Adult Recreational Program
Jazz is a very expressive dance style that developed with the rise of Jazz music. It is a form of modern dance with some set positions and vocabulary. It is very sassy, fun, and usually fast-paced. This is a great cardio class. It is also good for uplifting the spirit and energizing the body. This class is recommended for outgoing people who like to have fun and really show their personality.
Hip Hop is the progression of jazz music and dance. It is an upbeat dance form where anything goes as long as it moves with the music. The dance form is built on free style dancing to popular music. It is a very relaxed, fun environment recommended for any and everyone.
Tap is an extension of jazz and adds percussive sounds to accent the expressive dance form. It uses a lot of quick foot work built on specific vocabulary. This class is recommended for any and everyone. It is a great cardio activity. It compliments ballet very well because of the emphasis on rhythm and footwork.
Contemporary, also known as modern dance, is the progression of ballet and started as a rebellion against ballet. It allows more free-flowing movement and exploration of the body. It is great for developing outward expression of inward thoughts and feelings. It is much easier on the body than other dance forms. This class is recommended for introverts, people nursing an injury, or those trying to ease their way into dance. This is also a class to consider for professional dance, more and more contemporary/modern dance companies are being established.
Royal Expressions School of Dance is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 9 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development. The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels. Pre-Primary through Level 3 will be taught by ABT® Certified Teacher, Princess Johnson, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.