Dance Department

Brooklyn Center for the Arts dance department is dedicated to providing a professional training program for ages three and up in all genres of dance.

Our program fosters creative growth through artistic expression in a family environment. Students are placed in levels according to their age and /or ability. Our adult classes are offered to individuals who desire to maintain a healthy lifestyle or to simply stretch and relax!

Brooklyn Center for the Arts focuses on the art of movement as our director of the dance department is certified in the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum.





PROGRAMS AND DETAILS


Modern dance is a broad genre of western concert or theatrical dance, primarily arising out of Europe and the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Modern dance is often considered to have emerged as a rejection of, or rebellion against classical ballet.

Modern dance disregarded ballet's strict movement vocabulary in particular, and limited set of movements, opting for the freedom of range of the torso and limbs.

Students will learn artistic and technical principles such as freedom of expression, interpretation of music, principles of fall and recovery, control, breathing, Lateral stretches, attenuation, balance and contraction/release.

Thursday
5:00 PM Ages 7-12
6:00 PM Ages 13-17
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Hip Hop is derived from a combination of jazz funk and street jazz. Hip Hop dance requires high energy, attention to detail and an understanding of complex rhythms.

This class includes a warm-up which focuses on building stamina, improving strength and flexibility, body conditioning and isolations along with exploring syncopation through the music and choreography. Students will be expected to learn and execute a series of combinations.

Saturday
10:00 Ages 5-9
12:00 Ages 10-17
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Ballet is an art form which originated in Renaissance Italy and established its present form during the 19th century. It is characterized by light, graceful, fluid movements and specific placement of the arms and legs. Known for its rigorous technique, students will enjoy learning the discipline and fundamentals of the art form with a focus on the technique, terminology and its meaning, precise body form and movement associated with each term according to level.

Tuesday Saturday
4:00 Ages 10-12 Intro to dance Ballet Ages 6-9
6:00 Ages 13-17 2:00 Ages 7-12
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Wednesday
6:00 PM
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There are vast variations of the art form throughout the African continent. In this class students will learn traditional steps, dances, rhythms and songs from West Africa and at the same time explore the functions of these dances in relationship to their own life.

Class warm-up informs African dance technique and includes working on core strength, stretch, stamina, grounding, community building and rhythmic sensibility.

Thursday Friday
4:00 Ages 10-12 4:00 Ages 5-9
4:00 Ages 13-17
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Tap dance has its roots in the fusion of several ethnic percussive dances, primarily rhythms of West African drumming and dancing and Scottish, Irish, and English clog dances. Students will learn the essentials of rhythm comprehension and begin to develop an innate ability to hear and play the rhythm with their feet.

 
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For former dancers or dancers at heart, are simply movement classes catered to adult ages 18 and up where one can find joy and liberation through various styles of movement.

Classes are offered in Ballet, African, Contemporary, Body Conditioning/Stretching, and “FitDance”.

Tuesday Thursday Saturday
6:00 PM Adult Stretch Class 6:00 PM Adult Stretch Class 1:00 PM Adult Stretch Class
2:00 PM Zumba Class
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Key Skills
Dance students develop skills such as:

 

focus

discipline

poise

technique

confidence

creativity

confidence

creativity