Class Descriptions




Early Morning Beginning Force Classes

 

Move and Groove (Ages 18 months - 4 years old)

This class is designed to introduce basic ballet, hip hop, musical theater, tumbling, musicality and creative movement to children ages 18 months – 4 years old. In this high energy, engaging class students will explore a variety of styles through song, dance, activities and games. Girls are required to wear a leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes. Dancers may wear a ballet skirt. Boys should wear comfortable, non-restrictive athletic clothing and black ballet shoes. Long hair must be pulled back. This is a 60 minute class that meets once a week. This year-long class will feature one dance in our spring Showcase.

 

Move and Groove Baby and Me 

This is a fitness dance class that will benefit both parent/caregiver and baby alike! This class allows new Moms, Dads or Caregivers to exercise without taking away precious bonding time with their little one. You will love this high energy, fun work out of dancing, toning, bonding, and meeting other new parents–no sitter needed! You will enjoy a low impact, toning workout while your baby gets to experience all of your movements: rocking motions, music, and time close to you! Adults may "wear" their little one in any standard baby wrap or buckle carrier.



Beginning Force Classes


Creative Dance I (Ages 3-4 years old)

Creative Dance I is a class designed for dancers 3-4 years old. This class introduces students to the fundamentals of ballet, as ballet is the core of all dance styles, while exploring the elements of dance and musicality through song, dance, activities and games. This class will also introduce students to basic acro technique. Girls are required to wear a Leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes. Dancers may wear a ballet skirt. Boys should wear comfortable, non-restrictive athletic clothing and black ballet shoes. Long hair must be pulled back. This is a 60 minute class that meets once a week. This year-long class will feature one dance in our spring Showcase.

 

Creative Dance II (Ages 4-5 years old)

Creative Dance II is a class designed for dancers 5-6 years old. Creative Dance II continues with the ballet and basic acro technique, learned in Creative Dance I, and introduces students to tap technique. A leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, and black tie tap shoes are required for girls. Dancers may wear a ballet skirt, as long as it is not distracting to the dancer. Boys should wear comfortable, non-restrictive athletic clothing, black ballet shoes and black tie tap shoes. Long hair must be pulled back. This is a 60 minute class that meets once a week. This year-long class will feature two dances (one ballet and one tap) in our spring Showcase.

Wee Dance (Ages 18 months - 3 years old)

Wee Dance is a Creative Movement class for dancers 18 months-3 years old. This class is an introduction to the basic elements of Ballet as well as to the elements of dance, tumbling and musicality designed to teach children to dance freely with skill and creativity. This is a fun, high energy class structured to keep our “Wee” dancers excited and engaged in learning! Creative Movement will guide dancers to new worlds of knowledge, creativity and self-expression through song, dance, activities and games. Students should wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothing. Dance attire, leotards, ballet skirts, etc. are acceptable, but not required. This is a 60 minute class that meets once a week. This year-long class will feature one dance in our Spring Showcase.

 

Wee Hip-Hop (Ages 2-5 years old)

This class is designed to introduce Hip Hop technique, rhythm exercises and body awareness to children 2 – 4 years of age through creative and engaging exercises, combinations and games. It focuses on the inclusive "energy" of hip hop with age appropriate steps and music. Introducing Hip Hop technique at a young age helps build a strong foundation for more advanced movement and musicality by teaching dancers to transition through tempo changes, isolate body movement and introducing them to basic rhythm patterns and changes. This fun, upbeat class will keep them moving! Students should wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothing and athletic or tennis shoes. This 60 minute class meets once a week. This year-long class will feature one dance in our Spring Showcase.

 


Transitional Force Classes

Creative Movement & Jazz (Ages 5-6 years old)

This class is designed to introduce students to basic Jazz technique as well as offer an opportunity for students to explore their own creativity through guided and free form improvisation exercises and games in a variety of styles. Students will explore the upbeat style of Jazz to current pop music and movement. Students will also learn to spontaneously create movement and dance, improving helps children gain confidence and provides an opportunity to explore their own thoughts and feelings through self-expression. Students should wear comfy, non-restrictive dance attire and jazz shoes. Girls should have their hair secured in a ponytail or off of their face. This is a 60 minute class that meets once a week. This year-long class will feature one dance in our spring Showcase.


Hip-Hop & Acro (Ages 5-6 years old)

Hip-hop is a high energy style of dance that is primarily performed to pop, rap, R&B and hip-hop music. Hip-Hop involves a variety of movements such as popping, locking and breaking. Hip-hop technique, as well as free-styling, will be used in each class. Acro is not the typical tumbling or gymnastics class. Our experienced acro instructor will guide the class towards increased flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline and concentration. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique, teaching such skills as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, balance and contortion tricks, at each student's individual level of experience. Tight fitting attire is required for Acro! Loose fitting clothing can hinder movement and impede the instructor’s ability to spot dancers during tricks, so we suggest layering if students would like to wear Hip Hop attire for that portion of class. Athletic shoes are also required. Long hair must be pulled back into a ponytail or bun. This is a 60 minute class that meets once a week. This year long class will feature two routines in our spring Showcase.


Hip-Hop & Jazz (Ages 5-6 years old)

This class is designed for students who wish to explore both of these exciting styles of dance.  Hip-hop is a high energy style of dance that is primarily performed to pop, rap, R&B and hip-hop music. Hip-Hop involves a variety of movements such as popping, locking and breaking. Hip-hop technique, as well as free-styling, will be used in each class. Jazz is an upbeat style incorporating contemporary and traditional jazz dance styles to current popular music.  Girls should wear dance attire, boys should wear comfortable, non-restrictive athletic clothing. They will need athletic shoes for the Hip Hop portion and jazz shoes for the Jazz portion of class. Girls must have their hair secured in a ponytail. This is a 60 minute class that meets once a week. This year long class will feature two dances in our spring Showcase.



Acting Classes

 

Musical Theatre (Ages: 6 & Up)

This class is designed for students ages 6 and up. Students will explore the fundamentals of Musical Theatre to develop and expand upon their vocal technique and acting skills. We will explore essential techniques such as breating, diction, projection and movement while singing and dancing. Students should wear comfy, non-restrictive clothing. This is a 60 minute class that meets once a week. This year-long class will feature one routine in our Spring Showcase.

 

Acting (Ages 6 & Up)

In this class students will explore the core concepts of acting from script analysis to performance skill building. They will explore the process of rehearsing scenes and scripts that contain complex story lines while learning about character development. They will learn to delve more analytically and more emotionally into each character they portray. This is a 60 minute class that meets once a week.

 

Force Technique Classes

*Technique classes are offered for dancers ages 6 and up, beginner through advanced. A CFDC instructor will evaluate each student to determine which level is appropriate for that student. Class levels are determined by age and experience in each discipline.

 

Acro (Ages 5 & UP)

Acro is not the typical tumbling or gymnastics class. Our experienced acro instructor will guide the class towards increased flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline and concentration. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique, teaching such skills as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, balance and contortion tricks, at each student's individual level of experience. Tight fitting attire is required! Loose fitting clothing can hinder movement and impede the instructor’s ability to spot dancers during tricks. Long hair must be pulled back into a ponytail or bun. No socks, sweatpants, or hoodies! This is a 60 minute class that meets once a week. This year long class will feature one performance in our spring Showcase.

 

Ballet (Ages 6 & Up)

Here at CFDC we take ballet very seriously! Ballet is the core of all dance styles and provides a strong foundation for all other dance instruction. It is highly recommended that all students take at least one ballet class. Technique, technique, technique! Ballet technique classes are designed for ages 6 and up. Girls must wear a solid color leotard, pink tights, sansha pink or flesh colored canvas elastosplits. Ballet skirts, leg warmers and ballet sweaters are optional and up to the teacher’s discretion. Hair MUST be pulled back in to a nice, clean, sleek bun. Ribbons, headbands and barrettes are a fun way to dress up your bun, as long as they are not distracting! Boys must wear comfortable, non-restrictive athletic clothing and black ballet shoes. A professional, clean look is ideal for ballet. This 60 or 90 minute class meets once a week. This year-long class will feature one dance in our spring Showcase.


Ballet Conditioning (Ages 6 & Up)

This class will focus more on the strengthening, lengthening and flexibility training vital to dancers of all styles. Students will learn to engage all muscle groups, improving overall fitness level and health.  This is valuable as a stand-alone conditioning class or in conjunction with our traditional technique classes. Girls should wear ballet attire and pink ballet slippers or elastosplits, hair must be in a bun. Boys should wear comfortable, non-restrictive athletic attire and black ballet shoes.

 

Contemporary (Ages 6 & Up)

Contemporary combines the styles of jazz, lyrical and modern while using ballet technique. This class is designed for dancers ages 9 and up. Girls may wear a solid color leotard, bra top, camisole, tank top, t-shirt, booty shorts, biketard, leggings and yoga pants. Sweatpants and hoodies may be worn for warm up only! All hair must be pulled back into a ponytail; a high bun would be ideal, but not mandatory. Elastosplits or Dance Paws must be worn at all times during this class. Boys may wear comfortable, non-restrictive athletic clothing (Dance Paws or Ballet Shoes may be needed for turning) This is a 60 minute class that meets once a week. This year-long class will feature one dance in our spring Showcase.

 

Force Friends (All Ages Welcome)

Force Friends is a class designed for dancers with special needs. We will explore the elements of dance through creative movement, ballet and jazz technique. This is a fun, upbeat class where we will encourage all dancers to try new and exciting things, promoting self-esteem, confidence, self-expression and creativity. Dancers may wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothing. Hair should be pulled back, when possible. This is a 45 minute class that meets once a week. This year-long class will feature one dance in our spring Showcase.

 

Hip-Hop (Ages 6 & Up)

Hip-hop is a high energy style of dance that is primarily performed to pop, rap, R&B and hip-hop music. Hip-Hop involves a variety of movements such as popping, locking and breaking. Hip-hop technique, as well as free-styling, will be used in each class. Separate boys and girls hip-hop class will be offered. Dancers may wear comfortable, non-restrictive dance attire such as t-shirts, tank tops, bra tops, booty shorts, athletic shorts, sweatpants and/or hoodies. Athletic shoes must be worn at all times. This is a 60 minute class that meets once a week. This year-long class will feature one dance in our spring Showcase.

 

Jazz (Ages 6 & Up)

Jazz is an upbeat class incorporating contemporary and traditional jazz dance styles to current popular music, all while using ballet technique. Girls may wear a solid color leotard, bra top, camisole, tank top, t-shirts, booty shorts, biketard, leggings and yoga pants. Sweatpants and hoodies may be worn for warm up only! All hair must be pulled back into a ponytail; a high bun would be ideal, but not mandatory. Tan Bloch super jazz shoes must be worn at all times. Boys may wear comfortable, non-restrictive athletic clothing and bare feet. (Dance Paws or Ballet Shoes may be needed for turning) This is a 60 minute class that meets once a week. This year-long class will feature one dance in our spring Showcase.


Lyrical (Ages 6 & Up)

Lyrical is a class that explores movement that can be fluid or abstract using ballet and jazz technique. This class is for ages 6 and up. Girls may wear a solid color leotard, bra top, camisole, tank top, t-shirts, booty shorts, biketard, leggings and yoga pants. Sweatpants and hoodies may be worn for warm up only! All hair must be pulled back into a ponytail; a high bun would be ideal, but not mandatory. Tan jazz shoes or ballet shoes must be worn at all times. Boys may wear comfortable, non-restrictive athletic clothing and bare feet. (Dance Paws or Ballet Shoes may be needed for turning) This is a 60 minute class that meets once a week. This year-long class will feature one dance in our spring Showcase.

 

Pointe (Invitation Only)

Pointe is a classical ballet discipline. Dancers learn the technique to dance with reinforced shoes to have the ability to appear weightless when performing. This class is offered for dancers who age 11 and up. Dancers must wear solid color leotards, pink tights and pointe shoes. Ballet skirts, leg warmers and ballet sweaters are optional and up to the teachers discretion. Hair MUST be pulled into a nice, clean, sleek bun. A professional, clean look is ideal for ballet. Each dancer must be evaluated before registering for a pointe class. This is a 45 minute class that meets once a week.

 

Pre Pointe (Invitation Only)

Pre-pointe class is offered to ballet students who are not yet on pointe to further develop and strengthen the muscles necessary to go en pointe. Pre-pointe classes stress correct alignment and correct classical ballet technique. This class is offered for dancers who age 11 and up. Dancers must wear solid color leotards, pink tights and pointe shoes. Ballet skirts, leg warmers and ballet sweaters are optional and up to the teachers discretion. Hair MUST be pulled into a nice, clean, sleek bun. A professional, clean look is ideal for ballet. Each dancer must be evaluated before registering for a pointe class. This is a 45 minute class that meets once a week.

 

Rhythm Tap (Ages 6 & Up)

Tap is a form of dance and music, the sound of one’s tap shoe hitting the floor as an instrument. This class will focus on the Rhythm style of tap dance, using dance as a percussive instrument similar to playing the drums. Girls may wear a solid color leotard, bra top, camisole, tank top, t-shirt, booty shorts, biketard, leggings and yoga pants. Sweatpants and hoodies may be worn for warm up only! All hair must be pulled back into a ponytail; a high bun would be ideal, but not mandatory. Boys may wear comfortable, non-restrictive athletic clothing. Black, tie, split sole tap shoes must be worn at all times during this class. This is a 60 minute class that meets once a week. This year-long class will feature one dance in our spring Showcase.


Tap (Ages 6 & Up)

Tap is a form of dance and music. There are two forms of tap, Broadway and Rhythm. This class will focus on the Broadway style of tap dance, the musical theater style show dancing. Girls may wear a solid color leotard, bra top, camisole, tank top, t-shirt, booty shorts, biketard, leggings and yoga pants. Sweatpants and hoodies may be worn for warm up only! All hair must be pulled back into a ponytail; a high bun would be ideal, but not mandatory. Boys may wear comfortable, non-restrictive athletic clothing. Black, tie, split sole tap shoes must be worn at all times during this class. This is a 60 minute class that meets once a week. This year-long class will feature one dance in our spring Showcase.


Tumbling (Ages 6 & Up)

Tumbling is designed for dancers who are interested in gymnastic technique. Tumbling adds an exciting quality to all dance forms. Skills like cartwheels, back hand springs, aerials and back tucks will be learned in this class, at each student's individual level of experience. Tight fitting attire is required! Loose fitting clothing can hinder movement and impede the instructor’s ability to spot dancers during tricks. Long hair must be pulled back into a ponytail or bun. No socks, sweatpants, or hoodies! This is a 60 minute class that meets once a week. This year long class will feature one performance in our spring Showcase.

 

Strength & Stretch/Leaps & Turns (Ages 6 & Up)

The strength and stretch portion of this class is designed to condition a dancer’s body. Students will learn a series of stretching and strengthening techniques that will benefit them in all dance styles, sports and activities. Dancers will learn to condition their bodies so they can safely perform the physical demands dance requires with the least risk of possible injury. This class would also be ideal for those involved in athletic sports. The leaps and turns portion of class will focus on the technical aspects and foundation of leaps, turns and jumps. It will help develop balance, strength, elevation and body alignment.


 

Creative Adult Classes

 

Adult Classes

These classes will range in a variety of styles depending on the demand for each style. Classes are for adults 18 and up. Please see Class Schedule for specific classes currently being offered.

 

Creative Force Master Classes

CFDC will be offering a variety of master classes throughout the dance year. We will be bringing in famous choreographers known throughout the dance world. We will announce upcoming events as details become available!