Expressive Dance Class Descriptions

Mini-Movers (ages 2-3)    

modern dance

Our Mini-Movers Class is a fun intro to movement, motor skill development, and creative expression. Incorporating basic rhythms, movement patterns and musical instraments while learning to follow a teacher’s directions and engaging in a social setting with other 2 and 3 year olds. Music from around the world is played during class to broaden the musical ear and explore the curious dance mind!

 

World Movement (ages 4-7)

World Movement class gives all children the opportunity to explore different styles of dance and music from around the world. Bollywood, Musical Theater, Z-Hop and African Dance are just some of the dance techniques that are explored throughout the year. Students will build on their dance repertoire by adding: combination steps, body isolations, and layers of motion, keeping them challenged and engaged. Class includes a full body ballet warm-up, stretching games, across the floor activities and center work choreography.

contemporary ballet

 

Contempo! (ages 9-12)

*MUST be enrolled in our Ballet 1 or 2 classes to join this class.

Contempo! dance draws on both classical ballet and modern techniques. Offering strong but controlled body work of ballet with liberated movements such as contract and release, floor work, fall and recovery, improvisation and chance dance. We'll explore unpredictable changes in rhythm, speed and direction and reach across our creative thoughts through music and movement exploration. At CBM, dancers are encouraged to become a versatile and nuanced performer through equal emphasis on both modern and ballet techniques.