What We Offer

At Interpretations Dance Academy, we have established a comprehensive collection of classes in order to offer you a complete dance education. Whether your intentions are to pursue a career in dance or to enjoy a fun hobby, we offer you the knowledge and experience to achieve your goal!

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Adult Classes – Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop

Enrollment:
Open teen or adult
Class Time:
45 minutes to 1 hour

Description:
Our adult classes are a fun and light hearted for both the inexperienced and experienced dancer. Tap shoes required for tap, leotard or comfortable clothing can be worn in ballet and any soft dance shoe for hip-hop or ballet (ballet slippers recommended for ballet) Check the schedule to see what genres are offered.

Angelina Ballerina, or Angelina Ballerina Combo
Ages:
3 - 6 ½
Class Time:
45 minutes to 1 Hour

Description:
We are part of an approved network of top nationally ranked studios offering a unique and structured program designed to promote proper age-appropriate physical development, classroom etiquette, literacy and nutrition. This is a wonderful start to a solid technique based dance education. Your child will receive a quality dance education in a fun and caring environment. Tap and Jazz will be offered in conjunction with Angelina Ballerina.

Baby Ballerina
Ages:
2 - 3
Class Time:
30 minutes

Description:
A fun introduction to the world of dance focusing on creative movement, classroom environment, and rhythm.

Ballet Fundamentals
Enrollment:
6 -9 yr
Class Time:
45min

Description:
This class provides a solid introduction into proper body placement, alignment and terminology. It is a basis for all other style of dance. Students will learn barre and center work as well as classroom etiquette.

Ballet Fundamentals and Ballet Levels 1-6

Enrollment:
6 and up (younger ages by recommendation only) Levels 3, 4 and 5 meet twice a week
Class Time:
45 min to 90 min

Description:

Note: It is not uncommon for students to participate in the same level for 2 years.

Ballet or “technique” classes (for students age 6 and up) are the core foundation at Interpretations Dance Academy for all styles of dance. They focus on developing a solid ballet technique with emphasis on understanding correct body placement, proper use of turn out, coordination of the upper body (epaulement), and use of arms (port de bras). Interpretations Dance Academy exposes students to aspects of traditional Vaganova (Russian), Cecchetti (Italian), and American techniques. Class begins with work at the barre to build strength and coordination, followed by center exercises, culminating in a grand allegro combination or variation. Clear explanations of exercises and theory help students use the ballet vocabulary in a simple, practical way that leads to increased technical understanding, healthy physical development, and lifelong enjoyment.

Combination Classes
Ages:
6 1/2 and up
Class Time:
1 hour

Description:
This class is designed as an introduction into the varying styles of dance and begins to build a foundation for more challenging classes.

Competition Teams
Enrollment:
5 and up by audition only
Class Time:
Varies- Separate cost information available

Description:
IDA has multiple competition teams available. Being a part of the team requires auditions and a high level of commitment for the more serious dancer. Team members are required to enroll in 2 Ballet classes per week and a conditioning/stretch. Call the studio for more information.
Jumpstarts- ages 5 and up
Mini’s-------- ages 8 and up
Juniors------ ages 12 and up
Seniors------ ages 15 and up
Tap Team--- ages 12 and up(must take another tap class)

Hip Hop and All Boys Hip Hop
Enrollment:
6 and up
Class Time:
45 min to 1 Hour

Description:
Hip-hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style, personality, face animation, and expression to the movements. Hip-hop dance requires students to have the muscle control, strength and stamina to successfully perform moves. Therefore the class may include upper and lower body conditioning as well as a rigorous warm-up to help prepare students for more intense movements.

Jazz Levels 1-7
Enrollment:
7 and up
Class Time:
1 hour - Ballet class strongly recommended for level 1 & 2. Required for level 3,4 and 5

Description:
Jazz is a true American dance form that appeals to everyone because of its energy, variety, and vitality. Jazz Dance classes exploring different styles such as Broadway, Latin, Classical Jazz Funk, Swing, Rhythm, Bollywood and more! Chosen music varies including jazz, swing, blues, pop, soul and funk. Classes begin with a warm-up to develop strength, flexibility, correct alignment coordination and body isolations. Turns leaps and progressions are included (as appropriate and safe per level), and culminates in extended dance combinations. The goal is to develop dancers who are expressive, dynamic, musical and passionate. It is not uncommon for students to participate in the same level for 2 years.


Leaps Turn and Jumps 1 and 2
Enrollment:
10 and up
Class Time:
45 min when offered

Description:
This class concentrates on the technical aspects of leaping, jumping and turning by teaching a series of jumps, leaps and turns while focusing on safe execution, weight and direction changes. Students will develop balance, strength, elevation and body alignment.

Lyrical Levels 1-5
Enrollment:
Course has prerequisites, must take ballet
Class Time:
1 hour

Description:
Lyrical dance is emotion-based movement that is inspired directly from music lyrics while telling a story. Movement can be fluid or abstract. This class is designed for intermediate to advanced students with previous training in ballet. Students will explore partnering and weight sharing exercises combined with basic techniques and skills from ballet, jazz and modern. As students progress through each level the curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate. It is not uncommon for students to participate in the same level for 2 years.


Must be enrolled on a ballet class.

Modern
Enrollment:
11 and up
Class Time:
1 hour

Description:
Students will learn the basics of Graham and Hawkins release-based modern technique, beginning on the floor and working up to standing and moving across the floor in leaps and combinations. Classes will emphasize core integration and initiation, spinal awareness and flexibility, and practical application of modern dance fundamentals. Other styles of modern will be explored such as improvisation and non-traditional partnering weight-sharing technique. Must be enrolled on a ballet class.

Musical Theater
Enrollment:
8 and up
Class Time:
60 minutes when offered

Description:
We are very excited to introduce a musical theater dance class here at IDA. This class will focus on movement in the style and history of various Broadway musicals. This will include choreography styles of such greats as Bob Fosse, Michael Bennett, Gower Champion, George Balanchine and others.

Pointe - Levels 1-4
Enrollment:
11 and up by teacher recommendation only – meets twice a week
Class Time:
45 min (follows an hour of ballet off-pointe)

Description:
Students 11 and older with strong ballet technique, sufficient core strength, ankle strength and alignment can be recommended to go on to study 'en pointe'. Maturity, attendance, commitment, work ethic and attitude play a significant role in consideration for pointe. All students must first complete one year of pre-pointe strength training. Completing the year of pre-pointe does not guarantee placement in pointe shoes. They will be re-evaluated at the end of the year then carefully fitted for pointe shoes. 2 ballet classes and 2 pointe classes are required to stay en pointe for the student in training. It is not uncommon for students to participate in the same level for 2 years.


Tap Levels 1-6
Enrollment:
8 and up
Class Time:
1 hour

Description:
Tap Dance is a timeless art that combines dance and percussion. Tap dancers in musicals, movies, television, commercials, and concerts inspire us with their infectious rhythms. Tap Dance classes (for students 8 and up) explore the two traditions of rhythm tap (hoofing) and Broadway tap. Class begins with warm up exercises in the center that increase control, proper tap technique, coordination, and rhythm, followed by across the floor exercises that teach dynamics, shading, phrasing, and musicality, concluding with extended rhythmic phrases and improvisation exercises. The goal is to develop tap dancers that are equally strong musicians, dancers, and performers. May also involve some tap dance history, learning about such legendary greats such as Fred Astaire, the Silver Belles, The Nicholas Brothers, Sammy Davis, Jr., Gregory Hines, Jimmy Slyde, Bill “BoJangles Robinson, Ann Miller, Charles “Honi” Coles and Donald O’Connor. It is not uncommon for students to participate in the same level for 2 years.