Ballantyne area NC Dance Lessons Charlotte NC


DANCE LESSONS

PRIVATE · GROUP

Located in the convenient Ballentyne area, Virtuoso School of Music and Art offers an extensive selection of dance classes for both youth and adult.  Our classes are taught in a very encouraging environment by experienced professionals with extensive backgrounds in all styles of dance. 

 

Dance classes for 3-7 ages

Creative Movement (3-4 year old)

This class develops motor skills while exploring creativity. Dance is a wonderful way to introduce students to a class setting. Class begins with fun stretch exercises, followed by an introduction to basic ballet, modern and jazz techniques. Each class also incorporates an across the floor which focuses on motor skill development through jumping and leaping, and a creative activity such as dancing out a story. Students learn the importance of respect as our only rule and are encouraged express their opinions and creativity in ways that are respectful to the class, themselves and the teacher.We provide group classes.

Ballet  I (5-7 year old)
Basic ballet introduction. Small props will continue to be used. We will learn proper body positioning, correct terminology, all while having a great time! We will also learn a few small choreographed dances to be performed at our semi-annual school recitals.We provide group classes.

 

Ballet II
Continuing to build on what we have learned in Ballet I, we will learn more positions, more complex combination of steps and will work on class etiquette and some history of ballet.We provide group classes.


Modern dance  and Folk I (5-7 year old)
Age appropriate music will be used while we learn basic  movements. We will learn several styles of  Modern and Folk and will stress correct body placement. A small routine will be learned to perform for our semi-annual school recitals.We provide group and private lessons.We provide group  classes.



Modern dance and Folk II
We will continue to work on our basic movements while adding in more complex across the floor combination as well as continue to work on our center work including turns and jumps. The students will be given an opportunity to choreograph small sections of the dance they will learn to perform for our semi-annual school recitals. Age appropriate music and costumes will be used!We provide group and private classes.

Dance Classes for Ages 8-Adult

Ballet (ages 8-10)
This  class will last 1 hour. Students will learn ballet fundamentals and terminology while developing strength, confidence, balance, and flexibility. They will also get an introduction to basic tap fundamentals and terminology.We provide group and private classes.



Ballet (ages 10-12)
This class will last 1 hour. Ballet for this age group reinforces the basic concepts and then gradually moves the students into the traditional ballet class format of barre followed by center exercises. Students will work on memorization of ballet terminology and more difficult combinations.We provide group and private classes. 

Teen Ballet (ages 13-18)
This is a one-hour ballet class. Core body strength, arms (port de bras) and correct turn out based on a student’s anatomy and muscular development are emphasized at the barre. Center work is focused on the basics of adagio (slow controlled combination), preparation for pirouettes, simple turns across the floor, petit allégro and grand allégro.We provide group and private classes.

Teen Jazz (ages 13-18)
Teen Jazz increases the complexity of combinations and emphasizes the further development of technique and style. Students will master multiple turns, quicker jumps and difficult progressions.We provide group and private classes.

Adult Jazz/Contemporary (ages 18)
Typically the style of dance you see on Broadway, concerts or television. Students warm up with stretching, isolation, strengthening exercises, and "across the floor" exercises such as turns and leaps.We provide group and private lessons.

Lyrical Jazz
Lyrical dance combines the many technical elements of classical ballet with the freedom and airier aspects of jazz, contemporary and modern dance.We provide group and private lessons.


Ballroom
Ballroom dancing can not only build coordination, grace, poise, and posture – but it can also develop great core strength and flexibility. Regardless of age, ballroom dancing is one of the most effective forms of cardiovascular exercise because… it doesn’t feel like cardio. So if you or your son or daughter needs to take their physical activity up a notch, without feeling like it is exercise, ballroom dance lessons will do the trick.We provide group and private lessons.

Flamenco
Flamenco dancing can have many different purposes. Whether the dance is intended to be entertaining, romantic, or comforting, flamenco is a very emotional style of dance. Flamenco dancers try to express their deepest emotions by using body movements and facial expressions. As the dancers perform, they may also clap their hands or kick their feet. Many dancers also snap small percussion handheld instruments called "castanets."We provide group and private lessons.

 


PRIVATE AND GROUP LESSONS AVAILABLE

Private Lessons
New students are able to start lessons at any time during the year.   We will provide weekly music lessons with a professional music teachers and individual approach to every student.

Group Lessons
Group lessons meet weekly for one hour. Students spend great time with their teacher and the other students.  Group lesson are very good setting for students who are just beginning their studies in a particular instrument.  All beginners must to learn the basics of their instrument, such as -note, values, time, signature and position.  These group lessons are the perfect environment to master these concepts.  We are constantly assessing student progress and are happy to share with the student when we feel they can benefit from the one-on-one attention of private lessons.

Private lessons are available on a weekly basis for 30 min., 45 min., or 1-hr durations.  Most beginners will find 30 minute lesson is a sufficient amount of time.  Group lessons are available in a 1-hr session.                     

 

VIRTUOSO SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND ART

Award as one of the Best School in Charlotte NC
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Our 31 students got won on Piano competitions
University-trained Teachers
Our 36 students entered to University and Conservatory

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