Class Descriptions 

Intro to Dance (Ballet)

Designed to introduce your little one to ballet and creative movement.  This class is a 2-year program for ages 3-4 years.  Dancers will wear solid color leotards, pink tights, and leather ballet shoes.  Hair should be in a bun. (45 mins)

 

Intro to Dance (Ballet & Tap Combo)

Building on the basics taught in Intro to Dance or new to dance exploration, this class is designed to broaden exposure to different dance styles.  This 2-year program is ideal for children (4-5 years old) with some experience with a directed group activity.  Solid color leotards, pink tights, leather ballet shoes, and black patent tap shoes are required.  Hair should be in a bun. (60 mins)

 

Beginner Ballet/Lyrical

Our next step for 6-10-year-old dancers graduating from the Intro to Dance program or those new to dance.  This class begins to build on the ballet foundation while incorporating more fluid, lyrical movements. Ballet barre work and combinations will be utilized for warm-ups and technique emphasis while expanding to lyrical-styled center and floor combinations.  Solid color leotards, convertible pink tights, and canvas ballet shoes are required. (60 mins)

 

Beginner Jazz/Tap

Ideal for 6-10-year-old dancers interested in the more rhythmic movements of the jazz and tap dance styles.  Dancers will be exposed to more tap footwork and jazz turns and leaps. Solid color leotards, convertible tan tights, slip-on jazz shoes, and patent tap shoes are required.  Hair should be pulled back from the face.  (60 mins)

 

Beginner Hip Hop

For dancers, 6-10 years old that want to have fun with a freestyle dance class. Dancers can choose their attire and hair should be pulled back from the face. (45 mins)

 

Intermediate Ballet/Lyrical

For dancers with some dance experience in ballet or lyrical.  Ballet barre work and combinations will be utilized for warm-ups and technique emphasis. Dancers will continue to build on their lyrical technique with more complex turns, leaps, and floor work. Students will also begin partner work. Dance attire should allow free movement. Canvas lyrical shoes are required and hair should be in a bun. Teacher placement is required. (75 mins)

 

Intermediate Jazz

For dancers with previous exposure to jazz dance technique. Dancers will progress into more advanced combinations, turns, and leaps. Dance attire should allow free movement. Canvas lyrical shoes (to be used for jazz) are required and hair should be in a bun. Teacher placement is required. (60 mins)

 

Intermediate Hip Hop

Freestyle dance for experienced or new dancers ages 11-13 years old. Dancers can choose their attire and hair should be pulled back from the face.  (45 mins)

 

Intermediate/Advanced Tap

Offered to students with at least 3 years of experience in tap. The combined class includes center- and across-the-floor warm-up and combinations with increasing difficulty.  Toe work is also integrated for advanced tappers.  Dancers can choose their attire and hair should be pulled back from the face. Teacher placement is required. (45 mins)

 

Advanced Ballet/Lyrical

Advanced technique in ballet, lyrical, and contemporary styles of dance. Ballet barre work and combinations will be utilized for warm-ups and technique emphasis. Dancers will continue to build on their lyrical and contemporary technique with more complex turns, leaps, partner, and floor work while exploring a variety of emotions. Dance attire should allow free movement. Canvas lyrical shoes are required and hair should be in a bun. Teacher placement is required. (60 mins)

 

Advanced Jazz

For advanced jazz dancers with multiple years of experience in fast-paced classes. Will continue to build on complex turn and leap sequences. Dance attire should allow free movement. Canvas lyrical shoes (to be used for jazz) are required and hair should be in a bun. Teacher placement is required. (60 mins)

Advanced Hip Hop

Freestyle dance for experienced or new dancers ages 14 years and up. Dancers can choose their attire and hair should be pulled back from the face (45 mins)

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228 East Glenwood Avenue

Smyrna, DE 19977

gilliamdanceproject@gmail.com

Tel: 302-423-0787

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