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MKDS Classes

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Open Imagination

Acro

Children will work on strength, flexibilty, and skills like forward & backwards rolls, front & back walkovers, ariels, back & front handsprings etc.

  • Dress code: Any color leotard or biketard. Any color tights.
  • Fitted shorts. footless and stirrup tights only.(no pants).
  • Bare feet. Hair pulled away from face in low ponytail or low bun.
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Ballet

Ballet is the foundation of a strong dance technique and is recommended to all of our students. It is a classical dance form that helps to develop correct technique, posture, body alignment, control and flexibility. Ballet's structure helps build self-discipline in the student. A typical class consists of barre work, center floor work, and combinations across the floor. Pointe requires instructor approval.

  • Dress code: any color and style leotard, pink ballet tights and pink ballet shoes (canvas or leather).
  • Split sole ballet slippers for dancers 6+. Fitted knit ballet wear is allowed (no pants).
  • Hair pulled up & away from face.
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Breakdance

Break dancing is a popular style of street dance. Students will learn such moves as top rock, down rock, power moves, freezes, and more! Class consists of a warm up, learning new skills and dance combinations.

  • Instructor: Mr Danny Guzman
  • Dress code: Comfortable clothing - shirt, pants, or shorts. No jeans allowed.
  • Any clean pair of sneakers. Break dancing sneakers must be kept for classroom use only.
  • No street shoes or socks only allowed.
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Lyrical/Contemporary

A fun and innovative class for the dancer looking for a new challenge. The class combines lyrical, modern, and jazz styles of dance and fuses them into this artistic and creative class. For children in level 2 lyrical and higher, a ballet class is required.

  • Dress code: aany color and style leotard, any color tights.
  • Fitted dance pants, fitted capris or fitted shorts are optional.
  • Dance paws/footundiez or bare feet. Hair pulled up & away from face.
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Hip Hop

Hip hop is for anyone who loves to move. Do you want to dance like your favorite singer or like your favorite dancer in a music video? Then this is the class for you. Always fresh, upbeat, and energy filled, this class is geared to keep you moving. Using the freshest music and styles makes this class so popular.

  • Dress code: Comfortable clothing - shirt, pants, shorts and/or capris. No jeans allowed.
  • Any clean sneaker. Hip hop sneakers must be kept for hip hop use only, no street shoes or socks only allowed.
  • Hair pulled up & away from face.
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Jazz

Jazz is a form of dance that contains elements of ballet, african dance, and modern. Combinations, turns, leaps, isolations, and rhythmic body movements. Fosse, lyrical, musical theater are all stylized forms of jazz dance that can be used.

  • Dress code: any color and style leotard, any color tights. Black fitted dance pants, fitted capris or fitted shorts are optional.
  • Black slip on jazz boot (no ties).
  • Hair pulled up & away from face.
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Musical Theater

Musical theater combines acting, singing, and dancing into 1 class. The fundamentals are based on the jazz technique and explored through songs from many different musicals throughout the year.

  • Dress code: any color and style leotard, any color tights. Black fitted dance pants, fitted capris or fitted shorts are optional.
  • Black slip on jazz boot (no ties).
  • Hair pulled up & away from face.
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Creative Movement

Ages 1.5 - 2      30 mins

Our creative movement class is for our youngest dancers. During the class, children work on loco motor skills, basic dance movements and positions, flexibility, strengthening, music and rhythm, spatial awareness, coordination, listening, imagination and creative movement. Use of age appropriate activities, games, music and props are utilized to creative a fun and exciting class for your young dancer. A parent/adult will participate with the child during class.

  • Dress code: Any color leotard, biketard, or fitted shirt and shorts.
  • Any color tights and pink leather ballet shoes.
  • No un-attached ballet skirts or ballet slippers.
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Creative Movement 2

Ages 2 - 2.5      30 mins

During the class, children continue to work on loco motor skills, basic dance movements and positions, flexibility, strengthening, music and rhythm, spatial awareness, coordination, listening, imagination and creative movement. Use of age appropriate activities, games, music and props are utilized to creative a fun and exciting class for your young dancer. Dancers will participate in this class without a parent/adult.

  • Dress code: Any color leotard and biketard.
  • Any color tights and pink leather ballet shoes.
  • No un-attached ballet skirts or ballet slippers.
  • Hair pulled away from face if possible.
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Pre-Dance Combo

Ages 3 - 4      45 mins

Our pre-dance classes include ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and acro. The class is designed to be the perfect introduction to dance for young dancers. During the class, equal time is shared for 2 dance disciplines. Basic dance terminology, positions, movement, flexibilty, and musical awareness are explored while using age appropriate music, dance and lessons to hold interest. This class is the foundation of the child's dance education.

  • Dress code: Any color leotard and biketard.
  • Any color tights.
  • No un-attached ballet skirts or ballet slippers.
  • Hair pulled away from face in a ponytail or bun
  • Ballet/Jazz Pink leather ballet shoes. Jazz shoes are not required.
  • Ballet/Tap & Jazz/Tap pink leather ballet shoes and black buckle tap shoes. (no tie tap shoes.)
  • Jazz/Acro Footless and stirrup tights only. Pink leather ballet shoes and bare feet.
  • Tap/HipHop Black buckle tap shoes. (no tie tap shoes.) Hip hop-ers can wear any clean pair of sneakers reserved solely for hip hop. No street shoes allowed..
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Pre-Dance 2 Combo

Ages 5 - 6      45 mins

The class is designed to be a continuation from the pre-dance class. It is more structured than the pre-dance class and includes simple barre and center floor work. Basic dance terminology, positions, movement, flexibility, and musical awareness are explored while using age appropriate music, dance and lessons to hold interest.

  • Dress code: Any color leotard and biketard.
  • Any color tights.
  • No un-attached ballet skirts or ballet slippers.
  • Hair pulled away from face in a ponytail or bun
  • Ballet/Jazz Pink leather ballet shoes. Jazz shoes are not required.
  • Ballet/Tap & Jazz/Tap pink leather ballet shoes and black buckle tap shoes. (no tie tap shoes.)
  • Jazz/Acro Footless and stirrup tights only. Pink leather ballet shoes and bare feet.
  • Tap/HipHop Black buckle tap shoes. (no tie tap shoes.) Hip hop-ers can wear any clean pair of sneakers reserved solely for hip hop. No street shoes allowed..
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Acro-Beginner

Ages 5+      45 mins

Children will work on strength, flexibility, and skills like forward & backwards rolls, front & back walkovers, ariels, back & front handsprings etc.

  • Dress code: Any color leotard and biketard.
  • Any color tights.
  • Fitted shorts. footless and stirrup tights only. Bare feet.
  • Hair pulled away from face in low ponytail or low bun.
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Tap

Tap dancing is focused on rhythm and sound. In class, students work on their timing, clarity, balance, coordination and intricate rhythms.

  • Dress code: any color and style leotard, any color tights.
  • Black fitted dance pants, fitted capris or fitted shorts are optional.
  • Black capezio cg55 for older students.
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