Class Descriptions

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Acro- Acrobatic Dance

Acrobatic Dance, or "Acro," incorporates gymnast-like tumbling and flexibility skills with the beauty and execution of dance. Safety and proper form are of utmost importance in our acrobatic training program. All upper-level Acro dancers must be concurrently enrolled in ballet or jazz.

 

Creative Dance with Acro (taken with Creative Dance) Beginning and young Acro students, focuses on safety, flexibility, strength, beginning and finishing positions, and proper body, foot, and leg positions. Skills include splits, bridges, forward rolls, handstands, and cartwheels.

 

Acro 1: Beginning and Advancing Acro students, focuses on safety, flexibility, strength, beginning and finishing positions, and proper body, foot, and leg positions. Skills include splits, bridges, forward rolls, handstands, cartwheels, round-offs, and beginning walkovers.

 

Acro 2: (by instructor placement) Advancing Beginning Acro students, builds upon skills learned in Acro I and focuses on increased flexibility, strength, and consistency of proper skill execution. Skills include independent splits (no arms), front and back walkovers, round-offs, independent handstands, and handsprings.

Students enrolled in this class must be able to independently execute proper forward rolls, handstands, cartwheels, bridges, and round-offs prior to enrollment and must be concurrently enrolled in a Jazz or Ballet class or with instructor approval.

 

Acro 3: (by instructor placement) Intermediate Acro students, builds upon skills learned in Acro II and focuses on increased strength, power, control and proper skill execution. Skills include front and side aerials, handsprings, leg movement while in the handstand position, acrobatic partnering, and the combination of moves in tumbling passes.

Students enrolled in this class must be able to independently execute Acro II skills, in addition to proper front and back walkovers, standing back handsprings, and chin stands and must be concurrently enrolled in a Jazz or Ballet class or with instructor approval.

 

Acro 4: (by instructor placement) Advancing Intermediate Acro students, builds upon skills learned in Acro III and focuses on increased strength, power, control and proper skill execution. Skills include front and side aerials, back layouts, hand walking, handstand presses, back handsprings, front and back tucks, controlled leg movement while in elbow and handstand, and the combination of moves in tumbling passes.

Students enrolled in this class must be able to independently execute Acro III skills and must be concurrently enrolled in a Jazz or Ballet class or with instructor approval..

 

Acro 5: (by instructor placement) Advanced Acro students, builds upon skills learned in Acro IV.

Students enrolled in this class must be able to independently execute Acro IV skills and must be concurrently enrolled in a Jazz or Ballet class or with instructor approval.

 
Ballet

Ballet is a classical, artistic dance form using precise and highly formalized set of steps, positions, and gestures. Classical ballet is characterized by light, graceful, fluid movements. Ballet is the foundation for all genres of dance. Advanced ballet often incorporates the use of classical pointé shoes.

 

Beginning Ballet (with Tap/Jazz Combo): This class is specially designed for students, ages 6+, and focuses on the fundamentals of ballet, flexibility, barre work, leg and foot turn out, body posture, proper muscle engagement, pirouettes, chaines and pique turns, and leaps. Students should be proficient in these basic fundamentals before moving to the next class.

 

Beginning Ballet: This class is specially designed for students, ages 10+, and focuses on the fundamentals of ballet, flexibility, barre work, leg and foot turn out, body posture, proper muscle engagement, pirouettes, chaines and pique turns, and leaps. Students should be proficient in these basic fundamentals before moving to the next class.

 

Intermediate Ballet: (with instructor placement) Advancing and Intermediate ballet students, focuses on the fundamentals of ballet, flexibility, barre work, leg and feet turn out, body posture, proper muscle engagement, pirouettes, chaines and pique turns, and leaps. Students should be proficient in these basic fundamentals before moving to the next class. Students enrolled in this class must be enrolled in a second ballet technique class.

 

Intermediate/Advanced Ballet: (with instructor placement) Intermediate to Advanced ballet students, focuses on the fundamentals of ballet, flexibility, barre work, leg and feet turn out, body posture, proper muscle engagement, and more complex turns and leaps. Students enrolled in this class must be enrolled in a second ballet technique class.

 

Advanced Ballet This is a closed class and registration is not done through Fusion. Inquire at the desk for more information on Advanced Ballet and Pointe.

 

Beginning Pointé (Intermediate to Advanced Ballet Students) Only by instructor recommendation and proper requisite training. Must be taken in addition to two ballet technique classes per week. Beginning Pointé focuses on body control, position, and proper Pointé technique. Safety and prevention of long-term injury are of utmost importance in Pointé.

 

Intermediate/Advanced Pointé (Intermediate to Advanced Ballet Students) Only by instructor recommendation and proper requisite training. Must be taken in addition to a minimum of two ballet technique classes per week. Safety and prevention of long-term injury are of utmost importance in Pointé.

 
Beginning Dancers

Our Young Dancers: We offer many classes for our younger, preschool and early elementary aged students! Fusion strives to give our students many options in various genres of dance! Our students will get an introduction and foundation in tap, ballet, jazz, and creative movement.

 

Beginning Ballet/Tap/Jazz Combo (Ages 6+) Beginning ballet, tap, and jazz. This class is specially designed for students who are ready to learn new ballet, tap, and jazz skills. The ballet portion of the class focuses on basic ballet positions, introductory barre work, and body alignment. The tap portion of the class focuses on variations of basic tap sounds and skills, such as flaps, shuffles, and Irishes. The jazz portion of the class focuses on flexibility, fundamental jazz movements, and basic turns. This class is an excellent stepping stone for all genres of dance!

 

Creative Dance (2+) Beginning tap and ballet. Students must be 2 by September. This class focuses on basic skills, body movement, spatial awareness, and musical rhythms. Students will gain confidence through dance.

 

Intro to Dance (4+) Beginning tap, ballet, and jazz. This class is by instructor placement only. Creative Dance focuses on basic dance skills, body movement, spatial awareness, flexibility, muscle memory, musical rhythms, and making new friends. Students will gain confidence through dance!

 

Intro to Dance with Acro (4+) Beginning tap, ballet, jazz, and acro. For acrobatic safety purposes, this class is subject to approval by acro instructor. Creative Dance with Acro focuses on basic dance and acrobatic skills, body movement, spatial awareness, flexibility, muscle memory, musical rhythms, and making new friends. Students will gain confidence through dance!

 

Hip Hop Littles (Pre K- 1st): Beginning, Old School style Hip Hop emphasizes body movement to rhythms and the beat of modern, appropriate hip hop-style music. Skills include body isolations, basic hip hop steps and strength of movement. This fun and exciting class is geared toward the developing, early childhood mind and body.

 
Hip Hop

Hip Hop refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. Hip hop involves more freestyle than other dance genres and our Fusion classes are multi-level by age group.

 

Hip Hop Littles (Pre K- 1st): Beginning, Old School style Hip Hop emphasizes body movement to rhythms and the beat of modern, appropriate hip hop-style music. Skills include body isolations, basic hip hop steps and strength of movement. This fun and exciting class is geared toward the developing, early childhood mind and body.

 

Hip Hop Kids (2nd-5th): Beginning to Intermediate, Old School style Hip Hop emphasizes body movement to rhythms and the beat of modern hip hop-style music. Skills include body isolations, basic hip hop steps and strength of movement. This fun and exciting class is geared toward the developing, elementary-age mind and body.


Hip Hop Middle School (6th-8th): Middle School Hip Hop is open to all middle school students, from the beginner to more experienced dancer! Hip hop includes work on body isolation, movement to rhythms and beat of modern hip hop-style music. and strength of movement and performance quality. This ultra fun and upbeat class is geared toward the middle school mind and body!


Hip Hop High School (9th-12th): High School Hip Hop emphasizes strength of movement and control, strong body isolation, freestyle movement, performance and showmanship. This fun and hard-hitting class is geared toward the high school mind and body and is open to all levels.

 
Lyrical/Contemporary

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. Lyrical dance is a dance style that blends elements of ballet and jazz dance. Lyrical dance is generally a little more fluid than ballet and also somewhat faster -- although not as rapidly executed as jazz dance.  

 

Lyrical/Contemporary 1/2: Beginning and Advancing lyrical/contemporary dancers must have prior ballet experience and only with instructor evaluation and approval. Lyrical and Contemporary emphasizes strength and range of movement with song lyrics. Lyrical emphasizes control of motion and muscle engagement at varied speeds with ballet-centered movement. Students must be concurrently enrolled in ballet or with instructor approval.

 

Advanced Contemporary/Jazz (with instructor placement) Intermediate to Advanced lyrical and contemporary dancers, must have prior Lyrical, Contemporary, and Jazz experience. Contemporary builds upon skills learned in Ballet, Lyrical, and Jazz, with an emphasis on contemporary movement and increased range of motion, strength, balance, muscle control, and musicality. Students must be concurrently enrolled in ballet or with instructor approval.

 
Jazz

Jazz is a fun, upbeat dance style. It uses traditional ballet technique along with upbeat music to perform various movements, turns, and leaps. Fusion style ranges from modern, commercial jazz to traditional, Broadway “Fosse” style jazz.

 

Jazz 1/1B:  Beginning and Advancing Jazz, focuses on the fundamentals of jazz, flexibility, body movement, muscle engagement, body isolation, and basic leaps, walks and turns. Skills include single and double turns, chaines, various jazz walks, leaps, and kicks.

 

Jazz 2/2B: Dancers must have prior Jazz 1 or Jazz 2 experience.  Jazz 2/2B builds upon previous Jazz 1 skills with emphasis on strength and range of movement, turns, leaps and kicks. Skills include multiple turns, chaines and pique turns, jazz walks, use of levels, jete leaps, battement style kicks, and performance quality. Dancers must be concurrently enrolled in ballet or with instructor approval.

 

Advanced Contemporary/Jazz Advancing Intermediate and Advanced Jazz, must have prior Jazz 2 or Jazz 3 experience. Advanced Jazz builds on previous skills and increases the dancer's range of motion, strength, and skills. This class is designed to combine technique skills, such as triple and quad turns and various styles of turns, leaps, jumps and kicks, with music and jazz choreography. Dancers must also be enrolled in Ballet.

Tap

Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. Dancers at Fusion will explore several major variations on tap dance including: rhythm tap, classical tap, Broadway tap, and post-modern tap.

 

Tap 1/1B: Beginning tap students. Focuses on the fundamentals of tap, sounds, rhythm, strength and proper muscle engagement. Skills include flaps, shuffles, brushes, heels and time steps.

 

Tap 2/2B: Beginning to Intermediate tap dancers with prior Tap 1 or Tap 2 experience. Tap 2/2B focuses on building upon previously learned skills, speed, clarity of sound, emphasis of sounds, and rhythm tap.

 

Tap 3: Advancing Intermediate tap dancers with prior Tap II or Tap III experience. Tap III focuses on building upon previously learned skills. Skills include increased rhythm tap speed, wings, separated wings, toe stand wings, pullbacks, and turns.

 

Tap 4: Advanced tap dancers with prior Tap III or Tap IV experience. Tap IV focuses on building upon previously learned skills with an emphasis on learning fast choreography with varying rhythms.  

 
Fusion Force Dance Team

Fusion Force Dance Team  Closed practices for Fusion Force Dance Team members only.  Our Fusion Force Dancers can be seen performing in various local performances such as parades, games, and festivals! See team tab for more information about our performance and competition team.