ABCs of the ISDC: More about our classes...

ACROBATICS (ACRO)

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Acrobatics (also known as Acro or AcroDance) is an art form specifically for dancers. It is the beautiful fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements. Often defined by unique choreography, acro dancers seamlessly blend musicality, emotional expression, line and extension with acrobatic movements in a dance context. 

ACROBATIC ARTS  Certified Studio: We structure each level of our curriculum-based AcroDance classes  to be appropriate for students in each skill level which encourages steady progression for each child.

BALLET

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Ballet is the foundation of most other genres of dance and is characterized by light, graceful, fluid movements. Our carefully-paced classes make ballet enjoyable and accessible for students of all age.


In our ballet classes, dancers train to practice proper body placement, warm and strengthen muscles, and build technique utilized throughout progression. Dancers work on movements that combine strength, control, speed, and flexibility. These classes are stepping stones to our Pointe class. 

CONTEMPORARY

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Contemporary dance is an expressive dance style that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.


Contemporary dance stresses versatility and improvisation, unlike the strict, structured nature of ballet and is often done in bare feet. This style of dance can be performed to many different styles of music.

 *Dancers must take Ballet to enroll in this class.*

HIP HOP

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Hip Hop is an explosive dance style that combines memory, coordination, rhythm exercises, and loads of energetic FUN! In our Hip Hop classes, dancers explore various elements of Hip Hop dance - including popping, locking, breakdance, boogaloo and social dances - set to age-appropriate Hip-Hop and Pop music.


 By combining fast-paced rhythms and movement exercises, your child will get an awesome workout without realizing they are breaking a sweat!

JAZZ

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Jazz dance is the term for this performance dance style that is influenced by several related dance styles - including ballet,  ballet, jazz music, and African-American rhythms. 


Our Jazz dance classes are based on Ballet technique, and this form of dance showcases a dancer's individual style and originality. This class is energetic and fun, consisting of unique moves, fancy footwork, big leaps and quick turns.

*Dancers must take Ballet to enroll in this class.*

MUSICAL THEATER

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Musical Theater is a form of theatrical performance that combines singing, acting, and dancing. Think: BROADWAY! MUSICALS! DRAMA!


In our Musical Theater classes, students practice dance and vocal techniques and work with improv exercises and acting games to help enhance their performance and story-telling abilities. The perfect class for big personalities who love to entertain as well as a great class for shy kids to help them break out of their shells!

POINTE

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Pointe technique is the part of classical ballet in which a ballet dancer supports all body weight on the tips of fully extended feet within pointe shoes. Pointe shoes employ structural reinforcing to distribute the dancer's weight load throughout the foot, thus reducing the load on the toes enough to enable the dancer to safely support all body weight on fully vertical feet.


Dancers must train and practice to develop the strength and technique needed for pointe work by taking Ballet. Our dance instructors consider factors such as age, experience, strength, and alignment when deciding whether to allow a dancer to begin pointe work.

PRE-COMBO (Pre-school age Ballet/Tap)

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Our 45-minute Creative Movement classes combine a ballet-structured class with a child-friendly setting. Dancers begin class with Ballet - being introduced to beginner technique with a warm-up then performing exercises across the floor. Halfway through class, dancers change into Tap shoes and learn beginner tap and jazz dance rhythm and movements.


This is the perfect introduction to dance for 2-4 year olds. Throughout these first years, students develop body awareness, rhythm, flexibility, coordination, and

confidence and learn introductory technique and terminology that are stepping stones as they graduate to higher level dance classes.

Mobile Dance Classes

Perfect introduction to dance...

Dancers participate in Pre-Ballet/Tap Combo classes at their school.

At your child's school!

  • All Villages Preschool
  • Chesterbrook Academy

Take the stage!

Perform with our studio dancers in our annual recital at the Sunrise Theatre!

ISDC Company: Our Competition + Performance Teams

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AWARD-WINNING TEAMS

Our award-winning competition teams were created for dancers who have a passion for dance and are looking for more opportunities to train and perform!


Competition team dancers must audition to be considered for the ISDC Company, and teams are in session throughout the dance season.