TEL: 516-623-0962

EMAIL: merrickdance@aol.com

Creative Dance (2 ½ yr. old) – Combo 1 (3-4 yr. olds)
This 45-minute class is designed to introduce students to dance.  They will learn the very basic foundation in Ballet, Tap (3/4) and creative movement.  This class helps to build a child coordination and confidence.

Combo 2 Ballet/Tap (5-6 yr. olds)
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 thru-advanced)
The foundation for all dance forms.  This class is designed to teach the fundamentals of Classical Ballet.  Vocabulary will be broken down and emphasis will be placed on understanding proper placement, coordination and musicality.  Class begins at the barre, covering all fundamental exercises, and then progress across the floor with leaps and turns and then moves to center, where the movement phrases are aimed to develop balance and coordination.
Pre-Pointe offered by teacher recommendation

Tap (beginner thru advanced)
This one-hour class is designed to focus on various styles of Tap such as rhythm and musical theater tap.  Technique and a strong emphasis on the fundamentals of tap will be included in each class.  Students will have the ability to work on their listening skills as well as strengthening their sounds, quality and style.  The basic level will focus on learning and building on basic vocabulary and at the end of each class putting the steps into a routine.

Jazz (beginner-thru advanced)
A multi stylized and rhythmic form of dance.  This one-hour class is energetic and fun consisting of different styles from Broadway to funky with unique moves, fancy footwork, leaps and turns.  Allows the dancer to bring forth his/her own style.

Lyrical
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 woke to their fullest potential.

Hip Hop (beginner thru 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  (Dance and Exercise)
We offer dance classes, Pilates and total tone.

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