Gym America Dance Academy offers classes in Pre-Ballet, Ballet, Contemporary/Lyrical, Hip Hop, Jazz, and Acro Jazz:
Pre Ballet dancers will begin learning ballet terminology, basic motor movement patterns while gaining strength and flexibility along with balance, coordination, and grace. Barre work is introduced and developed in these young dancers midway through the semester.
Ballet dancers are exposed to a syllabus which fuses multiple styles of balletic training to create a curriculum that is unique. We have incorporated fundamentals and best practices from these styles to create an enjoyable and interesting technique class. In addition, by incorporating a modern understanding of human anatomy and physiology which will minimize dance related injuries while maximizing strength, endurance and flexibility.
Contemporary/Lyrical: These styles of dance draw upon ballet, jazz, modern and many more styles of movement. New and unique forms of movement and expression are fused together without the confided steps required in ballet.
Jazz has become one of the most popular dance styles in recent years. Jazz is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves that match the rhythms of contemporary music. To truly excel in jazz, dancers need a strong background in ballet.
Hip hop is a free style dance form based on jazz movements and also incorporates hip-hop rhythms. This form of dance came about from and is influenced by today’s music and culture.
Acro-Jazz mixes the upbeat and versatile dance form of Jazz with basic floor acrobatics. Acro-Jazz classes consist of intensive strengthening warm ups, stretching techniques to elongate and encourage muscle strength, across the floor movements, leaps, turns and acrobatic tricks. Each class will culminate in center combinations.
Our Special Needs class is for children ages 3 and up with special needs including, but not limited to, any Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Cystic Fibrosis,Developmental Delay, Chromosome Deficiency, or any physical disability. Children learn basic gymnastic skills, balance, gross and fine motor coordination, personal development, and character development. They are encouraged to participate and progress at their own ability in a safe and fun environment.
* Students with Down Syndrome must have medical release from their doctor in order to participate.
We expect all students to abide by the dress code and have hair pulled back in a bun or pony tail.
Ballet: Leotards, pink tights and ballet shoes. Skirts are optional.
Jazz: Jazz or ballet shoes for jazz class and black tights, dance shorts or yoga pants Leotard
Lyrical/Contemporary: Optional yoga pants, dance shorts and barefoot
NOTE: no street shoes allowed on the dance floor.