Classes start 9/11/2023

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 Private Lessons 

Class Descriptions

BALLET

Classical ballet classes, which range from Beginner to Advanced, focus on establishing clean technique, vocabulary, strength, endurance, and flexibility. Classes are held in a positive and disciplined environment and follow the Vaganova syllabus. Opportunities to take class en pointe are offered to advanced dancers.
 


JAZZ

Jazz classes, which range from beginner to advanced, consist of a full center warm up, followed by across the floor work, and end with choreography.  Dancers build strength by using techniques such as Horton, commercial jazz, theatre dance, and contemporary techniques. Dancers learn and build upon their turns, leaps, extensions, body shapes, and by increasing performance quality. Jazz dance is ideal for anyone wanting to audition for musical theatre programs, find their unique expression, and gain strength/flexibility. Jazz dance at Izizwe is upbeat, fun, and rewarding!

 HIP HOP

All Hip Hop classes have a full warm up (isolation work, strength/endurance building, floor stretches) Hip Hop combinations and choreography. Classes emphasize urban Hip Hop techniques, attention to movement detail and performance quality. Dancers will learn to pick up choreography fast while learning several genres of Hip Hop and freestyle. Classes are fun, challenging, up beat and most importantly empowering!
 

MODERN

Our Modern classes are a signature class at Izizwe and one of our most popular! This class explores several different Modern techniques to include; Grahm, Horton, improvisation, floor work, suspend/release, and challenging choreography that is sure to prepare dancers for powerful performances. Dancers will also gain knowledge of the choreographic process and how to successfully express their ideas through movement. Modern builds strength, improves technique, and creates well rounded and unique dancers who are capable of anything!


AFRICAN DANCE

 Come sweat it out with a blend of dance, rhythm, cardio, and culture! This class is a fun workout that combines traditional African Dance with strength building and stretching. Challenge yourself, move at your own pace, or simply be a part of the culture. All ages and abilities welcome! All classes include live drumming. ($8 per class. No registration required) 


 

CREATIVE MOVEMENT

Creative Movement combines storytelling, movement, and song in a child friendly setting. Little ones will learn rhythms, body awareness, movement vocabulary, confidence, flexibility, and coordination -- all while having fun and the opportunity to meet new friends! Creative Movement is a great introduction to all types of Dance in a studio setting.

Technique 

This class focuses on strengthening and conditioning the body for proper technique. Dancers will build endurance, stamina, flexibility, and strength. Individual needs are met within this class by providing hands on instruction that is clear and progressive. 

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