VRB Academy Class Descriptions
Ballet 1 - 1A
Classes are designed to give a good foundation in proper ballet technique using more barre and center work. These classes emphasize the development of a good work attitude while promoting self-confidence.
Classes are divided by ability and experience with an emphasis on barre technique, center, and performance. Vaganova I syllabus.
Prerequisite: previous ballet training and evaluation by instructor. All students taking Pointe are required to take a minimum of 2 ballet technique classes per week; minium eligible age: 10 yrs
Variation/Adage/Pas de Deux
From classical ballets offered to advanced level ballet dancers who take unlimited level ballet classes. Good, strong technique is required to participate in partnering. All students must be evaluated by instructor before attending class.
This class is for those students who wish to begin or begin again at an older age. Emphasis is on basic technique development. It is a good class for those who wish to get in shape, just for fun, and not follow a more serious course of study.
Intermediate Adult Ballet
This class is for adult students who have completed two years of ballet. Class moves at a faster pace than Teen/Adult Ballet.
Character is the study of Folk Dance from various countries. Character provides a foundation for classical ballet performance where elaborated folk dancing is used. Ballet 2 and up. Co-requisite: minimum of 2 ballet classes per week.
A class in which students learn interpretive dance, a fusion of ballet and jazz technique. Pre-requisite: Ballet 2A and above. Ages 13 & up, younger with instructor invitation only.
Mommy & Me
Ages 18 mos –3 yrs: A special class for toddlers and their caregivers to explore dance, gymnastics and musical rhythm through simple movements. This class teaches appreciation for sound and body coordination while promoting the child-to-adult and child-to-child bonds.
Intro to Dance
Ages 3-4, 4-5: An exploratory class combining tap, jazz, and ballet preparing students for basic ballet, jazz and tap techniques. Designed to promote basic motor skills development while teaching coordination, confidence, and music appreciation. A great first class!
An introduction to basic ballet techniques through beginning barre and center work. Foundation classes emphasizing proper posture, coordination, music awareness, and basic ballet movements. Age: 5-6 years
An introduction to basic tap and jazz movements. Foundation class emphasizing proper posture, coordination, and music awareness.
Tap & Jazz
Tap & Jazz 1-3
Basic level classes designed to give a good foundation in proper jazz and tap technique with emphasis on “Broadway” or theatrical styles.
Int/Adv Tap & Jazz
Co-requisite: Must attend at least one ballet class per week. Adv. Level prepares dancers for competition, college, and/or professional career opportunities.
Teen/Adult Tap & Jazz
These classes are for those students who wish to begin or begin again at an older age. Emphasis is on basic technique development. Good classes for those who wish to get in shape, just for fun, and not follow a more serious course of study.
Hip Hop incorporates jazz technique with contemporary social dance movement. Some movements may be construed as suggestive. Ages 12 and up. Not recommended for young dancers.
Zumba combines Latin rhythms & cardiovascular exercise to create amazing aerobics routines. Zumba (Spanish for “move fast and have fun”) is a fitness program that will ... Blow You Away! Click here for 2012-2013 Zumba Class Schedule. Online registration not necessary. Drop-in classes. 10-Class Card for $50 or $7 per class. Children in 3rd grade & up can join a parent and attend Family Zumba; cost $20 for accompanying child 10-Class Card.
Radiant Child Yoga
Radiant Child Yoga is a creative and playful approach to yoga integrating stories, songs and games with the fundamentals of breathing techniques, yoga postures, relaxation and meditation. Yoga is a wonderful way for children to strengthen their growing bodies while at the same time exploring their inner being. It has been proven to increase self-awareness and build self-esteem.