Class Descriptions

Early Morning Beginning Force Classes

Creative Dance II

Creative Dance II is a class designed for dancers 4-5 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.


Recommended ballet shoes

Toddler: https://www.dancesupplies.com/Bloch-Dansoft-Toddler-Ballet-Slippers-S0205T.html

Child: https://www.dancesupplies.com/Bloch-Dansoft-Split-Sole-Ballet-Slippers-S0258G.html


Recommended tap shoes:
Toddlerhttps://www.dancesupplies.com/Capezio-N625C-Toddlers-Jr-Tyette-Tap-Shoes-Patent.html

Child: https://www.dancesupplies.com/Capezio-356C-Child-Shuffle-Tap-Tap-Shoes-Black.html

 

Move & Groove

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.


Recommended ballet shoes

Toddler: https://www.dancesupplies.com/Bloch-Dansoft-Toddler-Ballet-Slippers-S0205T.html

Child: https://www.dancesupplies.com/Bloch-Dansoft-Split-Sole-Ballet-Slippers-S0258G.html

 

Beginning Force Classes

Ballet Conditioning & Acro

This class is structured to introduce our younger dancers to the strengthening, lengthening and flexibility training of our ballet conditioning classes along with beginning acrobatic technique and trick exploration. We will focus on age appropriate exercises designed to also help dancers improve balance, endurance, coordination and focus. Students must wear tight fitting dance or athletic attire, loose or baggy clothing can impede movement and hinder the instructors ability to spot dancers during exercises and 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 dance in our spring Showcase.

 

Creative Dance I

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

Creative Dance II is a class designed for dancers 4-5 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.


Recommended ballet shoes

Toddler: https://www.dancesupplies.com/Bloch-Dansoft-Toddler-Ballet-Slippers-S0205T.html

Child: https://www.dancesupplies.com/Bloch-Dansoft-Split-Sole-Ballet-Slippers-S0258G.html


Recommended tap shoes:
Toddlerhttps://www.dancesupplies.com/Capezio-N625C-Toddlers-Jr-Tyette-Tap-Shoes-Patent.html

Child: https://www.dancesupplies.com/Capezio-356C-Child-Shuffle-Tap-Tap-Shoes-Black.html

 

Strength & Stretch & Jazz

This class introduces younger dancers on how to properly condition a dancer’s body by increasing strength, stamina and flexibility. 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 and properly warm up before performances so they can safely perform the physical demands dance requires with the least possible risk of injury. The Jazz portion of this class introduces students to the upbeat style of Jazz. Class will spend 30 minutes on strength and stretch and 30 minutes on jazz technique. Students should wear appropriate dance attire (Leotard, Tank Top, Bra Top, Dance Shorts, Leggings, etc...) Athletic and tan jazz shoes are required for this class. This year long class will feature one dance in our spring Showcase.


Recommended jazz shoes
Child & Adulthttps://www.dancesupplies.com/Capezio-EJ2-E-Series-Jazz-Slip-On-Jazz-Shoes-Caramel.html

Child & Adult (Required for team members): https://www.dancesupplies.com/Capezio-PP17-EOS-Jazz-Shoes-Caramel.html

 

Wee Dance

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.


Recommended ballet shoes

Toddler: https://www.dancesupplies.com/Bloch-Dansoft-Toddler-Ballet-Slippers-S0205T.html

Child: https://www.dancesupplies.com/Bloch-Dansoft-Split-Sole-Ballet-Slippers-S0258G.html

 

Wee Hip Hop

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 shoes. This 60 minute class meets once a week. This year-long class will feature one dance in our Spring Showcase.

 

Transitional Force Classes

Ballet & Lyrical

This class is designed to introduce students to these two beautiful styles and how they are intertwined. Students will learn age appropriate Ballet technique and terminology and explore how Ballet and Jazz technique are combined to create fluid Lyrical technique. Girls must wear a solid color leotard, pink tights, pink or flesh colored leather or canvas ballet shoes. Ballet skirts, leg warmers and ballet sweaters are optional and up to the teacher’s discretion. Hair MUST be pulled back into 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 minute class meets once a week. This year-long class will feature one dance in our spring Showcase.

Recommended ballet shoes

Child: https://www.dancesupplies.com/Bloch-Dansoft-Split-Sole-Ballet-Slippers-S0258G.html

 

Ballet, Tap & Lyrical

This class is designed to give students ages 7-9 a chance to explore all 3 styles in one class per week. Students will reap the benefits of weekly ballet technique instruction, while also getting to further their coordination and musicality with the upbeat, rhythmic style of tap and explore the flowing, expressive style of Lyrical. More information about each style can be found under the description for that specific style. Girls must wear a solid color leotard, pink tights, pink or flesh colored leather or canvas ballet shoes. Ballet skirts, leg warmers and ballet sweaters are optional and up to the teacher’s discretion. Hair MUST be pulled back into 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! Students may bring shorts or leggings to put on over their leotard for the Tap and Lyrical portion of class. Boys must wear comfortable, non-restrictive athletic clothing and black ballet shoes. A professional, clean look is ideal for ballet. Students will also need black tap shoes. This 60 minute class meets once a week. This year-long class will feature one dance in our spring Showcase.

 

Contemporary & Lyrical

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, 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. 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.


Recommended Contemporary Shoes:

Child & Adult: https://www.dancesupplies.com/Dance-Paws.html

 

Hip Hop & Acro

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 one routine in our spring Showcase.

 

Hip Hop & Contemporary

This class gives students a chance to explore the upbeat, high-energy style of Hip Hop as well as the expressive, multifaceted style of Contemporary. More information about each style can be found under the description for that specific style. Girls should wear dance attire, boys should wear comfortable, non-restrictive athletic clothing. They will need athletic shoes for the Hip Hop portion and can go barefoot for the Contemporary portion (students may need paws for turning). 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 one dance in our spring Showcase.


 

Hip Hop & Jazz

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 tan 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 one dance in our spring Showcase.


Recommended jazz shoes
Child & Adulthttps://www.dancesupplies.com/Capezio-EJ2-E-Series-Jazz-Slip-On-Jazz-Shoes-Caramel.html

Child & Adult (Required for team members): https://www.dancesupplies.com/Capezio-PP17-EOS-Jazz-Shoes-Caramel.html

 

Hip Hop, Jazz & Acro

This class is designed to give students ages 7-9 a chance to explore all 3 styles in one class per week. Students will explore the upbeat, energetic styles of Hip Hop and Jazz while also working to improve their flexibility, strength and balance and gain new tricks in the Acro portion of class. More information about each style can be found under the description for that specific style. 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 required for the Hip Hop portion of class and tan jazz shoes are required for Jazz. 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 one routine in our spring Showcase.


 

Hip Hop & Tap

This class is designed for young students who wish to explore both of these high energy, rhythmic styles. Hip-hop is an upbeat 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. Tap is a form of dance in which a dancer, wearing shoes fitted with heel and toe taps, make sounds and rhythms with their feet.  Girls should wear dance attire, boys should wear comfortable, non-restrictive athletic clothing. They will need athletic shoes for the Hip Hop portion and black tap shoes for the Tap portion of class. This is a 60 minute class that meets once a week. This year long class will feature one dance in our spring Showcase.

 

Jazz & Acro

This class introduces students to the upbeat style of Jazz and offers students an opportunity to improve their flexibility and acro technique. Students should wear comfy, non-restrictive dance or athletic attire. Clothing should not be too loose fitting as it is difficult for the instructor to support and spot students during tumbling tricks if clothing is too baggy. Girls will need tan jazz shoes for the Jazz portion of class, boys may go barefoot. This is a 60 minute class that meets once per week. This year long class will feature one dance in our spring Showcase.


Recommended jazz shoes
Child & Adulthttps://www.dancesupplies.com/Capezio-EJ2-E-Series-Jazz-Slip-On-Jazz-Shoes-Caramel.html
Child & Adult (Required for team members): https://www.dancesupplies.com/Capezio-PP17-EOS-Jazz-Shoes-Caramel.html

 

Jazz & Tap

This class is designed for students who wish to explore these two exciting styles of dance. Both Jazz and Tap challenge students technically and rhythmically and are high energy, upbeat styles. Girls should wear dance attire, boys should wear comfortable, non-restrictive athletic clothing. Girls will need tan jazz shoes and boys may go barefoot for the jazz portion of class. All students will also need black, Tap shoes with laces, not buckles or Velcro. 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 one dance in our spring Showcase.


Recommended jazz shoes
Child & Adulthttps://www.dancesupplies.com/Capezio-EJ2-E-Series-Jazz-Slip-On-Jazz-Shoes-Caramel.html

Child & Adult (Required for team members): https://www.dancesupplies.com/Capezio-PP17-EOS-Jazz-Shoes-Caramel.html


Recommended Tap Shoes:

Child: https://www.dancesupplies.com/Bloch-Childs-Tap-Flex-Tap-Shoes-S0388G.html

Adult: https://www.dancesupplies.com/Bloch-Tap-Flex-Tap-Shoes-S0388L.html

 

Jazz & Tumbling

This class introduces students to the upbeat style of Jazz and offers students an opportunity to improve their flexibility and tumbling technique. Students should wear comfy, non-restrictive dance or athletic attire. Clothing should not be too loose fitting as it is difficult for the instructor to support and spot students during tumbling tricks if clothing is too baggy. Girls will need tan jazz shoes for the jazz portion of class, boys may go barefoot. This is a 60 minute class that meets once per week. This year long class will feature one dance in our spring Showcase.


Recommended jazz shoes
Child & Adulthttps://www.dancesupplies.com/Capezio-EJ2-E-Series-Jazz-Slip-On-Jazz-Shoes-Caramel.html

Child & Adult (Required for team members): https://www.dancesupplies.com/Capezio-PP17-EOS-Jazz-Shoes-Caramel.html

 

Musical Theatre & Jazz

Musical Theatre is an upbeat class incorporating traditional jazz with Broadway musical dance styles to current and popular Broadway or Cinematic music. Girls may wear a solid color leotard, bra top, camisole, tank top, t-shirts, booty shorts, 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 must be worn at all times. Boys may wear comfortable, non-restrictive athletic clothing and jazz shoes or 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.


Recommended jazz shoes
Child & Adulthttps://www.dancesupplies.com/Capezio-EJ2-E-Series-Jazz-Slip-On-Jazz-Shoes-Caramel.html

Child & Adult (Required for team members): https://www.dancesupplies.com/Capezio-PP17-EOS-Jazz-Shoes-Caramel.html

 

Strength & Stretch & Jazz

This class introduces younger dancers on how to properly condition a dancer’s body by increasing strength, stamina and flexibility. 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 and properly warm up before performances so they can safely perform the physical demands dance requires with the least possible risk of injury. The Jazz portion of this class introduces students to the upbeat style of Jazz. Class will spend 30 minutes on strength and stretch and 30 minutes on jazz technique. Students should wear appropriate dance attire (Leotard, Tank Top, Bra Top, Dance Shorts, Leggings, etc...) Athletic and tan jazz shoes are required for this class. This year long class will feature one dance in our spring Showcase.


Recommended jazz shoes
Child & Adulthttps://www.dancesupplies.com/Capezio-EJ2-E-Series-Jazz-Slip-On-Jazz-Shoes-Caramel.html

Child & Adult (Required for team members): https://www.dancesupplies.com/Capezio-PP17-EOS-Jazz-Shoes-Caramel.html

 

Open Age Technique Classes

Ballet

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, pink or flesh colored canvas or leather ballet shoes. 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.

Recommended ballet shoes

Child: https://www.dancesupplies.com/Bloch-Dansoft-Split-Sole-Ballet-Slippers-S0258G.html

Adult: https://www.dancesupplies.com/Bloch-S0284L-Adult-Performa-Ballet-Slippers.html

 

Broadway Jazz

Broadway Jazz teaches students traditional Jazz technique while exploring music and storytelling like you would see in pieces on Broadway and in cinematic musicals. Girls may wear a solid color leotard, bra top, camisole, tank top, t-shirts, booty shorts, 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 must be worn at all times. Boys may wear comfortable, non-restrictive athletic clothing and jazz shoes or 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.


 

Force Friends

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. Tan jazz shoes may worn in this class but not mandatory. This is a 45 minute class that meets once a week. This year-long class will feature one dance in our spring Showcase.


Recommended jazz shoes
Child & Adulthttps://www.dancesupplies.com/Capezio-EJ2-E-Series-Jazz-Slip-On-Jazz-Shoes-Caramel.html

Child & Adult (Required for team members): https://www.dancesupplies.com/Capezio-PP17-EOS-Jazz-Shoes-Caramel.html

 

Jazz & Contemporary

This class is designed to introduce students to basic Jazz and Contemporary technique and how they are intertwined. Both are extremely prevalent in today’s dance world and exciting, high energy styles for students to explore. Girls may wear a solid color leotard, bra top, camisole, tank top, t-shirt, booty shorts, 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. Girls should wear tan jazz shoes. Boys may wear comfortable, non-restrictive athletic clothing and go barefoot. This is a 60 minute class that meets once a week. This year-long class will feature one dance in our spring Showcase.


Recommended jazz shoes
Child & Adulthttps://www.dancesupplies.com/Capezio-EJ2-E-Series-Jazz-Slip-On-Jazz-Shoes-Caramel.html

Child & Adult (Required for team members): https://www.dancesupplies.com/Capezio-PP17-EOS-Jazz-Shoes-Caramel.html


Recommended Contemporary Shoes: 

Child & Adulthttps://www.dancesupplies.com/Dance-Paws.html

 

Lyrical

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, 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 jazz shoes, ballet shoes or 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.


Recommended ballet shoes

Child: https://www.dancesupplies.com/Bloch-Dansoft-Split-Sole-Ballet-Slippers-S0258G.html

Adult: https://www.dancesupplies.com/Bloch-S0284L-Adult-Performa-Ballet-Slippers.html


Recommended jazz shoes
Child & Adulthttps://www.dancesupplies.com/Capezio-EJ2-E-Series-Jazz-Slip-On-Jazz-Shoes-Caramel.html

Child & Adult (Required for team members): https://www.dancesupplies.com/Capezio-PP17-EOS-Jazz-Shoes-Caramel.html


Recommended Contemporary Shoes:  Child & Adulthttps://www.dancesupplies.com/Dance-Paws.html

 

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre is an upbeat class incorporating traditional jazz with Broadway musical dance styles to current and popular Broadway or Cinematic music. Girls may wear a solid color leotard, bra top, camisole, tank top, t-shirts, booty shorts, 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 must be worn at all times. Boys may wear comfortable, non-restrictive athletic clothing and jazz shoes or 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.


Recommended jazz shoes
Child & Adulthttps://www.dancesupplies.com/Capezio-EJ2-E-Series-Jazz-Slip-On-Jazz-Shoes-Caramel.html

Child & Adult (Required for team members): https://www.dancesupplies.com/Capezio-PP17-EOS-Jazz-Shoes-Caramel.html

 

Tap

Tap is a form of dance and music. It is a style of dance in which a dancer, wearing shoes fitted with heel and toe taps, make sounds and rhythms with their feet. Girls may wear a solid color leotard, bra top, camisole, tank top, t-shirt, booty shorts, 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.


Recommended Tap Shoes:

Child: https://www.dancesupplies.com/Bloch-Childs-Tap-Flex-Tap-Shoes-S0388G.html

Adult: https://www.dancesupplies.com/Bloch-Tap-Flex-Tap-Shoes-S0388L.html

Men Sizing: https://www.dancesupplies.com/Bloch-Mens-Tap-Flex-Tap-Shoes-S0388M.html

 

Force Technique Classes

Acro

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

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, pink or flesh colored canvas or leather ballet shoes. 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.

Recommended ballet shoes

Child: https://www.dancesupplies.com/Bloch-Dansoft-Split-Sole-Ballet-Slippers-S0258G.html

Adult: https://www.dancesupplies.com/Bloch-S0284L-Adult-Performa-Ballet-Slippers.html

 

Ballet Conditioning

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,  leotard and dance shorts are also another option. Pink ballet shoes must be worn and hair must be in a bun. Boys should wear comfortable, non-restrictive athletic attire and black ballet shoes. This year long class will not have a dance in the showcase.


Recommended supplies:

Yoga Blocks

Ankle Weights - No more than 5lbs please

Resistance Bands

*all linked at the Stretch & Strength description

 

Recommended ballet shoes

Child: https://www.dancesupplies.com/Bloch-Dansoft-Split-Sole-Ballet-Slippers-S0258G.html

Adult: https://www.dancesupplies.com/Bloch-S0284L-Adult-Performa-Ballet-Slippers.html

 

Contemporary

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, 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. Dance Paws must be worn at all times during this class. Boys may wear comfortable, non-restrictive athletic clothing.  This is a 60 minute class that meets once a week. This year-long class will feature one dance in our spring Showcase.


Recommended Contemporary Shoes:

Child & Adult: https://www.dancesupplies.com/Dance-Paws.html

 

Hip Hop

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 classes are 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

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, 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 must be worn at all times. Boys may wear comfortable, non-restrictive athletic clothing and bare feet. This is a 60 minute class that meets once a week. This year-long class will feature one dance in our spring Showcase.


Recommended jazz shoes
Child & Adulthttps://www.dancesupplies.com/Capezio-EJ2-E-Series-Jazz-Slip-On-Jazz-Shoes-Caramel.html

Child & Adult (Required for team members): https://www.dancesupplies.com/Capezio-PP17-EOS-Jazz-Shoes-Caramel.html

 

Jazz & Contemporary

This class is designed to introduce students to basic Jazz and Contemporary technique and how they are intertwined. Both are extremely prevalent in today’s dance world and exciting, high energy styles for students to explore. Girls may wear a solid color leotard, bra top, camisole, tank top, t-shirt, booty shorts, 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. Girls should wear tan jazz shoes. Boys may wear comfortable, non-restrictive athletic clothing and go barefoot. This is a 60 minute class that meets once a week. This year-long class will feature one dance in our spring Showcase.


Recommended jazz shoes
Child & Adulthttps://www.dancesupplies.com/Capezio-EJ2-E-Series-Jazz-Slip-On-Jazz-Shoes-Caramel.html

Child & Adult (Required for team members): https://www.dancesupplies.com/Capezio-PP17-EOS-Jazz-Shoes-Caramel.html


Recommended Contemporary Shoes: 

Child & Adulthttps://www.dancesupplies.com/Dance-Paws.html

 

Leaps & Turns

This class will introduce students to a variety of exercises designed to improve leaps, turns and jumps. Students will focus on the technical aspects and foundation of these tricks. It will help develop balance, strength, elevation and body alignment. Tan jazz or ballet shoes are required for this class. Leotards and dance shorts should also be worn, hair pulled into a bun is highly recommend. This year long class will not have a dance in the showcase.


Recommended ballet shoes

Child: https://www.dancesupplies.com/Bloch-Dansoft-Split-Sole-Ballet-Slippers-S0258G.html

Adult: https://www.dancesupplies.com/Bloch-S0284L-Adult-Performa-Ballet-Slippers.html


Recommended jazz shoes
Child & Adulthttps://www.dancesupplies.com/Capezio-EJ2-E-Series-Jazz-Slip-On-Jazz-Shoes-Caramel.html

Child & Adult (Required for team members): https://www.dancesupplies.com/Capezio-PP17-EOS-Jazz-Shoes-Caramel.html

 

Pointe

Must take Pre-Pointe prior to this class

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.

 

Strength & Stretch

This class is designed to condition a dancer’s body by increasing strength, stamina and flexibility. 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 and properly warm up before performances so they can safely perform the physical demands dance requires with the least possible risk of injury. This class would also be ideal for those involved in both dance and athletic sports. Athletic type clothing should be worn to this class. Athletic shoes must be worn. Hair should be pulled back into a ponytail or bun. This year long class will not have a dance in the showcase. 


Required Strength & Stretch Kit (Below are recommendations of what is needed but everything can purchased where you choose)

Yoga Blocks

Ankle Weights - No more than 5 lbs please

Resistance Bands

 

Tap

Tap is a form of dance and music. It is a style of dance in which a dancer, wearing shoes fitted with heel and toe taps, make sounds and rhythms with their feet. Girls may wear a solid color leotard, bra top, camisole, tank top, t-shirt, booty shorts, 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.


Recommended Tap Shoes:

Child: https://www.dancesupplies.com/Bloch-Childs-Tap-Flex-Tap-Shoes-S0388G.html

Adult: https://www.dancesupplies.com/Bloch-Tap-Flex-Tap-Shoes-S0388L.html

Men Sizing: https://www.dancesupplies.com/Bloch-Mens-Tap-Flex-Tap-Shoes-S0388M.html

 

Tumbling

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 (levels combined) demonstration of learned skills in our spring Showcase.