We offer a variety of styles at CDT, to help immerse the student in the world of dance and all it has to offer. Read below to find out more about them all!
In this class students will learn the basics of acrobatics with an influence of dance. Handstands, flexibility, conditioning, and beginning pyramid building are just a few of the elements covered in this class. Students will learn how to support one another physically though lifts and pyramids. Basic flexibility and strength will also be learned to help improve the endless movement possibilities in the acrobatic discipline.
**Prerequisites listed below class descriptions**
Dancers will learn beginning ballet technique and vocabulary in a developmentally appropriate manner. This class will also allow children to express themselves creatively using inspiring props, story dancing, creative dramatics, and folk dancing. Let your child fall in love with dance at a young age so that they will want to continue to improve their dance technique as they grow!
Hip Hop is a street-originated style of dance. Students will be kept up-to-date on the latest moves and music trends as seen in pop culture. This class also includes cardio, circuits, and strength training moves.
Modern dance began in the early 20th century as a reaction to classical Ballet and focuses on the expression of emotion through core and upper bodywork, improvisation, and floor work. Students will learn vocabulary, floor work, and choreography.
This exciting class is an age-appropriate version of hip hop for younger dancers. “Pop” Hop will use today’s pop songs and moves, creating a fun way for our young dancers to get funky! It will also include cardio, circuits, and strength training moves.
In this class students will learn the more intermediate elements of acrobatics with an influence of dance. Handstands, flexibility, conditioning, and intermediate pyramid building are just a few of the elements covered in this class. Students will learn how to support one another physically though overhead lifts and pyramids. Total body flexibility and strength will also be learned to help improve the endless movement possibilities in the acrobatic discipline.
**Prerequisites listed below class descriptions**
This class will combine elements of Ballet, Modern, Lyrical, Jazz, and Improv. Contemporary is an expressive style of dance. The dancers will learn to tell stories and interpret emotions and ideas through technical and fluid movement.
Jazz dance emphasizes a rhythmic awareness and style of movement. Dancers will learn dance technique, strengthening exercises, and exciting popular routines while improving their flexibility, coordination, and sense of rhythm. Contemporary style jazz adds a storytelling element.
Dancers invited to join pointe must demonstrate sufficient understanding of alignment and have adequate strength in order to avoid injury. This class will help dancers develop the required strength, alignment, and technique to dance en pointe at the barre and on the floor. Please wait to purchase pointe shoes until instructed. Pointe students must also enroll in ballet.
Tap is a true American art form. While combining classic dance steps with rhythmic syncopation, students will develop a sharper sense of rhythm and coordination. Tap dancers will enjoy memorizing fun combinations and making “music” with their own feet!
This class will expose dancers to a classic art form without requiring them to attend Ballet classes several times a week. It will include barre, floor, vocabulary, and choreography. The technique, confidence, and grace dancers develop will compliment all styles of dance.
Dance 'n Play
Young dancers explore movement with parents and peers while enjoying activities and props set to fun music. A great way to introduce young children to dance and social learning.
Junior TOPs is the training program for TOPs. It will consist of technical training and will provide more performing opportunities. A strong commitment to our 10-month program is expected. This class is invitation only and is closed for observation.
This class should be taken in addition to your ballet technique class. It will not perform in the annual recital. Students will focus on building strength and flexibility necessary for success in pointe shoes. The class will include exercises to develop foot flexibility and proper alignment while increasing ankle and leg strength.
TOPs (Team of Performers)
Creative Dance Theatre is very proud to be represented by this amazing team of dancers! This well-rounded program consists of various styles of dance. Aside from building stronger dancers and performers, being a member of our “team” gives teens a safe, accepting environment to learn with the focus placed on positive things! This class is invitation only and is closed for observation.
Acro I & II Prerequisites (for safety reasons):
- Able to listen, take direction and maintain good behavior during class.
- Must be courteous and respectful to trainers and other participants.
- Must demonstrate self-control and good behavior.
- Must be able to work closely with other students and must be comfortable with the physical proximity needed to safely execute group tricks.
- Must understand body and air awareness.