A fun and energizing hip-hop class. Open to beginners and advanced dancers. Classes will explore how to move your bodies in rhythmic tones and learn basic hip-hop steps. *Competitive hip-hop classes also offered. Must audition for company.
Ballet is a poised style of dance that incorporates the foundational techniques for many other dance forms. At Celestial Stars we teach the Vaganova (Russian) Technique. Each student will spend 2-3 years in each level. They must show significant knowledge and maturity of that level before they will be advanced to the next level. Pointe lessons will begin at age 10-12 and the student must be enrolled in a minimum of three Ballet classes to be allowed on pointe as it is vital that the student be strong enough to handle the demands of pointe.
Contemporary is a form of dance influenced by both classical ballet and modern dance. It takes its technique and body control using abdominal strength from classical ballet, although it permits a greater range of movement that may not adhere to the strict body lines or turnout set forth by schools of ballet technique. Many of its concepts come from the ideas and innovations of 20th century modern dance, including floor work and turn-in of the legs. This style is generally danced barefoot. The students focus on strengthening the core of the body during warm up which dramatically increases their understanding of their ballet technique. The choreographed movement is very expressive and the students also work on improvisation. It is also great for the student who is more inclined to the freedom of movement that contemporary dance offers.
Creative Movement I & II are our 3 -6-year-old classes. Dancers will learn basic steps and terminology in ballet and explore their own creative movement styles through the use of imaginative music and games in a safe, positive environment. Dancers in this class will improve flexibility and coordination through fun, age-appropriate movement, and exercises.
Celestial Stars Dance Company | Ages 8 to 18 | Audition Required
The Dance Company is engaged in multiple performances throughout the year and students have the opportunity in participating in either the Youth America Grand Prix (world's largest and most prestigious Ballet competition) and the Showstoppers Competition.