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See see our list below of programs available for class overview, schedules, calendar, tuitions & fees, and policies! Also, read our class descriptions below.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS


ADULT CLASSES:

Classical Ballet

(All levels)

Training in traditional ballet technique and styles, including RAD base and methods developed by Balanchine. Classical ballet, places great emphasis on the method and execution of movement. The foundation consists of basic positions.  CBD instructors are skilled in various styles of classical ballet, with a fusion of ballet styles to create stronger dancers, emphasizing injury free training. The techniques found in classical ballet are a framework for many other styles of dance,  Pointework is available for higher level students. CBD’s ballet syllabus is implemented and followed. 

Contemporary Ballet

(Adult & Teens)

Contemporary ballet is a form of dance influenced by both classical ballet, modern and jazz dance. It takes its technique and use of pointework from classical ballet, although it permits a greater range of movement that may not adhere to the strict body lines set forth by classical  ballet technique.  Classical ballet training is needed in order to learn contemporary ballet.  

Contemporary Dance/Modern

Grounded movement focusing on the contraction and release of the center of the body, and the body’s reaction to such movements.  There are various styles in modern dance and CBD incorporates these focusing on levels of movement from floor work to standing and jumping,  contraction and release of the body, rotation of the spine and use of the back, achieving sound alignment while building strength, agility, coordination, balance and control. 

Jazz

Stylized theatrical dance incorporating rhythms and fast footwork; a Jazz technique syllabus is implemented and followed as well.

Lyrical Jazz

Combines ballet, jazz and modern styles. Lyrical dance challenges the dancer to use motion to interpret music and express emotion. Class focuses on teaching dancers about creative expression, including musical timing, performance, and telling a story through movement.-k

Jazz Funk

This class meshes jazz technique with street style hip hop and works on improving your performance ability.  This class will push you to improve and expand your movement vocabulary as well!

Hip-Hop

A funky energetic street-style dance with rhythms, isolations, and various world dance influence,  Hip hop dance has changed and evolved creating various styles within it’s genre.  CBD’s hip hop syllabus is implemented and followed as well.

Grooves

A hip-hop dance class formed around grooving, dancing in pocket, and feeling the music. It will feature repetition, drilling, and follow-alongs on an intermediate/advanced level to insure students are increasing knowledge in hip-hop movement and vocabulary. It is also an extreme exercise keeping the heart rate up, and forcing you to not think because you’re too focused on breathing. Let the sweat drip, and feel the music.

Tap

Articulation of the feet incorporating steps and rhythms; develops coordination, rhythm, and musicality.

Knaiseff Floor Barre

KNAISEFF (KNYAZEV) FLOOR BARRE The Boris Knaiseff Floor Barre technique sculpts and refines the body; it is a holistic approach to connect and center the mind, body, and breath for dance. And it is well suited for those with injuries that would prevent participating in a regular class. The exercise sequences are simple and easy to follow, yet thorough. No special equipment is needed, not even a yoga mat. Do wear socks or ballet shoes to allow for sliding the feet on the floor. Tights, yoga pants, or other comfortable attire is also helpful to protect the skin and allow for easier sliding on the floor, as well as having the back covered. A tee shirt works well. Do bring a towel to fold and place under the pelvis when lying face down. This technique is performed sitting or lying on the floor. It is the ideal position for establishing dynamic alignment. It is especially designed for ballet technique, but all dancers derive benefit from the exercises! Most of the exercises are designed to be performed while lying on the back, and then repeated face down. KNAISEFF BIO: Knaiseff studied at the St. Petersburg Theater School, and began teaching in Paris in 1924. He was the first person to include en dedans movements as part of the training. One of his followers, Stella Voskovetskaya, a Vaganova Academy graduate, incorporated many elements of the Knaiseff floor barre directly into the Vaganova system. This technique is unique and we are so excited to have it as part of the Adult program!

KIDS CLASSES:

Parent & Me

Parent & Me class is offered for children 18 months to 2 years old. This class introduces children into movement and helps young ones with coordination, musicality, muscle strength, and fun with Mom, Daddy, Grandparent, or caregiver!

Creative Movement

( Ages 2-3 yrs )

Musical Instruments… Songs… Dance… Movement… Balls… Scarves… Hula Hoops… Parachute…and much more! A Great introductory class to the dance studio and dancing for 2-3 Year olds, incorporating focus on rhythm, musicality, and coordination, all while having fun in a structured, yet open atmosphere. Mommy, Daddy or caretaker are welcome to participate!k

“Baby & Toddler Combo”

( 3-4yrs, 4-5 yrs, 5-6 yrs )

Ballet & Tap combo class teaches discipline, class etiquette, rhythm and timing, coordination, and flexibility while learning a base for ballet, tap & jazz. 

Appropriate for ages 3-4, 4-5, & 5-6 Yrs, the progression through the combo levels prepares the child to advance through age appropriate skills, and prepare for Pre Level 1 Ballet & Tap. Barre work is introduced in the upper levels of combo, and the student continues to build upon the principles learned in the earlier levels of combo from the CBD Kinder program.

Contemporary Dance/Modern

Grounded movement focusing on the contraction and release of the center of the body, and the body’s reaction to such movements.  There are various styles in modern dance and CBD incorporates these focusing on levels of movement from floor work to standing and jumping,  contraction and release of the body, rotation of the spine and use of the back, achieving sound alignment while building strength, agility, coordination, balance and control.

Pre Level 1 Ballet & Tap 

Ballet & Tap class for the advanced Kinder program student, preps the student for separate Level 1 Ballet and Tap classes. It is 1.25 hours in length.

Classical Ballet

( All levels )

Training in traditional ballet technique and styles, including RAD base and methods developed by Balanchine. Classical ballet, places great emphasis on the method and execution of movement. The foundation consists of basic positions.  CBD instructors are skilled in various styles of classical ballet, with a fusion of ballet styles to create stronger dancers, emphasizing injury free training. The techniques found in classical ballet are a framework for many other styles of dance,  Pointework is available for higher level students. CBD’s ballet syllabus is implemented and followed.

Hip-Hop

A funky energetic street-style dance with rhythms, isolations, and various world dance influence,  Hip hop dance has changed and evolved creating various styles within it’s genre.  CBD’s hip hop syllabus is implemented and followed as well.

Jazz

Stylized theatrical dance incorporating rhythms and fast footwork; a Jazz technique syllabus is implemented and followed as well.

Tap

Articulation of the feet incorporating steps and rhythms; develops coordination, rhythm, and musicality. 

Beginner Ballet

( 8yrs + )

A Beginner ballet intro class for children ages 7 or 8 Yrs plus, varying ages.  

Boys Beginner Ballet & Conditioning

A beginner ballet class for boys only!  This class explains ballet technique while making it even more fun with the conditioning exercises. Scholarships available!

Ballet Teen ( Beginner thru Intermediate Levels )

This Teen Ballet class is for continuing dancers that want to take one to two times per week. It is for the less serious student, but we take it just as seriously! This offers young ladies an opportunity to continue with the ballet classes they love but on a less serious track.

Pre – Pointe

Pre-pointe class prepares the ballet dancer for pointe. It helps strengthen the legs, feet and ankles of a dancer, in preparation for pointe work. Attending pre-pointe class is a requirement for going onto pointe.

Pointe Class

Ballet dancers that are serious about advancing in ballet and pointe work should attend at least two ballet technique classes per week in addition to pointe class. Pre-pointe class is a prerequisite to pointe class, and the student’s ballet instructor/ director will advise when the student is ready for pointe work.