A beginning ballet class for ages 2 1/2 to 4. This class will focus on beginning ballet movements including positions of the feet and arms, barre work and some across the floor movements. We use mutlisensory learning techniques and different themes to make learning fun. Students will learn a short dance routine encouraging large muscle group development and memorization skills. 45 minute class.
A beginning class for tumbling ballerinas. This class will focus on beginning ballet movements including positions of the feet and arms, barre work and some across the floor movements as well as basic tumbing skills. Students will learn a short dance routine encouraging large muscle group development and memorization skills. 45 minute class.
A beginning combo class for ages 4-6. Students must be age 4 by November 30th of each year. Each half of the class will focus on either ballet, jazz or tap technique (based on the type of combo class), barre work and across the floor movements. A routine in both disciplines are taught. 1 hour class
A more advanced combo class for students who have excelled in the Pre-Combo I class or are 6-8 years old. Listening skills will be emphasized while learning more advanced steps in ballet/tap, tap/jazz, tap/hip hop or ballet/hip hip and a dance routine in each discipline. Students must be age 6 by November 30th of each year. 1 hour class.
Musical Theater is a combined class of Voice, Dance, Acting and lots of fun! This class is constructed in a way to give the student a brief overview of each performance aspect at a beginner’s level. We will learn stage direction, vocal techniques, act out short skits and develop basic dance steps. Anyone is welcome no matter how long they have been dancing or singing!!
Foundations of Modern Dance with Celia DeVoe, MA, Registered Dance/Movement Therapist.
Lyrical dance is a style that combines ballet and jazz dancing techniques. It is performed to music with lyrics so that it inspires expression of strong emotions the choreographer feels from the lyrics of the song. Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.
Dancin' Dreams is excited to announce a new program for the dedicated dancer who is looking for more! This program is the perfect fit for any dancer wanting additional exposure to 'stage' time! Performance Teams will perform at various community opportunities throughout the year. In class, dancers will study the discipline of jazz, hip-hop and pom, incorporating all 3 styles in their routines. This is a team driven and goal oriented program. One additional technique class in ballet or jazz all season is required to be eligible for Performance Team. Performance events are TBD. A detailed calendar will be provided at the beginning of the season. Due to the nature of this class, an attendance policy will be in place for the season.
"Company" is the highest level you can reach at a dance studio and is made up of only those students that have excelled at their technique and would like to take their dancing to the next level. Company will challenge dancers at Dancin' Dreams and will give those students that feel they are nearing a plateau a chance to challenge themselves in more elite classes. The discipline for Company at Dancin’ Dreams will be Contemporary, as this style will challenge dancers to be more expressive and give them a chance to really dance from the heart along with working very hard on perfecting their technique. Only students with a technical background and advanced level dance experience will be invited to audition for Company. Class meets twice per week for 1 hour.
2 years previous ballet training required for Pointe Prep I. Intermediate/Advanced Pointe requires 2 years of being center floor on pointe.Please click here for more information on the Pointe Prep program
This 6 week conditioning class is strongly recommended for students in any level of the Pointe Prep Program. Students in the Pointe Prep Program should not take more than a month off in the summer in order to reach their goal of dancing on pointe. This class will focus on a variety of ballet conditioning techniques and pilates as well as barre work and across the floor movements.Please click here for more information on the Pointe Prep program
Dancin' Dreams currently has their Creative Critters Dance Enrichment Program set up in the following preschools: Iliff Preschool and Kindergarten and Orchard Valley Learning Center. Once a week, Dancin' Dreams comes into the preschool and teaches a ballet/creative movement class to children enrolled in the Creative Critters Program. If your child attends one of these schools and you are interested in more about the program, please contact us at 303-755-0484. More preschools will be added in the future.
Kids classes are about discovering self-confidence, learning respect to others, developing coordination, and finally about understanding the realities of physical confrontation. More than a simple self-defense class, this is a self-discovery class and our primary goal is to teach how to defeat your toughest opponent... yourself.
Classes are age-appropriate and exciting. Younger kids will enjoy playing games that teach skills while having fun. Older kids will be introduced to more physically-demanding drills and given the opportunity to assist younger students and share their experience. For kids classes, physical contact will be limited to punching and kicking pads and there will be no sparring.
Our season runs September - May each year and culminates with a testing day in May. Students will test and work to move into the next level. Levels are classified using different colored shirts for our uniform. Level 1 is black, Level 2 is white, Level 3 is yellow, Level 4 is green, Level 5 is blue, Level 6 is purple and Level 6 is brown.
This class requires stamina and reasonable physical fitness. You should be prepared to push yourself past your limits in every class. Bruce Lee was a big proponent of physical fitness and we try to instill this into every student.
We train for realistic fighting situations. Jeet Kune Do is not sport-fighting. Expect to be trading punches and kicks with another person in every class. We generally begin with focus pad drills and/or footwork drills. You will learn specific techniques and how to combine your techniques with fast-moving footwork. Since JKD is based on the principle of interception, prepare to have feet and fists moving at you while you learn. As rough as this sounds, rarely do injuries occur. You will learn how to control your attacks for the sake of drills and avoid injury to yourself and others.