HRDS General Class Descriptions 

Please Note that not all HRDS Classes are offered during the summer Sessions

Ballet (ages 5 & up)  The foundation of all dance forms. This course allows students to develop the fundamentals of dance through control, poise, precision, fluency and grace using the technique and style of classical ballet. Students will learn ballet vocabulary through barre and center work while building strength and flexibility. Students who are serious about improving as dancers will find that ballet classes are an important part of their training. (1hr class/week) 

Creative Ballet (20mos-2 years old)-
This is a great  class to get your child started in dancing. This introductory class helps young dancers to develop their motor skills and learn elementary ballet steps while having fun! This class will have one recital routine.  (45min class/week)
Ballet/Tap Combo (3-4 years old)-
This is a perfect class for the beginner dancer. With a half hour of tap and a half
hour of ballet they get a strong beginning start to the two most basic genres of dance while learning class room etiquette, motor skills, balance, etc. (1 hour class/week)

Jazz/LeapsNturns (age 5 & up) 
A course designed to introduce students to basic skills of jazz dance with emphasis on general body technique and development, rhythm awareness, jazz styles, and rhythmic combinations of movement. This class will also work on the “skills” in dance (that are found in dance team routines) such as leaps, turns, kicks, etc. This is the form of dance that is most commonly seen and recognized. (This is a 45min class/week and must be paired with a ballet)

Dance Technique (Ages 10 and up)-
Challenge yourself to leap higher, turn better, and balance longer as you learn proper techniques for the “tricks” in dance. Strength and flexibility training is also incorporated in this class. An Excellent choice for dance teamers! (This is a 45min- 1hr class/week)

Tap/Rhythm (ages 3 & up) –
This course is upbeat, fun, and energetic. In its beginning levels it will teach children basic rhythms and sounds. As the child progresses, the class will challenge students to recognize beats and rhythms that are not always so specific.  (This is a 30min class/week)

Hip-Hop (age 5 & up) –
A high-energy class that uses the latest sounds in rap, R&B and pop music together with movements influenced by some of today’s hottest video choreographers. Hip hop encompasses movement that has elements of poppin’, locking, and breaking as well as freestyle movement to give students the opportunity to develop their own sense of style. Hip hop is urban, it’s street, and it’s diverse and forever changing. (This is a 30-45min class/week)

Pom (age 3-4yrs)- 
Beginning students will use poms to further help their motor skills by learning timing, angles and body control, they will also start to incorporate some jazz into their pomwork. Intermediate students will use more jazz skills
and style in their pom work and will also work on becoming a sharper, more controlled dancer. (This is a 30min class/week)

Acro (age 3 and up)-
This class concentrates on the acro skills that can be found in cheerleading, gymnastics and dance. Body strength, control and flexibility will improve as students learn to go head over heels! (This is a 30-45 min class/week and DOES perform in the end of the year recital)

Dynamic Rhythm (age 11 and up plus 3 years of dance training)-
This competition program will help improve your performance level by participating in technical classes and various performances festivals and two competitions throughout the season (August-May) Check the Programs Tab for more information. Requirements for this team include 3 years of ballet and placement is determined by evaluation. If you are interested in participating, please contact us for an evaluation.

Company Rhythm (advanced dancers ages 6 and up) – 
Advanced performance & competition team for HRDS. This program will help improve your performance level by participating in technical classes, and many performances in festivals, competitions, professional and non professional sporting events, etc throughout the entire season. Company Rhythm will be featured in all recitals. For more information look under our Programs Tab. Placement for this team is determined by evaluation. If you are interested in participating, please contact us for an evaluation