CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

JAZZ_______________________________________________________________________________

 

Shamrock Jazz -- Emerald Jazz -- Beginning (Clover) Jazz -- Intermediate (Irish) Jazz -- Advanced Jazz

 

Classes will train dancers in the style of Jazz for performance purposes and will incorporate technical skills as dancers learn a new combination each month.

NSD will be looking for performance opportunities for Jazz classes as the circumstances around the pandemic change.

 

Shamrocks: Ages 3-5

Emeralds: Ages 6-8

Clovers: Ages 8-10

Irish: Ages 11+

Advanced Jazz: Contact Hillary for placement

 

Dress Code: tights, leotard, shorts, skirts, leggings, fitted tank tops, hair pulled back, very minimal jewelry.

 

*** Advanced classes: competition @ Spotlight (Portland, OR), January 29-31, 2021

 

TECNIQUE__________________________________________________________________________

Beginning-Intermediate - Advanced Technique:

 

Classes will focus on foundational technique and moving to progressively more advanced technical skills to instill control, balance, extension, flexibility, and strength.

Both stationary training exercises and progressive skills (kicks, leaps, turns, etc.) will be covered according to level.

 

Mature minded and focused dancers: Ages 7 - College (speak with Hillary for proper placement)

 

Dress Code: dance shoes (paws, jazz shoes, pirouettes, etc.) tights & leotard, (shorts allowed), hair in bun, minimal jewelry


 

Intermediate/Advanced Turns:

 

Classes will focus on proper alignment, technique, and body control for pirouettes and turns in a la seconde.

 

Mature minded and focused dancers: Intermediate-Advanced Dancers

 

Dress Code: dance shoes (paws, jazz shoes, pirouettes, etc.) tights & leotard, (shorts allowed), hair in bun, minimal jewelry

 

HIP HOP____________________________________________________________________________

 

Emerald Hip Hop -- Beginning (Clover) Hip Hop -- (Intermediate) Irish Hip Hop - Advanced Hip Hop

 

Classes will focus on the style, musicality, and athleticism of hip hop in a new combo each month. 

NSD will be looking for performance opportunities for Hip Hop classes as the circumstances around the pandemic change.

 

Emeralds: Ages 6-8

Clovers: Ages 8-10

Irish: Ages 11+

Advanced Jazz: Contact Hillary for placement

 

Dress Code: Modest attire (no chest, belly, or booty showing,) hair up/back, minimal jewelry

*** Advanced classes: competition @ Spotlight (Portland, OR), January 29-31, 2021

 

JUMPS & BASIC ACRO_______________________________________________________________

 

Beginning-Intermediate Jumps and Basic Acro

 

This conditioning and training class will teach dancers proper execution and technique for jump as well as basic acrobatic skills traditionally used by dancers.

 

Mature-minded dancers ages 8+

 

Dress Code: leotard, shorts, leggings, fitted tank tops, hair in a bun, no jewelry, athletic shoes required

CONTEMPORARY___________________________________________________________________

 

Advanced Contemporary

 

Dancers will learn a new combination each month to learn and practice musicality, breath, control, timing, emotion, and use of athleticism and technical training.

 

Advanced dancers only

 

Dress Code: tights, leotard, shorts, leggings, fitted tank tops, hair up/back, minimal jewelry.

*** Advanced classes: competition @ Spotlight (Portland, OR), January 29-31, 2021

SPECIALTY CLASSES________________________________________________________________

Barre Fitness

 

Participants will enjoy a full-body workout - barre style!

 

Intended participants: Adults, but anyone is welcome

 

Dress Code: modest workout attire. Please bring a yoga mat

Next Step Dance Team

 

Hey Dance Teamers - we know you are discouraged that your season have been canceled, but here is a solution!

Dancers from all over are invited to join our brand new dance team! Come practice in preparation for performance and competition (hopefully in the Spring). 

Dancers will warm-up and condition, work on technique, and learn a choreographed novelty dance routine (yes! lots of dancing)

 

MS- HS dancers welcome at auditions on Sunday, September 13th from 6-8pm (Hall A @ the studio)

 

Dress Code: shorts, leggings, fitted tank tops/shirts (modest attire), hair up/back, minimal jewelry.

*** Competition @ Spotlight (Portland, OR), January 29-31, 2021

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EMAIL: nextstepdance@comcast.net                 

PHONE: 541.337.3367

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PHYSICAL ADDRESS: Hall B, 2095 Yolanda Ave. Springfield, OR 97477

MAILING ADDRESS: 1136 S. 40th Ct. Springfield, OR 97478