Barbara Miller Dance Center
Description of Classes
The BMDC Dance Program is designed for dancers of all ages who have the desire to learn the disciplines and enjoyment of dance. We embrace both the serious and recreational dancers, providing a quality dance education in all disciplines. Our student philosophy is to strive for one’s personal best in our fun nurturing atmosphere. Students leave our school with a creative sense of themselves. Studying dance at BMDC promotes self confidence, passion, and goal oriented success through performing.
Parent/Tot : 30 minute class for 18 mths-‐ 3 years Ballerina time is the best opportunity to make new friends and learn how to have fun with the basics of creative movement
Creative Movement: 45 minute class for 3 year olds (introduces basic ballet technique, also introduces tap half way through the year)
Pre-‐Ballet I: 45 minute class for 4 year olds (half tap, half ballet)
Kinder -‐dance: 1 hour class. This class was designed for the Kindergarten Student. Students develop a solid foundation for dance. They study Tap, Ballet, and Jazz, while acquiring basic skills to promote strength and flexibility.
Lyrical: combines ballet ,modern and jazz technique. This style of dance can be the meaning of the song by telling a story thru movement
Ballet: Ballet is the foundation of all forms of dance. It is strongly encouraged that all students participate in Ballet. This form of dance helps dancers to gain strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance, which are necessary in all forms of dance. This technique is also great at enhancing students’ athletic abilities in various sports.
Tap: Tap is a rhythmic form of dance that allows students to create specific sounds through intricate movements of their feet.
Jazz: Jazz is a contemporary form of dance that is usually performed to highly energetic music. There are many different styles that can be incorporated into this technique.
Hip Hop: Hip Hop is a street style form of dance that is performed to energetic music .