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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS & ATTIRE

Acro Dance Acrobatics Durham NC

ACRO

Acrobatics combines strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination to challenge dancers. This class will teach tumbling skills including backbends, cartwheels, handstands/headstands, rolls, walkovers, handsprings, and more. Acro is beneficial for dancers of all styles to gain confidence in these fundamentals that can be translated into choreography. This class will not perform at the end of year recital, but will have an informal, in studio showcase. 

 

REQUIRED ATTIRE

Girls:

  • Movable dance clothing (leotard and convertible or footless tights or leggings/bike shorts and fitted top)

  • No shoes

Boys:

  • Movable dance clothing (leggings/joggers and fitted top)

  • No shoes

Ballet Dance Durham NC

BALLET

Ballet is a classical dance technique that teaches dancers gracefulness and control. In this class, students will gain strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination as they are taught proper technique and body alignment. This style teaches focus and self discipline which is valuable to the dancer's progression. Ballet technique will translate into many other styles of dance.

REQUIRED ATTIRE

Girls ages 3-6:

Girls ages 7-18:

Boys:

Competition Dance Durham NC

COMPETITION TEAM

Our competition team is for dancers who want a chance to get a taste of the competition world while having plenty of time for other activities and events throughout the year. Auditions are not required. Davis Dance Company dancers ages 7-18 who are enrolled in another DDC curriculum class are eligible for this group. These dancers focus on jazz technique while learning one competition routine to compete at one regional competition in late spring. 

 

Required Attire

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Boys:

Contemporary Dance Lyrical Dance Durham NC

CONTEMPORARY & LYRICAL

Contemporary and Lyrical are characterized by their versatility. They can be danced to a variety of music styles and combined with other dance forms to create new movement. Dancers will be pushed to explore their own creativity through improvisation and choreography. These styles are recommended for dancers of all levels because of their use of the natural alignment of the body and ease of movement patterns. 

REQUIRED ATTIRE

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Boys:

Creative Movement Dance Pre Ballet Dance Durham NC

CREATIVE MOVEMENT

Creative Movement invites children to dance through the use of fun music and props. Dancers will be introduced to beginner ballet gestures, positions, and musicality. These are combined with exercises to build physical strength, coordination, and nurture self expression. Students will learn the discipline and manners required in the dance studio. A parent or guardian is required to participate with each student during class.

 

REQUIRED ATTIRE

Girls:

Boys:  

  • Movable pants (joggers, sweatpants, leggings, etc.) and fitted t-shirt

  • Black ballet shoes

Hip Hop Dance Durham NC

HIP HOP

Hip Hop is a high-energy class where dancers showcase their personality through trendy moves. Dancers will also be taught traditional hip hop vocabulary and learn how the style is ever changing. Students will be challenged to combine musicality, performance quality, and precision in this class.

 

REQUIRED ATTIRE

All Dancers:

Jazz Dance Durham NC

JAZZ

Jazz is a strong, technical style that pushes dancers to gain body awareness and control. Students will study all kinds of jazz and learn the history behind the movements. Dancers will work on body isolations, leaps, turns, and more, while learning fun dance combinations to up beat music. 

 

REQUIRED ATTIRE

Girls:

Boys:

Dance classes for people with Down Syndrome Durham NC

LIMELIGHT

Limelight is a program designed for dancers with developmental disabilities. Dancers will work on coordination, strength, and confidence through Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, and Contemporary dance styles. This class will push dancers to become more independent and help them to express themselves through dance. 

 

REQUIRED ATTIRE

Girls:

Boys:

Musical Theater Dance Durham NC

MUSICAL THEATER

Musical theater dance is the study of Broadway dance styles. Students will focus on strengthening their dance skills through jazz and contemporary technique. Dancers will be introduced to all kinds of musicals through the use of song and dance. They will work on their ability to pick up choreography quickly and fine tune their performance skills with fun combos.

REQUIRED ATTIRE

Girls:

  • Movable dance clothing (leotard and tights or leggings/joggers/bike shorts and fitted top)

  • Jazz shoes in color hazelnut or caramel (pick color closest to skin tone)

Boys:

  • Movable dance clothing (leggings/joggers and fitted top)

  • Black jazz shoes

Tap Dance Durham NC

TAP

Tap is a style that incorporates rhythm and musicality into an entertaining percussive experience. Students will learn intricate footwork to create patterns and beats, while using their upper bodies to complement the music. This class is fast-paced and high energy.

 

REQUIRED ATTIRE

Girls ages 3-6:

Girls ages 7-18:

Boys:

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