For children of all ages looking to move, shake, jump, and have a good time, our recreational program offers an abundance of classes including Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Baton, and Gymnastic -Acrobatics. Our recreational classes offer a wide selection of scheduling and are open to any dancer interested in learning skills and techniques while enjoying the process! Dance is beneficial for any child and can offer an emotional outlet and allow for artistic expression. We meet your child where they are at in their dance journey and find the right class for them: where they feel motivated while still being positively challenged. We offer more than just in-class experience! All recreational dancers have the chance to perform at Pumpkin Show, Holiday Show, and Our Annual Dance Recital. They will perform dances that they have worked hard on throughout the year with their classes. All dancers wear costumes, perform for an audience of friends and family, and get the chance to feel like a star. If you are a new parent to the world of dance, we encourage you to give your child a start in our recreational program and see how much they’ll learn and grow with CPAC!
Ballet is an important part of a dancer's overall training – it's the root and foundation of all other dance forms. In ballet class, students will be instructed on proper body placement, balance, flexibility, alignment and technique, achieved both through barre and floor work.
Tap is a great dance class for all ages, especially the young ones. Tap involves creative movement and sounds of the feet as well as fun and expressive ways to let loose. Tap class develops musicality, rhythm and coordination. Proper execution is the key to perfecting each sound.
Jazz incorporates techniques and dance moves from a variety of dance styles ranging from contemporary to lyrical – jazz funk incorporates a bit of hip hop as well. Exciting music is usually played during class and the movements are imaginative and expressive. High kicks, leaps and turns are just a few of the moves these classes teach. Jazz is appropriate for ages seven and above, and to excel, dancers need a strong foundation in ballet, as it requires grace, balance and muscle control.
Lyrical dance is a unique combination of ballet and jazz with expressive movements that tell a story. Lyrical dance focuses on emotion and self-expression through proper dance technique. Our lyrical dance classes are recommended for Level 2- Adv. students . Ballet is required with this class.
The Pointe Program has been a solid and successful feature for many years – our dancers are amazing. The art of Pointe requires dedication, determination and discipline. Regular attendance is very important – this beautiful and rewarding dance form is worth the extra effort, and enrollment into the program will assure your continued development as a dancer.
Dancers are required to be approved by the Studio Director before starting Pointe and must complete a physical exam.
Baton twirling is an excellent way of developing hand-eye coordination, rhythm, timing, poise and gracefulness, endurance, self-discipline, and overall total body coordination. Classes involve all aspects of baton twirling from fundamental tricks to advanced competitive combinations. Basic dance & flexibility skills are also included in all baton twirling classes.
Pom Pom dance is a high energy blend of jazz, hip hop, and dance team/cheer techniques. Dancers will learn the fundamental skills to perform on a school dance team including sharp, precise movements and synchronization while incorporating pom poms. Dancers will work on flexibility, showmanship, and be introduced to the basic acrobatic skills needed for this style of dance.
This class is an exciting and fun introduction to tumbling and acrobatics! Students in this class work to learn rolls, cartwheels, roundoffs, and then eventually move on to more intricate skills. During this class we put a huge emphasis on flexibility and working to increase our overall movement capabilities so students can better execute their skills!