Our 6-8 year old class gives the students the space to acquire new dance skills while advancing their creativity as they mature into a new phase of development. Advanced Dance Exploration delves with higher specificity into different genres such as ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, and tap as these dancers are ready to concentrate on differentiating dance forms. Depending on the interests of the group, each class may focus more on certain genres than others. While learning sequencing, musicality, and dynamics of the genres, their creative sides continue to be nurtured with a more advanced approach to improvisation and with the addition of exploring composition. Students are always nurtured in a supportive manner to learn, explore, and develop skills to the best of their ability aiding them in all future endeavors dance and otherwise.
The primary focus of the Joy of Dance classes is movement and cognitive skills rather than to learn English. However, the classes support and encourage the language needs of our bilingual students. Children learn vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar consistent with the communication needs of the class.