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CLASS ELECTIVES

Acrobatics

Beginner – Advanced

Ages: Kindergarten – 18

Acrobatics is like gymnastics, but without the apparatuses. Classes will focus on flexibility and tumbling skills as they are applied to dance. Learned skills include: Somersaults, cartwheels, chest stands, backbends, walk overs, round offs, chest rolls, front and back handsprings. tucks, layouts, ariels, etc. These skills greatly benefit the dancer as they age and have a demand for “extra” skills in their choreography.

Pre-Company

Enrolled in a Primary level or Prep level

Ages: 2nd – 5th grade

Pre-company was designed for the 2nd-5th grade dancer who wishes to join SGB’s company. This class focuses on the fundamentals of ballet including proper execution of steps, alignment, musicality, discipline, linking learned steps together, and terminology. This class is designed for the dancer who is extremely focused and goal-oriented. It bridges the gap of information for the beginner student into the rigors of Company expectation and makes the transition seamless for the dancer and teacher.

Contemporary

Beginner- Advanced

Ages: 2nd grade & Up

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. Dancers often enjoy the freedom of expression that this class offers.

Musical Theatre

Beginner-Advanced

Ages: 2nd grade & up

Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting and dance. This class is great for dancers that are looking to join the theatre class at school, Thomasville Music and Drama Troupe, Tosac, etc.

Primary Jazz

Ages: 2nd & 3rd grade

Jazz dance combines techniques of classical ballet and modern dance with the current forms of popular dance. Jazz also has its own movement vocabulary ranging from the isolation of certain body parts to the movement of the entire body with the accents of musical rhythms

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