Sahuarita Dance offers several different dance classes per skill as well as by age.
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Jazz dancer
Classical Ballet is a beautiful and theatrical form of dance based on techniques that have been developed over centuries. Ballet helps students gain control, strength, and gracefulness necessary for other similar dance styles including lyrical, contemporary, jazz, and modern. Ballet training is also beneficial to many types of sports, and helps to develop improved balance, body placement, postural alignment, strength and flexibility. At Sahuarita Dance Center, a combination of ballet techniques is taught, including Cechetti, Russian, Balenchine, and Royal Academy Dance (RAD). Theory of body…Read More >
Creative dance introduces young dancers to movement with music, rhythm, and enjoying the art of dance! This class helps develop basic dance skills through songs and dance. At this young age, basic ballet is taught without focusing on technique. Children are encouraged to express themselves in individual ways through dance. This is a fun, creative environment and an excellent way to introduce your young child to music and movement. Creative Dance (ages 3-5): Dress Code:  Girls: Pink Leotard - Ballet Skirt Optional, Pink Tights, Pink Canvas or Leather Ballet Shoes, Hair in a Bun (preferred,…Read More >
In gymnastics and cheer, students learn tumbling skills such as back bends, walk-overs, hand-stands, round-offs, back handsprings, aerials and more. From the basics to the more advanced tricks, learn techniques and exercises to learn tumbling skills! This class is a great supplement class for those students wishing to be on any of the dance teams, but is open to all students who wish to participate. *Recommended for students wishing to participate in Dance Teams, but open to all students wishing to enroll Pre-School Gymnastics (age 3-5 Pre-Kindergarten, Gymnastics I (ages 5-8), Gymnastics…Read More >
Hip-hop is a relatively new dance form that originated in New York City neighborhoods in the 70s. Already, hip-hop has expanded in various styles such as breakdancing, popping, house, and other street styles. Hip Hop uses fierce energy, dynamics, and free styled movement. It is set to a strong, contemporary beat, builds stamina, and emphasizes body isolations, attitude, coordination, free-style movement, and rhythm. These upbeat high tempo classes aim to develop not only technique, but self confidence and stage performance as well. Sure to get your blood pumping! Mini Hop Hop (ages 3-5 ),…Read More >
Jazz mixes ballet fundamentals with sharp and powerful movements. It is a fun, energetic dance style that relies heavily on strength and individual character. Jazz dancing often uses bold, dramatic body movements, including body isolations and contractions. This technique class combines traditional jazz with the ever-changing styles of today. Each class consists of a warm up, across the floor progressions and upbeat dance combinations. This class is high-energy and is for anyone who wants to have fun! Jazz Preschool (ages 3-5), Jazz I (ages 5-7), Jazz II (ages 8-11); Jazz III (ages 12 and up…Read More >
Tap is an exciting and energetic style that allows dancers to create their own rhythm. The small metal plates on the bottom of tap shoes act as drums to create rhythmic patterns and timely beats. Tap class will provide students with a basic understanding of basic tap foundation, terminology, timing and rhythm. An emphasis will be placed on explanation of terminology, execution of basic steps through more challenging rhythms, precise movements, improvisational techniques, coordination, syncopation and technical execution. Improve your musicality and coordination! Often used in musical theater…Read More >