Acro Floor work with the use of mats only. Students learn flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, agility, discipline and concentration. Students will begin with somersaults, cartwheels, round offs, headstands and advance into standing backbends, front and back walk overs

Creative Dance (2 1/2 years old)- Combo 1 (3- 4 years old) This 45-minute class is designed to introduce students to dance. They will learn the very basic foundations of ballet and tap (3-4) through creative movement. This class helps to build a child’s coordination and confidence

Combo 2 Ballet/Tap (5-6 years old) This hour long program is divided into one half hour of ballet and one half hour of tap. It is designed to further enhance their ballet training with body placement and correct terminology as well as teaching rhythm coordination and choreography

Combo 3 Ballet/Tap, Tap/Jazz, Tap/Hip Hop This hour long program combines technical training in ballet/tap, tap/jazz or tap/hip hop. Classes will consist of warm-ups, across the floor exercises, leaps and turns, correct terminology and choreography

Ballet (Beginner-Advanced) The foundation for all dance forms. This class is designed to teach the fundamentals of classical ballet. Emphasis will be placed on understanding proper placement and technique, coordination, musicality and vocabulary. Class begins at the barre, progresses to center and finishes across the floor. *Pre-pointe is offered by teacher recommendation.* *Strongly recommended for jazz and lyrical students for optimal strength and improved technique*

Jazz (Beginner-Advanced) This one-hour class is energetic and fun, consisting of different styles of jazz from traditional to contemporary, Broadway to funky. Classes consist of floor, center and across the floor exercises using unique and stylized movement to accomplish kicks, turns, jumps and leaps. Allows the dancer to bring forth his/her own personality

Lyrical (Beginner-Advanced) Interpretive dance combining both ballet and jazz technique. The class focuses on allowing each student to work on flexibility, strength, range and ease of movement, and building/maintaining technique through choreography, allowing each student to express themselves in a learning environment

Tap (Beginner-Advanced) This one-hour class is designed to focus on various styles of tap such as rhythm and musical theater. Students will have the ability to work on their listening skills as well as strengthening their sounds, quality and style. Each level will focus on learning and building on basic vocabulary, progressing to more difficult rhythms and technique

Hip hop (Beginner-Advanced) This class focuses on teaching fundamental hip-hop movements including basic body isolations, including styles of club and urban street dancing, while helping students find their own flow of freestyle dancing through choreography using the latest, hippest music

Adult Classes offered in ballet and tap

Classes

TEL: 516-623-0962

EMAIL: merrickdancecentre@gmail.com