Orlando Pena, Artistic Director ....WHERE DREAMS ARE MADE A REALITY...

The love of acting, dance, singing and building character develops and unfolds at Ovations.

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DANCE ACADEMY


Individualized instruction and placement in classes are based on age readiness,

skill level, learning styles and Individual student goals.  We strive to foster self-esteem,

 positive outcome, and promote a feeling of accomplishment in all our dancers. 

The purpose is, not to only oversee the dancer's progression, but to  

nurture our young dancers and to foster discipline and respect.    

Tiny Tots  

             Ages 3+   It all starts here! When your child is potty trained we introduce your child to the world of imagination through movement

             and rhythm. Every week is filled with fun dance movements, scarfs, hoolahoop, tapping feet. Wiggle your toes, hopping around, folk    

             dance, stomp those little feet. Learning stories of ballets from Cinderella, Nutcracker Sweet, Swan Lake and more!   Mermaids and

             princesses add to the encouragement and joy of movement.

Combo  

             This is an Angelina Ballerina / Tap introduction to basic ballet barre and tap work.
             A fun and engaging classical ballet class that teaches barre work and coordination.

Classical Ballet 

            Classes range from one hour to four hours a week for the dedicated ballet dancer.  Barre work, coordination, strength and development

             is taught at the students progression.  Students do not, necessarily, advance to the next level at the end of the year.  We believe in

             challenging the student but we take extra care in their development  and physical maturity when it comes to advancing in classical ballet.

Pointe 

             Pointe work is an exciting and essential part of a ballet student's training. This class is by invitation only. The student is evaluated on

             their ability.  Three hours of ballet a week and additional hour of pointe class.

Variations

             This class is for advanced students.  It involves pointe technique as well as the classic ballet variations and styles.

Musical Theatre Production

             This class is designed for the student who inspires to do Broadway!  Songs will be taught as a group and a dance will follow.

             Broadway hit shows such as Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, and Rent are just a taste of the exciting numbers in this class! 

Jazz 

             Throughout its history jazz dance has developed parallel to popular music.  As big bands and dance halls were declining, jazz dance

             followed less jazz music and leaned more toward rock and roll.  Syncopated rhythm, isolations, low center of gravity and a high level of

             energy are important identifying characteristics of jazz dance. Other elements of jazz dance are less common and are the stylizations

             of their respective choreographers. One such example are the inverted limbs and hunched-over posture of Bob Fosse.

Acrobatics 

             is the performance of extraordinary feats of balance, agility, and motor coordination. It can be found in many of the performing arts as

             well as in many sports.   Acrobatics is most often associated with activities that make extensive use of gymnastic elements such as 

             acro-dance, circus, and gymnastics.  Many other athletic activities, such as ballet , employ acrobatics.

Hip Hop 

             Popular for every age group and level. This is a high energy class which teaches strong motions and pop.  Hip Hop synchs appropriate

             music and movements.  This class consists of warm-ups, across the floor moves and popular dance moves.

 

Lyrical A fusion of the ballet and jazz dance styles.  Lyrical dance aims to interpret the accompanying music in an emotionally expressive way.

             The dancers' movements attempt to illustrate the actual meaning and emotion communicated in the song.  

Tap 

              From the classic Randy Skinner (Fred Astaire style) to hoofers. This class explores the rhythms and language of sound with our feet.

              Students dance from low flat shoes to heels as they advance. This gives them the flexibility to be a versatile and marketable dancer.

Modern 

            Focuses on creative self-expression rather than on the technical virtuosity. Modern dance is more relaxed, free style of dance in which                           choreographers use emotions and moods to design their own steps (in contrast to ballet's structured code of step).