Ballet - The foundation of dance in which elements can be found in all styles. Ballet focuses on the more intricate movement and technical aspect of the art.
Pointe - Dancers that are highly proficient in ballet will progress to pointe shoes. The dancer must have a strong foundation prior to beginning pointe to avoid sustaining an injury. Eligibility for this class is at the discretion of the director.
Contemporary - This newer style of dance mainly focuses on unexpected elements of choreography and self expression simultaneously with a technical base at its roots.
Jazz - Typically set to upbeat music, this class combines classical jazz, commercial jazz, and jazz funk elements, along with the use of isolation to develop precision of movement.
Tap - This style of dance utilizes metal taps attached to the toe and heel of the shoe which strike the floor in a variety of combinations to create sound along with the interpretive movement of the upper body.
Hip-Hop - Combining elements of jazz funk, popping, locking, and breaking, this style is typically performed to high-energy music with a definitive beat.
Tumbling/Contortion - This class focuses solely on acrobatic movement and can range from handstands to handsprings and from chin stands to extreme flexibility and bending of the body.
Self-Choreography - Although all levels will participate in various improv exercises throughout the year, this class is only offered to our Elite Level dancers. In self-choreography, dancers will be given tasks to create their own work at home and showcase it in front of the class. New this year, as a project, dancers will have to teach their own work to the class to begin learning how to instruct and verbally explain their choreography.
Adult Ballet - This adult ballet class is perfect for beginners of any age who have never taken dance before or who have taken dance in the past and want to incorporate it back into their lives. This class is a unique way to get your exercise in for the day and tone up the body!
Adult Jazz Fitness - This adult jazz fitness class is perfect for beginners and will be set to high energy music. This will feature a variety of movement combining classical jazz, workout elements, and floor-work throughout the class. This is a great way to get your body moving and work on coordination simultaneously!
The Dance Loft 206 W 12th Avenue Altoona, PA 16601