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THE MOVES

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Ballet

The base of all forms of dance, Ballet technique consists of stylized and controlled movements and positions, which develops ultimate strength and flexibility. Ballet is beneficial at any age, and is a safe form of exercise and building strength. We strongly encourage all of our students enrolled in more than one form of dance to study ballet, as the technique is found in every dance class.

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Tap

Tap dancing combines dance traditions from Europe and Africa. It is a dance of strong rhythms and relies almost totally on footwork. The feet become musical instruments marking out complex rhythms with the heel and the toe. In This class the student will develop a strong sense of music, timing and discipline.

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Lyrical/ Contemporary

Lyrical is an adaptation of ballet, modern and jazz expressing feeling with a focus on bodylines, balance, and sustained extensions. Higher-level class will include more contemporary skills and floor work. Students of lyrical are strongly encouraged to study ballet and Jazz simultaneously for the best possible lyrical dance experience.

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Jazz

Jazz is a combination of a variety of styles of dance: ballet, African dance, Musical Theater, Modern, and social dances. Jazz dance has a firm technique and strength base, allowing for individualized movement. Jazz is a great form of dance for any age, developing strength and flexibility. Students of jazz are strongly encouraged to study ballet simultaneously for the best possible jazz dance experience.

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Tumbling

Acrobatic movements are combined with dance steps as students learn the fundamentals of movement and timing with tumbling. This class focuses on floor gymnastic tricks, flexibility and upper-body strength. The classes will include forward rolls, cartwheels, and advances to aerials and back tucks. These skills transfer easily to such activities as cheerleading and gymnastics

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Hip Hop

Hip-Hop is a fast-paced and exciting class that introduces students to intricate popular movements to hip-hop beats and lyrics. The class may include breaking, popping, and locking. Hip-Hop is a great aerobic workout that develops strength and flexibility. Hip-Hop is constantly changing, and new styles are regularly incorporated into classes.

Pre Ballet/Tap

Children who are ready to be in a class by themselves will begin to learn the basic elements of classical ballet: posture, positions, stretching and comportment. Socialization skills such as turn-taking and following instructions will be emphasized, which will benefit your child immeasurably in school. In addition they will explore movement qualities, musicality, practice gross motor coordination and work on simple locomotion, enhancing the development of both their bodies and their minds! Creative and fun games, stories and imaginative exercises will send them home happy and invigorated.

THE CREW

Annalise Espinosa

Isaiah

Stephanie Spencers

Larieza Leigh Smith

 

Debbie Campbell

 

Chetza Espinosa

Joseph Schanbeck

Jasmine Kilcrease

Tiffany Carlson 

Madison Altamirano

Romeo Poblete

Olivia Gustafson

THE SPACE

 - Beautiful Air conditioned facility -

- Hard wood, floating dance floors and Marley floors -

- Dressing rooms -

- Viewing windows -

 - Experienced, caring staff -

- Dietician on staff -

 - Headshot photographer on staff -

- Performances that will be second to none -

- Online registration and auto-payment -

- Free Wi-Fi in the lobby -

- Classes for all ages -

- Award winning competitive team -

- Clear communication about events and shows -

- Caring, well trained faculty -

THE TEAMS

Voltage

We are excited to be in our ninth competitive season of the VOLTAGE competition team! This dance team is a collection of the most skilled, energetic dancers at The Surge Dance Center. VOLTAGE Team members are selected by audition and make a one year commitment to bring their talents and positive energy to the team. Voltage does 2 regional conventions and 4 competiitions yearly.

THE MISSION

The Surge Dance Center is committed to providing inspired instruction, professional guidance, and a positive environment to challenge each individual to realize their full potential in the art of dance. We will deliver excellence in dance training through proper technique and a strong artistic integrity, taught in a nurturing atmosphere. Our staff and instructors will respect, gently guide, and promote a family type atmosphere at The Surge Dance Center.

THE INVESTMENT

When your child takes dance, they learn more than just discipline, strength, and rhythm. They learn how to listen, to work as part of a team, and how to push their own boundaries. These traits will grow with them and transfer over into other aspects of their lives. Dance provides more than just an opportunity to gain life long skills and strengths but also provides an avenue to gain confidence, courage, and life long friendships.