Teen & Young Adult

 

 

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. Readiness to dance on pointe is determined by the student’s strength and physical development. Your instructor will advise parents when a ballet student has reached the maturity level to go on pointe.

 

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 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.

 

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. Although Hip Hop embraces an assortment of dance techniques, it is often characterized by various styles of break dancing and pop & lock movements.

 

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 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.

 

Mat Pilates

Mat Pilates covers the fundamental principles of core stabilization and postural alignment as they apply principles are relevant to all types of movement and can be applied to everything you do!

 

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.

 

Simply Barre

With Simply Barre, each exercise is thoughtfully and purposefully placed in the methods exercise order to optimize the ability to sculpt the body, burn calories and build long, lean muscles. Our program is designed to strengthen and sculpt the muscles by working to fatigue followed by stretching and lengthening. Simply Barre will help you gain muscle, endurance, create a stronger core, improve posture and balance, increase flexibility and create more muscle tone.

 

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.

 

Sr. Corps

Sr. Corps classes at Sterling Silver Studio are designed for the advanced twirler. The Sr. Corps is open to twirlers of any age who have participated in level testing and have passed at least level 5. Once a student passes level 7, they will be considered for a position on the fire twirling team. Instructors will advise parents when a student is ready for the fire twirling team, as admission to this program is based not only on ability, but the maturity of the student as an individual as well as a team member.

 

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.