Pointe technique is the part of classical ballet technique that concerns pointe work, in which a ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet. Pointe work is performed while wearing pointe shoes. Pointe technique resulted from a desire for female dancers to appear weightless and sylph-like. Although both men and women are capable of pointe` work, it is most often performed by women.
Basic gymnastics concentrating on gross motor skills and overall flexibility. Acrobatics and tumbling skill combined with dance and usually performed to music.
Contemporary dance stresses versatility and improvisation, unlike the strict, structured nature of ballet. Contemporary dancers focus on floorwork, using gravity to pull them down to the floor. This dance genre is often done in bare feet. Contemporary dance can be performed to many different styles of music.
Jazz dancing is a form of dance that showcases a dancer's individual style and originality. Every jazz dancer interprets and executes moves and steps in their own way. This type of dancing is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns. To excel in jazz, dancers need a strong background in ballet, as it encourages grace and balance.
A type of dance that is very expressive and tells a story of sorrow, hardship or sadness. It's a very beautiful dance and is done full-out and expresses feeling through movements of the body. Songs used for lyrical have good lyrics that tells a story.
A combination of jazz and the latest modern club/street type steps. It is wide spread and an extremely popular for of dance.
A step dance tapped out audibly by means of shoes with hard soles and heels to which taps have been added.
A wonderful mixture of a number arts: Dancing, Music, Drama, Poetry and Painting. It is a highly discipline stage art, based on a centuries-old tradition of movements.