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of the Performing Arts
Central New York's Premier Dance academy built on 3 generations of artistry and success
Mommy and Me - Ages 1- 2 1/2
This is an amazing class for your tiny future dancers to become acclimated to a classroom setting and begin thier introduction to dance classes.
PRESCHOOL-TUMBLING TYKES - PRIMARY- Ages 2 1/2 - 5
No previous training. A ballet and tap class focusing on the introduction to dance exercising motor skills, promoting creativity and strength throughout different activities. Spatial awareness, imagery and movement skills will be taught through working basic rhythmic sequences. We work to develop a basic terminology vocabulary to prepare students to comprehend dance classes when introduced to them.
BALLET TECHNIQUE- Beginner to Advanced Levels
A classical approach essentially based upon Vagonova technique. Class will consist on barre work, center, across the floor, comprehending vocabulary, melodic execution, and understanding correct placement and usage of ones own body.
Learning and understanding tap technique, with intricate footwork and rhythms. Comprehending sound, precision and clarity we strive for distinct movement and understanding tap fundamentals. With an excellent tap foundation, dancers advance in across the floor, combinations and choreography.
With focus on jazz technique and energetic funk, this modern style is a lot of fun! Class consists of warm- up, across the floor, combinations and choreography. Jazz will concentrate on flexibility, strength, and musicality!
Using controlled moves such as walkovers, limbers, handstands, chestrolls, etc. May contain gymnastic passes, flexibility moves, and/or contortionist moves.
Encompassing the use of balance, flexibility and control utilizing the lyrics and feeling of the music. This class combines ballet and jazz and the quality of movement the body naturally has.
A derivative of strength and power, modern dance practices
contact-release, floor work, fall and recovery. Allowing space for improvisation this class is suitable for intermediate and advanced dancers.
MUSCIAL THEATRE JAZZ
Utilizing a Broadway or Movie Musical Song incorporating dance, characters and/or costumes.
This fun and energetic stlye focuses on street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking, andpopping.
*We also offer adult / alumni classes in jazz and tap. At United we have a great adult community that joins together weekly to stretch and learn new fun choreography. Our adult classes do perform in our year end performance!