Class Description & Dress Code

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Ballet
(recreational & competitive)


Ballet is an asset to all dance styles for its technical precision, lines, turning ability, foot
articulation, and muscular strength. Whether the focus is on dancing ballet itself or using it to
build the technical foundation for other dance forms ballet is an essential part of a dancers
foundation. Four Season Dance Academy trains their dancers in R.A.D and Vaganova ballet
technique to create well rounded and fully trained dancers that have strength, flexibility, poise
and elegance.


Dress Code
Munckin, Primary, Jr and Int: Pink tights, black body suite, pink ballet slippers, hair pulled back in a bun or tight ponytail


Sr.: Tights, black top or body suite, optional black shorts, hair pulled back in  a bun


Recreational Classes: Tight fit clothing, hair pulled back from face, pink ballet slippers

Jazz
(recreational & competitive)


Jazz is an exciting and upbeat class full of rhythm, syncopation, passion and movement.  This
class explores individual expression and the development of personal style and technique.
Strength, motion, passion and precision are what these classes are about.


Dress Code:
Tight fit clothing, hair pulled back from face, jazz shoes or foot mittens.

Dancers cannot dance in socks for safety reasons.

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Lyrical
(recreational & competitive)


Lyrical is known as a poetic form of dance when expressing spontaneous feelings and deep
personalities. This style focuses on the movement with music, teaching dancers to connect to
specific lyrics. Lyrical is a mixture of jazz and ballet and can be performed to many different
genres of dance. This style is becoming one of the most popular forms of dance because
dancers and audience member can relate to the emotions being created.

 

Dress Code:
Tight fit clothing, hair pulled back from face, bare foot, foot mittens, or jazz
shoes. Dancers cannot dance in socks for safety reasons.

Contemporary
(recreational & competitive)


There is no solid definition of what contemporary dance is because it is always changing.
Modern dance legend Martha Graham once said "contemporary dance is essentially dance
taken out of the box and all rules removed". Ever
y choreographer, teacher and individual dancer
develops their own style of contemporary. Essentially contemporary dance is a means of
expression and storytelling through movement.


Dress Code:
Tight fit clothing, hair pulled back from face, bare foot, foot mittens, or jazz
shoes. Dancers cannot dance in socks for safety reasons

Modern
(recreational & competitive)


Modern dance, like ballet, is an essential part of a dancers foundation. Students will learn how
to be grounded dancers as well as how to spiral, roll, resist, contract and lift. Technique will be
both Martha Graham and Jose Limon inspired to create well rounded, educated dancers.

 

Dress Code:
Tight fit clothing, hair pulled back from face, bare foot, foot mittens, or jazz
shoes. Dancers cannot dance in socks for safety reasons

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Acro
(recreational & competitive)


Acro is a dance style that combines classical dance technique with acrobatic elements.
Handstands, cartwheels, handsprings, shoulder stands and other acrobatic movements are
mixed with dance skills, rhythm and timing to create an artistic element to a difficult sport.


Dress Code:
Tight fit clothing (preferably body suit), hair pulled back from face, foot
mittens or bare feet. Dancers cannot dance in socks for safety reasons

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Hip Hop
(recreational & competitive)


Hip Hop is much more then simply moving to Hip Hop music. This style can be used with many
different song genera’s as it is the movement which makes the style hip hop. Hip Hop has its
own language and history which is seen in various styles of dancing. Many different styles within
Hip Hop include: house, funk, lyrical, popping, breaking, etc.

 

Dress Code:
Loose fit clothing/ moveable clothing (no jeans). Hair pulled back from face, indoor
running shoes.

 

Creative Movement & Munchkin


These classes are designed to bring the love of dance to children 2.5-4 years of age. Students
will learn how to clap to music (rhythm), work as a team, basic technique such as pointing toes,
skips etc. Percussion instruments will be used on occasion.

 

Dress Code:
Fun and colourful dance clothing. Cloths must be tight fitted, and students may dance in
either bare feet or ballet slippers.

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