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Class Description

At Ann Freeman Dance Academy we offer two tracks of classes to suit a variety of students.

Our "Traditional Track" begins with the youngest dancer at age 3 and continues through our ever popular Adult classes. Dance is for everyone and everyone can find the right class here at AFDA!

Our
"Performing Team" track is our dance track for those students who want a more intense training in dance or wish to work toward a future in dance whether that be professional or to go for a college

dance team. The Performing teams have special requirements and help the students move toward a pre-professional level of dance as they progress through the various levels of dance

FOR PERFORMING TEAM INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT US.

Preschool - Kinder - Level 1 & 2

These Classes Are Combination Classes

Preschool (Ages 3-4) Combo Class 

(Note: Must be 3 by 8/31/2018)

For this age level dance class consist of pre-ballet movements that will help to develop the student’s flexibility, strength and muscle memory and control. This class also includes creative movement for co-ordination and awareness of space as well as a creative imagination. Tap class consists of mastering single sounds along with musical awareness with the use of song as well. This is a combo class of ballet/tap/creative movement

Kinder Level (5-6) Combo Class

(Note: Must be 5 by 8/31/2018)

Students at this age will continue to develop their ballet skills incorporating the actual “French” terminology that classical ballet was based upon. Their co-ordination skills will be built upon as well strengthening their ankles and leg muscles. Continued studies with creative movement to promote their ability to comprehend and respond. Tap classes building into using double sounds and new rhythm patterns will be a big part of this year. This is a combo class of ballet/tap/creative movement.

ADDITIONAL CLASSES: HIPPETY HIP HOP, TUMBLING

Level 1 – Beginner (6-8) Combo Class

(Note: Must be at least 6 by 8/31/2018)

This level is the first level when the students begin to study ballet and tap with a more in-depth idea of what dance entails. Their ballet class focuses on strengthening the use of ankles through the use of releve’. Their tap will include mastering movements that travel the stage in more complicated patterns and adding to their terminology list. This year students will be adding a “Pre-Jazz” class to continue the training of stretching, strengthening and musical awareness. 

NOTE: Students ages 7-8 who have never had dancing before should take this level class. Taking this class their first year will help them develop to move into their own age level quickly the next year. If you have questions please feel free to contact us.

ADDITIONAL OPTIONAL CLASSES:HIPPITY HIP HOP, TUMBLING


Level 2 – Beginner (7-9) Combo Class

(Note: Must be at least 7 by 8/31/2018)

Classes in ballet, tap and jazz are offered for this age group. At this level, performance and style will be emphasized and developed. We recommend taking multiple classes per week, as it will improve their technical ability at a time when growing as a dancer is absolutely critical.

NOTE: Students ages 9-11 years with no dance experience should start in this level to give them time to “catchup” on the terminology and technique needed to move into their own age group. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us.

ADDITIONAL OPTIONAL CLASSES FOR THIS AGE: HIP HOP, ACRO

Level 3 - Level 8 Classes

If you take jazz you are required to take ballet.

Level 3 – Beginning Intermediate (8-10)

(Note: Must be at least 8 by 8/31/2018)

The beginning intermediate level begins the journey of not only continuing a dancer’s technique, advanced terminology and more intricate steps but also adds dance history and a greater understanding of the human body and how each muscle works to help the student accomplish their dance goals.

NOTE: Students 9-10 years with no dance experience should start in this level to give them time to "catchup" on the terminology and technique needed to move into their own age group. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us.

CLASS OPTIONS: BALLET, TAP, JAZZ, LYRICAL, HIP HOP AND TUMBLING

 Level 4 & 5 - Intermediate (9-11)

(Note: Must be at least 9 by 8/31/2018)

The Level 4 ballet class is based as a “pre-pointe” class working to strengthen the students ankles, legs and torso to support being on pointe. The tap and jazz classes continue the strengthening of ankles and legs for higher leaps and better place turns.

CLASS OPTIONS: BALLET, TAP, JAZZ, LYRICAL, HIP HOP, MUSICAL THEATRE AND TUMBLLING

Level 6 – Adv. Intermediate (11-14)

(Note: Must be at least 11 by 8/31/2018)

For dancers that who wish to further enhance their dance training and stylization Level 5 & 6 will place the strongest emphasis on technique. Pointe work is added to the ballet class. Other classes offered for this level are tap, jazz, modern/contemporary, hip hop and acro. Dancers are encouraged to take as many as classes as possible to enhance their dance knowledge and strength as a dancer.

CLASS OPTIONS: BALLET, TAP, JAZZ, MODERN, CONTEMPORARY, HIP HOP, MUSICAL THEATRE AND TUMBLING

Level 7 - Advanced (14-18)

(Note: Must be at least a 2018-19 Ninth grader or above to be in this class.)

Level 7 and 8 incorporate pointe work not only in the class room but for performances as well. A student must have the strength of ankles, legs and core for this level of work. The tap work in these levels focuses on the musicality and intricate rhythm patterns of advanced tap. The jazz classes work on the highest level of difficulty in leaps, turns, balance movements and control. Advanced Modern incorporates not only lyrical and contemporary styles but the true form of modern dance to prepare students for their college modern classes. 

CLASS OPTIONS: BALLET, TAP, JAZZ, MODERN, CONTEMPORARY, HIP HOP, MUSICAL THEATRE AND TUMBLING

Adult Level Classes

We have adult classes for late beginner teens through college age students and on up through the adult years. 

Adult Tap * Adult Jazz * Adult Ballet * Adult Hip Hop* New Adult "TRUE" Beginner Tap Class

Acro Levels

Kinder Gym (*New) 
We are so excited to offer our new Kinder Gym classes for ages 3-5 year old students. In this class students will learn to roll, crawl, stretch and strengthen in a way that will develop their co-ordination, flexibility and body strength.
Acro Level 1 - Beginner -Adv. Beginner Level
This class focuses on the basic acro movements including stretching, flexibility and balance and control. Students MUST COMPLETE ALL OF THE SKILL SETS BEFORE ADVANCING TO LEVEL 2.
Acro Level 2 - Intermediate Level

This level of acro class is for students who have mastered the following...carhwheels, headstand, and front walkover. This class will build onto the basics already learned and into the intermediate level of acro. STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE ALL OF THE SKILLS REQUIRED IN LEVEL 2 BEFORE ADVANCING INTO LEVEL 3.

Acro Level 3 - Advanced Level

Level 3 Acro classes will explore and develop the students ability for across the floor tumbling passes and more advanced tricks that can be used in choreography.

Hip Hop Levels

Hippety Hip Hop

A fun-filled class of basic hip hop moves for students ages 5-7 incorporating warmups, conditioning and hip hop moves. Age appropriate movement and music is always

used in this class.

Youth Hip Hop

The next level in hip hop training going beyond the basics and getting students into the background of hip hop with more advanced movement and tricks.

 

Boys Hip Hop (*New)

Super fun class for boys only that will have them "in the groove" through out class. Fun class that will develop co-ordination as well as team building through out the year.

Teen/ Adult Hip Hop

Great for 8th grade through adults. This has become one of our most popular classes.  Call for more information.

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