Classes

NCDC is excited to offer a wide variety of classes for students ages 3 – 18 and adults. The classes are listed below by genre.

Children's

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Our children’s classes help build the love of dance, while also building healthy bodies, healthy minds, focus, and positivity. Our teachers have over 100 years combined experience, and their fully formed classes and curriculum will contribute to your child’s physical, social, and emotional growth – while also being tons of fun! These classes are the first steps in helping every person enjoy the benefits that dance can bring to life.

Children’s Division Classes are appropriate for students ages 2 – 6 years of age.

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Our intro to dance for the littlest ones! Your child will explore the world of dance through creative movement and imagination, while also practicing important social skills such as listening, following directions, and cooperation. Students will be introduced to rhythm, musicality, and their first pair of ballet shoes!

Appropriate for ages 2 – 3.5

Discover new ways to move! Tiny Tumblers helps children develop their gross motor skills, building the fundamentals for a strong foundation. Students will learn basic gymnastic skills, while growing in balance, coordination, and strength.

Appropriate for ages 3-5

The best of both genres! Students will continue to build their rhythm and musicality skills, while learning basic steps, terminology, and postures for both ballet and tap. The perfect class for dancers who want to learn it all!

Appropriate for ages ages 3-5

High energy and full of rhythm, Happy Feet will engage students with the basics of tap dancing. Upbeat movements will keep their focus and build their confidence as they learn techniques to making music with their very own feet.

Appropriate for ages ages 4-6

Experience the joy and beauty of ballet. Students will learn ballet terminology and etiquette as well as basic structure in an age-appropriate manner, building a strong foundation for all dance genres. Students will continue to gain exposure to rhythm and musicality as they develop and strengthen their coordination and skills.

Appropriate for ages 4-6

Tap

NCDC Tap 1 Sq

Rhythm, musicality, technique, coordination, AND making music with your own body. In tap, your feet are your percussive instruments! There are always more steps to be learned and faster tempos to move to, so this is the genre for all ages and levels to dance and grow with. Our highly technical teachers have developed classes for all levels to fall in love with tap, so tie on your tap shoes and join us on the dance floor!

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In Basic Tap young students learn that our feet are percussive instruments. Our class emphasizes the foundations of tap technique, rhythm, and musicality. Students explore basic tap steps such as flaps and shuffles and also work traveling movements such as waltz clog, Irish, buffalo, and flap-ball-change. Focus is placed on developing proper tap techniques, producing clear tap sounds, and gaining an understanding of how their sounds and movements fit into the music. Class consists of focused warm-ups, technical work in the center, across the floor, and weekly choreography combinations. As this is a performance class, these tap students will also get to enjoy learning a dance to be performed in front of a live audience.

This combination Basic Tap/Jazz class is an excellent choice for students who are interested in learning the basics of these two styles. The class is designed to teach a primary overview of the basic fundamental movements of each style so that the students will gain an understanding of both forms. In Jazz, students focus on the traditional elements of strong body placement, weight exchange, and rhythm, and will develop the ability to execute sharp, strong movements and will include a technique-based warm-up, isolations, across-the-floor exercises, and weekly choreography combinations. The class emphasizes learning proper dance terminology, concentrates on understanding performance elements such as stage direction and musical staging, and explores styles that combine hip-hop, funk, classical jazz and lyrical movements to help develop a well-rounded jazz dancer. The tap class emphasizes the foundations of tap technique, rhythm, and musicality and explores basic tap steps such as flaps and shuffles, and also works on traveling movements such as waltz clog, Irish, buffalo, and flap ball change. Focus is placed on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and gaining an understanding of how their sounds and movements fit into music and consists of focused warm-ups, technical work in the center, across the floors, and weekly choreography combinations. As this is a performance class, these students will also get to enjoy learning a dance to be performed in front of a live audience.

Beg/Int Tap is geared toward preteen and teen students who are new or returning to the art of tap dancing. We will focus on basic steps, technique, rhythm, musicality, and terminology. Class will begin with a basic warm-up, followed by basic steps in center and continue with progressions across the floor.

Tap 1 is an introductory class for young dancers with 1 year or less of tap training. We will concentrate on basic steps, technique, rhythm, musicality, and terminology. Class will begin with a warm-up, exercises at the barre and progressions across the floor. We will focus on counting and coordinating our arms along with our footwork.

Tap 2 is for dancers with at least 2 years of tap training. We will focus on technique, rhythm and musicality at a faster pace. Class will begin with a warm-up, exercises in center, and progressions across the floor. Students should be proficient in basic steps as shuffles, flaps, buffaloes, and cramp rolls.

Tap 3 is for dancers with at least 3 or more years of tap training. Tap 3 will build on the skills learned in Tap 2. We will focus on technique, rhythm, and musicality at a faster pace. Class will begin with a warm-up, exercises in center, and progressions across the floor. Final placement determined by Tap Director

Tap 4 will build on the skills learned in previous levels of Tap. We will focus on technique, rhythm and musicality at a faster pace. Class will begin with a warm-up, exercises in center, and progressions across the floor. Final placement determined by Tap Director

Tap 5 and 6 is for advanced tappers who have completed the previous levels of tap or equivalent. It will build on the skills learned in previous levels of Tap. Final placement determined by Tap Director.

Tap Jam is an open tap class for students over 10 years of age and a minimum of 3 years of tap training. This class is high energy, moves quick and aids in grasping choreography quickly. New combinations weekly and improv circles. This class is fun and a confidence booster!

Jazz / Musical Theater

NCDC Jazz 1 Sq

Jazz

With a strong foundation in the clarity, history, and storytelling of jazz dance, our dancers explode in their jazz classes dancing to the high-powered musical energy of Broadway and modern pop music. Sharpness, strength, flexibility, and body placement execution round out to an energetic and technically sharp class. Show us your jazz hands!

Musical Theater

Building on the techniques in jazz, hip hop, contemporary, and a well-rounded dance training, Musical Theater gives dancers the opportunity to bring together all of their movement skills with creativity and storytelling. Filled with Broadway style dances, dancers learn to connect with an audience and tell a story through movement. You’re Broadway bound, baby!

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Jazz is a high energy combination of ballet, modern, and contemporary filled with technique and terminolgy. Jazz 1 is a beginning class introducing basic movement, strength, flexibility, conditioning, and technique. A basic warm up, progressions across the floor including turns, kicks and leaps. Basic combinations of steps to gain coordination and musicality.

Jazz is a high energy combination of ballet, modern and contemporary filled with technique and terminology. Jazz 2 is designed for dancers with 2 years of experience in Jazz. This class is a progression of Jazz 1. We will continue to work on flexibility, conditioning, strength and technique. Introducing intermediate level of turns, leaps and combinations across the floor.

Leaps and Turns is a technique class designed to improve the overall ability of the student in all forms of dance. Students will work to increase extension, flexibility, turns with more precision and various leaps. Students will focus on a variety of leaps, jumps, chaînès, pirouettes, fouettès, etc., appropriate for age and level. Leaps and Turns skill building assist students with more refined form and technical perspective

Must have an advanced understanding of jazz terminology, musicality & technique.
Classes focus on both classic and current styles of jazz, while keeping emphasis on technique, center, and placement.
Dancers learn proper jazz technique, terminology, turns, leaps, across-the-floor progressions and combinations.

Hip Hop

NCDC Hip Hop 1 Sq

Hip Hop is a fusion of street, heart, and soul. Touching on some of the many layers of hip hop like breaking and tutting, it calls for rhythm, coordination, and great body mechanics to achieve the style and fun any dancer can enjoy. Get ready to pop n lock!

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In Basic Hip Hop: We will focuses on developing rhythm and coordination while learning different dances and encouraging individual style.

In Hip Hop 1: We will review rhythm and coordination training as well as touch on some of the many layers of Hip Hop ( pop n lock, breaking, and tutting) to name a few while enhancing each students individual style.

In Hip Hop 2: We will be perfecting and pushing the limit of each individules style while learning and creating dance routines that show each students growth and strenght.

Previous Hip Hop or street dance experience is recommended. The dancer must have a open mind that is mature enough to receive new techniques that may work against or adjacent to other trainings, styles or disciplines. Dancer must display a greater understanding of style, strength and body mechanics in order to progress.

Contemporary

NCDC Cont 1 Sq

Contemporary is the expressive combination of many styles: ballet, modern, lyrical, and jazz. Fluid and dynamic, contemporary challenges dancers to connect the mind and body with versatility and adaptability. Breaking the rules of classical ballet, contemporary makes its own movements unique and eclectic. Let’s get into it!

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Introduces students to contemporary movement. Utilizes different parts of the body to define the dance space. Dancers will warm up with fluid movements and stretch sequences and then progress to movements across the floor.

Builds on movements skill learned in Contemporary A. Utilizes different parts of the body to define the dance space. Dancers will warm up with fluid movements and stretch sequences and then progress to movements across the floor.

Advance contemporary for students who have several years of contemporary training. Dancers will warm up with fluid movements and stretch sequences and then progress to movements across the floor including floor work.

For students ages 13+

Builds improvisational skills and confidence for intermediate and advanced students.

For students 13+

Ballet

Mekayla Garcia

From your first ballet class to the professional stage, the building blocks of ballet remain the same. No matter where you are in your dance and ballet journey, the focus on vocabulary, strong foundations, spatial awareness, technique, strength, and grace remains the same. Become a part of our corps de ballet!

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Basic Ballet introduces foundational ballet vocabulary for body & spacial awareness; including leg and body directions, turn-out, musicality, discipline focus, moving steps through space. All level placements are confirmed by instructor evaluation.

Ballet 1 uses foundational ballet vocabulary for body & spatial awareness; including leg and body directions, turn-out alignment & strength, foot articulations, musicality, discipline focus, moving patterns and rhythms. Recommendation: 2 times per week. All level placements are confirmed by instructor evaluation.

Ballet 2 continues building ballet vocabulary foundations with additional detail combining turn-out alignment & strength, foot articulations, musicality, discipline focus, and classic choreography. Recommendation: 2 times per week minimum. All level placements are confirmed by instructor evaluation. Prior ballet training required, such as Ballet 1.

Ballet 3 builds ballet vocabulary with focus on body alignment, strength, and ability to learn and reproduce basic combinations of steps and rhythms. Recommendation: 3 times per week minimum. All level placements are confirmed by instructor evaluation. Prior ballet training required, such as Ballet 2.

Ballet 4 focuses on body alignment strength, and ability to reproduce combinations of steps and rhythms with the goal to begin pointe work. Recommendation: 3 times per week minimum. All level placements are confirmed by instructor evaluation. Prior ballet training required, such as Ballet 3.

Ballet 5 continues the work on body alignment strength, and ability to reproduce combinations of steps and  more complex rhythms. Recommendation: 4 times per week minimum. All level placements are confirmed by instructor evaluation. Prior ballet training required, such as Ballet 4.

Ideal for both the contemporary and classical dancers at the intermediate and advanced levels that need more flexibility in their training schedule. The Int/Adv ballet class follows the structure of a traditional ballet class, placing emphasis on proper alignment, technique, rhythm and musicality without the weekly hour requirements of our levels 6-8.

This class is for dancers who have been on pointe for three or more years. Dancers will continue to build strength and learn steps specific to pointe dancing as well as steps done either on half or three-quarter pointe or full pointe. Dancers will work extensively turns, traveling combinations, and adagio reaching an advanced level. Combinations will increase in difficulty as the year progresses.

Adult

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Dance is the fountain of youth! Whether you are taking your first dance class or looking to rekindle an old love of dance, we welcome you into our studio! Offering ballet classes for 18 years and up, we know that loving dance doesn’t have to end when childhood does. Take a break from the adult responsibilities and come move for yourself!

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This class is open to all adults with both previous ballet training and those that are just beginning. Class time will be spent performing barre, center, and corner work with combinations adjusted for different levels of ability as needed. Stretching and strengthening exercises will be incorporated throughout the class. Adults are always welcome to pick and choose what they want to do during class and are not required to wear a leotard or tights.

This class is open to all adults with both previous ballet training and those that are just beginning. Class time will be spent performing barre, center, and corner work with combinations adjusted for different levels of ability as needed. Stretching and strengthening exercises will be incorporated throughout the class. Adults are always welcome to pick and choose what they want to do during class and are not required to wear a leotard or tights.

This class is open to all adults with both previous ballet and jazz training and those that are just beginning. Class time will be spent performing barre, center, and corner work with combinations adjusted for different levels of ability as needed. Stretching and strengthening exercises will be incorporated throughout the class. Adults are always welcome to pick and choose what they want to do during class and are not required to wear a leotard or tights.

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