Acrobatics (Acro) teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline and concentration. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique. Students will learn such things as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, balance, & contortion tricks. Acro is not the typical tumbling or gymnastics class. This class is great for students looking to enhance their agility, flexibility and strength.
Students will learn classical ballet positions, technique and terminology, as dancers develop poise, grace, and confidence. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work, and across-the-floor combinations.
Dancers will learn to express themselves through song lyrics and improve their musicality while blending ballet technique with modern and jazz styles. Class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Skills such as leaps and turns are incorporated into choreographed routines.
Hip Hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, locking & free-style movement that will be a focus of this athletic and energetic dance style.Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements.
MUSICAL THEATRE JAZZ
Musical Theatre Jazz classes are based on Broadway or Movie Musicals. Students will have an introduction to vocal and acting exercises, while learning proper dance technique in a variety of styles. Class combos can pull from a particular choreographer or a certain time period of Musical Theatre history. This class is sure to develop a student’s personality and confidence as well as brighten their stage presence. Plus, it’s a ton of FUN!
TRICKS, TURNS and LEAPS (TTL)
Tricks, Turns and Leaps or TTL will increase your flexibility, strength, endurance, and enhance proper dance techniques. Emphasis on teaching the proper building blocks for Jazz, Lyrical and Contemporary jumps, leaps, turns, and tricks. *This class is for skills growth only and does not participate in the Recital. Take your dance training to the next level with this class!
This 30 minute class designed for your little dancer and teaches a combination of creative movement and beginning jazz skills. Our goal is to improve basic motor skills, agility and rhythm while learning foundational Ballet and Jazz movement. Ballet shoes will be needed for this class. *Children must be able to engage in class without parent’s help.
We love SMAC! Giselle provides a perfect mix of high-quality instruction and just the right amount of rigor. My daughter danced at other schools that were so strict that it was stressful. With SMAC, she’s having fun and learning SO MUCH MORE!