Elementary

 

 

Class Descriptions

 

Acro/Tumbling

Sterling Silver Studio offers students a safe environment with a trained acrobatics/gymnastics instructor to learn how to properly execute tumbling & acrobatic tricks that can be used in dance or twirling routines.

 

Ballet

Sterling Silver Studio offers students appropriate technique, history and terminology in ballet classes. Students will be guided through classes that stress proper alignment to prevent injury. Our ballet program offers students the chance to develop their poise, strength, flexibility, and grace through progressive lessons.

 

Contemporary

Contemporary dance is a collection of methods developed from modern and post modern dance. Technique from all styles of dance including Jazz, Ballet, Modern and more can be combined to perform a Contemporary dance piece. Is a style that is sharp and controlled. Sterling Silver Studio offers Contemporary dance to ages 10 & over.

 

Dance Twirl

Dance Twirl is a specialty class offered at Sterling Silver Studio. Dance Twirl classes consist of a combination of various dance styles and baton twirling techniques. Students learn how to dance and twirl at the same time. Each dance twirl class taught at Sterling Silver Studio is designed to fit specific age groups and ability levels. Dance Twirl classes are available year round.

 

Faith & Motion Christian Dance Program

The purpose of the Faith & Motion Christian Dance Program is to promote creative expression through the art of liturgical and expressive dance, and to provide an alternative language for worship. The dancers use their dance for praise. Each class is opened with a short prayer, followed by lessons in dance and choreography to Christian music. This is an open age and open level dance program.

 

Hawaiian & Tahitian

Hula dancing is the traditional art of movement, smooth body gestures and vocals. Hula dancing has an incredibly smooth “flow” and the movements are extremely fluid. The dancers tell a story through their dance with movements that represent the elements of nature, such as trees blowing in the wind or fish swimming in the ocean.

The beauty, drama and power of today’s Tahitian dance testify to its resilience in Polynesian culture. In ancient times, dances were directly linked to all aspects of life. One would dance for joy, to welcome a visitor or to pray. The dance is accompanied by traditional music of thunder drums and conch shells.

Our Hawaiian & Tahitian classes are open to all ages, so parents are welcome to enroll in these classes with their children. This fun and beautiful dance style is ageless.

 

Hip Hop

Hip Hop classes at Sterling Silver are pumped full and energy and teach the latest hip hop moves combined with a fresh, clean style that is appropriate for kids & families! Guys and girls can’t wait to hit the floor and show off their freestyle moves combined with pop and lock and break dancing skills!

 

Hip Hop & Contemporary Fusion

This class combines the fun energetic style of hip hop and the controlled sharp movements of the contemporary style of dance. This class is only available during the summer season.

 

Jazz

Jazz classes emphasize the control and motion of the body with freedom of style and expression. Jazz classes consist of stretching, isolations, across the floor work and center combinations. Various styles of Jazz are incorporated into this class.

 

Jr. Corps

Jr. Corps classes at Sterling Silver Studio are designed with the accomplished twirler in mind. The Jr. Corps is open to twirlers of any age who have participated in level testing and have passed at least level 3. In the Jr. Corps, twirlers will learn to perform parade corps style numbers combined with faster and more advanced twirling tricks and dance moves. The Jr. Corps classes at Sterling Silver are a stepping stone to advanced twirling teams such as the Sr. Parade Corps and the Fire Twirling teams.

 

Lyrical

Lyrical dance is a unique art form that is the coming together of Jazz, Ballet and Modern. The lyrics of a song are the driving force for the inspiration of the movement. Choreography is often emotional, gripping, and delicate all at the same time. Lyrical dancers at Sterling Silver Studio will learn performance quality through expression and unique choreography. Lyrical classes are available for students ages 9 and over.

 

Lyrical & Jazz Fusion

This class combines the soft emotional style of lyrical dance and combining it in a dance with the sharp big expressive movements of jazz. This class is only offered during the summer season.

 

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre classes are designed to teach students acting, voice, speech and dance for theatre. Students will have fun and gain self-confidence on and off stage as they learn and explore music with original choreography from a variety of shows and theatrical productions.

 

Poms & Cheer

Future all-stars who participate in our poms & cheer programs will learn a combination of Jazz, Kick Line and Dance Line numbers in an up-beat, fast paced environment. Cheers and chants will also be introduced along with basic tumbling, jumps and leaps. All class participants will use hand held poms in class and when performing.

 

Pop Star Singing/Dance Combo

Pop Star classes are designed with aspiring super stars in mind! Students will learn proper vocal technique from one of our voice teachers and combine their singing talent with choreography and dance lessons from one of our hip dance teachers! Students begin their vocal training by learning proper breathing habits and posture, gradually building their skills with proper sound placement and vocal dynamics working to produce clear singing voices. Students will learn to sing and dance to today’s hits in a fun, face-paced class that shoots for the stars!

 

Special Needs Classes

Special Needs Classes at Sterling Silver Studio are 100% complimentary for participants and available for children and adults with disabilities. Our goal is to enhance their lives with dance, performing arts, music and movement. We provide the same types of opportunities that are offered to all students at Sterling Silver, such as performances, competitions and participation in special events.

 

Tap

Tap classes start at the beginner level and build tap technique with faster tempos as the dancer progresses. Our teachers follow the “Al Gilbert” tap method of teaching and training.

 

Technique & Level Classes

Sterling Silver Studio offers technique classes in both dance and twirling. Technique classes are non-performance based programs that offer students a greater awareness of their bodies and help to improve strength, flexibility and technique. These classes benefit Skaters, Gymnasts and Athletes as well as Students whose main area of study is dance or twirling.

Level classes teach students to progress by following a level system that is exclusively offered at our studio location. This system was developed by coaches and trainers to help students learn progressive technique and track their progress by “testing out” of various twirling and dance levels. These classes are highly recommended for students who strive to progress in dance and/or twirling.

Technique & Level classes and testing are required for all members of our Performing Arts Company & Jr. and Sr. Parade Corps.

 

Value Dance Combo

Value Dance Combo classes are designed for kids who want to learn how to dance but are not interested in performing at this time. Students will explore different styles of dance every four weeks, including: Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Baton, Pops and Hawaiian. This gives the student the opportunity to explore many different dance styles all in one class. Since this class does not perform, there is no need to purchase a costume. Students are required to wear either ballet or jazz shoes of any color to class.