Recreational

In our recreational program dancers can take classes to either get started as beginners, to try a brand-new style of dance, or to learn technique and choreography that is not at a competitive level. We offer recreational classes for all ages and ability levels, so that anyone can feel comfortable joining a class. Above all, the most important thing for these dancers is to learn while having fun! All recreational students are invited to participate in exciting studio-wide activities such as Spirit Week or Bring a Friend to Dance Week. Each recreational class performs a routine in our annual recital in June, performing in costume on stage! Every other year, KSD puts on a holiday show in December, in which some recreational classes are invited to perform.

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TECHNIQUE

Technique classes focus on simply that: technique! Dancers of any age, level, or ability can take a class in which they can work on their technique whether they want to audition for Company, to advance themselves, or just to learn a new style. Dancers in Technique classes do not participate in the recital nor do they purchase a costume. We offer Technique classes in the form of a solo, duet, trio and/or group setting. Currently we have many ballet, turns, leaps, stretching and conditioning classes available for all ages!

JAZZ

Jazz is the most popular style offered at KSD. Many brand new students begin with jazz, which can be associated with many different styles and subcategories. To sum it up, basic jazz at KSD combines technical skill with upbeat and fun choreography. Dancers usually perform to pop music with a quick tempo. Dancers work on technical skills such as battements, turns, extensions, and leaps, and incorporate them into their routine. As dancers progress, jazz routines can become more stylized and/or themed.

BALLET/POINTE

Ballet is quite often considered the foundation for most other styles of dance. Ballet is a poised, technique-based style that involves concentration and strength. Beginning ballet will focus on learning positions and basic ballet technique including barre work as well as work in center and across the floor. As dancers advance, they may (with permission) go on pointe, or “on toe”. This takes several years of preparation and strength training. At KSD we teach the Russian style Vaganova method, in which dancers are placed into one of six levels. For younger dancers who are interested we offer a pre-ballet class to get dancers started with basic ballet.

LYRICAL

Lyrical is a style that is usually learned once a dancer has taken classes in ballet and/or jazz. Lyrical combines technique that is learned in both jazz and ballet, while incorporating unique and graceful choreography to lyrical music. Music for lyrical is usually slower and softer; ballads are often used. Lyrical dance should tell a story and “paint a picture” through dance. Lyrical is similar to jazz, as lyrical choreography becomes more stylized and unique as dancers progress.

TAP

Tap is a style that is rather different from many other styles, as dancers must be aware of both the sight and sound of their movement. Dancers wear tap shoes with two pieces of metal on the soles and work to hit rhythmic patterns as well as steps that are intriguing to watch.

Dancers focus on staying in unison (within group dances), timing, and clarity of sound. At KSD a range of tap styles are taught including Broadway/Musical Theater tap and Street/Rhythmic tap.

HIP-HOP

Hip Hop is a funky style and is usually a favorite of those who are new to dance. It contains elements of jazz but is more about movements such as popping, locking, isolating, and breaking. Choreography for hip hop has elements of funk and the music used is usually upbeat. Dancers learn how to move in a controlled, yet loose style of dance. At KSD, the music used for hip hop routines is typically current and always fun!

CONTEMPORARY

Contemporary is a compilation of many styles; the routine may be influenced by lyrical, modern, jazz, ballet, or any combination of styles. Contemporary is expressive and allows dancers to “think outside the box”. Contemporary is a newly popular style of dance that focuses on creative choreography and movement while incorporating technical elements.

Musical Theater

Musical Theater is usually performed once dancers have learned at least basic jazz and/or ballet. Musical Theater routines include music from either Broadway musicals or from popular film. This style combines technique learned in jazz and ballet with acting (without words). Dancers lip sync to the music and take on the role of a specific character. Showmanship and overall performance are the focus of this style.

GYMNASTICS

Gymnastics offered at KSD consists mainly of tumbling. Dancers will learn to properly stretch and prepare to do a variety of acrobatic tricks and balances. Dancers use mats for safety and the instructor will spot students as often as is needed. The tricks learned in gymnastics at KSD are learned primarily for display in routines of other styles such as jazz or lyrical. Dancers training in gymnastics focus on flexibility, strength, and balance.

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Technique classes focus on simply that: technique! Dancers of any age, level, or ability can take a class in which they can work on their technique whether they want to audition for Company, to advance themselves, or just to learn a new style. Dancers in Technique classes do not participate in the recital nor do they purchase a costume. We offer Technique classes in the form of a solo, duet, trio and/or group setting. Currently we have many ballet, turns, leaps, stretching and conditioning classes available for all ages!

Jazz is the most popular style offered at KSD. Many brand new students begin with jazz, which can be associated with many different styles and subcategories. To sum it up, basic jazz at KSD combines technical skill with upbeat and fun choreography. Dancers usually perform to pop music with a quick tempo. Dancers work on technical skills such as battements, turns, extensions, and leaps, and incorporate them into their routine. As dancers progress, jazz routines can become more stylized and/or themed.

Ballet is quite often considered the foundation for most other styles of dance. Ballet is a poised, technique-based style that involves concentration and strength. Beginning ballet will focus on learning positions and basic ballet technique including barre work as well as work in center and across the floor. As dancers advance, they may (with permission) go on pointe, or “on toe”. This takes several years of preparation and strength training. At KSD we teach the Russian style Vaganova method, in which dancers are placed into one of six levels. For younger dancers who are interested we offer a pre-ballet class to get dancers started with basic ballet.

Lyrical is a style that is usually learned once a dancer has taken classes in ballet and/or jazz. Lyrical combines technique that is learned in both jazz and ballet, while incorporating unique and graceful choreography to lyrical music. Music for lyrical is usually slower and softer; ballads are often used. Lyrical dance should tell a story and “paint a picture” through dance. Lyrical is similar to jazz, as lyrical choreography becomes more stylized and unique as dancers progress.

Tap is a style that is rather different from many other styles, as dancers must be aware of both the sight and sound of their movement. Dancers wear tap shoes with two pieces of metal on the soles and work to hit rhythmic patterns as well as steps that are intriguing to watch.

Dancers focus on staying in unison (within group dances), timing, and clarity of sound. At KSD a range of tap styles are taught including Broadway/Musical Theater tap and Street/Rhythmic tap.

Hip Hop is a funky style and is usually a favorite of those who are new to dance. It contains elements of jazz but is more about movements such as popping, locking, isolating, and breaking. Choreography for hip hop has elements of funk and the music used is usually upbeat. Dancers learn how to move in a controlled, yet loose style of dance. At KSD, the music used for hip hop routines is typically current and always fun!

Contemporary is a compilation of many styles; the routine may be influenced by lyrical, modern, jazz, ballet, or any combination of styles. Contemporary is expressive and allows dancers to “think outside the box”. Contemporary is a newly popular style of dance that focuses on creative choreography and movement while incorporating technical elements.

Musical Theater is usually performed once dancers have learned at least basic jazz and/or ballet. Musical Theater routines include music from either Broadway musicals or from popular film. This style combines technique learned in jazz and ballet with acting (without words). Dancers lip sync to the music and take on the role of a specific character. Showmanship and overall performance are the focus of this style.

Gymnastics offered at KSD consists mainly of tumbling. Dancers will learn to properly stretch and prepare to do a variety of acrobatic tricks and balances. Dancers use mats for safety and the instructor will spot students as often as is needed. The tricks learned in gymnastics at KSD are learned primarily for display in routines of other styles such as jazz or lyrical. Dancers training in gymnastics focus on flexibility, strength, and balance.

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