Jason (Hip Hop) Learn Hip Hop dance moves to the latest kid friendly, parent approved music sure to make them work up a sweat! Kids will explore a variety of hip hop styles including breaking, old school, popping, and locking. While movin' and groovin' to the urban beats kidz will explore dance concepts, gain coordination, and increase strength and flexibility.
Rebecca (Ballet) Creative dance, ballet and jazz technique, imagination, and expression are combined with developmentally appropriate movement and music to create a class that is fun for all!
Lisa (Poi) What is Poi? Poi is a form of dance, where weights on the ends of tethers are swung through rhythmical patterns. The word “poi” comes from the Maori people of New Zealand. Poi dance is part of Maori cultural tradition. Poi dancing outside of Maori culture is a more recent development and is quite different than traditional Maori poi. Poi was initially popularized outside of New Zealand through the performance art of fire spinning, which is not part of Maori tradition or culture. Nobody seems to know who first invented “fire poi,” or when it happened. Although this new version of poi was initially inspired by traditional Maori poi, it quickly changed as it spread around the world. Enthusiasts invented new moves and borrowed from other disciplines, such as juggling, club swinging, dance, and rhythmic gymnastics. Over time, poi enthusiasts turned to flag poi, LED poi, and other tools that express the beauty of poi without the health and environmental risks of fire. Yet the name “poi” stuck. This new version of poi appeals to people who are looking for a dynamic and engaging physical activity that is less intense than martial arts or competitive sports. There is now a global community of enthusiasts devoted to “global fusion poi”!
Jewel (Tap) Stomp, Shuffle Step! Get ready for a new dance adventure: Explore new steps while creating rhythm and sound with your feet!