BVI Dance School Kids Class Descriptions
Tots Dance 4-5 yrs
Tots Dance for our youngest dancers prepares them for further dance exploration by introducing basic ballet, creative movement, rhythm and coordination exercises.
Classes offered in traditional ballet, for all age groups; from beginners to continuing progressive students to Advanced levels, these classes will always be our school favorites! All dance forms benefit from ballet training so it is always advised to begin any dance education with ballet classes.
Hip Hop/Pop & Lock Ages 9+girls and guys Teen/Adult Hip Hop
Students will learn how to Hip Hop style, a pop, lock, break, and groove dance truly American style with roots in African and Caribbean dance originating in NYC in the late 70s. Students should dress comfortably and wear gym shoes.
Jazz Dance can include a broad range of dance styles. Before the 1950s, jazz dance referred to dance styles that originated from African American vernacular dance. Jazz dance was an integral part of Jazz music until the end of the swing era in the late 1940s. In the 1950s, a new genre of jazz dance — modern jazz dance — emerged, with roots in Caribbean traditional dance. Every individual style of jazz dance has roots traceable to one of these two distinct origins. Jazz was a big hit in the 1950’s and it is still a well-loved style of dance all over the world.
Fusion Dance Ages 5 and UP
A great introduction to alternative dance styles such as hip hop, jazz and tap dancing, for younger students.
Combining training in all three of these dance techniques the student can experiment with the styles and when older concentrate their studies on the style they like best.
Modern Dance (teens/ adults)
Created by revolutionaries like Isadora Duncan and Loie Fuller at the turn of the 20th century, Modern dance trains the dancer to move naturally from his/her center. Class will feature a wide variety of Modern techniques, including Graham, Limon, and Horton; as well as body-conditioning exercises like Yoga and Pilates.
This 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. This dance form is highly suggested as a second class choice of higher level ballet students as well as students NOT in ballet that still want to express themselves with fluidity and grace with a modern flair.
Junior and Advanced Dance Teams
Concentrated training in jazz, hip hop, theater dance and choreography all with emphasis on performance team work. These classes perform around the territory all thru the year and are invitational only.
ADULT CLASSES AVAILABLE THRU THE BVI DANCE SCHOOL
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Enjoy the benefits of Joseph Pilates’ tried and true system of exercises that engage the mind and condition the total body. The blend of strength and flexibility training improves posture, builds body-awareness, prevents injury, and creates long, lean muscles. Pilates is a staple of any serious dancer’s regimen for a healthy, supple body and long dance career. Some mats provided or bring your own. Dress comfortably and go barefoot.
Full-toning floor and ballet barre exercises set to contemporary music, to get you a lean, muscular ballet body. Dress comfortably and wear ballet slippers or go barefoot.
Focuses on proper alignment in longer-held poses in a steady-paced flow to build strength and stamina and practice fundamentals of Yoga. Beneficial for beginners and veteran Yogis alike to improve their form, quiet their minds, stretch and strengthen their bodies. Some mats provided or bring your own. Dress comfortably and go barefoot.
Tortola Dance Project
Five weeks, ten rehearsals, one performance. Experience what it’s like to be in a real dance company. Train rigorously like a dancer and learn a 5-7 minute choreographed routine to perform for the public. Each session features a different theme, ranging from Cabaret and 80s Flashback to Soca and Belly Dance. Dress comfortably and be prepared to sweat and smile.
Experience the beauty, grace, and precision of the world’s oldest recorded dance form. A dance rooted in culture and history, a celebration of femininity, Belly Dance is also an incredible workout, improves posture, enhances coordination, and builds confidence. Dress comfortably and go barefoot.
Adult Intermediate/Advanced Tap
Challenge your mind and body with intricate footwork, rhythms, and combinations. Hard- soled shoes or tap shoes required. Turn your body into a rhythm machine!