Our pre professional dance conservatory is an exceptional dance program offering technique based classes at the highest level. The conservatory is designed for dancers who have a desire to dance to a higher level of technique, performance and artistry with the goal of continuing dance in higher education or as a professional career. Additionally, In the Spotlight offers a superior Ballet Conservatory program that provides advanced training in ballet technique, pointe and variations, providing a pre-professional training program for serious ballet students. All conservatory Dancers are grouped according to ability level with age consideration.
The heart of our ballet program is founded on classical ballet technique and instilling in each dancer a passion for dance. We believe in training our dancers with strong ballet principles in addition to developing in them a love and joy for dance.
The heart of our jazz program is founded on classic jazz technique and instilling in each dancer a passion for dance. We believe in training our dancers with strong technical principles in addition to developing in them a love and joy for dance.
Contemporary has become a popular genre promoting versatility and improvisation; giving dancers the freedom to explore emotions as they connect body and mind through movement. Contemporary is important to study for dancers who want to be on a competitive dance team or high school dance company, as most high school dance companies are contemporary/modern based.
Tap is an important dance form for dancers; serving as a critical building block for all dance forms as it develops a strong foundation of coordination, rhythm, timing and musicality. Lower levels of tap will master basic tap technique while intermediate and advanced tap levels will learn more intricate and complex tap steps involving syncopated rhythms.
Hip Hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements. Hip hop dance requires students to have the strength and stamina to successfully perform moves. Therefore class includes upper and lower body conditioning as well as a rigorous warm-up to help prepare students for more intense movements. All of our music, dances and costumes are tasteful, modest and age appropriate.
The turns and Leaps class will dissect these two technical movements: teaching basic building blocks to master a variety of turns and leaps which are used in jazz and in choreography. Great emphasis will be placed on the body’s center, from which all movements begin and end, making it possible to maintain balance and control while executing turns, high extensions and powerful leaps. Spotting techniques will be studied to properly execute a variety of turns to reduce the dizzying effect of repeated rotation.
This class is designed to promote excellence in flexibility, strength, balance, limbering and tumbling This program will help dancers and non-dancers master tumbling skills that are commonly used in dance: walkovers, aerials, back handsprings, aerial walkovers and layouts, while instilling grace, flexibility, balance, and strength to seamlessly, beautifully, and safely perform all skills on a stage or hard floor.