Acro teaches strength, flexibility, and tumbling. Gymnastics skills include but are not limited to walkovers, limbers, handsprings, chest rolls, cartwheels/round offs, handstands, and more.
Aerial Silks is a fun, challenging and specialized class where you will fly high on our 22 ft long silks! Silks class will take patience, strength and determination. Starting off with climbing and strength exercises you will then learn different holds, drops and positions on the silk. Conquer your fear of heights with this "cirque" like class!
Ballet I & II
This class is the student’s first introduction to formal ballet class structure. More advanced stretching and strengthening exercises are given, barre work is introduced with a greater emphasis on vocabulary. Musicality continues to be emphasized along with balance and coordination through the strengthening of the body core. Center floor work is introduced with continued focus on the positions of the arms, legs and feet using classical ballet vocabulary.
Requirements: Minimum 2-3 years of ballet training. By instructor placement only!
The advanced level challenges the student with more complex combinations at the barre and in the center. The student will work on fluidity of movement, balance, and combinations.
Competition Team Class
One must audition separately to become a part of the competition team at Bourne 2 Dance. There are two levels in our competition team, Junior and Senior. Our team competes locally in both regional and national competitions! We also travel out of state to select competitions. This team is held to high standards and is for the more committed dancer.
Same fundamentals as Jazz but has a funky and intricate twist. Emphasis is on musicality and precise, fast and sharp movements.
Dancing on pointe is the act of standing on the tips of the toes while performing steps from ballet. Also known as pointe work, it is performed using hard–toed and stiff-shanked pointe shoes. Dancing on pointe requires strength and skill, so prior permission from instructor is required before students begin taking pointe classes. At least one ballet class is required along with pointe class.
This class is dedicated to teaching pointe fundamentals to students of the appropriate age and technical ability. Because of the risk of injury, students must be physically ready so one complete dance year of pre-pointe and a pointe evaluation is required before advancement to pointe class. The pointe evaluation allows teachers and students the opportunity to see where the student needs work in order to prepare for pointe. The evaluation focuses on legs (straightness and strength), feet (flexibility, strength, alignment, and shape), ankles (strength and straightness), and overall body alignment.
Tap and Ballet Combo is the perfect class for young dancers looking for an introduction into dance. Dancers will learn the basics of ballet usuing vocabulary and structure. The class is shared with tap, where children will learn about all the sounds that their feet can make! This combo class is full of the high energy sounds of Tap paired with the control and discipline of Ballet.
These dance classes are designed to teach a wide variety of dance styles such as ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop and other genres of dance. Prior dance experience suggested.
This dance class is an active, vivacious rhythmic dance experience and is designed for everyone who loves to dance. The class combines body, mind and spirit in an energetic union of the music, dance and oral tradition of the people of West Africa.
Advanced stretching and strengthening exercises are given, barre work is continued with a greater emphasis on vocabulary and French terminology. Musicality continues to be emphasized along with balance and coordination through the strengthening of the body core. Center work is introduced with continued focus on the positions of the arms, legs and feet using classical ballet vocabulary.
Lyrical is a style of dance that uses the emotion and mood of the music to elicit movements from the dancers. Students have a warm up focusing in core strength, flexibility, and movement of the back. The class includes floor work, progressions, and center combinations.
These classes teach the fundamentals of hip hop movement and vocabulary. Stretching, isolations, rhythms, musicality, upper body strength and funky footwork will all be incorporated. Hip Hop is about personal style and expression. This high energy class can be taught to anyone with a passion to move, so no dance experience is required.
Mommy & Me
Mommy's come dance with your tiny ballerina! This new class is offered to both Mommy and daughters (ages 1-2). Mommy & Me will begin with a stretching circle and then move into music time, ballet movements and creative dance. The best part...Mommy's get to dance too and join in on the fun!
Perfect for the younger student, this class is designed as an introduction to dance. The class will explore movement through music, stimulate students' imagination and promote creativity. It will also give them an understanding of the classroom community, improve social skills and develop fine motor skills all while having fun!
The rhythm and movement of tap, created by the metal taps on the heels and toes of a dancer’s shoes, transforms the dancer into a percussive musician. Tap dance emphasizes the flow of movement by teaching the dancer to find rhythms and beats not only in music but in their own bodies.
Jazz dance combines techniques of classical ballet and modern dance with the current forms of popular dance. Jazz also has its own movement vocabulary ranging from the isolation of certain body parts to the movement of the entire body with the accents of musical rhythms. Emphasis is on the importance of energy, rhythmical accuracy, and style. Each level of jazz is a continuation of the previous level and increases in difficulty.
Tumbling Tots is an introduction to acrobatic dance. Dancers will learn the very basics of tumbling, stretch & Strength and fun dance tricks. This class will help with flexibility, strength and control.