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Recreational Dance Classes

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See below for dance schedules and registration.

Recreational Dance Classes: Age 2

Recreational Dance registration - open now!
(September 2024-June 2025)


Recreational Dance Classes: Ages 3-5

Summer 2024

Recreational Dance registration - open now!
(September 2024-June 2025)


Recreational Dance Classes: Ages 6-9

Summer

Recreational Dance registration - open now!
(September 2024-June 2025)


Recreational Dance Classes: Age 10-18

Summer

Recreational Dance registration - open now!
(September 2024-June 2025)


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Recreational Dance Class Descriptions

Ballet Classes (Ages 6-18)

  • A 30 minute class where dancers will learn basic ballet technique and terminology
  • Dancers will learn and perform a ballet routine for the recital
  • Class options are for ages 6-9 and ages 10-18


Ballet & Tap Classes (Ages 3-5)

  • A 45 minute class,  emphasizing basic creative movement skills, as well as beginning basic ballet and tap technique
  • Dancers will learn and perform 2 recital routines, ballet and tap


Ballet & Jazz Classes (Ages 6-9)

  • A 30 minute class where dancers will learn basic ballet or jazz technique and terminology.
  • Dancers will learn and perform a ballet or jazz routine for the recital


Jazz & Lyrical Classes (Ages 10-18)

  • A 45 minute class where dancers will learn ballet, jazz, and lyrical technique and terminology
  • Dancers will learn and perform two routines at the recital including a jazz routine and lyrical routine

Hip Hop/Breakdancing Classes (Ages 3-18)

A 30 minute class emphasizing basic hip hop and breakdancing technique and terminology

  • Dancers will learn and perform 1 recital routine
  • Class options are for ages 3-5, ages 6-9, and ages 10-18

Alpha Athletes Dance Classes (Ages 4-10 with Special Needs)

  • 30 minute class
  • Uses music, rhythms, dance, and interactive games to provide a fun and engaging atmosphere for your children 
  • Designed to help your children practice how to stay with a group, start to understand and follow directions, develop gross motor skills and coordination, and learn basic dance steps all while having fun with our caring instructors  

Bigs & Littles Dance Class

A current registered dancer and their "Big" (an 18+ adult) spend time bonding with each other and other dance families while learning a themed dance to perform in the June recitals together.

Fee: $100 per couple and $35 for each additional child with the same adult. Costume fees may be added at a later date.
Time: 6:30-7:30 PM
Practice Dates:  Jan 14, 28, Feb 18, Mar 3, 10, 17, Apr 7, 28, May 5,12, Jun 2

"Little" must be a current registered dancer.  You will perform in the recital held at Spring Lake Park High School.

Please call us at 763-413-0647,  email a Customer Care Representative at customerservice@jamhops.com, or stop at the Customer Care Desk with questions.


Styles of Dance

Ballet:  A dance that is characterized by its light, graceful, fluid movements which value straight lines, pointed toes and soft dynamic. It originated in Renaissance Italy and established its present form during the 19th century.

Jazz: A high energy dance that values strong ballet technique matched to the rhythms of upbeat and lively music. Traditionally performed to jazz music, the dance style has taken on a new form where it is often paired to upbeat pop music.

Lyrical: A style that combines ballet and jazz dancing techniques. It is performed and inspired by the to music or "lyrics" of a song and values expression of strong emotions. This style concentrates on an individual approach and expressiveness of such emotions as love, joy, hurt, or anger.

Tap: A percussive dance performed wearing shoes fitted with metal taps. It is characterized by rhythmical tapping the toes and heels in  various patterns to the beat of a song. 

Hip Hop: Hip Hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or dance styles that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking, and popping which were created in the 1970s and made popular by dance crews in the United States. 

Musical Theater (competition dance only): Our musical theater class focuses on telling a story through movement. Most movement will be based in jazz technique, and may incorporate lip-synching and character development. Dancers should wear jazz shoes for this class.


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