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Gold's Gym Plaza at West Tower
8906-E West Broad Street

Richmond, VA 23294

Richmond Dance Center | Richmond, Virginia| www.richmonddancecenter.com

 

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Class Descriptions

Three Year Old (Pre-Ballet) Class
This class is for children who are three years old and ready to take class without parental assistance.  The fun and creative activities are especially designed for this age.  (30 minutes)

 

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Creative Dance
This class is an introduction to dance for 4 and 5 year olds.  Besides learning various ballet positions, the students will work on rhythms, musicality, flexibility, and balance.  It is a fun-paced class designed to help the students this age meet with success in their first exposure to dance. (45 minute class)

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Ballet I

A class designed for 6, 7, and 8 year olds who have taken Creative Dance or have no previous dance experience.  The students this age are ready for a wider range of ballet steps while still exploring elements of creative movement.  (1 hour class)
 

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Ballet II, III, etc.
As students become more accomplished at ballet technique, they will progress through higher levels which will eventually involve point work.  (1 hour class)

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Child Tap I
An introduction to tap for the student who is at least 6 years old.  Basic tap elements and various aspects of rhythm will be explored in this class.  (45 minute class)

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Intro to Jazz/Hip Hop I/II

A jazz class designed for the younger student who is not quite old enough to do the Child Jazz/Hip Hop I/II.  Students must be at least 6 years old and in the first grade. 

 

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Child Jazz - Hip Hop I/II
This class introduces and practices various elements of jazz and hip hop dance.  Students work on dance terminology, rhythms, and flexibility to contemporary music.  This form of dance includes the styles seen in music videos.  Students must be at least 8 years old.  (1 hour class)

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Competition Class
This class works on the "flashy" elements of dance such as leaps, turns, and drops to the floor.  Students must be 13 and older with previous dance training.  A second technique class such as lyrical or jazz is required.  (1 hour class)

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Hip Hop (Teen and Adult)
This class works on the hip hop style of jazz.  Previous dance experience is required and students must take another technique class such as jazz, ballet, or lyrical.  (1 hours class)

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Teen Ballet (Pre-Pointe)
This class prepares students to take on the challenges of pointe work in ballet class.  Students will be assessed by their teacher to determine when they are ready to actually purchase pointe shoes and begin their pointe work in class.

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Teen Ballet (No Pointe)
This is for the dancer who recognizes the importance of ballet training to their development as a dancer, but who doesn't wish to do pointe work in class.

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Adult Tap I, Jazz I, Ballet I
These are introductory level classes for the adult (or teen) student.  No previous dance experience is required.  More advanced classes are also available at the adult level.  (1 hour class)

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Pointe
This class requires approval from the instructor and the dancers must take two ballet classes per week.

 

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BeMoved®

A dance fitness class for adults of all ages, skill levels and movement abilities, including those who have never danced before.

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