Artistic Dance Center offers an array of different dance classes. Our specialty and forté, however, is classical Ballet. ADC is known for it’s strong and rigorous Ballet training, but we also offer Contemporary, Ballroom, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tumbling, Hip Hop, Modern, Conditioning, and Aerial in order to create a more diversified dancer. With the technical and strong Ballet base we offer, dancers find it easy to incorporate other forms of dance as they advance through the levels and grow older. We recommend Ballet to all of our students since we feel that with a strong ballet base, all other forms of dance will look more polished and stronger. Many of our students take advantage of our full dance program and those with a strong aptitude in Classical and Contemporary Ballet, participate in our Intensive Ballet Program.
Pre-Ballet is for our tiny ballerinas ranging from age 3-4 who have limited to no experience in dance training. In pre-ballet classes, dancers will learn basic ballet technique such as positions of the feet and arms as well as simple ballet steps and stretches appropriate for their age. Dancers will learn basic technique at the barre, stretches in the center and some across the floor exercises. Pre-ballet dancers are introduced to the basic principles associated with ballet training such as respect, responsibility, hard work, and perseverance. Establishing a strong technical foundation at a young age will improve a dancer's abilities in all other forms of dance as they continue to progress in their training.
Intermediate ballet is for dancers ranging from age 6-10 years old as well as for students who are new to ballet technique and may have limited experience in dance training. A strong technical foundation is crucial at this level because dancers are exposed to new steps at a faster pace. Intermediate ballet is more advanced than beginner ballet in that it requires more strength and coordination in order to execute steps more effectively.Many of our older dancers take these classes as well to help fine tune their basic ballet technique to complement their pre-professional training.
We offer Intermediate Ballet classes throughout the week in different levels according to age and ability.
Artistic Dance Center offers an Intensive Program for dancers who are serious about dance and are committed to advancing their training. The Intensive Program is an invitation only group of dancers who are given many performance opportunities as well as opportunities to compete at prestigious dance competitions. These dancers train rigorously to achieve a high standard of technique and artistic quality.
Beginner Ballet is for dancers ranging from 5-7 years old who have limited experience in dance training. At this level, dancers are expected to know basic ballet positions of the feet and arms as well as basic ballet steps. Dancers at this level learn a variety of slightly more advanced steps at the barre that are appropriate for their age and ability. Dancers at this level begin to learn basic ballet technique in the center as well. A lot of focus is placed on strength, coordination, balance, and flexibility ability as these are important elements to dance technique as dancers progress in their training.
We offer Beginner Ballet classes throughout the week in different levels according to age and ability.
Advanced Ballet is for experienced dancers ranging from age 11-14. These ballet classes are for dancers who are equipped, both technically and artistically, to learn more challenging steps that require a high degree of strength, agility, dynamic, coordination, endurance, and flexibility. Dancers at this level are either in preparation for dancing on pointe or have already begun dancing on pointe. At this level, dancers have been introduced to a wide variety of ballet technique steps and are now working to enhance their skills and advance in their training.
We offer Advanced Ballet classes throughout the week in different levels according to age and ability.
The ADC Junior Company, Company, and Pre-Professional are our elite group of dancers. These dancers train rigorously in multiple dance disciplines to prepare for careers as professional dancers. Many of these dancers have won gold medals and high accolades at prestigious ballet competitions throughout the United States. Many of these dancers receive full tuition scholarships to esteemed ballet summer intensive programs throughout the U.S. such as School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Charlotte Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Orlando Ballet, Alonso King Lines Ballet, Sarasota Ballet, Ballet Met, and more. Many of our Junior Company, Company, and Pre-Professional dancers have gone on to dance professionally in world-renowned ballet companies and universities such as Charlotte Ballet, New World School of the Arts, Butler University, Alabama Ballet, and Dimensions Dance Theatre Miami.
Advanced Ballet dancers who have achieved a certain level of strength and ability are given the opportunity to dance on pointe. Dancing on pointe is incredibly challenging and requires consistent effort and practice. Depending on the level of the dancer, a pointe class is very similar to a ballet technique class. Pointe classes start at the barre and progress to center and across the floor exercises.
We offer Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Pointe classes throughout the week according to level and ability.
At Artistic Dance Center, we offer a variety of classes in other dance disciplines starting with Ballroom. The common ballroom dances known throughout the world are waltz, tango, foxtrot, quickstep, samba, rhumba, cha cha cha, and jive. Much like classical ballet, ballroom room technique requires much coordination and agility in order to execute the dynamic techniques correctly.
We offer Ballroom classes throughout the week according to level and ability.
At ADC, we offer Contemporary classes for our Intermediate, Advanced, and Pre-Professional dancers. Contemporary dance is the most dominant dance discipline after classical ballet. It combines elements of ballet, jazz, and modern dance. A strong technical foundation is important in contemporary dance, however it differs from classical ballet in that placement of the upper body and lines can be more abstract and less structured. Many of our dancers compete with contemporary solos and group dances.
We offer Contemporary classes throughout the week according to level and ability.
At Artistic Dance Center, we offer Aerial classes for students who want to expand their skill set beyond dance technique and into acrobatics. Aerial is a type of performance in which the dancers climb up long fabrics, referred to as silks, and perform a series of tricks such as wraps and drops. Aerial requires incredible upper body strength and control. These performers rely 100% on their own strength to perform the tricks effectively and safely.
We offer Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Aerial classes on Saturdays.
At ADC, we offer Acro/Tumbling classes for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced dancers who want to expand their skill set. In an Acro/Tumbling class, students learn acrobatic tricks combined with dance technique. Students start with simple tricks such as forward rolls and cartwheels and advance all the way to back handsprings, aerials, and back tucks. These tricks require incredible upper and lower body strength. These tricks can then be incorporated into dance choreography to make the dance more challenging and give the dancers a competitive advantage.
We offer Acro/Tumbling classes throughout the week according to level and ability.
Artistic Dance Center offers Modern Technique classes for our Intermediate and Advanced students. Although a strong technical foundation is necessary to execute Modern Dance Technique effectively, the movement is much more abstract and allows the dancers to move more freely. Some of the most common techniques learned within the Modern Dance curriculum are Limon, Graham, Cunningham, and Horton techniques.