Ballet is the foundation for many other dance styles. Beginning in the youngest classes, students learn proper terminology for ballet skills, such as pliés and tendus. Ballet classes include technique at the barre, center work, variations, and across the floor skills. We focus on proper body alignment and musicality, while developing strength, balance, and grace. Tap is a dance style involving rhythm and dynamics. The class emphasis is on developing proper tap technique and producing clear tap sounds. Tappers start with a graduated warm-up to loosen their ankles and knees for proper execution of skills. Following this, students practice center work to learn and perfect tap techniques.
Any color leotard and/or dance skirt. Ballet pink tights. Ballet pink leather ballet shoes. Black tap shoes (combo class only). Hair pulled back and up.
Sunset Fire Hall at Sunset Fire Hall
Kathleen Van De Veere
West Linn Park and Recreation Department