Both in class and online options
Elmira Heights Studio
251 East 14th Street
Elmira Heights, NY 14903
Watkins Glen Studio
317 N. Franklin Street
Watkins Glen, NY 14891
We offer an end of the year performance at the Clemens Center for all those that wish to participate in this spectacular event at the end of our school year.
We offer a Competition Team for the more serious dancer wanting to have a more competitive dance experience.
We are also affiliated with New Heights Dance Theater for those dancers who may be looking for additional performances.
We offer ballet classes at a variety of levels. PreBallet through Advanced. We teach a combination of Russian and French techniques. Emphasis is placed on correct positions and placement in the Advanced Classes, while beginning classes concentrate on a more general knowledge of the arts. Ballet classes are essential to all dance forms as they help with technique and strengthening for all dancers. We highly recommend ballet to be taken with your other dance classes.
Jazz classes are a combination of classical, hip hop and athletic style movements. They incorporate stretching and conditioning as well as combinations to improve each individual students's own style.
Beginning tap classes teach basic steps and rhythms while more advanced classes begin to explore different rhythms and music styles and put them into combinations
Hip Hop is a street dance style danced to popular hip hop music. It includes improvisation and is often freestyle in nature. It encourages the dancer to express their own individuality.
Acro combines stretching and strengthening as well as tumbling and mat exercises with upbeat dance moves and routines. In the early levels we focus on basic tumbling skills while the advanced classes combine more difficult stunts. Acro class placement is based on ability and not age.
LYRICAL AND CONTEMPORARY
Lyrical is the expression of the lyrics in music through the body while Contemporary is a style of expressive dance that stresses versatility and improvisation. Both Ballet and Jazz techniques are used and are highly recommended to take in conjunction with these dance forms. For the higher levels, it is a requirement to have Ballet and Jazz. These dance forms are used to train dancers to tune into the emotional aspect of the music and their own individual styles
A free expressive style of dancing. Modern dance develops the use of the entire body in movement expressive of abstract ideas.
Irish dance is a traditional dance originating from Ireland and was made popular by the more modern step dancing as seen in a show such as River-dance. It uses a rigid upper body and intricate footwork.
PBT - Progressive Ballet Technique
Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is an innovative body-conditioning and strengthening program using exercise balls and bands for students to understand the depth of training muscle memory to enhance their ballet and dance training.
This class is a form of theater that combines dance, songs, spoken dialogue and acting together. It involves theater exercises and dance combinations as well as studying Broadway Musicals.