To the Pointe. Dance Studio & Supplies - Modern/Lyrical
To the Pointe. Dance Studio & Supplies - It's about MORE than dance...
**To the Pointe. Faculty reserves the right to place your dancer(s) according to their individual ability, particularly in the following classes. Ages are used as a reference only and may not reflect the absolute or class average. Dancers usually enroll in each class more then once. The names of the classes may stay the same from year to year but trust that we plan the classes to allow your dancer to continue to grow each and every year. We are professionals in our field, please allow us to make the educated decision when it comes to the placement of your child. Each individual dancer's overall health and well-being is our priority.**
 
*Each Modern class below will also examine basic Anatomy & Body/Muscular Movement for dancers.*
 
Modern I
A technique class which combines traditional jazz and ballet choreography, with a focus on floor work, jumps, tricks and turns. This form of dance allows the student to express themselves while maintaining classical training. A history of modern dance and its pioneers is discussed and the fundamentals of choreography are taught. Registering for Ballet I is also strongly recommended in order for students to truly excel at the technique behind the movement. Black Leotard, Pink Convertible Tights, Foot Undeez, Hair must be up in ponytail, bangs pinned out of face.
 
Modern II
A technique class which combines traditional jazz and ballet choreography, with a focus on floor work, jumps, tricks and turns. This form of dance allows the student to express themselves while maintaining classical training. A history of modern dance and its pioneers is discussed and the fundamentals of choreography are taught. Students should also be registered in a Ballet class in order to truly excel at the technique behind the movement. Black Leotard, Pink Convertible Tights, Foot Undeez, Hair must be up in ponytail, bangs pinned out of face.
 
Modern III
A technique class which combines traditional jazz and ballet choreography, with a focus on floor work, jumps, tricks and turns. This form of dance allows the student to express themselves while maintaining classical training. A history of modern dance and its pioneers is discussed and the fundamentals of choreography are taught. It is recommended that students also register in a Ballet class in order to truly excel at the technique behind the movement. Black Leotard, Pink Convertible Tights, Foot Undeez, Hair must be up in ponytail, bangs pinned out of face.
 
Modern IV
A technique class which combines traditional jazz and ballet choreography, with a focus on floor work, jumps, tricks and turns. This form of dance allows the student to express themselves while maintaining classical training. A history of modern dance and its pioneers is discussed and the fundamentals of choreography are taught. Students are REQUIRED to also register in a Ballet class in order to truly excel at the technique behind the movement. Any color Leotard, Pink Convertible Tights, Foot Undeez, Hair must be up in ponytail, bangs pinned out of face.
 
Contemporary Choreography/Lyrical
This style of dance has a strong Ballet basis but set to more current music and includes no Ballet barre exercises. Contemporary classes typically do "Ballet barre" in the center, mixed in with stretching and other movements. Because of a strong Ballet background, technique is not the emphasis of the class. While technique is a staple for the class, the focus will be more on students relaxing into their movements and seeing what their body is really capable of. Students must be enrolled in at least one Ballet class per week in order to enroll in this class.