Jazz is enjoyed by all in its contemporary form with the emphasis on technique, rhythm and style. Jazz classes incorporate isolations, bending and stretching with dance combinations of turns, kicks, leaps, and jumps. A very active dance form, jazz dance involves a full range of body movement.
Tap allows a dancer to use the body as a rhythm instrument. Rhythm tap is a smooth, intricate style that begins at the feet and moves through the body. The name comes from the tapping sound made when the small metal plates touch a hard floor. This lively, rhythmic tapping makes the performer not just a dancer, but also a percussive musician.
Ballet is the foundation of all dance. Ballet involves barre work, center exercises and moving combinations. Students will focus on technique, flexibility, strength and body placement, while emphasizing musicality. Combining proper alignment and body placement, seamless transitions through standard arm, and leg and feet positions, it trains dancers to be clean, versatile performers.
For more than three decades All That Dance Studio has been a leader in dance education, offering a broad spectrum of competitive and recreational dance classes. Every child benefits from quality dance training, even though he or she may ultimately choose another career path. In dance, students learn the cooperative teamwork necessary to produce a high quality work of art. They develop creative thinking skills and the ability to push themselves to higher achievements.
At ATD, our goal is to not only educate, but also to inspire self-confidence, discipline, strength, coordination, dedication – and fun. Our programs are designed to promote physical development and to instill a sense of teamwork, while also encouraging individual achievement.
Candace Shephard-Collette and All That Dance Studio are members of Dance Masters of Oklahoma, Dance Masters of America, and Dance Educators of America. Competitive and Non-Competitive Classes: Beginning – Advanced – Ages 18 months through Adult.