Sherri's Dance Center offers combination classes for young children and teens. Each combo class consists of one-hour ballet, one part tap, and one part jazz. For younger students, jazz is substituted with creative movement. As students progress modern dance is added to the curriculum. 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. We also offer single classes. Please refer to the schedule below.
Summer Dance 2021 Class Offerings
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Techniques taught at Sherri's Dance Center are a combination of Cecchetti and Russian Vaganova 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 advanced technical level. Proper devolopement 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 importance of keeping together as a class. Challenging combinations for tap dancers further improve coordination and enhances the dancer's performance, poise, and personality.
Jazz Dance develops isolation movements of specific body parts while incorporating different qualities of movement into choreographed sequences. As a dance form, Jazz has an exciting, vibrant, and dynamic quality that makes it popular among all students. Jazz dance is used for entertainment in theater, movies and the popular music videos. Jazz is also important for students interested in musical theater. 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 kindergarten and up. This intense expression of movement has been developed through music videos of today.
Is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with lyrical style gymnastics tricks. It is defined by its graceful athleticism. Acro dance will provide more depth and variety of tricks for dancers by focusing on strength and flexibility in a safe environment. Students will learn a variety of tricks such as handstands, cartwheels, walkovers, and aeriels.
Private lessons are available for the intermediate and advanced students. Appointments must be made in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org only and paid through the dance studio. Only choreography 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 per lesson for a group routine. 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.