Ballet is the foundation of all dance. In our Teen Ballet class, students will learn grace, posture, strength and coordination. At PDS, the techniques we teach in Ballet class are the basic framework for all different dance styles such as Jazz, contemporary, tap and Lyrical. Our ballet classes teach class discipline and respect for one another and the teacher.
Our Teen Contemporary class blends elements of Ballet and Modern dance. This class builds and teaches freedom of expression, interpretation of music, principles of fall and recovery, control, breathing, and balance. Our Contemporary classes teach a variety of styles, including a fusion of Horton, Graham, Limon, etc. Contemporary Dance forms allow students to explore their individual dance style outside of the structure of traditional ballet and jazz classes.
Hip Hop is derived from street dance. Our Teen Hip Hop class requires high energy and attention to detail. Students will learn complex rhythms and syncopation. Teen Hip Hop builds stamina, strength, and flexibility, while learning today’s hottest hip hop moves such as tutting, wacking, and dancehall, which are interwoven into the classical styles of popping, locking, and breakdance.
Our Teen Intermediate Ballet Class is for the student that has taken at least 4 years of ballet. The basic understanding of proper body placement and turnout must be established, as well as an understanding of the ballet terminology. Work at this level becomes quicker and more intricate.
Jazz has a wide range of styles and interpretations from funk to street Jazz to Broadway styles. Our Teen Jazz Class starts with a warm-up, then moves to practice combinations for technique across the floor, and ends with a combination. Teen Jazz is a structured class that teaches the discipline of dance and a strong technique, and Incorporates learning steps and choreography to upbeat and current music. An emphasis is placed on explanation of terminology, strengthening turns, leaps, flexibility, technical execution and proper body placement. Teen Jazz classes are high energy, upbeat and fun!
"This place is my second home. I grew up here and I love it. The staff and members are super nice, and it is safe here. The girls that I dance with are like sisters to me. We always place in competitions and a lot of our students have gotten scholarships. Progressive Dance Studio rocks!!!!!!!!!!! It is really fun!!!!!!!!"
~Ana H. (Student)