dancehampton Class Descriptions
Baby Ballerinas - For the little princess in your toddler. Come and learn to plie, releve and twirl!
Ballet/Tap Combo Class - Ballet and tap exercises are taught to introduce important dance
basics such as stretching, concentration, rhythm, coordination and discipline. The purpose of
this class is to provide a strong foundation for continued dance training as well as develop a love
for dance itself.
Movers & Shakers – An intro to jazz, hip-hop and musical theatre for dancers wanting to
experience all the dance world has to offer!
Ballet - Learn ballet technique in a strict yet supportive environment. Class starts with
strengthening leg work on the floor followed by barre and center work. This class stresses
correct alignment, strength, and flexibility. Taking ballet improves skills used in all dance
Tap - Learn the basics of tap in this hour long class. More advanced students learn tricks such as
wings, toe stands, barrel turns, and pull backs
Jazz - Class starts with a strengthening and stretching warm-up. At the end of each class
students learn a combination set to contemporary music and perform it in groups.
Musical Theatre - If you love Broadway you'll love this class. Class starts with warm-up followed
by a combination set to music from any of those famous musicals you enjoy.
Hip-Hop - Learn all the latest moves you've seen in movies and music videos. If you love moving
quick, learning fast, and great music then this class is for you.
Irish Step - The class begins with stretching and leg strenghthening exercises. Students will then
focus on the basics during down the floor. Beginners will learn the tradition Irish jig and more
advanced students will learn the reel and slip jig in the soft shoe. Eventually students will begin
introduced to the hard shoe.
Acrobatics – Students will be introduced to balance skills such as headstands, handstands and
elbow stands. Tumbling skills such as basic rolls, cartwheels, backbends, front limbers and
round-offs will be taught. Occasionally, the balance beam and obstacle courses will be
incorporated. Intermediate students will work on perfecting the above skills as well as working
on walk-over's (front & back), running tricks including front handsprings, step outs,
headsprings, etc., and back handsprings.
Jumps, Turns & Leaps - This class is a technique class that is dedicating to learning, improving,
and perfecting technique in jumps, kicks, turns, etc. Stretch and strengthening is also combined
to improve dancers' power.