Our Dance Studio Offers….
PSMD is the first school to offer these Kannapolis & Charlotte dance classes! The Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy curriculum is designed by internationally renowned master teachers and child development experts. Your child will be inspired to pursue their dreams of dance, just like Angelina Ballerina! Classes meet on a weekly basis and each month your child will learn new dance skills and steps based on a new Angelina Ballerina story book.
These are Ballet based classes with Tap added at the end. Utilizing the Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy curriculum which is designed by internationally renowned master teachers and child development experts, the teacher guides the student to learn in a way that makes discovering movement, balance and listening skills easy and fun. By the end of the year the students will memorize simple exercises and sequences, and learn vocabulary that will prepare them for classes taken in the years to come.
Angelina Ballet/Tap offers a prelude to formal ballet and tap instruction. Dance classes at this level introduce barre work, Ballet vocabulary, and French terminology, while building flexibility of movement, dance exploration and classroom decorum. Center work is introduced at this level with a focus on the positions of the arms, legs and feet in the classical Ballet vocabulary. Utilizing the Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy curriculum which is designed by internationally renowned master teachers and child development experts teachers are able to emphasize balance, large motor skill development, coordination and age appropriate stretching partnered with encouragement of individual creative expression is continued at this level. An introduction of tap terminology and beginner movement vocabulary occurs in this class.
Ballet is known as the foundation of all dance styles and is a theatrical representation of a story usually accompanied by music. All Ballet classes include barre, center and across the floor work. Technical, Pointe, and performance (repertoire) classes are offered. Pointe is an advanced form of Ballet technique, the main difference is that the shoe worn has a hardened toe and reinforced arch which enables a dancer to dance on the tips of their toes. For this very reason, Pointe is not introduced fully until the student has a strong understanding of alignment and body awareness.
Jazz dance focuses on skills in isolation, syncopation, strength, rhythm, contraction andexpansion. Influenced by Africa, jazz dance uses many of the techniques from the other forms of dance allowing room forimprovisation andimplied looseness oftransitional movements.
Students will learn the latest new dance moves. Hip Hop classes allow a student to move freely and funky.This dance class will enhance a dancer’s energy and enthusiasm for dance and focuses on building the basics including counting music, memorization of sequences and choreography and exploring rhythm through the use of the body.
Contemporary, also known as Modern, builds on the foundation of Ballet and offers dancers the chance to develop torso articulation, core and distal patterning, as well as head and tail connectivity. It develops body, action, space, time, and energy awareness and expressiveness.
Tap honors its multi-cultural heritage by exploring both traditional and modern techniques in developing and expressing rhythm. As the students advance in ability, they learn increasingly intricate combinations.