Dance Classes

Dance Classes

Dance Classes
Near Williamsville & Amherst, NY

At Center Stage Dance Studio, we offer dance classes to the greater Williamsville & Amherst, NY areas. We offer five dance studios with sprung hardwood and marley floors, mirrored walls, barres, state of the art sound systems, and dressing rooms. A sprung floor is a floor that absorbs shocks giving it a softer feel. Such floors are considered the best available for dance and indoor sports and physical education. They enhance performance and greatly reduce injuries. Modern sprung floors are supported by foam backing or rubber feet, while the traditional floors are cushioned mechanically.

Our Dance Studio Offers the Following Dance Classes:

TAP

Tap is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion.
JAZZ

Jazz is a classification shared by a broad range of dance styles. Every individual style of jazz dance has roots traceable back to African-American vernacular dance or modern jazz dance.
BALLET

Ballet is a type of performance dance that originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th century and later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia. It has since become a widespread, highly technical form of dance with its own vocabulary based on French terminology. It has been globally influential and has defined the foundational techniques used in many other dance genres.
POINTE

Pointe is the part of classical ballet technique that concerns pointe work, in which a ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet. A dancer is said to be en pointe when the dancer's body is supported in this manner, and a fully extended vertical foot is said to be en pointe when touching the floor, even when not bearing weight. Pointe work is performed while wearing pointe shoes, which employ structural reinforcing to distribute the dancer's weight load throughout the foot, thus reducing the load on the toes enough to enable the dancer to support all body weight on fully vertical feet.

MODERN

Modern dance is a style of western concert dance which began loosely in the late 19th century and early 20th-century. Modern dance, which has birthplaces in the United States as well as Germany, was a direct response to ballet as the primary form of concert dance. Because of early pioneers like Martha Graham, modern dance now encompasses a wide range of styles, many of which are associated with renowned schools and masters. There are over a thousand Types of Modern Dance including graham and horton.
HIP HOP

Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking, and popping which were created in the 1970s and made popular by dance crews in the United States.
ACRO

Acro dance is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character, its unique choreography, which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics, and its use of acrobatics in a dance context.

MOMMY & ME

Mommy & Me is a combination class of both Tap & Ballet for children age 2 - 4 and Mommy (or Daddy)! The parent works together with the child in class to learn the basics of beat, counting, and creative movement while enjoying the music.

all definitions courtesy of en.wikipedia.org
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