Spark dance studio in severna park maryland
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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

BALLET / CONTEMPORARY / POINTE
AGES 4-6 | AGES 7-9 | AGES 9-15 | AGES 12+

Students gain knowledge in technical vocabulary as well as progression of barre, center, and stretching exercises. The Cecchetti Method is used. Proper body alignment is stressed, use of the head and arms is introduced, and emphasis is placed on strengthening the muscles of the legs and feet. This class performs in SPARK's formal dance concert at the end of the semester. Costume and performance fee should be payable to SPARK.

BALLET II / POINTE
AGES 12+

Ballet II/Pointe is an intermediate level class. Previous pointe work/ballet experience needed. Proper body alignment is stressed, use of the head and arms is introduced, and emphasis is placed on strengthening the muscles of the legs and feet. This class performs in SPARK's formal dance concert at the end of the semester. Costume and performance fee should be payable to SPARK.

 
BARRE INFUSED WORKOUT
AGES 12+

This class uses the Pilates method along with ballet barre exercises. No previous dance knowledge needed. This class is for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and no shoes. This class tones, lifts, and challenges your body. Gets results!!

BROADWAY
AGES 6-11

Broadway uses different dance styles. Stretches and technique are also used. A medley of favorite broadway songs are put together in a choreographed dance. Black jazz shoes are needed, proper dance attire is required. Hair should be pulled up and back. This dance class participates in SPARK's formal dance concert at the end of the semester. Costume and performance fee should be payable to SPARK.

 
CONTEMPORARY
AGES 6-11 | AGES 12+

Contemporary uses ballet/modern technique. Dancers will learn and improve on these genres of technique throughout the sessions. Dancers learn a choreographed dance. Proper dance attire is required. Students should have bare feet (no shoes), and hair should be worn up and back. This class performs in SPARK's formal dance concert at the end of the semester. Costume and performance fee should be payable to SPARK.

 

CREATIVE BALLET
AGES 2½ - 4½

Creative Ballet introduces basic ballet terms, technique, and stretches in a fun way! Dancers use props to help demonstrate the dance steps and learn short choreographed dances. These dances are demonstrated on the last day of class in an informal performance. Black or pink dance attire and pink ballet shoes arerequired. There is no costume or performance fee with this class.


 

CREATIVE BALLET / TAP COMBO
AGES 4-6

Creative Ballet/Tap Combo develops and uses basic tap and ballet steps in a fun way! Short choreographed dances are learned and an informal performance is held on the last day during class. Hair should be worn up and back. Pink or black dance attire, pink ballet shoes, and black tap shoes are required.

 

HIP HOP
AGES 6-11 | AGES 12+

Hip Hop begins with warm-up and stretching. Dancers will learn hip hop technique in a fun choreographed dance. No previous dance experience needed. Wear black hip hop sneakers and comfortable clothing. Bring a water bottle. This class performs in SPARK's formal dance concert at the end of the semester. Costume and performance fee should be payable to SPARK.

 

JAZZ
AGES 7-10 | AGES 12+

Jazz uses basic jazz technique. The class begins with warm-up and stretching and continues with movement across the floor. A choreographed dance will be developed throughout the session. Proper dance attire is required, including black jazz shoes. Hair should be pulled up and back. This class performs in SPARK's formal dance concert at the end of the semester. Costume and performance fee should be payable to SPARK.

 

LYRICAL
AGES 7-10 | AGES 12+

Lyrical uses ballet and jazz technique paired with emotion to tell a story through dance. Technique is developed throughout the session while dancers learn a choreographed dance. Tan dance paws/or tan turners are needed, Proper dance attire is required including tan dance paws or tan turners. Hair should be worn up and back. This class participates in a SPARK formal dance concert in Session 3. Costume and performance fee should be payable to SPARK.

 

MODERN
AGES 12+

Modern incorporates different styles of technique including Limon, Humphrey, and Graham, to name a few. Contact improvisation and lifts are also used. Dancers will learn a choreographed dance. Proper dance attire is required. No shoes are needed. Hair should be worn up and back. This class participates in a SPARK formal dance concert in Session 3. Costume and performance fee should be payable to SPARK.

 

 

TAP
AGES 6-11 | AGES 12+

Tap introduces basic tap steps and develops them into fun rhythm combinations. A fun choreographed dance is taught. Black tap shoes and proper dance attire is needed. Hair should be pulled up and back. This class participates in a SPARK formal dance concert in Session 3. Costume and performance fee should be payable to SPARK.

 

 

TAP II
AGES 12+

Tap II is at the beginner/intermediate level. Basic tap steps will be taught and used in fun rhythmic combinations. A fun choreographed dance will be developed. Comfortable dance attire and black tap shoes with a low heel are required. This class participates in a SPARK formal dance concert in Session 3. Costume and performance fee should be payable to SPARK.

 


ACRO
AGES 6-10 | AGES 11-17

Acro class introduces jumps, turns, rolls and tricks in a safe environment using mats and spotters. Flexibility and stretching are worked on and improved throughout the sessions. A choreographed dance using these elements is presented at the end of the semester formal Spark performance. Dancers should wear their hair pulled up and back. Dance attire is needed with bare feet. Costume and performance fee should be payable to SPARK.