Our Styles of Dance Classes

A Time To Dance offers a wide variety of dance styles with levels to fit each student's personal progress in dance. Dancers are placed in classes according to experience, age, and achievement in each style to optimize growth.

We also offer classes for those with disabilities and special needs.  These classes take each student's special needs into consideration in regards to the class curriculum and pace.

Acrobatics

Acrobatics teaches strength, flexibility, and proper body placement in its moves. Movements are done with control and dance connector steps to create fluid routines demonstrating the dancer's strength and flexibility.

Contemporary

This dance style explores the qualities of released and grounded dancing while daring students to find contrasting qualities of stillness and explosion.  Students are encouraged to develop an individual style driven by their internal life and the specificity of their bodies.

Ballet

Ballet is a graceful yet powerful style of dance originating in Europe centuries ago. The classical style of ballet uses its own vocabulary and specific movement technique to teach dancers incredible strength, beautiful long lines, and flowing and connected movements to express feelings and even long stories through ballets.

 Irish Step Dance

Irish Step dance is a traditional style of folk dance originating from Ireland. It involves rhythmic and precise movements of the lower body while maintaining a relatively stiff upper body. Dancers all begin in soft shoes, or ghillies, and then move into using hard shoes as technique progresses.  

Hip Hop

Hip Hop is a style born from the hip hop culture of the 1970s and 80s. It uses lots of energy, rhythm, and hits to create seemingly effortless steps to a variety of rhythmic based music. Breakdancing and popping and locking are some examples of movement styles within hip hop.

 Jazz

Set to jazz music or music with a good beat, jazz uses every part of the dancer to draw out its rhythms and characteristics. Movements require control, agility, endurance, and lots of personality.

 Jumps, Leaps, and Turns

Enhance your overall technique in performing strong  and consistent jumps, leaps, and turns. This class is the perfect compliment to the study of ballet, jazz, lyrical, or modern. It includes stretching and strengthening along the way.

Kickline

The focus of kickline is high kicks!, precision dancing, and big smiles. Flexibility, clean movements, sharp timing, and spatial awareness are emphasized in this class. 

 Lyrical

This is a flowing and expressive blend of ballet and jazz movements done to interpret the lyrics of a song. Prior dance experience in ballet is recommended. 

Modern

Modern dance originated as a reaction to ballet technique. This intensley expressive style of dance is derived through free and natural strength and movement.

Music & Movement

Concepts of moving to music and interacting with classmates in a dance setting are introduced and established for our youngest dancers in Music & Movement. Dancing Duos follows the same basis but includes a parent in the class!

Musical Theater

This class introduces and builds upon dance styles commonly used for musical productions. A large emphasis is placed on showmanship and acting and sometimes involves singing.

 Tap

Tap teaches the percussive art of making rhythmic sounds with your feet -- either to music or acapella. Jazz technique is often incorporated into tap dancing.