TEACHERS AND CLASSES OFFERED AT THE ROXBURY CENTER
The Roxbury Center for the Performing Arts offers classes in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, pointe, contemporary, leaps and turns, dance team preparation, and stretch/conditioning. We are excited about our up and coming dance season. Enrollment starts at two years of age for girls and three years of age for boys. Looking forward to seeing you at registration in September.
In Beginner Ballet, dancers learn the foundations of ballet technique and classical movement. There is a strong focus on body awareness, coordination, rhythm, musicality, strength, and flexibility. Students complete barre work as well as practice and perform ballet combinations to classical ballet music. This is a transitional class geared to more serious levels of technical training.
Advanced Ballet is the most fundamental and disciplined of the dance principles and the foundation of a dancer's curriculum. Poise, technique, style, control, balance, and grace beautifully blend to form the magical presence of Ballet. After sufficient study of Ballet, a student is advanced to Pointe work.
An introduction or refresher course to get you familiar with the shiny shoes or to supplement your other ballet classes. There's a world of difference between demi- and full pointe! Our focus will be on the articulation of the feet, "rolling through" the shoe correctly, keeping the ankles in a straight line, and maintaining proper alignment of the rest of the body. Most time will be spent at the barre, followed by center work, and movements traveling across the floor. Pointe shoes are required.
Hip Hop takes on the styles of many forms of dance, including African dance, Breaking, Popping, and Locking. These styles are the oldest and most established of all the hip-hop dances. What separates hip-hop dance from other forms of dance is that it is often freestyle in nature. Here, students are given a solid foundation in several aspects of dance.
ADULT TAP, JAZZ, and BALLET
Adult classes focus on improving coordination, strength, agility, flexibility and health & wellness. Students are allowed to exercise and practice in a warm collaborative environment. There is also a large focus on collaboration with instructors. Adults are encouraged to learn at their own pace and are supported by both instructors & classmates.