Sherri's Dance Center offers combination classes for young children and teens. Each class consists of one-hour ballet, one part tap, and one part jazz. For the younger aged students, jazz is substituted for creative movement. We feel that a well-rounded curriculum can better prepare a serious dance student! As each student begins to develop and grow, decisions on specializing with a specific dance form can be added to their weekly schedule. Please see the new schedule because Sherri's Dance Center has added single classes. Adult classes of jazz, ballet, and tap are also available.
Techniques taught at Sherri's Dance Center is a combination of Checttee and Russian technique. Emphasis is placed on learning correct posture and spinal alignment. Correct training his extremely important to insure proper technique and avoid injury. We do not encourage pointe work until the student has accomplished an advance technical level. Proper devilment and physical maturity of the student will determine the ability for pointe shoes. Ballet dancers must wear tights.
Tap dancing instills the use of rhythm and counting. Younger students will learn to count musical phases as well as gain an understanding of the impotence of keeping together as a class. Challenging combinations for tap dancers further improve coordination and enhances the dancer's performance, poise, and personality.
Jazz technique develops isolation movements of specific body parts. As a dance form, Jazz has a exciting, vibrant and dynamic quality that makes it a popular dance technique amongst students. Jazz dancers must wear tights.
Modern dance is the movement of all natural things working within harmonious expression through the body allowing the dancer to express them through motion. The modern dance explosion is an abstract expressionism where improvisation, creative movement, and basic technique are all incorporated into modern dance. Modern dancers must wear tights.
Hip-hop is an exciting dance form using syncopated beats and rhythm to create high impact and high energy. This class is very popular and can be taken by second graders and up. This intense expression of movement has been developed through music videos of today.
ballet body sculpting
Ballet body sculpting is a ballet technique mixed with body sculpting and stretching.
PRIVATE LESSONS are available for the intermediate and advanced students. Appointments must be made in advance by calling Ms. Sherri (580-678-1179) only and paid through the dance studio. Only choreographers from Sherri’s Dance Center will be allowed to perform during any performances. The cost is $55.00 for a 45-minute session with a minimum of 6 lessons; add 10.00 per dancer for group. Dancers and the parents are required to sign a 6 lesson contract and pay for lessons at that time. Dancers missing appointments without 24-hour notice will be charged full private lesson price.