Schedule / Class Descriptions


2020/2021 

 

Registration for our 2020/2021 season is closed

Check out our free summer program or stay tuned for whats to come next season! 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:

To view the schedule for each class simply click on the link

 In addition to teaching technique and artistry, Izizwe also focuses on elements of dance education such as dance history, cultural appreciation, and social awareness.

BALLET

Classical ballet classes, which range from Beginner (Ballet 1) to Advanced (Ballet 5), 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.
Ages
TEACHER: AMY XOTYENI


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 his or her unique expression, and gain strength/flexibility. Jazz dance at Izizwe is upbeat, fun, and rewarding!
TEACHERS: AMY XOTYENI, MCEBISI XOTYENI


ADVANCED TAP

Advanced Tap focuses on both the elements of "rhythm tap" and "show tap" to create a well rounded tapper. Dancers work on combinations for 2 to 3 weeks at a time using various dynamics and phrasing. Class consists of a warm up, across the floor work, and center combinations. Tap is a great way to find your own personal style through rhythm and sound!
TEACHER: KAIT TENTERS 


TAP AND JAZZ COMBO

All  Tap and Jazz combo classes work with the basic fundamentals of both techniques. Dancers will work on flexibility, isolation work, leaps, turns, across the floor work, and stylized choreography in Jazz. In tap, dancers will work on basic rhythms, vocabulary, and choreography. Perfect two for one! TEACHER: AMY XOTYENI

 

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!
TEACHER: Mcebisi Xotyeni 

MODERN

Advanced Modern is 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!
TEACHERS: AMY XOTYENI and MCEBISI XOTYENI


AFRICAN DANCE

This class is now on Facebook Live held every Saturday from 10:00 - 11:00 AM. Come sweat it out with a blend of dance, rhythm, cardio, and culture! Just tune-in and start your weekend with 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.
TEACHER: MCEBISI XOTENI
 

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.
TEACHER: AMY XOTYENI

 

PRIVATE LESSONS


Interested in private lessons? Contact Izizwe Dance Studio for more info.