If it’s on the radio or internet, it’s likely to be played in class but edited for age level. If taking an adult class, some music may not be edited.
Acro – Class includes flexibility, balancing and conditioning exercises, mixed with tumbling and gymnastic elements, to create strong and versatile dancers. Some classes may include tumbling stools and Arial apparatus'.
Ballet – Students learn ballet vocabulary and class structure. There will be an emphasis on correct posture and positioning. Students will focus on developing ballet technique and reinforce their physical strength, flexibility, and musicality. *Pointe class available with teacher approval.
Breakdance- also known as B-Boying or Breaking, is an athletic street dance style. A very acrobatic form of dance that involves fast foot work that utilizes a dancers entire body, flips, spins, and poses to music.
Commercial Jazz – This class is for the dancer who has a basic foundation in Jazz and Hip Hop already. There is NO technique taught in this class. You need to have some knowledge of both styles. It’s a sassy dance style that is a blend of hip hop, jazz and the latest dance steps, choreographed to popular songs. Commercial jazz is flashy, fun and likely a style that you would see on music videos, commercials, or on stage with backup dancers.
Contemporary – A style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet that connect thru emotions and fluid dance movements.
Dancehall – Dancehall is a fun, high-energy, feel-good style from the dancehall of Jamaica. Since it’s a social dance, all the moves are simple enough for anyone at the party to enjoy. Dancehall culture is about living in the music and celebrating the people around you.
Hip Hop – Hip Hop classes explore from Current Style, Freestyle, Funk, Old School, Contemporary, etc. Dancers are taught basics of Hip Hop movement in every level. Hip-hop dance is always a direct result of the world’s hip-hop culture relating to their music, art, fashion, and expression. Hip-hop is a street style with a wide range but always representing self-expression.
Jazz Funk – Jazz Funk is for the dancer who has a basic foundation in Jazz and Hip Hop already. There is NO technique taught in this class. You need to have some knowledge of both styles. This class is designed to combine the strength, flexibility and skill of jazz with the hard hitting attitude, groove and funk of hip hop. Classes include warm-up, possible across the floor combinations and fun combos. Jazz Funk is an energetic dance form always honoring the contemporary pop culture.
KPOP VibeZ – Immerse yourself in the world of KPOP, Korean Pop music. Learn actual performance choreography, music video choreography, and related moves.
Leaps and Turns – A technique class focusing on improving balance, flexibility, body alignment, and strength with emphasis on proper execution of various turns, leaps, and jumps.
Improv – A class that teaches the process of spontaneously creating movement. Development of improvised movement material is facilitated through a variety of creative explorations including body mapping through levels, shape and dynamics schema.
Pump It Up Hip Hop Heels – A high energy, action packed hip hop dance class done in heels! This class can be done with or without heels and men and women are invited to take class! Heels are not required but encouraged.
Sass It Up Heels – A high energy, action packed sassy, commercial jazz dance class done in high heels! This class can be done with or without heels and men and women are invited to take class! Heels are not required but encouraged.
Stretch and Strength – This class will teach how stretching properly helps to prevent injury, by making the muscles more pliable. In addition, students will work on improving posture, increasing flexibility and range of motion and strengthening the muscles.
Strip It Off Cardio – A sexy workout class combining basic cardio and sassy dance moves, core training, and a fun combo at the end of class that can be used for your own personal entertainment. Be sure to bring a towel and water.
Style Roulette – A class based on rotating all styles offered UDE to give everyone a chance to experience all urban dance has to offer. Could include jazz, contemporary, hip hop, etc.
Tap- This class will focus on learning proper tap technique. A high energy class that infuses the latest tap styles for beginning tapper.
Urban Funk – A stylized hip hop class based on the smooth and rhythmical beat side of RnB and Groove. A class with a lot of feel and attitude.
Urban Roulette – Other styles urban dance are taught in this class on a rotating wheel from Contemp-Hop, House, Shuffling, Waacking, Street Jazz/Funk, etc for all levels.
Video Concept Class - A 4-week program class that focuses on the development of art, storytelling, and expression thru choreography learning and filming a dance video at a set location at the end of the 4 weeks. Depending on month and instructor, classes will meet on Fridays or Saturdays.
Cost is $50 to participate and is separate from class tuition, unlimited classes, and walk-ins. Each month will be a different instructor and style. Costumes will be chosen by choreographer that will common clothing dancers own and transportation to filming location is the responsibility of the dancer/guardian.
Hip Hop/Urban Styles
Any funky, stretchable clothing such as t-shirts, tanks, hoodies, sweatpants, basketball shorts, leggings, etc that are comfortable. No blue jean attire, skirts, or skorts. Tennis shoes are required. No barefoot, jazz shoes, or flip flops. Hats, visors, etc and fun hairstyles are always welcome.
Proper dance attire for style of dance taking. Form fitting attire is preferred for all technique classes including acro to allow instructor to easily adjust proper technique and positioning. Proper shoes for each class is required. Ballet-ballet shoes, Jazz-jazz shoes, etc.
Pump It Up Hip Hop and Sass It Up Heels
Any fun, sassy dance attire that is stretchable and comfortable. Heels are encouraged but not necessary for class. May be danced in tennis shoes or barefoot.