Ballet technique is the basis for all other dance forms. Becoming a better jazz, contemporary or even hip hop dancer requires ballet study! Dance Etc. School of the Arts provides a strong foundation in ballet so that our students can also excel in all other dance forms. We take pride in maintaining a wide array of levels to ensure each dancer is working to his or her potential.
Mrs. Boyle trained
Jazz is an umbrella term encompassing several different styles of dance including ballet, modern, street and African. Jazz is one of the most popular dance styles in the industry, mainly due to its use in television, movies, commercials and Broadway. Showcasing a dancer's individual style and originality, jazz dance's identifying elements are isolations, grounded movement, low center of gravity, c
Tap dancing is a unique art form that was created from the social fabric of both African and European traditions. Born in America, this percussive and rhythmic dance evolved alongside the American jazz music scene. Most notably, a tap dancer creates both movement and music - a partnering of sight and sound that creates a double aesthetic. Tap dancing has been adopted by popular American culture an
Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.
At Dance Etc. School of the Arts, we start students in Lyrical which teaches the basics of fluid movement and weight changes and then they progress into Contemporary
Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles, primarily breaking, which was created in the 1970's and made popular by dance crews in the United States. Dance Etc. believes in offering hip-hop to a wide array of ages, ensuring age appropriate costumes and music. As the majority of
Drama covers a broad range of performance skills including screen play, character development, role playing, monologues, script writing, and directing. Our drama program seeks to equip our students in as many of these facets as possible to produce well-rounded actors and actresses. We will be offering a 3-week drama workshop over the summer that will cover the basics of stage performance. Registra