CDE focuses on age appropriate terminology and technique for each dance style.
2’s Dance Too!
CDE is pleased to offer dance and music exploration to 2 year olds. Through the use of props, musical instruments, and games, students will be inspired and challenged. Through a supportive environment, dancers will learn to follow instructions and interact with peers. These young students will not participate in the annual performance but will perform for family during the last dance class.
This class is designed for students 3-4 years old. Special attention is given to this age because it is such an impressionable group. The instruction will be age appropriate and ballet based. Students will be introduced to basic ballet terminology, the foundations of dance, and a “first love” of dance. This is accomplished by incorporating familiar songs, props, and imagination into the class. As a result, students build coordination and confidence, interact with peers, and have fun!
Ballet is identified by its graceful and flowing movements. Emphasis is put on building strength mostly in the lower body, particularly the legs, and the core. By strengthening the body, the dancer develops better posture and increases flexibility. Ballet class is recommended for every dancer. Ballet is the foundation upon which all other dance forms are based.
This class is offered to ballet students who are not yet on pointe to further develop and strengthen the muscles necessary to go en pointe. Pre-pointe classes stress correct alignment and correct classical ballet technique. Pre-pointe classes also allow teachers to assess readiness, offering an atmosphere for proper evaluation of important skills.
The name comes from the tapping sound made when metal plates on the dancer’s shoes hit the floor. Tap dancers use syncopation and improvisation to produce lively performances.
Jazz dance is a form commonly used in Broadway shows and movies. It is a more contemporary dance as compared to ballet. To excel in jazz dancing, the dancer needs to develop ballet techniques. Movements are big in jazz and there is usually an attitude conveyed to the audience.
Clogging is a traditional type of percussive folk dance. At DancExplosion, you will recognize the Appalachian style of clogging as well as the contemporary style. In contemporary clogging, movements are high-energy and precise. (On a side note, clogging is the official state dance of North Carolina!) Clogging instruction is offered to ages 4 and up.
Hip hop is a street dance style that evolved out of the hip hop movement. You can identify hip hop dancing in many artists’ music videos such as Justin Timberlake, Janet Jackson, etc.
Contemporary/lyrical dance is a fusion of ballet and jazz techniques. The form challenges the dancer to use motion to interpret music and express emotion. Ballet experience is strongly suggested.
Musical Theater brings NYC to Garner, NC. During class, students are trained in voice and movement. Dancers perform to classic songs from famous broadway productions such as Hairspray, Mama Mia, Annie, Wicked, and Sweet Charity.
In this boyz only class they get to express themselves through dance and their individual style. Toprocks, downrocks, power moves & freezes! You will learn it all here. Breakdance is a great way to keep fit & socialize while having fun and boosting confidence all at the same time.