Ballet classes are offered from a beginner level to advanced. Students are taught proper body placement, body alignment, barre and center floor work, along with across the floor combinations. Beginner classes introduce vocabulary, proper alignment, and classical ballet technique. Advanced classes include adagio and allegro work, and combinations using balance, strength, and style. All students are urged to study ballet, as it is the foundation of all other dance styles and facilitates further success in these disciplines.
Pointe is only open to dancers who have mastered the necessary level of ballet and have been approved. While similar to ballet, students wear pointe shoes with a hard, full soled shank and a boxed toe, so that the ballerina may go fully onto pointe while in releve. This class is for the advanced ballet dancer and requires an additional ballet class, as well as instructor permission in order to participate. Not everyone is made for pointe class, so ankle and foot bone structure, stage of growth and strength must all be considered.
This class introduces little ones to the world of dance through the use of imagination and play. We use a variety of props such as hoops, ribbon wands and scarves as we teach the basics of ballet. This class also incorporates basic tumbling techniques. We believe strongly in "saying and doing" as we introduce the terms and techniques that will lay the foundation for more advanced classes.
Jazz classes are fun and energetic. Students will learn elements as kicks, leaps, turns, splits, and isolations, while incorporating elements of ballet technique.
Classes include stretch and strengthening exercises, floor work, and across the floor progressions in addition to a center floor combinations. A variety of combinations utilizing rhythmic variation, multiple turns and level changes are also incorporated into the class.
Tap utilizes special metal-tipped shoes to produce various rhythms. Our program instructs students in both Classical Tap and Rhythm Tap. Classical Tap emphasis more upper body movement along with making sounds. Rhythm Tap employs close footwork including many heel drops and toe drops to bring in a syncopated rhythmic beat.
Fun high-energy hip hop dance class for boys and girls. Hip hop dance is known for its upbeat style, and it works as part of an overall healthier, active lifestyle for your child.
Your child will learn how to perform different moves and techniques, so they can create and participate in lively and energetic routines.
Dancers develop musicality, creativity, listening skills and coordination.
Stretch & Conditioning
This is a dance style that combines elements of ballet, modern, and jazz dance techniques.
The goal of a lyrical dancer is to use gesture, facial expression, and controlled movements in order to execute their movements and emotions fully. Teachers incorporate an eclectic blend of contemporary into their classes.
Contemporary Dance forms allow students to explore their individual dance style outside of the structure of traditional ballet and jazz classes.
A combination of deep stretching and body conditioning. The class is heavy in cardio to increase endurance for the dancer. The class includes several arms, abdominal, and leg exercises to strengthen the entire body. Strong muscles are vital for protecting the body and of course improving dance skills! Healthy muscles are important to let you more freely and keep your body strong. This class incorporates Therabands, tennis balls, foot stretchers, Stretch bands, ankle weights, and blocks to make the process fun and effective!
Baton twirling is a unique sport in that in order to perform at the highest level, baton twirlers must be able to demonstrate strength, flexibility, physical fitness and harmony in coordination with the twirling of their baton. Students in beginner classes will learn baton terminology and basic twirl skills while developing hand-eye coordination and wrist flexibility. Basic dance moves are introduced with emphasis on proper form and hand placement. More advanced student classes focus on hand twirls, rolls and tosses and a variety of catches and releases are introduced.
Tumbling & Acrobatics
Tumbling & Acrobatics teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, coordination, and endurance. Beginner classes focus on fundamental techniques. As the student advances skills will include front and back walkovers, limbers, handsprings, chest rolls, cartwheels/round offs, handstands, back handsprings, back tucks, side and front aerials. This class is great for students looking to enhance agility and flexibility and is important for any student considering competition level classes.
HSDC has several levels of Cheer from learning the fundamentals of cheerleading and tumbling to Competitive Cheer.
Beginning Cheer Tumbling will focus on the basic tumbling skills needed for cheerleading, while building strength, coordination and flexibility needed for competitive cheerleading. Basic jumps, arm movements and stunt moves will also be introduced.
Our Intermediate Stunt Classes will teach
the cartwheel, round off, and back bend kick over. Intermediate students will learn back-handsprings and round off back-handspring, along with progressive cheer jumps and stunts.
HSDC has three Competition Cheer Teams as well as a Team Training Class for future Competitive Cheer Students.
All Competitive level cheer classes require an evaluation. Required skills include: Forward roll, back roll, handstand, cartwheel and roundoff.
Our Parent/Child Toddler Play promotes early development and provides a strong foundation for your child’s critical early years. It’s never too early for your little one to start learning, while having fun.
From 12 months to 5 years, our Parent and Child Toddler Play time promotes early development and provides a
strong foundation, and the best part is that you will be right there to celebrate every discovery.
Explore new physical challenges every week. Crawl through tunnels, explore different textures, slide down slides and toddle over bridges. Get quality time with your little one and give them the space they need to practice their new-found skills while helping your child build
confidence and feel comfortable in unknown places.