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Class Descriptions and Videos

Learn more about each style of dance, what classes we offer, and watch a short video compilation of that style.

What is Ballet?

Classical ballet is what people generally think of first when it comes to “ballet.” It tends to feature highly formalized steps and movements. At CGPAC, we offer our students a combination of classical ballet methods while also introducing them to contemporary ballet choreography.

Ballet Classes at CGPAC:

Boogie Babies

Kiddydance

Ballet/Tap 1

Ballet/Tap 2

Ballet 3-6

Teen Ballet

 

Ballet Technique

Play-acting, music and movement for 3 year olds (must be 3 by Sept. 1). Must be independent.  


Beginning ballet/tap class for 4-5 year olds (must be 4 by Sept. 1).


Beginning ballet/tap class divided by age group (BT1.5 = K and 1st grade, BT1.7 = 2nd-4th grade).

Ballet/tap combination class for students 1st-4th grade with 1-3 years experience.
 

Teacher approval required for entry. Ballet 5 and 6 must also take ballet technique (B5 take 1 technique/week, B6 take 2 technique/week).
 

Fast-paced ballet classes for teen and adult students divided into skill levels.  Teen Ballet 2 and 3 are encouraged to take an additional technique class.
 

Non-performing technical ballet class for intermediate to advanced students.

What is Tap?

Tap dancing is a very musical form of dance in which the dancer wears shoes fitted with heel and toe taps, and sounds out audible beats by rhythmically striking the floor. While there are many styles of tap, we focus on a more musical theatre / pop style at CGPAC.

Tap Classes at CGPAC:

Kiddydance

Ballet/Tap 1

Ballet/Tap 2

Tap 3-7

Teen Tap

Adult Tap

Beginning ballet/tap class for 4-5 year olds (must be 4 by Sept. 1).


Beginning ballet/tap class divided by age group (BT1.5 = K and 1st grade, BT1.7 = 2nd-4th grade).

Ballet/tap combination class for students 1st-4th grade with 1-3 years experience.

Teacher approval required for entry.
 

Fast-paced beginning tap class for teen and adult students.  

Intermediate tap class for adults, no recital.

What is Jazz?

Jazz is a form of dance which is heavily influenced by the sounds, rhythms, and techniques of the music. Like jazz music, this type of dance is highly individual, with an emphasis on showcasing individual skills. At CGPAC, we tend to focus on more of a commercial / musical theatre style jazz, and occasionally lyrical jazz.

Jazz Classes at CGPAC:

Jazz 1

Jazz 2-7

Boys Jazz

Teen Jazz

Turns, Leaps

and Jumps

Beginning jazz class divided by age group (J1.5 = 1st grade, or K with Ballet/Tap., Jazz 1.7 = 2nd-4th grade). Kindergarteners may only register for jazz if currently taking ballet/tap. Otherwise, jazz starts in 1st grade.

Teacher approval required for entry.  Jazz 5, 6, and 7 are also required to take ballet.  Students in jazz are strongly encouraged to start or continue ballet training.  

A boys only dance class for beginners, 1st-4th grade beginners (or Kindergarten with Ballet/Tap).

Fast-paced jazz classes for teen and adult students divided into skill levels.  Teen Jazz students are strongly encouraged to take ballet along with jazz.

Technical training class for dancers wanting to improve skills.  Must be in level 4 or higher of ballet or jazz.  Drop in available for this class.

What is Contemporary Modern?

Contemporary Modern, is a highly expressive style of dance that challenges the structured dance technique of classical ballet. It can be a creative type of dance that is contemporary in form and uses abstract movements to portray ideas, feelings, and emotions. At CGPAC, we use a combination of many styles of modern.

Contemporary Modern Classes at CGPAC:

Contemporary Modern 1-4

Age 9+ with prior Ballet 3+ experience and must continue in ballet.  Contemporary Modern 2-4 by teacher recommendation only.  

What is Hip Hop?

Hip Hop is a range of different urban street style dances, as well as commercial dance. We use a range of these styles in our classes.

Hip Hop Classes at CGPAC:

Pre-Hip Hop

Hip Hop 1-4

Teen Hip Hop

Introduction to urban street style dance for 3rd & 4th grade students only.

Urban street style dance for 5th grade and older. Level 1 by age, level 2-4 by teacher recommendation only.
 

Hip Hop class open to all students grade 8-12.

Pointe is an extension of ballet in which a highly trained ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet within pointe shoes. We require a lot of ballet training before allowing students to go on pointe. Age 12+.

What is Pointe?

Pointe Classes at CGPAC:

Pre-Pointe

Pointe 1 & 2

This class focuses on training to go on pointe. Students in Ballet 5 or 6 may start pre-pointe, multiple ballet classes per week required. Must sign up for ballet technique, ballet 5, or ballet 6 class that aligns with pre-pointe or pointe class.

Must sign up for ballet technique, ballet 5, or ballet 6 class that aligns with pre-pointe or pointe class.

What are Tot and Boogie Babies?

At CGPAC, we offer a variety of creative movement classes for our younger students. In parent-tot, an adult comes to class with the student to help them with the movements. Tot and Boogie Babies are mainly creative movement, with a few ballet fundamentals hidden in there. 

Little Kids Classes at CGPAC:

Parent Tot

Tot

Boogie Babies

Play-acting, music and motor skill development for 16-30 month-olds with parent/guardian. Non-performing class, parent participates (barefoot or dance shoes).

Play-acting, music and motor skill development for 28-36 month-olds.  They will perform in the spring (costume fee included), and possibly winter if ready. Must be independent.

Play-acting, music and movement for 3 year olds (must be 3 by Sept. 1).

Must be independent.

Swing Choir, also known as show choir, is a style of performance that combines singing and dancing. We offer multiple levels of this class, and at the end of the year, they perform with the Cary-Grove Swing Choir.

What is Swing Choir?

Swing Choir Classes at CGPAC:

Swing Choir 1

Swing Choir 2

Swing Choir 3

Swing Choir 4

Kindergarten and 1st graders. 

 

2nd and 3rd graders.

 

4th and 5th graders. 

 

6th - 9th graders.

 

*Swing Choir students are required to take at least one technical dance class in addition to Swing Choir.

If you have any questions, please check out our FAQ Page, or reach out to us at CGPACenrollment@gmail.com

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