Kelly Patrick Studio of Dance

570-382-3276
Kellypatrickstudio@gmail.com

 
 

Class Descriptions


 

Pre-Ballet (Preschool - 3 and 4yrs. of age)

Students will learn the building blocks of ballet technique.  They will become familiar with ballet terminology, musicality, spatial orientation, and performance.Our approach is that "dancing is fun!" We use educational games to help focus on movement, balance, rhythm, coordination, learning colors/shapes/numbers, and following directions.
 
Ballet (Kindergarten and Up)
Students will learn ballet technique through the use of terminology and implementation. Focus is centered on placement, posture, flexibility, strength, musicality, ballet vocabulary and execution of choreography.  Ballet class emphasizes structure and will include work at the barre’, in the center and across the floor. Experience the reward of achieving total body control, self-discipline, self-confidence, and proper body placement through the conditioning of dance.
 
Jazz (Kindergarten and Up)
Students will learn the technical aspects of jazz dance through conditioning in the center and across the floor.  Emphasis will be placed on coordination of movements, kinesthetic awareness, abdominal strength, flexibility, musicality and spatial orientation.  The use of style is a major component of jazz dance that will be explored as students progress through the technique.
 
Tap (2nd grade and Up)
Students will explore the rhythm and musicality of the art of tap dance first by learning the technique and later by using that technique to create complex rhythmic structures such as syncopation.  Emphasis will be placed on articulation of the feet and ankles, working as a group, speed, precision and intricate footwork.
 
Hip Hop (4th grade and Up)
As a contemporary style of dance, hip hop is ever changing and therefore this class will integrate popular music, pop cultural movement styles and global influences.   
 
Prepointe/Pointe (7th grade and Up)
Students will focus on strengthening the abdominals, legs, ankles and feet through work at the barre’ and in the center. Student’s who wish to study “en pointe” must take a ballet class once a week in addition to their prepointe/pointe class. Permission of the teacher is required to pursue to minimize the risk to developing joints and muscles. First year Pointe students do not participate in the show.
 
**NEW** Theatrical Class (8th grade and up) This class is an Advanced Intermediate to Advanced level and is only for those who wish to be pushed beyond their level. Students will focus on the style and performance aspects of dance. Each month will focus on a different style allowing students to experience a variety of choreography. Students will learn combinations in different styles of dance. This class will possibly participate in show. Class will be contingent upon enrollment. Class size will be limited. Price $20.00 a month.
**NEW** Junior Technique Class (5th, 6th and 7th grade) This class is an Intermediate to Advanced Intermediate level and is only for those who wish to be pushed beyond their level.
Students will focus on flexibility through extensive stretching. Strengthening exercises will also be performed to target certain muscles.  The class will help improve ability and stamina across all dance genres. Students will also focus to learn and master a wide range of leaps and turns. Our primary concern will be improving skills that are essential for ballet, jazz and contemporary styles of dance. This is a technique only class (no choreography will be taught to perform in the show). It is to augment your performance in other classes. Class will be contingent upon enrollment. Class size will be limited. See class description. Price is $20.00 per month/no discounts.

 

Senior Technique Class (8th grade and Up) This class is an Advanced Intermediate to Advanced level and is only for those who wish to be pushed beyond their level.
Students will focus on flexibility through extensive stretching. Strengthening exercises will also be performed to target certain muscles.  The class will help improve ability and stamina across all dance genres. Students will also focus to learn and master a wide range of leaps and turns. Our primary concern will be improving skills that are essential for ballet, jazz and contemporary styles of dance. This is a technique only class (no choreography will be taught to perform in the show). It is to augment your performance in other classes.  Class will be contingent upon enrollment. Class size will be limited. See class description. Price is $20.00 per month/no discounts.

Adult Program

All ability levels encouraged to participate!
This class will be on a month to month basis and will be taught by Kelly. Each month Kelly will teach a different type of dance, focusing primarily on fitness and fun. This class will not participate in the show.