Class Type Descriptions
Ballet classes at Spotlight Vermont range from beginning ballet technique through pointe and variations for the more advanced ballet dancer. Each class starts with barre exercises followed by center and ballet combinations. Ballet is the foundation of almost all modern day dance disciplines. Our instructors will be able to help you or your dancer choose the right ballet class for your level and experience. Adults have the option to drop into a selection of weekly ballet classes as well ranging from beginner up to intermediate and advanced classes.
NYC or Broadway-style jazz teaches choreography and show-stopping stage presence with a focus on learning song-and-dance numbers from a variety of musical productions, past and present among other artists such as Postmodern Jukebox. Broadway or NYC Jazz is a great class for students interested in Musical Theater.
Spotlight Vermont offers a range of contemporary, lyrical, and modern classes. These classes start at the age of 7 and follow through into adulthood. Contemporary and Modern dance are fantastic additions to a student’s schedule because they go beyond the constrained technique, such as freedom of expression, interpretation of music, principles of fall and recovery, control, breathing, balance and contraction/release. Lyrical dancers find themselves leaning on their ballet and jazz styles with a twist allowing them to move with emotion in telling a story.
Get in tune with the basics of hip hop culture, music and movement in Spotlight Vermont’s hip hop classes. These classes start around the age of 8 years old and grow with the dancer into high school. Our hip hop classes are geared toward teaching students basic hip hop steps, beats, and rhythms such as poppin’, locking, and breaking, as well as freestyle movement.
Jazz dance classes combine many styles and techniques from ethnic and contemporary dance to ballet. Our jazz classes teach basic jazz dance technique, terminology and style with an emphasis on proper technique, alignment and movement quality. These classes are great for all ages and are so much fun too!
Tap is a style of American theatrical dance, by practicing percussive footwork and rhythms. Our tap classes stress the basics of tap (shuffle, dig, scuff, chug, etc.) while also teaching musicality and rhythm. Try tap for fun and fitness. Our classes range from 3 years old - through adulthood with many different levels of experience.
Spotlight Vermont offers a selection of combination classes for our younger dancers such as: Ballet/Tap, Ballet/Jazz, Ballet/Lyrical, Tap/Jazz, Contemporary Jazz/Tap, Creative/Ballet, Ballet/Modern Jazz, Ballet/Tap/Tumble, Street Jazz/Hip Hop, and More!!
The Vermont Musical Theatre Academy (VTMTA) at Spotlight is an integrated program of study and performance in voice, acting, dance and theater arts for middle and high school age students. To learn more about VTMTA click here.