Class Schedule, Placement and Descriptions

Class Placement for your child is something we at AFTH take very seriously.

 

We spend much time consulting as a staff on what is the ideal placement for your child's continued growth as a performer.  We take into consideration the individual structure of each class, the level of ability and the particular teacher.  Our goal is to challenge each student, yet avoid that fine line where frustration sets in due to being in a class that is too difficult for them.  We want them to learn, excel in and enjoy their class, as well as challenge them and set them up to continue advancing in their craft. 

 

We must also take into consideration the overall development of the entire class.  We want everyone involved in each class to progress.  We do not want students to fall behind, nor do we want a class held up due to a student who has been misplaced in a class. 

 

We appreciate your trust and support of our placement decisions. We want what is best for your child based on the reality of their abilities. 

BALLET GARDEN - IMAGINATION STATION
An exciting program designed to plant a great foundation in young dancers. This program teaches proper technique, builds coordination and balance, while at the same time teaches young dancers proper dance terminology.
 

IMAGINATION STATION
For the child that always singing ,dancing and acting a little dramatic.. A creative and fun class that is sure to inspire and stimulate their imagination and introduce them to musical theater through dancing, singing and acting!

BALLET

Develop strong classical Ballet technique, and work on consistency of body placement, turnout, gracefulness, and core strength.

 

POINTE

Students will utilize previously learned ballet technique while working in pointe shoes. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work and across the floor combinations.

 

MUSICAL THEATRE

This class will focus on applying and bringing together the disciplines of singing, acting, and dancing, to create an effective presentation, by selecting Broadway repertoire, interpreting it both musically and dramatically, then creating staging and choreography for performance. The Musical Theatre classes explore a diversity of rehearsal tools and techniques in pursuit of a dynamic and authentic performance. 

HIP HOP

Class includes a warm-up in the center, progresses through isolations and end with a combination, with focus on incorporating rhythmic qualities of music into the dancers’ body. . Dancers enrolled in hip-hop classes are encouraged to train in jazz dance to become a well-rounded jazz/hip-hop dancer.

ARTIST CLASSES

Our Artist Class offers an exciting format to explore art. 
We specialize in art creation, education, and art related alternative medium.We will use different mediums, such as:
Painting
Paper Mache'
Decorative clay work

TAP

Students will learn a variety of tap styles from Broadway to Rhythm tap. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. Developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and having fun is our focus.

 

LYRICAL

 Students will explore partnering and weight sharing exercises combined with basic techniques and skills from ballet, jazz and modern. It emphasizes interpretation of music lyrics while telling a story with movement that can be fluid or abstract. 

MODERN

This class will incorporate practices that work with balance, direction and momentum, release of the joints, and individual expression. These classes are designed to prepare the dancer to move fully through space, to use personal expression, and to develop an awareness of self.

JAZZ

This class will focus on elements of weight, rhythm, and sharp movement qualities, and will utilize  center floor warm-up, isolations, as well as  across the floor exercises and contemporary combinations. These classes will combine hip-hop, fast paced funk, classical jazz and lyrical movements for a well-rounded jazz dancer.

AERIAL ARTS

 In our aerial arts classes, students learn to perform aerial acrobatics while hanging from a special fabric (silks). The center of the long fabric or other aerial device is secured safely overhead, and students practice over cushioned mats. Students learn the proper way to climb the suspended fabric and move in and out of various positions using the fabric to wrap, suspend, spiral, and move their bodies. 


 

LEVEL / AGE GUIDE

BALLET GARDEN
Ages 3-5
 

BEGINNER
Ages 6-7
 

INTERMEDIATE
Ages 8-11

ADVANCED
Ages 12 & up

COMPANY
By Audition or Invitation Only

PROFESSIONAL
Ages 18 & up or by invitation

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