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Class Descriptions

Showcase Dance Productions offers a variety of classic and popular dance genres for students to choose from! For more information on these classes, or for assistance choosing a class for your child, please contact the studio by calling (508) 384-7875 or by email.

 

ballerinaBallet
Ages 9 & up
Ballet is the foundation of all dance forms. Its meticulous attention to technical detail makes it for any serious dancer. This class consists of barre and center work concentrating on proper technique and body alignment. Ballet terminology is taught.    

Pre-Pointe
Ages 11 & up
Pre-Pointe is the first step towards moving forward to Pointe work for a young dancer.  Students must be a minimum of 11 years old and have 3 years of Ballet training.  Miss Michelle will evaluate readiness for pre-pointe based on a dancers technique, strength, and proper body alignment.   Pre-Pointe is a technique class only and will not perform in the recital.  Pre-Pointe is also done in Ballet slippers for the entire year.   We may recomend a student take Pre-Pointe several years before moving on to Pointe.
 

Pointe
Ages 12 & up
To be eligible for pointe work, a student must have strong ballet technique, correct body placement, proper physical qualifications, stength, and a self disciplined attitude.
Prerequisite:  A personal evaluation and recomendation; Two Ballet classes per week; A doctors note with a pre authorization.  

Princess Ballet
Ages 3 & 4
Learn to dance like your favorite princess to princess music. Students will build self confidence and appreciation for dance while learning to express themselves through movement and music.
 

Intro To Combo
Ages 4 - 5

Intro of Combo teaches the basic fundamentals of tap and pre-ballet. This class is 1 hour. The two subjects are introduced and taught to keep the students interest diverse. Intro to Combo will perform one routine in the recital. The director and instructor will select which subject.

Combo Class 1
Ages 5 - 6

Combo 1 is a continuation of Intro To Combo.  We continue to teach the basic fundamentals of tap and Ballet. This class is 1 hour. The two subjects are introduced and taught to keep the students interest diverse. Combo 1 will perform one routine in the recital. The director and instructor will select which subject.
 

Combo Class 2
Ages 7 & 8
A continuation of Combo Class 1. We will continue with basic fundamentals of tap and ballet. This class will offer a 15 minute, introduction to jazz. Combo 2 will perform two routines in the recital.  The director and instructor will select which subjects.
 

Combo Class 3
Ages 8 & 9
A continuation of combo class 2. Combo 3 will perform two routines in the recital.
 

Jazz  
Ages 10 & up
A stylized form of dance based on fundamental ballet training. The class focuses on proper technique, strength, and flexibility. The class format includes across the floor progressions and combinations. Jazz Terminology is taught. 

Lyrical
Ages 10 & up
A style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, contemporary and classical ballet. Lyrical dance stresses versatility and improvisation, unlike the strict, structured nature of Ballet. Lyrical dancers focus on floorwork, using gravity to pull them down to the floor. This dance genre is often done in bare feet. Lyrical dance is danced to music with lyrics to inspire a story or strong emotion.  Ballet is strongly recommended for this class.
 

Contemporary
Ages 8 & up
Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dance stresses versatility and improvisation, unlike the strict, structured nature of Ballet. Contemporary dancers focus on floorwork, using gravity to pull them down to the floor. This dance genre is often done in bare feet. Contemporary dance can be performed to many different styles of music. Contemporary dancers all believed that dancers should have freedom of movement, allowing their bodies to freely express their innermost feelings.  Ballet is strongly recommended with prior Ballet training.
 

Hip-Hop
Ages 12 & up
A blend of high-energy, "Street Style" movements, to a variety of current music styles. Technique, strength, and flexibility are taught along with the lasted style of moves.
 

Street Dance
Ages 5 & up
A high energy, age appropriate / kid friendly, funky hip-hop class where various dances are influenced by the rhythms and techniques of funk and hip-hop music.
 

Modern
Ages 14 & up
Modern dance is a more relaxed, free style form of dance, in which the instructor uses emotions and moods to design their own steps in contrast to Ballet's structured code of steps. It has a deliberate use of gravity, where as Ballet strives to be light and airy. Originated in the early 1900's by Isadora Duncan and Ruth St. Dennis.
 

Irish Step
Ages 5 & up
Irish dancing is a type of dance originating in Ireland and is traditionally referred to as STEP DANCE. It became popular in 1994 by the world famous show "River Dance". It is known for its rapid leg movements while keeping the body and arms stationary. Irish Step offers many benefits including physical fitness, memory, concentration, as well as poise and confidence. Note: (S) = Soft Shoe and (H) = Hard Shoe.


Tap
Ages 9 & up
Tap technique is taught through barre and center floor exercises, progressing to combinations in varied rhythms. Tap terminology is taught. Tap dancing develops rhythm, timing, coordination and musicality.
 

Musical Theater
Ages 5 & up
A fun and exciting way to learn about Broadway musicals such as Annie, Lion King, 42nd Street, Sound of Music, Hairspray, Mary Poppins, and many more. Each week the students will watch a clip or study the story of a musical, learn songs, and be taught a piece of choreography. The students will perform in the Student Production with a medley of songs learned from class.

 

Performance Teams
Ages 6 & up (Jazz and Irish Step)
The teams are desiged for the dancer who wants additional opportunites to perform throughout the year.
The teams are divided up by color.  PINK, TEAL, PURPLE, GOLD and SILVER.
Performance Team Requirements: must take one class per week and have two years of dance experience.  The director and team coaches will select which team is best suited for each dancer.

 

Competition Teams (Auditions Required)
Designed for the more serious and dedicated dancer.  
We offer 6 Challengers Competition Teams:  Diamond, Emerald, Sapphire, Ruby, Glitter, and Production.
Competitition Team Requirements:  All members must be on a performance team.
Diamond, Emerald, Sapphire:  Minimum 3 hours per week and must include Ballet 
Ruby and Glitter:  Minimum 2 hours per week and must include Ballet.
Production Team:  Must be on a Diamond, Emerald, or Sapphire teams.  Production Team begins October 2021 during the second pay session.
 

 


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