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Aerial Silks

Laura Nellis aerial silks Forever Dance Carson City, Nevada

The Aerial Silks Class will teach you how to safely wrap, suspend, fall, swing and spiral with the silks fabric into and out of various positions, increasing strength, control and flexibility.

Ballet

Ballet Class Forever Dance Lake Tahoe Carson City youth balletStudents will learn classical ballet techniques and terminology. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work, and across-the-floor combinations. The ballet curriculum is based on traditional technical methods. As students progress through each level, curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.

Pointe

Pointe Class Forever Dance Lake Tahoe Carson CityPointe is an advanced extension of ballet.  Dancers begin at the barre and progress to center work, turns and across the floor.

Contemporary

Contemporary Dance Forever Dance Lake Tahoe Zephyr Cove Carson CityThis class is designed for students with previous training in ballet. It emphasizes interpretation of music lyrics & quality while telling a story with movement that can be fluid or abstract. Dancers will be guided through improvisation skills.  As students progress through each level, curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.

Jazz

Jazz Dance Class

Jazz class will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, Street and Jazz Funk to help develop a well-rounded dancer. Class curriculum is based on ballet technique layered with traditional jazz movement.  Class structure includes a proper warm-up, stretches, isolations, across-the-floor progressions, and combinations. As students progress through each level curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate. Levels 3 & 4 will learn to work in heels.

Flexibility & Extensions

This class is designed to improve a dancer’s range of motion, enhance muscle flexibility and increase their level of core muscle strength. Through a variety of stretches and strengthening exercises, dancers will also increase their awareness of their own body’s potential as it connects to expression through movement.

Tap

Tap Dancing Class at Forever Dance Lake Tahoe Zephyr Cove Carson City Nevada

Tap classes are designed to develop rhythm, style and sound. Students will learn a variety of tap styles. Exercises focus on building flexibility of the knee and ankles, coordination, and speed of movement. The class emphasis is on developing proper tap technique, producing clear tap sounds, and enjoying rhythm. As students progress through each level, curriculum will become increasingly more complex and intricate.

Hip Hop

Hip Hop dance class lake tahoe carson city zephyr cover forever dance voted best of carson city 2018

Hip hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements. Hip hop dance requires students to have the strength and stamina to successfully perform moves. Therefore class includes upper and lower body conditioning as well as a rigorous warm-up to help prepare students for more intense movements.

Baton

Baton Class Forever Dance Carson City Nevada and Lake Tahoe Zephyr Cove

Baton Class is a specialty class that works on skills such as twirls, loops, tosses, rolls, wraps and finger coordination.  Hand to eye skill develops as dancers learn to catch the baton and pass from hand to hand.  Marching skills are learned to enable dancers to march in parades.

Potpourri

Potpourri Dance Class in Lake Tahoe & Carson City Forever Dance performing GagaPotpourri class is style class, designed to offer students a different genre of dance each week.  Dancers should be prepared for styles such as contemporary, jazz funk, hip hop, and musical theatre.  This class teaches dancers to pick up choreography quickly and perform the choreography with appropriate style.

Tumbling

Tumbling teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline & concentration. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic techniques. Students will learn such things as handstands, somersaults, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, back handsprings, tucks, aerials & power tumbling. This class is great for students looking to enhance their agility, flexibility, & strength.

Technique

Classes will be designed to help each dancer identify and work on specific dance techniques and skills needed to improve their understanding in other dance classes. The correct technique of jumps, turns, tricks, flexibility and battements will be included in the class curriculum.

Teen Partnering

(Teen Partnering is not on the schedule at this time. )

Partnering class will teach dancers beginning through advanced lifts.  This class teaches the correct technique to be able to execute lifts safely and confidently.  Dancers must have a partner to register for this class.

Tot Classes

Tot Tap Class

Tot Ballet/Tap Combo

In this ballet and tap combination class dancers will learn the fundamentals of dance through creative movement. These young dancers will focus on the beginning stages of dance technique, listening skills and cooperative learning skills.

Tot Hip Hop

This class serves as an introduction to hip hop dance for the younger student.  Using games and music, the class focuses on rhythm, musicality and basic footwork.  It is a great way to get kids moving!

Tot Tumbling

This class is designed to introduce basic tumbling skills such as rolls, bridges, handstands and cartwheels, while also building their motor skills, confidence, and strength. The children will be kept moving through stretching, skills courses, and games. This class is a perfect opportunity for your tot to gain independence and confidence while learning school and social skills, all while having fun!

Tot Classes are for  3-5 year olds