Reed Performing Arts Company

100 NE Tudor Rd, Ste 108 | Lee's Summit, MO 64086 | 816.525.4455 | rpacstudio@gmail.com

Tap

Tap dancing is a stylized form of jazz with sound in which students wear shoes equipped with taps that make a rhythmic sound on the floor. At the developmental level, tap reinforces rhythm concepts. As the students advance, they'll learn increasingly intricate combinations. Tap is experiencing a come back and is enjoyed by all ages!

Dress Code:  Dance attire (shorts, dance top), jazz shoes, hair secured out of face.

Jazz

Students study a broad range of jazz styles including Broadway, classical jazz, lyrical, Fosse, etc. Class starts with proper stretching techniques to enhance strength & flexibility, followed by progressions, emphasizing turns, jumps, leaps, and kicks.   Dancers learn a short piece of choreography each week.

Dress Code:  Dance attire (shorts, dance top), jazz shoes, hair secured out of face.

Strength and Conditioning

A great class for all levels! This class will feature a variety of strengthening and flexibility exercises.  Increasing strength and flexibility will improve movement, expression, and execution of proper technique.

Dress Code:  Dance attire (shorts, dance top), jazz shoes, hair secured out of face.

Pointe
Pointe work is traditionally performed by female dancers in a hard “blocked” Pointe shoe. Pointe takes sufficient muscle development, strength & ballet technique, so students must receive permission to begin Pointe.

Dress Code: Solid color leotard, pink tights, pink or black ballet shoes, hair in a bun.

Ballet
Ballet is the foundation for all forms of dance. Class begins with barre, working to perfect balance and placement, which leads into progressively more intricate center exercises. The study of Ballet involves the enjoyment of movement, expression to music, combined with discipline. Ballet is a highly technical form of dance with an anatomical approach.

Dress Code: Solid color leotard, pink tights, pink or black ballet shoes, hair in a bun.

Level 3:  Ballet | Jazz | Tap Combo Class 
These combination classes continue to build a foundation of beginning/intermediate techniques and applications of both forms of dance. This stimulating environment fosters a love and appreciation of the performing arts while experiencing physical, emotional, intellectual and social growth.  Classes consist of a jazz warm-up, progressions down the floor, and short combinations.  

Dress code: Dance attire (leotards, skirts, pants, shorts, dance tops), jazz/ballet and tap shoes, hair secured out of face.

Level 2:  Ballet | Jazz | Tap Combo Class 
The class focuses on getting students ready to transition from combination type classes to full hour classes in a specific style of dance. Ballet class will include more barre exercises while emphasizing basic terminology. The tap portion of the class will concentrate on developing patterns and rhythms, while the jazz portion of class will begin to develop student's flexibility and balance skills.

Dress code: Dance attire (leotards, skirts, pants, shorts, dance tops), jazz/ballet and tap shoes, hair secured out of face.

Level 1:  Ballet | Jazz | Tap Combo Class 
Ballet, jazz and tap instruction, using activity songs and exercises that teach dance terminology and basic rhythm patterns. The class focus is on the development of coordination, concentration, listening skills and self-confidence, for learning teamwork, and positive interaction. This class is structured and paced for the young learner and is a FUN introduction to the JOY of dance.

Dress Code:  Dance attire (leotards, skirts, pants, shorts, dance tops), jazz/ballet and tap shoes, hair secured out of face.

Dance Classes

Combination classes are a great way for students to experience different types of dance in a one-hour instructional time.

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