Dance and Tumble Classes are designed to introduce children to the world of dance, movement and tumbling. Children will be introduced to elementary ballet vocabulary and will be encouraged to express themselves creatively through movement. Classes will promote socialization and listening skills and will help children develop an awareness of how their bodies can move.
Ballet A classical dance form which is the foundation for all dance. Classes will emphasize technique and proper body alignment, as well as flexibility, strength, grace, coordination, musicality and performance quality. Students will also learn ballet terminology.
Lyrical Classes will combine both ballet and jazz techniques and will emphasize developing strength, control and flexibility. Students will learn to express the mood or theme contemporary music through physical movement.
Contemporary Contemporary incorporates jazz, ballet, choreography, and modern techniques.This style of dance explores movement, space, and rhythm while concentrating on core strength and endurance.
Jazz Classes will emphasize rhythm, coordination, strength, flexibility, and isolation of movement. The focus will be on learning proper dance technique as well as choreography.
Tap Classes will emphasize rhythm, style, and sound. Students will learn basic tap steps, combinations, and proper tap technique.
This class is an open level tap class for teens. The focus is basic to intermediate steps and choreography.
Hip Hop This form of dance is seen on television and in music videos. Hip Hop evolved out of street and break dancing and is characterized by its athletic and bouncy style. Hip Hop is done primarily to Rap, R & B and Hip Hop music.
Tumble This class will develop students strength, coordination and balance. Students will learn basic floor tumbling tricks such as front and back rolls, handstands, cartwheels, headstands, walk-overs, round-offs, etc. Our advanced classes are geared toward our more experienced tumblers working on handsprings and tucks.
Adaptive Tumble Adaptive Tumble provides exercise and social opportunities for children with special needs. This class will begin with a warm-up, and then proceed around an obstacle course focusing on basic tumble skills. The students will work on all motor skills. Listening skills, social interaction, and building friendships are also a part of this class.
*All classes are subject to change if fewer than six students are registered.
Ages are to used as a guide only. Technical ability and experience will determine placement of thestudent.
Placement will be at the discretion of the Artistic Director and/or Teacher.
Hudson Dance & Tumble Center 2144 Albany Post Road Montrose NY 10548 914-402-4750