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TAP - Grace Roberts, Instructor
TAP in Tempo
A perfect addition to the Storybook Ballet, Tap in Tempo is a fun half hour of tapping, clapping and moving with the music. Tap in Tempo classes are designed to develop rhythm, good listening skills, proper posture and coordination, students will love hearing their feet sing and dancing to familiar songs.
TAP 1 & 2
TAP students will be introduced to solid basic level of techniques (shuffles. flaps, cramp rolls, Irish, shuffle ball change, etc.) and basic fundamental music skills are introduced as well. Students will learn unique combinations using these tap fundamentals progressing into intermediate and advanced tap.
Jazz / Stretch
Dancers explore different dance styles including Jazz and topping off with Stretch. All music used is age appropriate.
Conditioning with PBT
Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is a program developed by Marie Walton-Mahon to help students advance in all dance forms by training muscle memory. PBT focuses on core stability, weight placement and alignment. Training with a focus on the safe progression of ballet technique is very important to us.East Tennessee Ballet Academy offers PBT conditioning to children attending PreBallet through Advanced Classes as well as Adult Classes. In addition to PBT floor barres are also incorporated into ballet classes. '
Brad Parquette, Instruction
CREATIVE MOVEMENT/INTRO TO MODERN focuses on using the body as a means of expression. Students will explore the use of tempo, level. shape, weight, pathways of travel and energy while developing spatial awareness, musicality and abstract movement through vivid imagery and games.
Students will focus on breath, skeletal alignment, joint articulation. muscle relaxation, and the use of gravity and momentum to facilitate efficient movement.
Girls - Leotard, black footless tights or leggings. bare feet
Boys - Solid colored shirt, black leggings or sweatpants, bare feet