A Hip Hop Dance Program for kids with Autism, Down Syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder, Other Individual Leaning Differences and Physical Challenges. Dance classes are specifically designed to help support the child’s existing therapy goals. Through exciting movement and rhythm lessons. Your child will work on Gross/fine motor skills, Strength and flexibility, Receptive/expressive language, Social skills, Motor planning, Body control and awareness, Memory and recall skills, Focus, Coordination and much more.
Parents, Therapists and Siblings are highly encouraged to participate as an assistive buddy at no change.
Did you know that Ballet origins date back to 15th and 16th centuries and started as entertainment. Ballet began in the Italian Renaissance courts and spread from Italy to France by Catherine de’ Medici.
Balletto is Italian diminutive of the ballot, meaning “to dance, to jump about.” Its vocabulary is based on French terminology
The Royal Academy of Dance was established in 1920 at the Trocadero Restaurant in Piccadilly. Brought together by Philip Richardson, former editor of “Dancing Times“, the group included five European greats: Adeline Genée from Denmark, Tamara Karsavina of Russia, Italy’s Lucia Cormani, France’s Edouard Espinosa and Phyllis Bedells of England.
Over the next decade, the Association grew in size and influence. At the last Privy Council Meeting of King George V in 1935, the Association was granted a Royal Charter and became the Royal Academy of Dancing.
Jazz dance is a performance dance technique and style that first emerged in Brazil in the early twentieth century. Jazz dance may refer to vernacular jazz or to Broadway or theatrical jazz.
Ever since Jazz entered into popular culture, it immediately fueled the creation of its dance style that not only followed its modern rhythms, sounds, and techniques but also heavily promoted the sense of individuality, spontaneous dancing, free flow dancing and showcase of the skills of dancers. The mainstream popularity of Jazz music and its accompanying dance techniques arrived only after the World War I when modern sound broadcasting techniques enabled easier sharing of music across the entire United States and not only in “music hubs” of its largest cities.
Origins of Jazz dance can be traced all the way back to the first years of the arrival of African slaves to the shores of Central and North America. Dances and music they brought were much more free-flowing, experimental and improvisational than traditional dances that were brought to North America by European immigrants. .
The golden age of traditional Jazz dance lasted between 1930 and 1960, during which Jazz became influenced by other styles such as the Caribbean and Latin music. This happened not only because Jazz became popular across entire North America, but also because many of the most talented musicians and dancers flocked into New Orleans and started experimenting and morphing the entire genre of Jazz. New influenced transformed traditional Jazz genre into what is today known as modern Jazz.
With more upbeat music, hip-hop dance creates a different level of fun and creativity. Hip-hop dance began during the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, originally inspired by the movements of African dancing, and flourished as a new style of dance performed on the street for the people.
As hip-hop began to catch on, different artists began to develop their own style and “hip-hop dance” emerged. Today, there are multiple types of hip-hop dance, but it all began with just three: popping, locking, and breaking. People began to form dance crews to show off their moves and to battle other crews. Through these battles and the collaboration of the three types of hip-hip dance, that new dance forms and techniques were created and became an integral part of hip-hop culture.
Hip-hop dance allows people to express themselves without barriers though “freestyle” dance or through more structured choreography, where dancers have the opportunity to practice style and technique. After perfecting the fundamentals of hip-hop dance, dancers have an easier time learning and creating new techniques, dance styles, and routines.
Mini Stars is a combination of Ballet and Jazz.
Focusing on Gross Motor skill and imaginary play, fun and leaning to follow direction.
It is a great way to introduce dance to your little one age 2 – 5 with an easy transition into the other dance styles as they grow.