Genres

BalletJazzTapHip HopModernLyricalAcro SkippingAdult

Ballet – Combining ballet concepts with creative ideas to introduce children to dance.  Children will gain knowledge of floor patterns and an awareness of ballet terms, which, they will build on in the future.  Pointing and flexing the feet, bending and stretching the knees, jumps and strong posture are a few things to look forward to. Laban creative concepts and fundamental body movements will be explored.  

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Jazz – CDL Jazz classes are structured around a full-bodied approach which enlivens dancers on a neuromuscular level. Young dancers will learn jazz fundamentals and develop awareness of proper alignment and flexibility. 

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Tap – Tap is a great class to introduce rhythm and patterning to children.  One of the most challenging dance styles for young children to learn but one of the most fun…it’s all about the shoes!  CDL Tap is taught from a foundation of the Al Gilbert Method building tap skills easily in a natural progression.

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Hip Hop – This class provides an aerobic workout through choreography focusing on level changes, floor work and hard hitting hip hop elements . Instructors are focused on precision and accuracy of the movements given. With many different styles and dance combinations, Hip Hop is sure to please any dancer and any age.

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Modern – Evolving from an expressionist movement, modern (contemporary) dance refused classical ballet’s focus on feet as the primary catalyst for dance movements. Instead the various modern dance techniques put focus on the use of the torso, employing such elements as contraction & release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation. Graham, Limon, Cunningham and Evan’s Contemporary technique are the foundation of this program at CDL.

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Lyrical – Emphasizing a sense of balance and control with smooth flowing lines derived from jazz technique.  Students must also be taking ballet or jazz to support this style.  Lyrical dance is expressive, simultaneously subtle and dynamic, focused on conveying musicality and emotion through movement. It is a combination of intricate, highly technical, and pedestrian/naturalistic moves.

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Acro –  Acro dance is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character, its unique choreography, which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics. Acro Tech is a non-performance program, however skills which are mastered will be incorporated in choreography across other genres being taken .  Connectivity is a certified Acrobatic Arts school.

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Skipping – Promoting active lifestyles. Skipping is a great way to stay fit and have fun. Introducing young & young at heart to the various techniques of skipping – single rope, long rope and double dutch. Recreational and Competitive levels are offered.

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Adult– Continuing the love of dance with classes for ages 18 and up. Dance is a fantastic form of fitness. Learn new skills or reconnect with your inner dancer.

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