Lake Orion, MI

Orion Oxford Dance Arts - Dance Studio | Lake Orion, MI

"Don't be afraid to be amazing."

 

~ Andy Offutt Irwin

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Recreational Program Information

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OODA offers recreational dance classes for ages 2 and up!  These classes are designed to teach proper technique with basic dance rhythms, patterns, and dynamics. These classes provide repetition with a variety of patterns and styles that are an essential part of your dance education.

 

The beginning of each dance season focuses on teaching proper technique, stretching, and balance.  Dance combinations will also be instilled to bring movement into the class.  Recital choreography will begin once the students are feel comfortable and are ready to advance.

 

 

PRESCHOOL LEVEL CLASSES

Our Preschool level classes are designed dancers ages 3-4. Classes are 45 minutes in length and give children the ability to develop the fundamental skills in dance.  In addition to introducing these young dancers to creative movement, and basic Ballet and Tap terminology, they will work to enhance their motor skills, as well as rhythm, flexibility, balance, and coordination, while acquiring confidence, self-esteem and peer interaction.  

 

 

TUMBLE DANCE

Our Tumble Dance class is designed for dancers ages 2-5year olds. This 45-minute class that introduces our young dancers to beginner floor gymnastics combined with beginner jazz technique and movement.  

 

 

PETITE LEVEL CLASSES

Our Petite level classes are designed for dancers ages 5-6.  This is a 90-minute class that encompasses three genres; ballet, tap, and jazz.  Thirty minutes are focused in each of the genre, allowing students to learn basic terminology, technique and movement within each genre.  Dancers have the option of taking one, two, or all three of the genres in the level.

 

 

JUNIOR LEVEL CLASSES

Our Junior level classes are designed for dancers ages 7-9.  This is a 90-minute class that encompasses three genres; ballet/lyrical, tap, and jazz.  Thirty minutes are focused in each of the genre, allowing students to further develop their terminology, technique and movement within each genre.  Dancers have the option of taking one, two, or all three of the genres in the level.

 

 

PRE-TEEN LEVEL CLASSES

Our Pre-Teen level classes are designed for dancers ages 10-12.  This is a 90-minute class that encompasses three genres; ballet/lyrical, tap, and jazz.  Thirty minutes are focused in each of the genre at an intermediate level; challenging students to further develop their terminology, technique and movement within each genre.  Dancers have the option of taking one, two, or all three of the genres in the level.

 

 

TEEN LEVEL CLASSES

Our Teen level classes are designed for dancers ages 13 and up.  This is a 90-minute class that encompasses three genres; ballet/lyrical, tap, and jazz.  Thirty minutes are focused in each of the genre at a more advanced level; challenging students to further develop their terminology, technique and movement within each genre.  Dancers have the option of taking one, two, or all three of the genres in the level.

 

 

SPECIALTY CLASSES

 

Acro Dance – This is a 45-minute class for dancers ages 5 and up.  This class focuses on floor gymnastics combined with Jazz/Hip-Hop technique and movement.  Recommend combining with an Acro technique class.

 

All Boys Hip-Hop – An all boys hip-hop class ages 5 and up.  This is a fun an energetic 45-minute class that focuses on hip-hop dance moves the boys will love.  This is a great class to help increase rhythm and coordination.

 

Clogging – This is a 45-minute class that will teach you how learn this energetic type of folk dance where the dancer strikes the heel and toe against the floor to create audible percussive sounds.  We offer training for the beginner to the advanced clogger.

 

Performance Ballet – This class 45-minute class for dancers ages 8 and up who are currently taking one or more of the ballet technique classes.  This class will focus on a ballet routine to be performed in the annual recital.

 

Pointe – This is a 60-minute class that will instruct the intermediate to advanced ballet students on the proper technique in dance on pointe shoes.  This class must be accompanied with one or more ballet technique classes.  Beginner students will take a 30-minute class that will focus on strengthening prior to dance in their pointe shoes.  Requires instructor evaluation for placement.

 

 

TECHNIQUE/TRAINING CLASSES

 

Acro – This is a 60-minute class that focuses strictly on floor gymnastics.  We currently offer two levels for the beginner, intermediate and advanced level student.  Requires instructor evaluation.

 

Ballet Technique – See Pre-Professional Ballet under Program for detailed information

 

Core Training & Stretch – This is a 60-minute class for the student that wants to increase their core and leg strength.

 

Improv/Movement – This is a 45-60 minute class that trains the dancer to feel more comfortable and confident in improv and movement.  This class will also work with the students to become more creative with their improv movements as well as working with different choreography in the jazz, lyrical, and contemporary.

 

Jumps & Turns – This is a 60-90 minute class that is designed to help the dancers work to strengthen their technique and expand their portfolio of jumps, leaps, and turns.  Requires instructor evaluation for placement.

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