Dance, as a form of choreographic art, is one of the most widely available and popular types of aesthetic education, as well as one of the most effective means of developing good posture and physical fitness in children.
The purpose of our dance class is to educate children about the art of dance and to improve their dance technique and skills. In class, children are not only introduced to the art of dance, but they also learn how to express their emotions through dance. They are taught to appreciate the beauty of dance as it is conveyed through precise movements and lines of the body, expressiveness, agility, strength and grace.
Our main goals are to discover and develop the best natural abilities of the students, to instill striving for perfection, and to show that without hard work one will not achieve good results.
The curriculum introduces various dance techniques:
– elements of classical dance, which is the foundation of most dance genres, and helps develop beautiful and graceful style of performing;
– elements of folk dance, which introduces children to ethnic choreographic traditions and original dance moves;
– barre exercises, which develop professional technique, poise and flexibility;
– choreography etudes (short routines), which are the building blocks of performance readiness, artistry and the sense of music and rhythm.
These components are a foundation on which the child of any age will grow into a well-rounded person, no matter what his future vocation might be.
Every year the children perform at different concerts and competitions, like International Children’s Festival, Day in the Bay, Colibri, May 9th Celebration, New Year Celebrations.