Boundless Dance Academy offers classes for Pre-K through Adults. We have a variety of classes for all ages, levels, and interests. Below you will find descriptions of our classes. To see our current schedule, please click here.
Classes for Pre-K
Shooting Stars: This 45-minute combo class is a great introduction to dance for our youngest students. Children in Shooting Stars (Ages 3/4/5, Pre-K) will learn a combination of ballet, tap, and jazz in each class period. Students play fun rhythm games, use props, and explore the joy of movement and creative expression while being encouraged to follow directions and take turns going across the floor.
Boys on the Move (Creative Movement for Pre-K Boys): (This class is not currently on our schedule. We hope to bring it back in the future.) Crawl like Spiderman through hula hoops, stomp like a dinosaur, or walk the pirate plank. This class is full of fun and adventure! Your little guy will use his imagination, while also working on gross motor skills, coordination, and balance in this weekly 45-minute class. We combine imaginative play and use of props with elements of tumbling and dance techniques. Themes like superheroes, pirates, and dinosaurs keep the adventures exciting!
Budding Ballerinas (Creative Movement with Ballet Emphasis for Pre-K Girls): Watch your princess twirl and leap into greater confidence. During this 45-minute class, dancers will use props and imaginative play as they explore the joy of movement and creative expression, while being encouraged to follow directions and take turns going across the floor.
Hippity Hop: This fun introduction to hip hop will get your child moving! In this 45-minute class, they will focus on the fundamental steps of hip hop, creative movement, and will learn choreographed dances.
Tumble Stars: This 30-minute beginning tumbling class will teach your child the building blocks of tumbling. Students will learn basic stretches and then break into smaller groups for various stations to focus on skills such as backbends, handstands, and forward and backward rolls. This class does not perform in recital.
Classes for Students in Kindergarten & Older
Rising Stars: Students in Rising Stars (Ages 5K/6) will learn a combination of tap and jazz and are encouraged to also enroll in the pre-ballet at this age.
Combo 1: Students in Combo 1 (Ages 7+) will learn a combination of tap and jazz and are encouraged to also enroll in the ballet at this age.
Pre-Ballet & Ballet: Ballet is often called the "foundation" of dance training. Ballet helps students develop an awareness of body placement, coordination, poise, balance, flexibility, agility, and strength. Students who love other forms of dance find that taking ballet classes will greatly improve their abilities even in other genres of dance. In ballet training for the more serious dance student, it is imperative that students add additional hours of training per week in order to see steady progress.
Pointe: Pointe classes are for advanced ballet students and they must receive an invitation from their ballet instructor. Careful consideration is made prior to allowing students to dance en pointe. Factors include age, years of ballet training, hours of ballet taken currently per week, strength of ankles and legs, and proper use of technique in flat work. Students who are placed en pointe prematurely can suffer from damage to growing bones in the feet, other types of injury, and the development of poor technical habits in ballet.
Modern/Lyrical: Modern dance has evolved over the years and we now have not only modern dance, but also contemporary and lyrical. All of these genres share similar traits but could be defined slightly different. Modern dance is considered to be a rejection of the traditions and techniques of classical ballet. Pioneers of modern dance include Martha Graham and Lester Horton. Lyrical dance is a mixture of ballet, jazz, and modern techniques and is an emotion based movement style that often focuses on the lyrics of a song in choreography. Students must be enrolled in ballet level 2 or higher to participate in a modern/lyrical class.
Jazz: There are multiple styles of jazz but most know it as the style often seen on Broadway. Bob Fosse and Gus Giordano are credited as two of the originals in creating of this style of dance. Jazz is known for being both sharp and smooth. Students develop style and musicality in jazz classes. This is a great class to round out a student's dance training. High energy and lots of sass...bring it to jazz class. An emphasis is placed on kicks, leaps, and turns; therefore, jazz is also a great class for students who want to prepare to audition for their school's dance team.
Tap: Tap is all about rhythm. Students will learn the basics and over time develop the ability to tap in advanced arrangements of sounds using a variety of steps and techniques. Some well known tap dancers include Gregory Hines and Savion Glover.
Musical Theatre: Bring on the drama! This class is part dance, part acting! Students explore being "in character" while learning a variety of dances from various musical productions. Think BROADWAY! This class is for students ages 10 and older.
Hip Hop: Our hip hop classes focus on musicality, dynamics, and technique. Students will do warm-ups, progressions, and learn routines to strengthen their choreography retention. We focus on isolations and patterns for visual effectiveness along with having fun and learning to express one’s self through dance moves. Age appropriate choreography and music is used in all classes!*We STRONGLY encourage hip-hop students to enroll in technique classes so their training is well rounded and complete.
Tumbling: Our tumbling program focuses on proper technique, flexibility, and strength. We train students starting from the most basic tricks such as somersaults and cart wheels to more advanced tricks such as back handsprings and back tucks. Tumblers work on mats with spotters. We do not utilize beams, bars, or other gymnastics equipment, but rather focus on tricks that can be perfected using mats only. Some refer to this class as acrobatics or acro.*We STRONGLY encourage tumbling students to also enroll in technique classes so their training is well rounded and complete.
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