Hip-Hop, Jazz, Contemporary Dance Classes

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Discover hip-hop, jazz, contemporary classes at ABC. We have classes for  dancers of all ages and abilities.  Watch your child’s face as they join their classmates in a hip-hop or jazz classes at ABC.  For the adult, young or experienced, you’ll find ABC’s classes invigorating and inspiring. Enjoy dancing with a freedom these eclectic forms generate.  As a serious dance student, explore new movement vocabularies and keep current with today’s choreographers.

Younger dancers take great delight learning those moves as seen on TV and movies.  Find a level that suits you from 5 levels of hip hop, jazz and contemporary.

Playdance introduces creative movement to young children. Class activities include large jumps, pre-ballet and jazz. Dancers discover spacial awareness, learn to work with partners, how to share with glee the joy of dance. Join Playance today!

Hip-hop and jazz classes embrace both classic and contemporary styles in these upbeat classes. Technique is taught through center work, across the floor combinations and movement phrase work. Both dance forms draw heavily from popular music with a high level of energy.

Contemporary & Lyrical Dance for the accomplished dancer allows them to expand their repertoire and dance vocabulary. Draw on both classical and modern dance styles.   Seasoned and master dancer draw upon abstract elements to garner greater expression and strengthen already strong technique. As said by Merce Cunningham, “Dance to be danced, not analyzed”.

Classes Offered

Playdance | Ages 3-5

Introduction to creative movement for young children. Class activities include large jumps, pre-ballet and jazz. Dancers discover spatial awareness, learn to work with partners, how to share with glee and the joy of dance. Relaxed dress code for a casual approach to dance.  Children must be 3 by October 31st.

Jazzy Kids (Jazz I) | Ages 6 – 8

Learn a wide range of techniques based on the elements of dance; time, space and lots of energy. Classes are technique based, to include floor work, center work, movement across the floor and improvisation.

Dress code: dance-wear, half-soles, tan jazz shoes or pink ballet shoes, hair pulled off face with headband or into a pony tail.

Jazz-Lyrical III Ages 12+

Progression of from Jazz II with classic and contemporary styles of jazz dance in this upbeat class. Technique builds from lessons learned in last year’s class.  Classwork taught through center work, across the floor combinations and movement phrase work.

Dress code: dance-wear, dance-wear, half-soles, tan jazz shoes or pink ballet shoes, hair pulled off face with headband or into a pony tail. Optional:  jazz shorts.  We have ABC logo pants in our boutique that you’ll love!

Contemporary Dance IV/V | Ages 12+

Contemporary Dance styles that range from classical style to today’s contemporary dance forms. Refine your dance moves and move to a higher level with Bend’s master choreographer and teacher, Alesa Terry

Dress code: dance-wear, half-soles, tan jazz shoes or pink ballet shoes, hair pulled off face with headband or into a pony tail.

Advanced Lyrical/Contemporary Dance | Ages 12+

For the accomplished dancer looking to expand their repertory and dance vocabulary.  Move to a higher level with Bend’s master choreographer and teacher, Alesa Terry

Dress code: dance-wear, half-soles, tan jazz shoes or pink ballet shoes, hair pulled off face with headband or into a pony tail.

Contemporary Mix for Adults and Teens – Ages 14+

Enjoy ballet technique without the barre, and with a contemporary focus, to stretch, strengthen, and inspire you.  Floor, center work, and dance exercises with a variety of music each week.  Choreography will be taught each week as well.  Get in dancer shape while learning new things, or perfect your current skills while using dance as a weekly release!  This class is open-level.  Any experience level will enjoy this class.

Level options will be offered each class!  Too fast?  You’ll receive a simpler version for in-depth understanding.  Not hard enough?  Hold on to your dancing shoes, you’ll get a more challenging version of that step.

 

Company Class

Velocity Dance Theater company class, repertoire and rehearsal. Invitation or by audition only.  Velocity Dance Theater is a part of the Bend Dance Project and dancers from all over the area are invited to join.  No obligation to enroll in classes at Academie de Ballet Classique.  Velocity Dance Company directed by founder, Alesa Terry and guest artists.

Drop-in Class

Is your schedule crazy? Are you traveling and just HAVE to have your dance class? Drop-in to get your daily fix.

Register for Hip-Hop, Jazz and Contemporary Classes