Styles of Dance

At The Dance Center we offer a comprehensive dance program in six styles of dance: jazz, tap, ballet, modern, hip hop, and musical theater. Our highly experienced and caring teachers provide a positive learning environment for every student, at every age, and at every level of experience. In addition to these six styles of dance, the dance center schedule offers tumbling classes and an adult multi-style, multi-level class named ‘Fusion’.


Jazz Dance
Jazz is a ballet-based style of dance that explores a dynamic range. Choreography is influenced by all types of music from lyrical to pop to blues, emphasizing technique and alignment with jazz combinations.
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Tap Dance
A variety of tap styles are presented ranging from the Broadway style of specific tap steps in a straight tempo to the more syncopated style of rhythm tap based on jazz-influenced patterns.
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Ballet
Ballet instills balance, strength, and coordination. Progress is determined by the technical level achieved in class, each year building on the previous knowledge. Ballet is an important part of every dancer’s training.
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Contemporary Dance
Contemporary uses movement as a tool for self-expression. The dynamic quality usually expresses some theme or emotion, oftentimes inspired by musical transitions. Contemporary can draw from all styles of dance.
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Hip Hop
Hip hop is a funky and dynamic dance form with roots in street dance, African, Jazz, and numerous flavors of movement. It emphasizes rhythm, isolations, footwork, strength, and style presented in a high-energy positive environment.
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Musical Theater
Musical Theater combines elements of theater dance with singing and acting. Class includes script reading, stage direction and combining theatrical elements to present musical numbers from Broadway shows or movies. One year of dance experience is recommended, not required.
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