Our adult program is designed for dancers in their college years through their golden years. Classes are available* in ballet, tap, jazz lyrical and hip hop taught by Amy Coleman. Ballroom classes are taught by Dennis Adams.
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 plate or “taps”, on the dancer’s shoes touch a hard floor. This lively, rhythmic tapping makes the performer not just a dancer, but also a percussive musician.
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.
Ballet is the foundation of all dances; depending on the level of the dancer, Ballet involves barre work, center floor exercises and moving combinations. Students will focus on technique, flexibility, strength and body placement while emphasizing musicality. Disciplined and precise, ballet focuses on the dancers’ turnout and center body placement. It develops strength, stamina, coordination and grace. Combining proper alignment and body placement seamless transitions through standard arm, leg and feet positions, and astute sense of timing, it trains the dancers to be clean, versatile performers.
Lyrical dance is the fusion of ballet and jazz technique. Expression from the inner emotion is a primary factor in choreographing, dance, and interpreting this art form. A key element in a lyrical piece is seeing the movement done in a flowing or continuous pattern, instead of set counts. Lyrical dance interprets music or works, showing the emotion of the particular piece. The lines are rational in nature with a ballet technique base that determines the correct placement of the body angles.
A structured form of street dance and funk. Aerobic endurance is a strong component. This energetic and popular dance style involves the whole body and is all about self expression – It’s vibrant and right on the beat. Hip Hop is much more accessible than other dance forms, it’s less about technique and more about pure explosive movement.
In our ballroom program, taught by Dennis Adams, you will learn social, casual dancing. No showcases or competitions. It is a great way to get yourself up out of your recliners and get a little physical and mental exercise. There are opportunities to practice and use what you learn in Anderson and Greenville. You can also use your skills at parties, weddings and on most cruises. You will learn waltz, foxtrot, cha-cha, rumba, swing (similar to shag), tango, mambo/salsa and bolero.You will focus on a different dance every 4 weeks. Classes are 1 hour per week. The cost is only $50/month per couple. Singles are welcome!
Monthly Tuition Fees
|Monthly Tuitions* per Household:
|*Prices listed above include a family discount of 10%, rounded to the nearest dollar amount.
|**Tuition paid after the 10th each month is subject to a $5 late fee.
Register for the 2016-2017 year
TO REGISTER FOR BALLROOM:
Contact Dennis Adams directly at 864.940.3481 or email at DRAdams@culp.com
TO REGISTER FOR ALL OTHER CLASSES:
To register for classes, fill out the form below. When you have completed and sent the form, you will be directed to a page with a link that will allow you to pay for your registration online.
NOTE: Classes have been formed for this year, but we still have room in many of our classes. Click here to view the class schedule to see what is available. Please contact the studio if you have additional questions!
A registration fee of $20.00 per student is required with the registration form to reserve class space. It takes many hours and man-power to coordinate the schedule to accommodate our clients; therefore this fee in non-refundable.
YOUR PLACE IN OUR CLASSES IS NOT RESERVED UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE REGISTRATION PROCESS AND PAID THE FEE.