885 Main Street
Tewksbury, MA 01876
978.851.8640
danceexpressions.us@verizon.net
Director: Jessica Durante

Courses

New Explorers (45 minutes) Ages 2- 4
For our youngest students this class is sure to please. Through song, dance, imaginative play, tumbling, games and much more, children will have a great time developing physical and social skills in a happy, encouraging and fun environment. Tan tap shoes are required.

Creative Kids (45 minutes - 1 hour) Ages 4 - 8
This unique program inspires a love for dance while teaching children the basics of dance and so much more! In these classes students will develop fine and gross motor skills, listening skills, socialization, discipline, rhythm and musicality. Most importantly the children are taught to have fun! Students will learn Tap, Jazz & Ballet but will only perform 2 dances in the recital, see fall schedule. Tan tap shoes, Tan jazz boots or Capezio pink ballet shoes are required.

Tap (45 minutes – 1 hour) Ages 6 and up
Tap is wonderful to help promote rhythm and musicality. In older and more advanced student quick footwork, coordination and precision are emphasized while still perfecting rhythmic skills. Tan or Black tap boots are required.

Jazz (45 minutes- 1hour) Ages 6 and up
Class consists of three parts: warm up – which includes strength training, flexibility, core placement; across the floor progressions – where jumps, turns and leaps are executed and perfected; combinations – this is where students take all they are learning and working on and put it all together for a fun performance style dance. Tan or Black jazz boots are required.

Ballet (45 minutes- 1 hour) Ages 6 and up
Being the foundation of all other dance styles, Ballet is highly recommended for all students. The discipline of ballet will improve posture, coordination, learning ability, self discipline, dance etiquette, and self confidence. As students get older they will learn lyrical ballet. Check with teacher for shoe requirement.

Hip Hop (45 minutes-1 hour) Ages 6 and up
Fun for both boys and girls, hip – hop is an enjoyable and challenging class designed to teach hip dance moves while improving strength and coordination. Hip – hop, which is the type of dance most commonly seen in music videos, is very upbeat and provides a great workout! Sneakers & sweatpants are required.
We also offer BOYS only Hiphop classes!

Tumbling (45 minutes- 1 hour) Ages 6 and up
Limbering and stretching exercises emphasized with acrobatic technique. Learning the basic gymnastic floor moves (cartwheels, somersaults, backbends, etc.) and eventually working on the more technical tricks(walkover, handsprings, tucks, etc.). No shoes are required.

Musical Theater (45 minutes – 1 hour) Ages 7 and up
This class is designed for the "performer"! This class will teach stage presence, expression, acting and stylistic dance from Broadway musicals. Get ready to be crazy & expressive. Fun class for everyone!

Pointe/Pre-pointe (45 minutes – 1 hour) Ages 10 and up
Once a student has developed and mastered strong and proper technique and the student is developmentally fit, she will be advanced to pointe classes. Most students will start with pre - pointe in addition to their regular ballet classes. This class will consist of exercises to help develop the foot and ankle muscles in preparation for pointe shoes.

Modern (45 minutes – 1 hour) ages 10 & up
Modern dance is designed to expand ones perceptions of dance. Teachers encourage students to experiment with choreography in a unique and non-conventional way. Modern explores dance through shapes, lines and creative choreography.

Celtic Step Dance (45 minutes – 1 hour) Ages 4 and up
Irish step dancing combines the entrancing rhythms of traditional celtic music with the grace and energy of dance. Instruction centers on the fundamentals of traditional irish dances, timing, body position and footwork. Students work to achieve these fundamentals as they learn the basic steps, then progress to learn more advanced reels and jigs.

Cheer/Dance (45 minutes – 1 hour) Ages 6and up
Do you like CHEERING? What about DANCING? Or even TUMBLING? If any of these seem interesting to you then you will love our cheer/dance classes. It’s a combination of cheering, dancing and tumbling all in one.

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Our mission is to enhance the lives of children and young adults with disabilities by giving them every opportunity to improve their health, Fitness, Coordination, Self confidence, Social skills through dance.

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