Summer Dance Class 

Summer Dance 2021

Children’s Dance
This class is designed to help your child recognize their own individuality and body mobility while helping them develop coordination. The time will be split equally between ballet and tap dance. Students need tap shoes, ballet shoes, a leotard, and tights. 

Tap/Ballet Classes
Half of the class will be devoted to ballet and barre work, while the other half will focus on tap. Dancers will develop basic ballet and tap technique. Combinations in both ballet and tap will be introduced so that dancers can experience putting steps together.  

Tap/Jazz Classes
Dancers will focus on jazz techniques like the isolation of certain body parts and tap techniques such as finding rhythms and beats in the music and their bodies. Students will need jazz shoes, tap shoes and comfortable dance attire.

Hip Hop
Stay “in step” this summer! Sign up for Hip Hop in which students will learn the latest dance moves! Hip Hop classes introduce students to the basic vocabulary and style of hip hop movement. It’s all about a dancer’s personal style and expression. This is a high energy class designed for anyone with a passion to move. Students will need comfortable clothing and either jazz shoes or danceable gym shoes.

Lyrical/Contemporary 
This class combines many different styles to produce a new modern version of Ballet and Jazz. Dancers will focus on floor work, patterns of movement and self-expression as well as elements of improvisation. Students will need a leotard and footless tights.  

Ballet Technique
Students work on ballet vocabulary, placement, structure, and all around Ballet technique. Ballet shoes, a leotard, and tights are required. 

Summer Dance Team Prep
Keep your skills fresh and sharp this summer. We’ll cover all areas of dance in this program. There will be no competitions (except Nationals for last year’s team members). Previous dance experience is required. This is a great class for those considering joining the Inner Prestige Dance Team this Fall. All team levels and new dancers should sign up for the Monday class. Previous team dancers should additionally sign up for their level session. 

Private Lessons and Semi Private Lessons available with Ms. Darla!
For more information or to schedule a lesson, please fill out a request form at the Itasca Rec Center. Lessons are $40 for a 1-hour lesson. Fee must be paid before the beginning of the lesson.