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6654 Black Horse Pike

Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

(609) 641-3835

ENCORE Dance Programs (Ages 2 and Up)

Acrobatics/Tumbling

Acrobatic training teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, and above all, discipline and concentration. The high degree of discipline and concentration required for acrobatics carries over to many aspects of a student’s life, including academics and other athletic performance.

     Good acrobatic schools give great freedom of expression to a performer. In an acrobatic dance, you can add dance elements from ballet, jazz, modern, or even tap to make your dance an expression of your personality. There are no rules limiting the movements you may perform, the length of your dance, or the type of music you must use.

   Basic tumbling skills can be an added bonus for any dancer or athlete.  With careful, quality instruction, a dancer will gain more flexibility and upper body strength, giving him or her a substantial advantage in today's demanding choreography.  It is an excellent way to learn spatial awareness, an important element in partnering and ensemble work.  We also incorporate hand balancing, contortion and aerial arts into our acrobatic/tumbling program.

 

Tumbling class is for students with little or no tumbling experience.  Class is designed to help categorize the fundamental tumbling skills.  You will learn things such as back bends,cartwheels, somersaults, etc.  This class provides the basics for all tumbling skills.  This class is also featured in our optional performances.

Aerial Arts

Aerial Arts consists of ropes, silks and lyra (hoops) suspended from the ceiling, and can create some of the most beautiful of dance movements.

 

Hoop (Lyra): A hoop is suspended from the ceiling and can be at any height.  Many believe this to be the most graceful of all apparatuses.

 

Ropes (Spanish Web): A long white rope suspended from the ceiling, (similar to those in gym class but softer).  The "web" forms as the dancer wraps the rope around him/ herself while moving into various positions. Amazing spinning and circling moves are also performed by attaching a hand/foot loop. It really is like flying

 

Our Aerial Arts program utilizes a variety of aerial apparatuses, and is a beautiful and effective way to learn dance while gaining strength and learning proper technique.

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Ballet

Ballet is known as the foundation of all dance styles and is a theatrical representation of a story usually accompanied by music. All ballet classes include barre, center and across the floor work. Technical, pointe, and performance (repertoire) classes are offered.

Contemporary

Contemporary is a combination of ballet and jazz.  Lyrical is a very expressive type of dance.  Dancers use emotion and passion to tell a story while dancing to the music.

Hip-Hop

Hip-Hip students will learn the latest new dance moves. Hip Hop allows a student to move freely and with funk. This class will enhance a dancer’s energy and enthusiasm for dance and focuses on building the basics including counting music, memorization of sequences, and choreography and exploring rhythm through the use of the body. .

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Jazz

Jazz is the ever evolving dance form full of rhythm and syncopation.  During class you will be taught isolation of the head, shoulders, ribcage, feet and arms and encourage individual expression and the development of personal style.  The class will include across the floor, barre work, while dancing to the music of today together with the classical jazz of yesterday.

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Lyrical Praise

Jazz is the ever evolving dance form full of rhythm and syncopation.  During class you will be taught isolation of the head, shoulders, ribcage, feet and arms and encourage individual expression and the development of personal style.  The class will include across the floor, barre work, while dancing to the music of today together with the classical jazz of yesterday.

Lyrical

Lyrical uses techniques from ballet, and at the same time showcases a strong interpretation of the music selection as it does in jazz.

Preschool

Preschool is designed for students to dance and move in a stimulating environment focused on creativity, imagination, and group interaction. Preschool dance stimulates children’s spontaneity and self-expression in a nurturing and playful atmosphere. Children discover the joy of dance through the use of a variety of music and props. Basic movement, rhythm and music concepts are introduced, while learning introductory ballet position vocabulary. Proper classroom etiquette is introduced at this level.

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Tap

Tap  honors its multi-cultural heritage by exploring both traditional and modern techniques in developing and expressing rhythm. As the students advance in ability, they learn increasingly intricate combinations. Introduced in a quick 25 minute fun spurt in our pre- ballet, tap and jazz classes, a one hour Tap class requires a great deal of coordination and is a challenging style of dance for those under seven through the teenage years..

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Twinkle Twos

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