Creative Dance: Our Creative Dance program is designed for students ages 3 - 5. This is a pre-dance program in which the students will begin to learn social and classroom interaction, rhythm, and basic dance steps through fun songs, games and props, mixed in with dance instruction. The class is 45 minutes long, and the students will need both tap shoes and ballet shoes. Students should be 3 by September 1st and must be potty trained.
Ballet/Tap Combination Class: This class, which is for ages 5 and 6 (or even a young 7), is more formal in instruction that the Creative Dance class, and is a full hour long. This is a great class for the young child, as it lets them experience different forms of dance before deciding exactly what form they would like to concentrate on in the next year.
Ballet: Classical ballet develops the balance, control, grace, and flexibility on which all dance disciplines are built. Ballet is important for
a strong foundation in dance. A separate Pointe Class is available upon teacher recommendation.
Tap: If you want tap, you have come to the right place! BBDA is known for its fast, clean, and precise tappers. You are never too young or to old to enjoy this upbeat dance form. Emphasis on clarity of sounds and rhythm.
Jazz: Our style of jazz ranges from classical to contemporary!
Students will learn the both technical aspects of jazz such as flexibility, turns, jumps, balance and body placement, along with the fun, fast moves that make jazz what it is! Because of the technical end of jazz, we suggest that students consider taking ballet along with their jazz class; especially students who wish to improve their jazz technique
or train for competition.
Hip Hop: In hip hop you will learn the latest dance moves that you see on music videos and shows like "So You Think You Can Dance." The class will focus more on dance combinations rather than technique,
as in jazz. Your class will include funk, popping, locking, breaking, club dance, etc.
Lyrical: This form of dance combines both ballet and jazz technique
to form a whole new genre of dance. While its movements are similar
to that of ballet, it is much more interpretive than classical ballet, and
its structure much looser. Music with lyrics, rather than classical music,
is used, and the emphasis is on balance, extension, and control, as well as emotional execution of movements. To take lyrical, students must take ballet class in addition to their lyrical class.
Jumps and Turns: Learn and perfect the tricks that make a dance routine stand out! This is a technique only class and no recital routine will be taught. This class is now open to all intermediate and advanced dancers, not just competition team members.