Classes

2017-2018 Season

Download the 2017-2018 Eloquence Dance Centre Class Schedule
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Preschool Dance
Ages 3-4 45  minute class

Preschool dance is geared to our preschool-aged students.   Students will begin to learn the fundamental movements of ballet, tap and creative movement.

Level I & Level I Intensive
Ages 5-6 | 60 minute class

Level I is tailored for our kindergarten and first grade students. The fundamental movements of ballet and tap are further taught as well as the addition of jazz dance.

Level II & Level II Intensive
Ages 7-8 | 90 Minute Class

Level II is divided into 30 minute sessions of ballet, tap and jazz.  In Ballet, students will concentrate on ballet barre and center exercises which will emphasize body placement and alignment.  During the tap portion of class students will learn to create rhythms with his or her feet.  Ending with Jazz, students will learn stretches to increase flexibility, body isolations and essential jazz movements.

Note: Intensive levels are geared to our students with previous dance training and requires placement by the director.

Level III & Level III Intensive
Ages 9-11 | Two hour class

Level III increases ballet instruction to 1 hour allowing for further development during center and across the floor combinations.   During the tap and jazz sections students will learn high energy steps that will further expand knowledge of tap and jazz dance.

Note: Intensive levels are geared to our students with previous dance training and requires placement by the director.

Level IV & Level IV Intensive
Ages 9-11 | Two hour class

Level IV continues with 1 hour of ballet instruction with 30 minutes of instruction in tap followed by jazz.   In ballet, students will further focus on barre, center and across the floor exercises increasing in difficulty.  In both tap and jazz, students will continue to learn more advanced technique with more of an emphasis on center combination and performance.

Note: Intensive levels are geared to our students with previous dance training and requires placement by the director.

Level V Intensive
Ages 9-11 | Two and a half hour class

Level V continues with 1 hour of ballet instruction but tap and jazz portions of class to 45 minutes of instruction.   In ballet, students will further focus on barre, center and across the floor moving towards an advanced level of difficulty.  In both tap and jazz, students will continue to learn more advanced technique with a higher emphasis on completing tasks successfully but also maintaining a higher level of performance.

Note: Intensive levels are geared to our students with previous dance training and requires placement by the director.

Teen Ballet, Teen Ballet Intensive, Teen Tap, Teen Tap Intensive, Teen Jazz, Teen Jazz Intensive
Ages 13 & up | One hour class each subject

Teen ballet, tap and jazz  is geared towards teenage dancers with a desire to increase and develop and greater understanding of each subject.  Classes are offered to both beginning teen students as well as, more advanced teen dancers.

Contemporary:
Beginner/Intermediate:     Ages 9 & up | 60 minute class
Advanced:     Ages 9 & up | 60 minute class

For the student with a background in traditional dance who is interested in trying something new. Contemporary is often a fusion of modern dance and lyrical. Since a great deal of the movements in contemporary are isolated and exaggerated, this dance form tends to be very physical.To put it lightly, this is a workout!

Note: Students enrolled in Beginner/Intermediate Contemporary must also be enrolled in Ballet.

Hip Hop:

Hip Hop I:                      Ages 7-9 | 60 minute class
Hip Hop II:                     Ages 10-12 | 60 minute class
Hip Hop II Intensive:   Ages 10-13 | 60 minute class
Teen Hip Hop:              Ages 13+ | 60 minute class
Teen Hip Hop Intensive: Ages 13+ | 60 minute class
Boys ONLY Hip Hop I:     Ages 6-8 | 45 minute class
Boys ONLY Hip Hop II:    Ages 9+ | 45 minute class

One of today’s most popular dance forms, Hip Hop is fun and energetic.  Class begins with warm up, which enforces and teach strength and flexibility and progresses to moving across the floor and center choreography.  Hip Hop teach rhythm and confidence to students of all ages.

Note: Hip Hop II Intensive and Teen Hip Hop Intensive is geared to our students with previous dance training and requires placement by the director.

Irish Step:
Beginner Irish Step: Ages 6 & up 
| 60 minute class
Intermediate Irish Step: Ages 8 & up | 60 minute class
Advanced Irish Step: Based upon experience | 60 minute class
Hard Shoe: Based upon experience 
 | 60 minute class

Irish Step classes are designed to teach students the art of traditional Irish Step dancing.  Class will focus on proper stretching, dance techniques, balance, posture, and traditional steps, such as reels, jigs, and slip jigs.  Students will also be introduced to traditional and modern Irish Music.

Note: Intermediate Irish Step, Advanced Irish Step and Hard Shoe is geared to our students with previous dance training and requires placement by the director.

Acro Dance:     Ages 6 & up | 45 minute class

Acro is a dance style that combines both dance and acrobatic elements. This dance form is ideal for both dancers and gymnasts or those looking to try something knew but have a love for both art forms.

Musical Theatre:     Ages 7 & up | 45 minute class

Geared towards dancers but actors and actress welcome! Musical theatre will give participants the option to combine both acting and dancing through movement.

Private lessons:
30 & 60 minute sessions

Private lessons are taught in all subjects based upon request and individual need.