CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

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ADULT DANCE / FITNESS CLASSES:

Adult Ballet

This class is for adults either looking to get back into ballet or looking to try something new! You will go through a series of exercises at the barre as well as learn a short ballet combination each week in this class.

Adult Hip Hop 

Basic styles and up-to date moves are incorporated into upbeat routines to popular music. Come break a sweat while learning a fun hip hop combo!

Adult Combo 

This class is designed for ages 18+ and focuses on learning fun dance combinations of different styles each week. 

Adult Tap

This class combines basic tap movements with rapid, varying musical rhythms to maintain aerobic activity and challenge the mind of the adult dancer. 

Father/Daughter

Dads and their daughters have a chance to perform together on-stage at our Winter and Spring recitals. This is a wonderful opportunity Dancers must be currently enrolled in Red River Dance and ages 3 years old & up.

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS: 

Dance Craze Camp

This is a dance day camp for children in Tiny, Petite, and Mini levels! At camp, dancers get to learn new dance skills and technique while being creative. Each day campers enjoy a snack, make an art project, participate in creative movement, and learn a dance that fits to the theme of the camp. Family and friends are invited to watch a mini performance held the last day of class to show you all that they learned!

Private Lessons

Need some one-on-one training? You can arrange a private lesson with one of our instructors!

 

Birthday Parties

Looking to have a dance party this year for your birthday? Consider holding your next birthday bash at Red River Dance! You pick the style of dance you want to learn from one of our awesome instructors specially designed for you on your special day!

 

Call 701.280.0004 or email info@redriverdance.com to set up.

RECREATIONAL CLASSES

Classes are separated by age: 

Ages 2-3 // Creative Movement 

Ages 3-5 // Tiny  

Ages 5-6 // Petite 

Ages 7-8 // Mini 

Ages 8-12 // Junior

Ages 11-14 // Teen 

Ages 14 -18 // Senior 

Ages 18 + // Adult 

 

Ballet

Ballet is the basis for all genres of dance and is highly recommended for all dancers. It is the foundation of dance. Red River Dance & Performing Company follows a combination of the French and Cecchetti methods and techniques.

 

Ballet Technique and Skills

Ballet Tech focuses on the posture and placement needed to correctly execute ballet moves, improving overall technique for all styles of dance.

 

Pointe

Dancing en pointe is a form of ballet in which the dancer balances on the tips of the toes with the assistance of pointeshoes. Students must receive Studio Director approval to enroll in pointe class, as it can be harmful if the dancer’s feet and ankles are not fully grown or strengthened properly.

Creative Movement

30 minute class designed to encourage all children to participate. They will explore movement through music, develop physical skills, run off some energy, and stimulate their imaginations to promote creativity. These classes are for young children ages 2-3.

 

Tiny Ballet/Tap (Ages 3-4) 

The main focus of Ballet/Tap 3-4 is to combine music, movement, and the imagination to introduce children, ages 3-4, to the basic skills in these styles. Dancers will do half the class in ballet shoes and half in tap shoes.

 

Petite Ballet/Tap (Ages 5-6) 

Like Ballet/Tap 3-4, the focus of Ballet/Tap 5-6 is to combine music, movement, and the imagination to introduce children, ages 5-6, to the basic skills in ballet and tap. Dancers will continue to learn the fundamentals of dance and build on what they have already learned. Dancers will do half the class in ballet shoes and half in tap shoes.

Ballet/Jazz

Designed for the beginning dancer, Ballet/Jazz classes offer a combination of classical ballet and popular jazz dance, making the class a great foundation for all forms of dance.

 

Jazz

Jazz dance combines classical and contemporary styles of choreography. It is resembled by popular music combined with quick movements, strength, flexibility, and fluidity. Additional study in ballet is highly recommended for advanced levels of jazz dance.

 

Tap

Tap is a form of dance characterized by a tapping sound created from metal plates attached to both the ball and heel of the dancer’s shoe. Precision and speed of sounds increases in difficulty at each level.

 

Lyrical

Incorporating ballet, jazz, and modern styles of dance, lyrical dancing puts emphasis on the freedom of expression through movement and interpretation of music. Additional study in ballet is highly recommended for advanced levels of lyrical dance, since ballet-based technique is an essential component to this advanced style of dance.

 

Hip Hop

Hip Hop dancing is characterized by fast, high-energy moves of present day hip hop and pop culture. Basic styles and up to date moves are incorporated into upbeat routines to popular music.

 

Beginner Acro

A class for beginners, ages 5 and up. This Class works on acrobatic technique including beginning tumbling, conditioning, flexibility, proper form and strengthening. Specific skills for this level include forward and backward rolls, straddle forward roll, head stand, cartwheels and bridges.

 

Intermediate Acro
Must have teacher’s recommendation.  This class is for beginners entering the intermediate level.  Skills from Beginner Acro must be mastered. Beginning intermediate level technique is emphasized . Specific skills for this level include handstands, one-handed cartwheel, round-off, bridge walking, back-bend kick-over, handstand forward roll and front limber.

Flexibility

Dancers will push their bodies to the limit to improve natural range of motion. Through greater flexibility, dancers can improve in all areas of dance.

Musical Theater

Musical theatre dancing is less of a particular style, and more of a description of dancing that is rooted in the diverse history of Broadway musicals. Relying heavily on a knowledge of ballet, tap, and jazz, musical theater dancers are, first and foremost, actors and place a high focus on musical interpretation.

Prepointe

This class is geared for students preparing for pointe shoes, but can be beneficial for all dancers! This class is for dancers looking to improve their pointe and strengthen their feet and ankles.