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Classes Levels:
Pre-ballet
• Wednesdays  4:00pm – 6:45pm
• Saturdays 10:00am – 1:00pm
Beginners
Wednesdays 4:00pm- 6:30pm
• Saturdays 10:00am – 1:00pm
Level I
Tuesdays 4:30pm – 6:30pm
• Saturdays 12:30pm – 4:00pm

Level II
Tuesdays 4:30pm – 7:30pm
• Saturdays 12:30pm – 4:30pm
Level III
Thursdays 5:00pm – 9:00pm
• Fridays 4:00pm – 9:00pm
• Saturdays 11:30am – 2:00pm

Level IV
Mondays 6:30pm – 8:30pm
• Thursdays 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Level V
• Mondays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
• Tuesdays 6:00pm – 9:30pm
• Wednesdays 6:00pm – 9:30pm
Level VI
• Mondays 6:30pm – 9:30pm
• Tuesdays 6:00pm – 9:30pm
• Wednesdays 6:00pm – 9:30pm


At Oneidas Dance Studio we teach the following dance techniques:


BALLET
Classical ballet provides the foundation for all other dance forms and is recommended for all serious dancers. It is the most demanding, most disciplined of all dance forms; but also the most rewarding. Our professional ballet program is a Russian style of ballet. Our faculty concentrates on the Royal Academy technique. Ballet class begins with barre work. Dancers go onto center floor work, adagio, allegro, and progressions  (depending on the level). Dancers develop grace and poise. Terminology and proper technical execution are the primary goals for proper ballet training.
Attire: Class leotard, pink tights, ballet/pointe shoes, and hair in a tight bun.


TECHNIQUE / CONDITIONING
Focuses on strengthening, toning and stretching different parts of the body. Conditioning/Technique class provides a regimen of exercises for the development of a dancer’s physical endurance, strength, flexibility and coordination. Students will work at the barre, on floor mats, across the floor and more.
Attire: Leotard, pink/tan tights, ballet/turning/jazz shoes or barefoot, and hair in a tight bun or ponytail.


JAZZ
Jazz Technique is a style of dance with a strong ballet and modern background. There are many styles of jazz ranging from: Broadway Jazz, Modern Jazz, African Jazz, Commercial Jazz and many more. Jazz classes include a technical warm up and stretch, jump and turn across the floor and a combination or routine that emphasizes proper technique, alignment and movement quality.
• Attire: Class leotard, pink/tan tights, jazz shoes, and hair in a tight bun.


TAP
Tap is a style of dance in which a dancer wears shoes with a thick metal on the bottom to make unique sounds. Students will learn tap terminology as well as how to use their feet and ears to apply rhythm and timing into any song/routine.
• Attire: Class leotard, pink/tan tights, tap shoes, and hair in a tight bun.


FLAMENCO
“El baile flamenco” (Flamenco Dance) is known for its emotional intensity, proud carriage, expressive use of the arms and rhythmic stamping of the feet. Classes will focus on strong footwork, upper body coordination, understanding flamenco music and compás, proper posture and breathing. We include different styles of Flamenco dances from regions of Spain including Sevillanas, Jota, Zapateado and Alegrías.
• Attire: Class leotard, pink/tan tights, flamenco shoes, flamenco skirt, castanets and hair in a tight bun.


CONTEMPORARY / MODERN
Contemporary combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, and classical ballet. In this class, students will focus on technique, the strong and controlled legwork of ballet with modern dance’s stress on the torso as well as contract-release, floor work, fall and recovery, and improvisation characteristic of modern dance. Modern & Contemporary dance allows students to explore their individual dance style outside of the structure of traditional ballet and jazz classes.
• Attire: Class leotard, pink/tan convertible tights, turning shoes or no shoes, and hair in a tight bun.


MUSICAL THEATER
Musical Theater is a style of dance that teaches dance technique, stage direction and acting to songs from different Broadway Shows and Musicals. The dance numbers performed usually consist of a story being told. Students will learn a variety of dance styles from different eras as well as many different Broadway shows.
• Attire: Leotard, pink/tan tights, jazz/character shoes, and hair in a tight bun.


HIP HOP
This highly stylized form of dance helps with strength and conditioning. There are various styles within this one genre of dance. Students will learn freezes, stunts, tricks, and many different styles of hip-hop dance. Sneakers are required for this class.
• Attire: Leotard, pink/tan tights, sneakers, hair in a ponytail, and leggings, shorts or sweatpants.


SALSA
Salsa is a popular form of social dance that originated in Cuba and Puerto Rico, with influences from various countries in Latin America. The movements of salsa have their origins in Cuban Son, Cha-cha-cha, Mambo, Guaguancó and other dance forms.
• Attire: Leotard, pink/tan tights, salsa shoes, hair in a ponytail, and leggings or shorts.


TANGO
Argentine Tango is a partner dance that originated in the 1890s along the River Plate, the natural border between Argentina and Uruguay, and soon spread to the rest of the world. This class focuses on the fundamentals of Argentine Tango such as balance, coordination, body posture, tango walking, lead and follow communication, navigation on the dance floor and musicality. In this class, students will learn the different styles of Argentine Tango like Tango Salon, Milonga, Vals and Golden Era Tango.
• Attire: Leotard, pink/tan tights, tango shoes, hair in a ponytail, and leggings or shorts.


ACROGYM
Acro-Gym (combination of Acrobatics & Gymnastics) is a style of dance combined with athletic acrobatics. Its unique choreography seamlessly blends artistic dance movement and tricks together. Our fun, action-filled classes concentrate on strength, flexibility, balance and tumbling techniques. Your child will use professional equipment to work on their acrobatics and tumbling skills including cartwheels, forward rolls, walkovers, handsprings, aerials, and more!
• Attire: Leggings or shorts, any color leotard, no shoes or socks, wristbands, no jewelry, hair in ponytail.