Dance Classes 2024-25 - Schedules & Descriptions

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Class Descriptions

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

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

All Hip Hop classes include a full warm-up (isolation work, strength/endurance building, floor stretches), Hip Hop combinations, and choreography. Emphasizing urban Hip Hop techniques, classes focus on movement detail and performance quality. Dancers learn to pick up choreography quickly while exploring various genres of Hip Hop and freestyle. Classes are fun, challenging, upbeat, and empowering!

Our Modern classes, a signature class at Izizwe and one of our most popular, explore various Modern techniques including Graham, Horton, improvisation, floor work, suspend/release, and challenging choreography to prepare dancers for powerful performances. Dancers gain knowledge of the choreographic process and how to express ideas through movement. Modern builds strength, improves technique, and creates well-rounded, unique dancers capable of anything!

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

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

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