What classes can I take at Stand Up 8?
At Stand Up 8 we are proud to be able to offer our dancers a variety of popular styles of dance.
Tiny Tots: Tiny Tots is a combination class for students age 2-4. The class combines tap, hip hop, and ballet. Dancers will learn basic steps and combinations.
Juniors: Juniors is a combination class for students age 5-7. The class combines tap, hip hop, and ballet. Dancers will learn basic steps and combinations.
Hip Hop: Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or 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 1970's and made popular by dance crews in the United States.
Acrobatics: Acro dance is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character, its unique choreography, which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics, and its use of acrobatics in a dance context.
Jazz: Jazz dancing is a form of dance that showcases a dancer's individual style and originality. Every jazz dancer interprets and executes moves and steps in their own way. This type of dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns.
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.
Ballet: Theatrical entertainment in which dancers, usually accompanied by music, tell a story or express a mood through their movements. The technique of ballet is elaborate and requires many years of training. There are two main types of ballet, classical and modern.
Tap: A style of dance in which a dancers wearing shoes fitted with heel and toe taps sounds out audible beats by rhythmically striking the floor or any other hard surface.
Lyrical: Lyrical dance is a style of dance created by merging ballet, jazz, and contemporary dance techniques. Lyrical dancing is performed to music with lyrics to inspire movements to express strong emotions the choreographer feels from the lyrics in the chosen song
Technique: (Mandatory for all dancers) The class will focus on the strength and flexibility of our dancers. It will also focus on across-the-floor sequences with proper technique in turns, kicks, and leaps. Technique class is an excellent supplement to current dance students to help improve their skill level.
Open Acro: This class will focus on improving the acrobatics skills of our dancers. They will have the ability to work on new tricks and skills. We will also cover the basics of tumbling.