CHILDREN & TEENS
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The Rock Center for Dance represents the finest instruction for children and teens in Nevada. Our curriculum is designed to train children of all ages, skill, and confidence level to achieve their highest potential. Those who exhibit a focus toward professional level training are identified and tracked into pre-professional classes.
Serious young students train under the highly regarded program created by Quinn Callahan, developing elite level dancers who are recognized among the top in the US and internationally.
We provide the highest level of training in an environment supportive of education, communication, hard work, humility, dedication, authenticity, discipline, recognition, growth and respect; thus developing not only the dancer, but the life tools needed by every individual to succeed.
It is our goal to give each student the gift of a healthy, well-trained body along with a nurtured love and respect for dance and it’s process.
Pre-dance Age (3-4)
Pre-dance introduces first steps of both ballet and tap. Students learn primary classroom etiquette and develop rhythm, balance, coordination, flexibility and basic fundamentals. This class is 40 minutes of ballet, and 20 minutes of tap.
ComboROCK (Age 4-5)
Combodance provides the same structure as Pre-dance, for ages 4-5. This busy class will build a solid foundation in dance technique fundamentals and classroom skills.
Hip Hop ROCK (Age 4-5)
This class is designed as an introduction to Hip Hop. It’s a fun class where kids will learn coordination, rhythm, and how to GROOVE!
Jr Hip Hop (age 5-7)
This class is designed strictly for students to let loose and DANCE! HipHop choreography and freestyle dance promotes coordination, rhythm and confidence. There is one requirement for this class – FUN!
Jr Jazz Elements (Age 5-7)
Students are introduced to the fundamentals of technique and vocabulary in Jazz foundation and important technique elements. Flexibility, strength and technique are the main focus in jazz.
Jr Ballet (Age 5-7)
One hour lessons in ballet technique. Jr Ballet 2 students attend ballet class twice per week.
Jr Tap 1/ Tap 1
Students are introduced to the fundamentals of TAP terminology, rhythm and musicality! This 30 min class is FREE for students enrolled in Jr and level 1 Ballet AND Jazz Elements classes.
Ballet is the foundation of dance! Classes include traditional barre and center work designed to build a strong, beautiful, graceful, and healthy body with fine posture and poise. For a student to make appropriate progress in other dance forms, the study of ballet is necessary.
With sufficient study of ballet, along with proper technique, a strong body, and faculty approval, a student may advance to Point work.
Jazz “Jazz Elements”
Jazz dance encompasses many styles and techniques that have evolved over the years. Jazz class includes full body conditioning, progressions, center work, style and choreography.
Contemporary combines techniques developed from a collection of methods, including ballet and jazz, with a strong emphasis in modern technique. Strength, technique, body awareness, control, coordination and flexibility are utilized within contemporary class choreography.
Important supplemental class focusing on technique, alignment, active flexibility, and foundation training.
Stretch & Conditioning
Important supplemental class created to give ideal conditioning and flexibility training customized for serious dancers.
Tap is rhythm and sound, and an excellent way to increase coordination of the mind and body and to develop a sense of rhythm, timing and expression! In tap class, students will learn and explore rhythm, sound, technique, terminology, style and history.
Hip hop is evolved and diverse and has captured and transformed the dance world. Influenced by the choreographers who mold it, hip hop can be funky, smooth, hard-hitting, crazy, and just about anything. Students will have fun letting loose! learn and explore choreography, including new and old styles and techniques. We welcome students to just come in and DANCE!
Students will learn tumbling and acrobatic skills and technique. The instructor will challenge each student individually, through progressions involving basic skills, strength and flexibility.