Dress Code for Studio 13 Dancers
Ballet (Pre-Ballet & Above) All female dancers must wear a black leotard and pink full length tights (No cut-of, capri, tights, booty shorts, or skirts will be allowed). Female dancers are allowed to wear a BLACK sports bra underneath their leotard if they absolutely need to for extra "support", however no bra or bra straps are permitted. All female dancers must wear pink split sole ballet shoes with elastics sewn and secured. Hair must be secured back into a tight bun using elastics and bobby pins. Male dancers must wear black sweat pants and a white t-shirt with socks or black ballet shoes.
Hip Hop: All dancers (male & female) are required to wear hip hop attire. No booty shorts, or denim is allowed. Dancers can wear basketball shorts, sweats, leggings, tank tops, half tops and t-shirts. Dancers are welcome to wear their booty shorts underneath their attire. All dancers must wear CLEAN sneakers or tennis shoes. No bare feet, or jazz shoes will be permitted.
Jazz/Tap/Lyrical/Contemporary: Female dancers are required to wear form fitting dance attire. NO jeans, skirts, gauchos will be allowed. Dancers may wear a leotard, booty shorts, half top, tank top, or form fitting t-shirt. Hair must be secured back into a ponytail or bun. No half up/half down, pigtails will be allowed.
Ballet is technique based on body alignment, proper placement and posture. There are 5 basic positions of the feet and arms, which form the basis of ballet movement. Training is focused on repetition of simple movement at the barre as well as basic jumps. Body alignment, position of the head, proper turnout are all used to develop and enhance proper ballet technique. Ballet provides a foundation for all other forms of dance as well as conditioning for sports and injury prevention. Ballet is the basis for all forms of dance and in encouraged for all dancers, as well as athletes wishing to gain better body control, alignment and core strength. Ballet teaches discipline, self control, respect and self awareness.
Tap is an exciting dance form that makes you the musician along with the dancer. It explores the use of smaller muscles of the feet and body, along with the larger ones. Significance is placed on the articulation of tap sounds while working to perform them "close to the floor" and on the "balls of their feet" along with "style and presentation." Emphasis is placed on the fundamental rhythms, body alignment, level, accenting, shading and weight changes of tap dancing. The students will begin their development of the tap vocabulary.
Jazz is a style of dance has been featured on the hit TV show So You Think You Can Dance. It has numerous styles that range from lyrical, contemporary, and urban funk to musical theater. It is a versatile, contemporary and exciting dance form which taps onto your most energetic moods. The warm-up will work on stretching, aligning, strengthening and conditioning your body. Included in the warm-up are exercises for the development of basic dance technique. It also introduces specific jazz movements that will later be incorporated into dance combinations. At the conclusion of the warm-up, the students perform movements across the floor that stresses the technical approach to dance steps.
Lyrical is using music to translate emotion into movement, lyrical is very fluid and utilizes aspects of ballet, jazz and contemporary dance. Dancers are challenged to find meaning behind the music and connect that to the choreography. Dancers are taught to use smooth transitions between movements and incorporate breath into their dance. Classes include character development through discussion and examples in both dance and student experience. Lyrical is suggested for ages 8 and up, as it focuses on emotional strength and older emotional themes. Students are asked to draw upon their own experience to relate to the music and choreography and use the encounter to grow as a dancer and as a person. Students are required to have jazz and ballet training prior to or in conjunction with this class.
Hip Hop is a high-energy and fun for both boys and girls who want to learn some Old School style influenced by some of today ís hottest choreographers. Hip-Hop dance encompasses many of the classical dance styles, but is presented in a street or non-traditional format. The student is introduced to rhythm, musicality, control, dynamics, posture, and performance. Though hip-hop is usually high energy, some classes are now taught
to use more isolation techniques. The goal of his class is to provide a framework of choreography in which each dancer will be able to add their own personal style and attitude.
The "combo" class is a combination class for the young dancer which includes ballet, and tap. The dancer will learn the basics of each technique as well as developing coordination and gross motor skills (hopping, leaping, skipping, etc.). In the combo class the dancers will learn the importance of taking turns and working together.