Dance

Expression City’s dance programs for youth and adults offer a variety of recreational and pre-professional classes six days a week, including our Homeschool Performing Arts Academy and afternoon/evening classes. Our core curriculum focuses on ballet, contemporary/lyrical, jazz, tap, modern, acro, and hip hop for ages 5 through adult. We also offer dance for little ones starting at age 3 (please see our Minis section).

Ballet

Beginner Ballet focuses on the fundamentals of classical ballet technique and instilling a passion to move. Using creative imagery and imagination, students will gain a basic understanding of both alignment and artistry, as well as an appreciation for the discipline of dancing.

Int/Advanced Ballet uses imagery and imagination to instill the basic principles of classical ballet technique and to inspire a passion to move. This ballet class focuses on the directionality movement pathways, and kinetic coordinations within classical ballet, to instill a dynamic sense of balance, poise, and discipline.

Contemporary

Beginner Contemporary dance class combines elements of dance from several different genres, including ballet, lyrical, and jazz. Students will learn to use both the body and the face to express themselves through music.

Int/Adv Contemporary dance class utilizes the movement syllabus developed by Banning Bouldin, Flooring/Falling/Sliding, to promote awareness, stability, and specificity. The exercises are rooted in movement fundamentals from Laban and Taylor techniques. Improvisation tools and methods are also used to develop a curiosity for movement invention and imaginative research.

Jazz

Jazz class is built on traditional jazz movement while incorporating ballet technique. Students will be exposed to a variety of jazz styles, such as Broadway, Classical, and Contemporary to provide comprehensive training in this dance form.

Tap

Students will work on basic technique and tap fundamentals while also learning Broadway choreography and some of the latest tap styles in this tap class.

Hip Hop

From  beginner to advanced, our hip hop classes use the latest clean music and have elements of choreography, popping, locking, breaking, and freestyle to create one of our most popular dance classes. Hip Hop Dance Company is available for enthusiastic dancers.

Specialty Classes

ABBA (Absolute Beginner Ballet for Adults)

This ballet class is designed for adults who have a passion and desire to learn ballet but have no prior dance experience. The class provides a welcoming and friendly environment while teaching the fundamentals of ballet in a relaxed and comfortable class setting.

Adagio (Dance Lifts or Acro Dance)

Adagio is a succession of slow, soft, lyrical, and continuous movements. It creates the illusion that the positions flow from one into another and is a partner-driven endeavor. This class will focus on the concepts of timing, communication, and grace.

Musical Theatre Dance

Musical Theatre Dance is the second hour of our musical theatre program. Choreography will be based on the musical theatre performance selection.

Street Jams for Hip Hop Students

Street Jams are events where you can jam/battle, take part in a class or workshop, see performances by top dancers, and party in a clean, family-friendly, hip hop environment.

Partnering

Adagio (Dance Lifts or Acro Dance)

Adagio is a succession of slow, soft, lyrical, and continuous movements. It creates the illusion that the positions flow from one into another and is a partner-driven endeavor. This class will focus on the concepts of timing, communication, and grace.

Ballroom

Choose lessons in Rumba, Cha Cha, Salsa, Mambo, Samba, Bolero, Easy Coast Swing, Argentine Tango Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Quickstep, Viennese Waltz, West Coast Swing, Hustle, Night Club, and Shag.

Country Western

Lessons available in Country Western Swing, CW Progressive 2 step, CW Texas 2-step, 3 step, CW Waltz, and Shuffle.

Stilt Dancing

Stilt Dancing is an advanced stilt class that incorporates various forms of dance on 2.5 feet tall peg stilts. This is a performance company class, and students must have instructor approval to enroll. Prerequisite: Stilt Walking Class.

Poetry and Movement

By overlapping the ideas and emotions of poets and dancers, we’re creating a new art form with a more powerful effect than either might have produced alone. A form of storytelling, Poetry and Movement classes will help students develop their minds, bodies, and emotions.

Experiential Anatomy

Experiential Anatomy offers accurate and clear instruction of human musculoskeletal structure with an eye toward efficient and pleasant movement. With a fascinated, informed curiosity about our landscape beneath the skin, we are able to conceptualize and create easy, efficient movement, from the elegantly simple to the decorated and complex.

Special Needs

Part of Expression City’s mission is to give back to the community. One way in which we do this is by providing Special Needs Dance classes free of charge. For more information, please contact us at info@expressioncity.com

Dance Company

  • Stilt Dancing