Dance Classes in Woodward
Dance Class Info
Leveled Classes (beginning in 3rd grade)
Originating in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th century but refined by the French and Russians, ballet is known as the foundation for most other dance styles known in the performing arts world today. At Revelation & Co, ballet students learn body placement, footwork, vocabulary, and ballet history in 5 different placement levels, depending upon a dancer’s age and technique proficiency. If a dancer must choose only one style of dance, ballet is always recommended. One is wise to think of ballet as the good, solid foundation upon which all other modern dance styles are built.
An extension of classical ballet, students take basic ballet class in pointe shoes that allow them to dance on the very tip of their toes. Students must be in Level 5 Ballet and take two ballet classes per week to be eligible for pointe class. Pointe leveling is under the discretion of the dance instructor and a licensed physical therapist.
Used to describe a variety of styles, musical theatre is any style of dance used in a musical theatre production. Musical Theatre at R&C incorporates lessons in American musical theatre history, clips from Broadway productions, choreography inspired by well-known American musical theatre choreographers, and basic American jazz technique to prepare students to perform on the musical theatre stage.R&C’s musical theatre classes have performed in productions of Grease, The King & I, Seussical the Musical, The Beauty & the Beast, Shrek the Musical, The Jungle Book, Honk!, and six Broadway Revues.
Early Childhood Dance Education:
3 year olds through Pre-Kindergarten – Students of Creative Movement are introduced to the art of dance through creative movement, improvisation exercises, and beginning ballet & jazz theory and vocabulary. R&C incorporates the new and exciting Dancely curriculum into our preschool classes. Dancely was developed by dance professionals along with the song and choreography creators from Disney, Nickelodeon, and Marvel. Students will have the most fun exploring the world of dance while also engaging their imaginations, refining gross motor skills, and beginning to learn fine motor skills. Creative Movement is a 45 minute class once a week.
Combo 1 (ballet/tap)
Kindergarteners – Students in Combo 1 build on the gross and fine motor skills and dance vocabulary they learned in Creative Movement. During the ballet section, students begin to learn balance and the beginning of ballet placement. Students are introduced for the first time to tap. Tap is a fine motor skill. Revelation & Co believes that students more greatly succeed in the style of tap when they delay the start of tap lessons until around age 5. Students in Combo 1 tap begin learning rhythm, shift of weight, and basic tap skills life flap and shuffle. The Dancely curriculum is also incorporated into this class. Combo 1 is a 45 minute class once a week.