Mariana's Dancing Studio of Ipswich Massachusetts

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Class Descriptions

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Intro to Ballet

This class is designed for dancers who have graduated from our Twinkle Toes Program or for those who are a bit older, possibly more experienced or simply ready to dive into the ballet world more! While this class still incorporates play, dance games, and many fun learning activities, this class prepares the dancer for a true ballet class!

Ballet 1

Children begin to learn the exercises necessary for mastering the placement of the body, the legs, the arms, and the head. They work in class on the development of skills and the coordination of steps. The classes become increasingly complex as students advance through systematic development. As their training progresses emphasis is placed on developing strength, stability, and grace. Ballet is absolutely vital to learn proper technique and posture to achieve an excellent performance. Ballet class adds gracefulness, connectivity and precision to all dance skills.

Ballet 2

Children continue learn the exercises necessary for mastering the placement of the body, the legs, the arms, and the head. They work in class on the development of skills and the coordination of steps. The classes become increasingly complex as students advance through systematic development. As their training progresses emphasis is placed on developing strength, stability, and grace. Ballet is absolutely vital to learn proper technique and posture to achieve an excellent performance. Ballet class adds gracefulness, connectivity and precision to all dance skills.

Ballet 3

Children continue learn the exercises necessary for mastering the placement of the body, the legs, the arms, and the head. They work in class on the development of skills and the coordination of steps. The classes become increasingly complex as students advance through systematic development. As their training progresses emphasis is placed on developing strength, stability, and grace. Ballet is absolutely vital to learn proper technique and posture to achieve an excellent performance. Ballet class adds gracefulness, connectivity and precision to all dance skills.

Ballet 4

Children continue learn the exercises necessary for mastering the placement of the body, the legs, the arms, and the head. They work in class on the development of skills and the coordination of steps. The classes become increasingly complex as students advance through systematic development. As their training progresses emphasis is placed on developing strength, stability, and grace. Ballet is absolutely vital to learn proper technique and posture to achieve an excellent performance. Ballet class adds gracefulness, connectivity and precision to all dance skills.

Conditioning

For dancers, regular conditioning becomes a must, as dance is a competitive sport and is very demanding. Dance requires dancers to stay fit, strong and flexible. This class is structured to build stamina, strength for specific skills required in dance, and overall conditioning of the muscles for the dancers to gain complete control over their body.

Hip Hop 1

Hip hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Hip hop dance requires students to have the strength and stamina to successfully perform moves. A super-fun, fast paced class for those wanting to learn the latest trends. Hip Hop derived from Street Jazz and has become a prevalent style within all dance styles , that students love to perform given its versatility, fast rhythms, modern style and less rigorous technique.

Hip Hop 2

Hip hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Hip hop dance requires students to have the strength and stamina to successfully perform moves. A super-fun, fast paced class for those wanting to learn the latest trends. Hip Hop derived from Street Jazz and has become a prevalent style within all dance styles, that students love to perform given its versatility, fast rhythms, modern style and less rigorous technique.

Hip Hop 3

Hip hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Hip hop dance requires students to have the strength and stamina to successfully perform moves. A super-fun, fast paced class for those wanting to learn the latest trends. Hip Hop derived from Street Jazz and has become a prevalent style within all dance styles, that students love to perform given its versatility, fast rhythms, modern style and less rigorous technique.

Jazz & Lyrical 1

This class is a wonderful base for Jazz and Lyrical dance education, as it explores introducing segments of choreography and dance vocabulary in addition to encouraging self expression and freedom of movement, flexibility, coordination, strength, artistry and stage presence are main components of this class. The social aspect of this class encourages and generates new friendships while sharing a fun filled learning experience. While each style is unique, we find that combining the styles encourages the technique to remain consistent throughout. This usually leads to a better comprehension of class material given.

Jazz & Lyrical 2

A fun, fast-paced moving class for with basic dance experience, or who wish to learn the basics and more. Jazz and Lyrical technique, flexibility, coordination, combinations across the floor, stylized routines. Exploring emotional expression and storytelling through the art of dance. Use of popular songs which kids are familiar with, while learning excellent technique, discipline and style.

Jazz & Contemporary 3

A fast-paced Jazz and Lyrical class emphasizing connections and stylized movement. Emotional expression, storytelling and creativity are vital elements of this class. This class not only works on these styles but on the technique underneath all of it.

Jazz & Contemporary 4

A fast-paced Jazz and Lyrical class emphasizing connections and stylized movement. Emotional expression, storytelling and creativity are vital elements of this class. This class not only works on these styles but on the technique underneath all of it.

Teen Ballroom

This exciting new class will teach students the elements of partnering, and first level of techniques for different styles like Salsa, Waltz, Foxtrot, Swing, Jive, Tango, Merengue and more. Ballroom amongst young students is becoming HUGELY popular. It allows kids of all ages to interact with each other on the basis of cooperation and respect, as well as consideration for others, since they are sharing space and steps. It is a versatile class where students will be exposed to a rich variety of rhythms and dancing, making it fun, exciting an always changing, while keeping technicality and form intact. Your kids are sure to have fun with this new addition to our program!

Mommy & Me Dance Class

If you are looking for something to do with your little one that introduces them to music, moving, connecting, and much more, this class is for you! You are you little one will be in your own little Mommy & Me world when you come to our class. Welcome them into the world of dance and music and share all it has to offer with them!

Musical Theatre 1

Beginner - Beginner+ Class: Who doesn't love Broadway?! This class gives the student a chance to learn Broadway based dance styles, using real Musical Theatre pieces, allowing dancers to explore parts of acting while dancing and story telling using emotional expression and role playing. This class will explore the fun of drama, music, dance, theatre games and improvisation.

Musical Theatre 2

Intermediate - Advanced Class: Who doesn't love Broadway?! This class gives the student a chance to learn Broadway based dance styles, using real Musical Theatre pieces, allowing dancers to explore parts of acting while dancing and story telling using emotional expression and role playing. This class will explore the fun of drama, music, dance, theatre games and improvisation.

Pre-Pointe/Pointe 1

This class is designed for dancers who wish to strengthen both their feet and technique be able to soon progress to pointe shoes. This class is for dancers who have a strong passion for ballet, wish to improve their technique, and have not danced en pointe yet, but wish to or have, but took some time off.

Pointe 2

Pointe is for dancers who truly have a passion for ballet and furthering their technique. Pointe requires very strong ankles and feet, therefore, we must evaluate dancers who join this class to ensure that it is safe. This class is for students who have already been en pointe for 2 years minimum.

Tap 1

This class is all about rhythm and precision! Tap is an exciting art and an excellent foundation in dance education. In addition to learning the dance steps basic to most tap instruction, we encourage a full body approach which encompasses all forms of dance as a means of enhancing the overall technique. Tap 1A is built to teach everyone how to"tap their toes" in the right way!

Tap 2

This class is all about rhythm and precision! Tap is an exciting art and an excellent foundation in dance education. In addition to learning the dance steps basic to most tap instruction, we encourage a full body approach which encompasses all forms of dance as a means of enhancing the overall technique.

Team Choreography (All Classes)

This class is teaches the official choreography that will be performed at each competition and scored by judges. This choreography is chosen based on the team's strengths and it is renewed or perfected as the year goes on and dancers become more accomplished in their skills. It is a highly technical class, where precision, good technique, acting elements, overall skill and performance talents get showcased not only in each Recital, but also in each competition and Showcase.

Technique & Tricks 1

Beginner - Beinner+: This class is designed to improve flexibility, stamina, strength and technique level of the hardest tricks in dance. Multiple turns, high jumps, and many other special skills needed for today's competition world requirements are provided in a progressive manner to all students for best results. This class focuses on the technical requirements needed to do well in competition. While this class is mandatory for our company members, all dancers are welcome!

Technique & Tricks 2

Beginner+ - Intermediate: This class is designed to improve flexibility, stamina, strength and technique level of the hardest tricks in dance. Multiple turns, high jumps, and many other special skills needed for today's competition world requirements are provided in a progressive manner to all students for best results. This class focuses on the technical requirements needed to do well in competition. While this class is mandatory for our company members, all dancers are welcome!

Technique & Tricks 3

Intermediate - Intermediate+: This class is designed to improve flexibility, stamina, strength and technique level of the hardest tricks in dance. Multiple turns, high jumps, and many other special skills needed for today's competition world requirements are provided in a progressive manner to all students for best results. This class focuses on the technical requirements needed to do well in competition. While this class is mandatory for our company members, all dancers are welcome!

Technique & Tricks 4

Intermediate+ - Advanced: This class is designed to improve flexibility, stamina, strength and technique level of the hardest tricks in dance. Multiple turns, high jumps, and many other special skills needed for today's competition world requirements are provided in a progressive manner to all students for best results. This class focuses on the technical requirements needed to do well in competition. While this class is mandatory for our company members, all dancers are welcome!

Tumbling & Acrobatics 1

This class is for those wishing to accomplish or improve their gymnastics skills. This class is taught by an Acrobatic Arts certified teacher and follows their class regimen. With elements such as beam, flexibility, acrobatics and tumbling, our class is very comparable to any gymnastics program that focuses on floor exercises. For maximum results, focus, improvement and more, each acro class will meet twice a week.

Tumbling & Acrobatics 2

Skills Needed (Technically Polished):
Handstand, Cartwheel/Roundoff, One Handed Cartwheel, Bridge/Backbend

This class is for those wishing to accomplish or improve their gymnastics skills. This class is taught by an Acrobatic Arts certified teacher and follows their class regimen. With elements such as beam, flexibility, acrobatics and tumbling, our class is very comparable to any gymnastics program that focuses on floor exercises. For maximum results, focus, improvement and more, each acro class will meet twice a week.

Tumbling & Acrobatics 3

Skills Needed (Technically Polished)
Front Walkover, Backbend Kick Over, One Handed Roundoff

This class is for those wishing to accomplish or improve their gymnastics skills. This class is taught by an Acrobatic Arts certified teacher and follows their class regimen. With elements such as beam, flexibility, acrobatics and tumbling, our class is very comparable to any gymnastics program that focuses on floor exercises. For maximum results, focus, improvement and more, each acro class will meet twice a week.

Tumbling & Acrobatics 4

Skills Needed (Technically Polished):
Side Aerial, Front & Back Walkover, Front & Back Arabian via Pike into Walkover

This class is for those wishing to accomplish or improve their gymnastics skills. This class is taught by an Acrobatic Arts certified teacher and follows their class regimen. With elements such as beam, flexibility, acrobatics and tumbling, our class is very comparable to any gymnastics program that focuses on floor exercises. For maximum results, focus, improvement and more, each acro class will meet twice a week.

Twinkle Toes - Creative Movement 1 & 2

Twinkle Toes is a unique program for our youngest students. Classes are designed to introduce these youngsters to the fun and spirit of the art. Students are introduced to the basic elements of Jazz, Ballet and Tumbling, utilizing playtime and imagery. Pretend play and vivid imagination are main components to this class and vital to this age group. The class will use different props and toys to experiment with space exploration and richness of movement and joy through music and play.

Do you have a little one who smiles and bounces around each time they hear music? Yes! Then it's time to bring him/her to Twinkle Toes Class! These classes aid with coordination, the development of fine motor skills, musical awareness and listening skills. A variety of activities introduce the young dancer to the magical world of music and movement. Choose your favorite or combine classes and get a discount while giving your toddler more fun!

Twinkle Toes - Ballet

Part of our Twinkle Toes program, this is an introductory class to the basic elements of Ballet dance utilizing creative play, games, and exercises geared to motivate young students in a playful and engaging class. The class is fun and activity pack, using props for learning as well as role play, while introducing the very important and fundamental bases for Ballet. While sometimes ballet seems very calm and realxed, we have found a way to make it fun, interactive, upbeat and a wonderfule experince for all personlaities! Combinations across the floor, jumps, flexibility and coordination development, listening and moving to the music, and for those of them who are stage inclined, performing opportunities are part of the program!

Twinkle Toes - Tippity Tap

Part of our Twinkle Toes program, this is an introductory class to the basic elements of Tap dance utilizing creative play, games, and exercises geared to motivate young students in a playful and engaging class. The class is fun and activity pack, using props for learning as well as role play, while introducing the very important and fundamental bases. Tap is a very musical and active style that so many of our little ones just can't get enough of! Stomping your feet around to the music is one of the best ways to begin to understand your body! Combinations across the floor, jumps, flexibility and coordination development, listening and moving to the music, and for those of them who are stage inclined, performing opportunities are part of the program!

Twinkle Toes - Tumbling & Acrobatics 1 & 2

Little tots will love this class and feel like superheroes! Young dancers wanting to add acro skills to their dance education will take their dancing to a new level. We will work on the basics of gymnastics and teach them proper technique, drills, and get them flipping as best as they can. Part of our Twinkle Toes program, this is a great class for the little ones to release lots of energy.

 

After-School Program

MDS' After-School Program is available for all children from 1st through 5th grade and both boys and girls participate. In this popular program, all students learn gymnastics skills as well as proper jazz and lyrical dance technique. From picking the kids up from school, to having snack, playing games, and learning to dance, we guarantee that this program is a complete experience!

Adult Classes
Ballroom (Latin,Tango, Salsa, Merengue, ChaCha, Waltz, Foxtrot)

This on-going class is for Adult Beginners who are interested in the different styles of Ballroom. The class will expose you to varied rhythms, each with their own style and technique, footwork and cadences. A great class to stay active, challenge your memory (yes! remembering new dance steps is exercise for your brain!), socialize and learn how to look great on a dance floor... even if the dance floor is your living room floor! Weddings, social events, cruises, office parties... you will look great and have confidence to get up there and enjoy the music! (instead of sitting at the adult table, wishing you were younger to join in the fun!). We will also have some special ADULT NIGHTS to have fun, relax and share what we learn.

Adult Classes (upon request)
Hip Hop, Tap, Ballet , Jazz/Contemporary, Musical Theatre also available

Private and semi-private classes for adults are taught on request. Adults have busy schedules which change often, making it harder to commit fully to a consistent schedule Private, semi-private and group classes are available for all adults from beginner to intermediate and intermediate/advanced. If you are interested in taking an adult class in any of the styles mentioned above, please email us with your request. We can offer you different packages which can make sense for your needs and schedule.

 

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