Dance Classes Beginning September 2017

Velocity has boys and girls, and students to ages 3 to 50+. 

Our students come from close by and towns as far as Berlin and Middlebury.

 

We have classes for preschoolers and children who just want to have a lot of fun, technical classes for the more serious dancer, and classes for the teen and adult dancer searching for the right place to dance with less commitment than a typical recital or competition school.  

 

VELOCITY KIDS DANCE PROGRAM

(Classes for our youngest students preschool to grade 5)

 These classes are designed to give both boys and girls and opportunity to explore dance and fitness.

Jump and Move -  An exciting, fun class that both preschool and kindergarten boys and girls will enjoy.  This class, specially designed for children, introduces the art of movement through the use of music.    The class develops motor skills and musicality.  This class is also a good preparation for children who wish to participate in competitive sports as well as the young child who wants to take other dance forms.

Children’s Tap - Introduction to our Rhythm Tap Dance Program. This class combines the basics of tap dance use of rhythm instruments to develop performance quality and musicality. (Ages 5 & up. Tap pros recommend that preschoolers take a rythm class such a mini hip hoppers or jump and move prior to taking a tap class)

Preschool and Children’s Ballet – This class is a prelude to formal ballet instruction and introduces children to music and movement through a structured progression that stresses creativity and group interaction.  

Velocity Kids Contemporary Ballet  - This class is the start of formal ballet and dance instruction. A fun class that introduces children to  basic dance movement through a structured progression.  We take a very creative approach to teaching this class.  We give children the freedom to grow at their own pace, and bring out the best dancer within them. The class develops motor skills and musicality, while preparing children for future dance classes in ballet, jazz and contemporary.

Children’s Jazz - Fun energetic introduction to jazz dance. Class combinations integrate innovative choreography with the study of the techniques of staging, formations, use of props and musicality.

Children's Hip Hop –  This class is always  positive, high energy, and fun. This is a great way to cultivate flexibility, energy, expression, interpretation, strength and coordination.

Tumbling: We have Tumbling for ages 4 & Up

 

VELOCITY YOUTH (9& Up)/TEEN/ADULT DANCE PROGRAM

Intermediate Contemporary Ballet -  A continuation of Ballet and Contemporary I for the more experienced dancer. This multi-level class is comprised of center and floor barre work in parallel and turned out positions-emphasizing clean technique and alignment, across the floor combinations, and classic combinations used to build skill to develop better technique in our dancers.  This classes teaches the discipline of Ballet while fostering a love dance in students by using fun and interpretive modern choreography.

Ballet Intermediate/Advanced - This class will be taught during the year as a serier of master workshops so our students can train with master teachers and learn the different sides of classical as well as contemporary ballet.  The schedule will be posted during the year.  

Animation- is a street dance based on the technique of quickly contracting and relaxing muscles to cause a jerk in the dancer's body, referred to as a pop or a hit. This is done continuously to the rhythm of a song in combination with various movements and poses. Closely related illusionary dance styles and techniques are often integrated with popping to create a more varied performance. These dance styles include the robot, waving and tutting. Animation is often performed in battles, where participants try to outperform each other in front of a crowd, giving room for improvisation and freestyle moves that are seldom seen in shows and performances, such as interaction with other dancers and spectators.

Jazz – Different styles of jazz based dance our taught through a structured progression which emphasizes creativity.  This is a multi-discipline dance class in which many jazz based dance styles are used.  We give our youth the freedom to grow at their own pace, and bring out the best dancer within them all while teaching technique and choreography.  This is an ideal class for the newer dancer as well as the experienced young dancer who wants to add to their range of skills.

Fusion– This multi-level class is comprised of a variety of dance styles which include classic jazz, jazz funk and contemporary. This is a choreography based class designed to bring a dancer to their next level while exploring  different sides of dance. This class is taught by more than one teacher to give the student more experience in understanding choreography and developing skills.

Teen Adult Contemporary/Jazz - A mix of jazz, contemporary  and modern dance that uses classic techniques strong movements, and heightened emotions to tell a story through dance.  A contemporary class combining the form and function of technique (pairing earthy/grounded concepts of modern dance with ballet and popular dance styles) with an inventive movement vocabulary.   Music selections span eras and styles.

Tumbling: We have Tumbling for ages 4 & Up

Hip Hop -  This class is always  positive, high energy, and fun. This is a great way to cultivate flexibility, energy, expression, interpretation, strength and coordination. The first part of the class is focused on agility and strength training for dancers and athletes.  The second part of the class introduces students to hip hop style dance movement.  Students work on building a solid technical foundation and begin to develop performance quality and musicality.  Music such as Hip-Hop, R&B, house, rock, pop and alternative take the class on a journey of discipline and strength. Class combinations integrate innovative choreography with the study of the techniques of staging, formations, use of props and musicality. Our Friday class with include training in Animation.

Hip Hop/Street Jazz - Contemporary styles are taught within the course program including street jazz, urban funk, and hip hop.  This is a great way to cultivate flexibility, energy, expression, interpretation, strength and coordination. This class allows the dancer to develop the strength of a jazz technician and combine it with the physical strength of Hip-Hop which flows into pure attitude!  Along with choreography, freestyle is included to give students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style.

Tap Dance - Tap I, II, III and IV -Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sound of one's shoes hitting the floor as a percussive instrument. As such, it is also commonly considered to be a form of music. Two major variations on tap dance exist: rhythm (Jazz) tap and Broadway tap. Rhythm tap focuses more on musicality, and practitioners consider themselves. Our tap classes introduces students to all styles of tap, however our choreography is based on the rhythm  tap style and tap repertoire. Students work on building a solid technical foundation and further develop performance quality and musicality.

Tap Attack- Fun new innovative tap class for adv beginner through intermediate level tap dancers.

VELOCITY DANCE COMPANY AND MAX V DANCE CREW

Unlimited class card with performance oppotunities as a member of Maximum Velocity Dance Crew and Velocity's new Core "Company".

 Rehearsals are as scheduled through the year, which will include some weekends. 

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