Focused on age appropriate terminology and technique for each dance style.
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.
Clogging instruction is offered to ages 4 and up. 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.
Fun Fact: Clogging is the official state dance of North Carolina!
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.
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CDE currently offers adult classes from beginner to professional level. If there is another style you are interested in, please let us know!