styles may include Broadway tap and rhythm or street tap.
A traditional jazz class using isolations, stretches, turns, leaps, kicks, and jazz combinations. Styles range from Broadway to Hip-Hop.
This is a fun class set to Hip-Hop music. Combinations are upbeat and funky. The focus is on style and attitude. This is the style seen in music videos.
This is an expressive dance class using modern technique. Example of modern dance includes Alvin Ailey and Martha Graham.
An expressive dance class created for competition. This style uses ballet steps as a base. We use contemporary music instead of classical. This class focuses on flexibility, leaps, and multiple turns.
This is a beginner to intermediate acrobatics class. The class uses cartwheels, rolls, aerials, walkovers, handsprings, splits, flexibility etc., along with dance steps.
Call us at (516) 674-0082 to discuss what type of class would be perfect for your child!