CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Ballet

A classical style of dance that focuses on precise conventional steps with gestures and movements of grace and fluidity. Ballet is the foundation of dance and where all other techniques and styles derive from. It is from this style of dance that the dancers are able to explore all other classes with strength, ability and artistry.

Combinations

Combinations is a class that will explore the styles of Contemporary, Jazz and Lyrical on a rotating basis. The dancers in this class should be at an advanced level will work on progressions across the floor, combinations of choreography as well as break down techniques needed to achieve greatness in each dance style.

Conditioning

Conditioning class will focus on training the dancers muscles in a different way than their other technique classes offer, providing a cross training to address the physical needs of the dancer. The class will increase strength, stamina and range of motion, improving balance and flexibility as well as correcting alignment issues.

Hip Hop

Hip Hop dance is a range of street dance styles, focusing on musicality, isolations, freestyling and many more techniques.

Mini Movers

Mini mover class is designed to give confidence to our youngest dancers! By using familiar music, rhythm, and props, we encourage the development of basic motor skills and enhance the student’s imagination. Young dancers enjoy experiencing the joy music and movement can bring as they explore different styles of dance and express themselves in this positive energy class. **At Epic, we prefer for children to be potty trained. This is not a mommy & me class and parents aren’t allowed in class. We understand they might be needed the first few classes if it’s the dancer’s first time; however, it becomes disruptive to other kids as the season moves on. **

Progressive Ballet Technique (PBT)

Progressing Ballet Technique is an innovative body conditioning and strengthening program designed to enhance student’s technique by focusing on training the muscle memory required in each exercise in all forms of dance. The program helps with injury prevention and rehabilitation as well as enhances the ability of athletes to perform at their best. PBT focuses on core strength, weight placement and alignment of the dancer’s body with a gradual approach of carefully designed exercises and repetitions that trigger muscle memory.

Leaps/Turns

Leaps and Turns class will focus on the training, technique, and execution of jumping and turning. Dancers will work on conditioning to strengthen their muscles as well as exploration and training of such tricks to push their dance vocabulary to the next level.

Tap

Tap dance is a style of dance characterized by using the sounds of one’s tap shoes hitting the floor as a form of percussion. Tap class enhances the dancer’s musicality, groundedness and rhythm.

Jazz/Contemporary Combo

A combo class where equal time will be spent on exploring both dance genres and techniques of jazz and contemporary. This combination class will give dancers the ability to grow and explore both styles. 

Pre-Ballet/Tap & Pre-Jazz/Hip Hop

Pre-Ballet/Tap and Pre-Jazz/Hip Hop are combination classes for preschool age children designed to build the fundamentals of dance and concentrates on the development of coordination, balance, and the teachings of the basic ballet, tap, jazz and hip-hop technique suitable for their age and ability level. Although structured, your child will enjoy the fun associated with learning. Basic ballet, jazz, tap and hip-hop vocabulary and techniques are introduced through terminology, imagery, rhythmic skills, and instructor example.