Combo classes are for our younger dancers aged 3-5. These classes are a combination of ballet and tap with exposure to jazz technique, tumbling and rhythm. Dancers are taught the basics of each discipline, learn body awareness and are given exercises that are valuable in their development of young dancers.
Ballet is a classical from of dance with training provided at the barre as well as the center floor. This form of dance is based on techniques, muscle development and control with the focus being on core strength. This dance form encourages poise, balance and discipline. At Dance Unlimited we only offer 5 levels of ballet with the top two levels being in a combined class. Beginning ballet, Ballet I and Ballet 1.5 are required to take one hour of ballet a week. Ballet II, Ballet III, Ballet IV/V are required to take two ballet classes a week. Ballet is a technique based class and dancers can expect to stay in a level for at least three years.
Pointe is an advanced form of ballet and performed in pointe shoes. These shoes are specially designed to hold the weight of the dancer while they dance on their toes. This form is for advanced dancers only and only by recommendation of our ballet teacher. We offer two pointe classes beginning pointe and pointe IV/V in combination with our ballet III class and our ballet IV/V class. All dancers enrolled in pointe classes are also required to take their leveled ballet class.
Jazz is a form of dance derived from ballet. It is characterized by improvisation, syncopation and regular rhythm. Shoulder, hip and rib isolation provide more movement than in traditional ballet. Proper techniques and muscles development are still the foundation of this genre. This as ballet is a technique based class and dancers are moved based on teacher recommendation. At Dance Unlimited we only have five levels of jazz, dancers can expect to stay in their leveled class for several years.
Tap/Jazz is a combination of tap and jazz classes. Please see the description for each of these classes. Each class dancers will spend approximately 30 minutes in each genre.
Tap dancers use their feet to create sounds and rhythms that work with the music. This genre focuses on musicality and using their upper bodies to create a visual aspect to the dance. Tap dancing is a quick fun form of dance. At Dance Unlimited we have five levels of tap classes, dancers ca expect to stay in their leveled class for several years.
Contemporary dance is an expressive dance form that combines elements of several dance genres; modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers connect the mind and body through fluid movement. This dance form is less strict than ballet and focuses on versatility and improvisation. At Dance Unlimited we offer several contemporary classes. Contemporary classes will follow ballet classes, i.e. ballet II will take contemporary II class, etc.
Acro Tumbling is a mixture of dance and gymnastics with a focus on flexibility, floor tricks and tumbling. This class builds strength and flexibility in the entire body. We have five leveled classes of acro, dancers are moved based on reaching the skills for the next level. Dance Unlimited has one of the strongest and largest acro programs in Colorado Springs!
Hip Hop is a fun, funky, fast paced style of dance based on urban street dancing. At Dance Unlimited we our proud that we offer a fun, conservative hip hop program for all ages 5-18.
Choreography Class -In this class, dancers will learn new ways to create movement of their own. They will also be creating and moving to different styles all year, and will be educated on the history. All styles of dance come from an origin and it's important to acknowledge it and have it stay true. Our goal in this class is to educate the dancers so they have a deeper understanding of their craft while also building their confidence to create work