MISS KELLY'S STUDIO CURRICULUM

Ballet
A classical dance form demanding grace and precision. Ballet is the foundation for all forms of dance, teaching students linear and technical development.
Technique
Although a portion of every class is spent on technique, stretching and strengthening, extensive classes are offered to further advance the skills of the dancer.
Pointe
The fullest extension of line for the female dancer. Pointe is the position of the foot in which a continuous straight line is made from the toe the dancer stands on, through the instep, ankle, knee, and hip. Classes in pointe are taught only to students qualified.
Tap
Precise rhythmical patterns of foot movement and audible foot tapping. Tap helps the dancer develop a sense of rhythm.
Jazz
A freestyle form of dance charaterized by isolation of movements and an emphasis on rhythm. Jazz dance is widely seen on stage and television.
Hip Hop
A pop and lock form of dance. A popular form of dance used today in music videos. Its orgin began with Deejaying which tunred to break dancing.
Lyrical
A fusion of ballet and jazz dance techniques. Lyrical dance challenges the dancer to use movements to interpret music and express emotion.
Pantomime
A character dance in which the dancer performs mime gestures through movement of facial expressions and body as well as lip sync.
Acro
The sequence of movements requiring physical strength, flexibility, balance and gracefulness.
Contemporary
A style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres, including modern, jazz, lyrical and ballet.