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Dance Artistry

This class teaches the fundamental elements of dance: Body, Energy, Space, and Time. Every dance technique and piece of choreography utilizes these elements. We believe that taking the time to explore these elements outside of a technique class allows our students to strengthen their creative abilities. Along with the elements of dance, students also explore the creation of choreography. During recital the Dance Artistry classes present a collaborative piece that the students create.

Each instructor at Dance Mission firmly believes that Dance is Creative. It is one of our cornerstone beliefs, and because of this, all Dance Mission students ages 6-18, are expected to enroll in and consistently attend at least one Dance Artistry class a week. If a student is not attending a Dance Artistry class, they will not be invited to perform in any Dance Mission performances.

Creative Dance

This class helps students build strength and flexibility, develop body awareness and physical confidence, while cultivating the child’s joy of movement and active imagination. Students learn fundamental movement skills necessary to express themselves through dance. They run, leap, twist, turn, crawl, bend, stretch, feel, and play in an exciting, safe, stimulating artistic and creative environment.

This class helps students build strength and flexibility, develop body awareness and physical confidence, while cultivating the child’s joy of movement and active imagination. Students learn fundamental movement skills necessary to express themselves through dance. They run, leap, twist, turn, crawl, bend, stretch, feel, and play in an exciting, safe, stimulating artistic and creative environment.

Ballet

Classical ballet is characterized by light, graceful, fluid movements, which originated in Renaissance Italy and established its present form during the 19th century. At Dance Mission as students grow in their strength and maturity, and develop proper body alignment, they are invited to begin the practice of dancing “en pointe”.

Here at Dance Mission we follow the Vaganova Ballet Syllabus. This technique was created by Agrippa Vaganova, a graduate from the Imperial Ballet School in St. Petersburg, Russia and performer with the Imperial Russian Ballet. This method combines elements of the traditional French style from the romantic era with the athleticism and virtuosity of Italian Cecchetti technique.

Jazz

Jazz dance has a long history that begins with African Dance, but also includes influences from ballet, modern dance, and social/ballroom dances. This mixture of dance techniques has resulted in a varied technique that ranges from competition movements, to tap soft shoe, to Broadway musicals, to hip hop.

At Dance Mission we focus on a Broadway inspired technique, that utilizes many contemporary influences.

Jazz dance has a long history that begins with African Dance, but also includes influences from ballet, modern dance, and social/ballroom dances. This mixture of dance techniques has resulted in a varied technique that ranges from competition movements, to tap soft shoe, to Broadway musicals, to hip hop.

At Dance Mission we focus on a Broadway inspired technique, that utilizes many contemporary influences.