Our Classes

Our Dance Programs:

Pre-School Ballet (Ages 3&4)

This program is specially designed for children ages 3 and 4. Overall emphasis is placed on having FUN while learning coordination, balance, rhythm and musical expression. It is a fun and positive introduction to ballet and the world of dance. 

Ballet & Tap Combo (Ages 5&6)

This program is offered to children ages 5 and 6. Students begin to build a technical foundation and learn the basics of these traditional forms of dance while incorporating creativity and fun. This program is structured to encourage and develop the child’s natural interest and enjoyment in creative movement. 

Ballet/Tap/Jazz Combo (Grades 1 - 4)

This core program is designed for students in grades 1 - 4. It is a fundamental study in dance techniques for ballet, tap and jazz. It focuses on building a technical foundation while developing poise, flexibility and strength. The program is structured to allow development of skills, but flexible enough to let our dancers show their creativity and have fun. 

Classical Ballet~Pointe Program

Classical Ballet and Pointe is one of the oldest and most respected of art forms. With its discipline and fine character, a dancer and person develop as one. Poise, technique, style, control, and grace blend beautifully, forming a magical presence of ballet. After sufficient study of ballet, a student may be advanced to pointe work.

Tap Program

Tap is a form of dance wherein rhythmic sounds are created by the feet, in a series of regulated and controlled movements. The student gains a sense of rhythm and coordination, a new form of expression, and the ability to work with others.

Jazz Program

Jazz is America’s gift to the world. It is a stylized from of dance that has developed other types of dancing techniques as well as its own style and excitement. Various styles of Jazz dancing include Musical Comedy, Lyrical, Modern, Video, and Hip Hop Funk among others. Jazz students are strongly encouraged to study ballet as well.

Hip Hop Programs 

Hip Hop is a high-energy class set to today’s hottest music. Coordination, style, and musicality are emphasized. Students wll learn a variety of hip hop styles and choreography. Classes are available at all levels from age 5 and up. Boys are welcome! 

Modern/Contemporary

This dance style is a fusion of jazz, ballet and modern; it is expressive and can be both subtle and dynamic. Modern~Contemporary Dance draws upon ballet and jazz techniques accompanied by music and emotion to tell a story through dance. Students must be enrolled in Ballet or Jazz class to register for Modern. 

 

 

RDS Performing Arts | 32 Dedham Street | Dover, MA 02030